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Poly Suma 8000
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Key Benefits
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Storage
Suma 8000
The SUMA 8000 RAID System
Entry Level - Cost Effective
In today's climate of rapidly evolving technology, RAID systems must be "universal," allowing you to easily swap or upgrade servers to meet changing needs. The SUMA 8000 supports a wide range of platforms including SUN, SGI, HP, IBM, DEC, Linux, Compaq and Intel-based systems. Our research team tests and documents each platform to provide comprehensive support.

Universal and Platform Independent

The SUMA 8000 offers the first truly universal and platform independent solutions. Through standard a data connection to the server and ethernet management connection into your network, the system can be attached to virtually any platform and be managed over the web.

High Reliability and Fault Tolerance

Every day you depend on information that drives both productivity and critical decision making. Because digital storage is extremely important and highly volatile Polywell has developed a new architectural paradigm. Our approach minimizes and integrates components, eliminating the need for internal cable connections. Additionally, redundant and isolated components localize failures, so one failure doesn't lead to another.

The SUMA 8000 offers redundancy throughout, which can be tailored to meet your protection needs. Administrators can select redundancy options for physical groups of disks including RAID levels 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 4, 5. For additional protection, global hot spares can be assigned to the entire array, allowing automatic data reconstruction. Disk drives are hot swappable allowing on-line replacements. All systems include redundant cooling fans and power supplies that are also hot swappable.

The fans offer variable speed that increases with temperature which lowers noise in office environments. In addition, the system supports external UPS battery backup monitoring that notifies users when battery life reaches a low life threshold.
Embedded RAID and System Management Controllers

Our systems combine leading RAID controller and disk drive technologies that deliver outstanding performance, meeting the unique needs of your application. The SUMA 8000 has an Ultra2 LVD 80MB/sec. embedded RAID controller with two options:
  • One LVD Host Channel and Two LVD Drive Channels - 16 Drives with 2 subsystems.
  • One Fibre Channel (optical or copper) and Three LVD Drive Channels - 24 drives with 3 subsystems (performance drops when the third drive channel is used.

The SUMA 8000 ships with an embedded JAVA based management controller that continuously monitors the system, checking thresholds and delivering predictive notifications so you can keep your finger on the pulse of critical data. With management software no longer on the server, management functions now operate in a controlled environment without affecting server reliability.

(click picture for inside view)
Subsystem Price Table and Configuration
The SUMA 8000 is available with an embedded Web based managment controller that continuously monitors the system, checking thresholds and delivering predictive notifications so you can keep your finger on the pulse of critical data. With management software no longer on the server, management functions now operate in a controlled environment without affecting server reliability.
WebView Manager Console (click here)
Modular Configuration
The SUMA 8000 offers a modular approach to RAID solutions that are easily scaled to meet your future needs.
It has a single integrated RAID controller that can scale to from 1 box to 3 boxes and a Fibre channel host option.

The SUMA 8000 offers a modular approach to RAID solutions that are easily scaled to meet your future needs. The system holds up to 8 drive shuttles, storing from 9 to 400GB. It has a single integrated RAID controller. This system is available as both a desk-side or rack-ready unit. Once your storage need exceeds your model's capacity, you can expand by attaching more RAID systems to additional host connections. When adding additional systems, your existing configuration will not be disrupted.
Key Benefits
  • Cross Platform Universal Solution - Supports NT, UNIX, and Embedded Servers
  • High Availability Architecture - For demanding Database, Multimedia, and Internet Applications
  • High Scalability - For Demanding Storage Capacity Needs
  • High Performance - Supports OLTP to Video Editing
  • JAVA Based Enterprise Storage Management - World-wide Support Through Simple Ethernet Connection (no device drivers required)
  • Low Total Cost of Ownership
Specifications

Mounting

Tower/Rack
   

SUMA Drive Enclosures

 

Number of Drives (max.)

16 or 24 (LVD host or Fibre Host)

Embedded Management

Yes Ethernet 10BaseT Connection (No Server or Client Drivers Required)

Redundant Hot Swap Fans

Yes

Independent Shuttle Power Supplies

Yes

Disk Drive Specifications

Ultra2 LVD SCSI 80MB/s
9GB, 18GB, 36GB, 50GB SCA2 7200 or 10,000 RPM
   

RAID Controllers

 

Embedded RAID Controller

Configuration 1:
1 - 68pin VHDCI host/drive C
1 - 68pin VHDCI drive C
1 - GBIC Module Fibre Channel Host (copper or Fibre)
1 - DB9 Femail serial port for management access
1 - DB9 Maile UPS management support
1 - Ethernet 10BaseT

SCSI:
2 - 68pin host in/out
2 - 68pin ch1/ch2 out Management (embedded RAID only):
Ethernet 10BaseT
1 RS232

RAID Levels

0, 1, 0+1, 3, 4, 5

Cache (MB)

128

Drives per RAID Set

2 to 16 (24 with lower performance using 3rd drive channel)

Bootable RAID Controller

Yes

Concurrent RAID Levels

Yes

Global Hot Spare

Yes

Variable Rebuild Rate

Yes

Selectable Stripe Size

Yes

Automatic Error Recovery

Yes

Multiple LUNs to Multiple Hosts

N/A

Multiple LUNs

Yes
Dynamic Online Expansion
Yes

Write Back Cache

Yes

Tagged Command Queing

Yes

Battery Backed Cache

Yes
 

Connector Types

Configuration 1:
1 - 68pin VHDCI host/drive C
1 - 68pin VHDCI drive C
1 - GBIC Module Fibre Channel Host (copper or Fibre)
1 - DB9 Femail serial port for management access
1 - DB9 Maile UPS management support
1 - Ethernet 10BaseT

Physical Specifications
(in/cm)

H. 17.9/44.5
W. 10.5/26.6
D. 12.5/31.8

System Weight
(lb/kg)

93/24 max.
 
Enterprise Storage Management (ESM) Controller
Open architecture built-in management controller based on standard networking protocols.

SUMA JAVAView Manager

Quickview graphical I/O, Device details, Performance, Configuration, Trouble ticketing, and Support.

Telnet Character Based
Interface

Same features as SUMA View Manager plus access to RAID controller configuration interface via telnet client with 3D interface.
SNMP Agent
Full featured accessible over the Ethernet 10BaseT connection
Predictive Monitoring
Drive failures & errors, power supply tolerances, temp threshold, fan RPM, RAID & management controllers.
Notifications
SMTP email, SNMP traps, Pager, Audible alarm
Firmware updates
Flash firmware updates using TFTP via Ethernet or terminal via RS232C port.
Network Connections
Ethernet 10BaseT and local RS232C
Protocols
TCP/IP, SNMP, SMTP, HTTP, Telnet, DHCP, NTP
Security
Encrypted Passwords
Concurrent Server & O/S Support
SUN - Solaris (certified), SGI - IRIX (certified), IBM AIX, HP - HPUX, DEC - Digital Unix, Compaq - NT, Netware, Intel Based - NT, Netware, Linux, SCO, Others Platform Independent
Power Requirements
Input Voltage (VAC) 90 - 264 VAC Frequency (Hz) 47 - 63Power Dissipation : 320VA
Heat Dissipation : 1090 BTU
Power Supplies
Drive Shuttle: 40W ea.
Environmental Specifications
Temperature (F/C): 32-104/0-40 Humidity: 10% - 80%

Electromagnetic Emissions

VDE Class A, CISPR 22 Class A, IEC 801
Regulatory Approvals*
FCC Class A, UL, TUV, CE, CUL
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