STORServer Appliance Comparison

STORServer Appliance Comparison

storserver enterprise backup appliance components

STORServer specializes in built-to-order enterprise data backup appliances. Each backup appliance solution is tailored to our customer’s unique environment. These solutions  help simplify complexity and feature best-in-class data backup, archive and disaster recovery software and services that can expand reliably to meet changing requirements. STORServer offers solutions for Enterprises of all sizes.

Here is a comparison of some of our more popular models. Please contact us so we can work with you on a custom solution that best fits your business requirements.

Powered by TSMPowered by Commvault
Entry Level Backup (MORE ) Enterprise Backup (MORE )
Appliance Model A340-TSM A740-TSM EBA1802-TSM EBA2802-TSM EBA3802-TSM
Server Model ThinkServer RD450 ThinkServer RD450 IBM x3650 IBM x3650 IBM x3650
Powered by TSM CPU/Cores (1) Xeon / 6 core (1) Xeon / 8 core (1) Xeon / 10 core (2) Xeon / 14 Core (2) Xeon / 18 core
Upgradable CPU (1) Xeon / 6 core (1) Xeon / 8 core (1) Xeon / 10 core
Powered by TSM Memory 32GB Upgrade to 64GB 64GB 128GB 128GB Upgrade to 512GB 256GB Upgrade to 512GB
Powered by TSM Appliance Expansion Add any TSM Appliance Add any TSM Appliance Add any TSM Appliance Add any TSM Appliance Add any TSM Appliance
Single Appliance Expansion Options Add Available Storage until Appliance Performance Limit is reached (Daily Change Rate) Add Available Storage until Appliance Performance Limit is reached (Daily Change Rate) Add Available Storage until Appliance Performance Limit is reached (Daily Change Rate)

+ Add Processor to increase Daily Change Rate

Add Available Storage until Appliance Performance Limit is reached (Daily Change Rate)

+ Add Processor to increase Daily Change Rate

Add Available Storage until Appliance Performance Limit is reached (Daily Change Rate)

+ Add Processor to increase Daily Change Rate

Internal Database 480GB SSD RAID1 800GB SAS SSD RAID1 400GB ‘Enterprise’ SSD RAID1 800GB ‘Enterprise’ SSD RAID1 1.6TB ‘Enterprise’ SSD RAID1
Internal Database Expansion +320GB (800GB total) 800GB ‘Enterprise’ SSD RAID1 (Max of 2.4TB usable) 800GB ‘Enterprise’ SSD RAID1 (Max of 2.4TB usable) 800GB ‘Enterprise’ SSD RAID1 (Max of 3.2TB usable)
Daily Change Rate [1] up to 1TB up to 3TB 6TB with upgrades 8TB with upgrades Up to 12TB with upgrades
Internal Storage 600GB 900GB 1.8TB 3.6TB 1.6TB
Internal Storage Expansion 12TB, 18TB, 24TB 12TB, 18TB, 24TB No internal storage for backup storage pools. OS, TSM DB and active log storage only. No internal storage for backup storage pools. OS, TSM DB and active log storage only. No internal storage for backup storage pools. OS, TSM DB and active log storage only.
Attach Storage Arrays 1 Base Disk Shelf or Tape Library 1-2 Base Disk Shelves or Tape Libraries 1-2 Base Disk Shelves or Tape Libraries (three more with CPU upgrade) 5 total expansion slots 5 total expansion slots
Expansion Shelves Two Shelves per Base Four Shelves per Base Four Shelves per Base Four Shelves per Base Four Shelves per Base
Size of each Shelf (both Base and Expansions) 20TB-40TB 20TB-40TB 20-60TB 20-60TB 20-60TB
Attach Storage Libraries 1 Tape Library or Base Disk Shelf 1 Tape Library 1-3 Tape Libraries 1-3 Tape Libraries 1-3 Tape Libraries
Size of each Library 60TB – 120TB Native 60TB-120TB Native 60TB – 1PB Native 60TB – 1PB Native 60TB – 3PB Native
Appliance Console
Appliance Disaster Recovery Copy to the Cloud
Appliance to Appliance Disaster Recovery Copy
Appliance to Appliance Node Replication
BU All Server Platforms According to Licensing According to Licensing According to Licensing According to Licensing According to Licensing
Uses DB Agents According to Licensing According to Licensing According to Licensing According to Licensing According to Licensing
Licensing Options Powered by TSM Cores / Application / Capacity of Data Backed Up (Back End) Cores / Application / Capacity of Data Backed Up (Back End) Cores / Application / Capacity of Data Backed Up (Back End) Cores / Application / Capacity of Data Backed Up (Back End) Cores / Application / Capacity of Data Backed Up (Back End)
Supports Disk to Disk
Supports Tape Libraries
VMB Support Limited to 20 Limited to 20
Includes Deduplication With Upgrade With Upgrade
Training Included
Installation Included – For Onsite add T&E – For Onsite add T&E – For Onsite add T&E – For Onsite add T&E – For Onsite add T&E
Form Factor 2U 2U 2U 2U
[1] Processing Daily Performance for Sizing – maximum daily change rates are different when some added features are turned on. Projected maximum is based upon sufficient and fast enough remote storage for DR. The maximum cannot consider each customer’s unique variables.

*Last Update 10/2016. Please contact your STORServer Sales Representative for up to date options.

Entry Level Backup (MORE ) Enterprise Backup (MORE )
Appliance Model A340-CV A740-CV EBA1802-CV EBA2802-CV
Server Model ThinkServer RD450 ThinkServer RD450 IBM x3650 IBM x3650
Powered by Commvault CPU/Cores
(fully deployed CPUs – not upgradable)
(2) Xeon / 6 core (2) Xeon / 8 core (2) Xeon / 10 core (2) Xeon / 14 Core
Powered by Commvault Memory 64GB 64GB 128GB (upgradable) 128GB (upgradable)
Powered by Commvault Appliance Expansion Add any Expansion Systems Add any Expansion Systems Add any Expansion Systems Add any Expansion Systems
Commvault Single Appliance Expansion Options Add Available Storage until Appliance Performance Limit is reached (10TBytes Front End Backup).

Add Expansion Servers to increase Front End Backup, or to add functions beyond backup.

Add Available Storage until Appliance Performance Limit is reached (20TBytes Front End Backup).

Add Expansion Servers to increase Front End Backup, or to add functions beyond backup.

Add Available Storage until Appliance Performance Limit is reached (40TBytes Front End Backup).

Add Expansion Servers to increase Front End Backup, or to add functions beyond backup.

Add Available Storage until Appliance Performance Limit is reached (60TBytes Front End Backup).

Add Expansion Servers to increase Front End Backup, or to add functions beyond backup.

Internal Database 480GB SSD RAID1 800GB SAS SSD RAID1 400GB ‘Enterprise’ SSD RAID1 800GB ‘Enterprise’ SSD RAID1
Internal Database Expansion +320GB (800GB total) 800GB ‘Enterprise’ SSD RAID1 (Max of 2.4TB usable) 800GB ‘Enterprise’ SSD RAID1 (Max of 2.4TB usable)
Internal Storage 600GB 900GB 1.8TB 3.6TB
Internal Storage Expansion 12TB, 18TB, 24TB 12TB, 18TB, 24TB No internal storage for backup content store. OS, CV DB and index storage only. No internal storage for backup content store. OS, CV DB and index storage only.
Attach Storage Arrays 1 Base Disk Shelf or Tape Library 1-2 Base Disk Shelves or Tape Libraries 1-2 Base Disk Shelves or Tape Libraries 5 total expansion slots
Expansion Shelves Two Shelves per Base Two Shelves per Base Four Shelves per Base Four Shelves per Base
Size of each Shelf (both Base and Expansions) 20-40TB 20TB-40TB 20TB-60TB 20-60TB
Attach Storage Libraries 1 Tape Library or Base Disk Shelf 1 Tape Library 1-3 Tape Libraries 1-3 Tape Libraries
Size of each Library 60TB – 120TB Native 60TB – 120TB Native 60TB-1PB Native 60TB – 1PB Native
Appliance Console
Appliance Disaster Recovery Copy to the Cloud
Appliance to Appliance Disaster Recovery Copy
Appliance to Appliance Node Replication
BU All Server Platforms According to Licensing According to Licensing According to Licensing According to Licensing
Uses DB Agents According to Licensing According to Licensing According to Licensing According to Licensing
Licensing Options Powered by Commvault Machine / Application / Capacity of Data to Back up (Front End) Machine / Application / Capacity of Data to Back up (Front End) Machine / Application / Capacity of Data to Back up (Front End) Machine / Application / Capacity of Data to Back up (Front End)
Supports Disk to Disk
Supports Tape Libraries
VM Support Limited to 20 Limited to 20
Includes Deduplication – with upgrade – with upgrade
Training Included
Appliance Installation Included – For Onsite add T&E – For Onsite add T&E – For Onsite add T&E – For Onsite add T&E
Expansion System Installation Included
Form Factor 2U 2U 2U 2U
*Last Update 10/2016. Please contact your STORServer Sales Representative for up to date options.

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