XENON has a wealth of experience in designing, delivering and supporting high performance  storage solutions for HPC, Data-Center and Big Data/Analytic deployments, and can also offer significant integration and post-sales services and support. To achieve the perfect balance between performance, capacity and price, XENON offers a comprehensive line of intelligent storage solutions that:

  • Scale flexibly and rapidly as business needs change
  • Deliver exceptional availability
  • Are highly cost-effective

XENON’s storage solutions include:

Direct Data Networks (DDN) Storage Systems

DDN® Storage and solutions are built from the ground-up to deliver future-proof efficiency and performance at scale. As the world’s scalability leader, we empower large-scale access, management and collaboration through seamless end-to-end data management—from data creation to persistent storage to active archives and the cloud.

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DDN Storage Systems

Lustre Storage Solutions

The Lustre File System, an open source, high-performance file system that eliminates the performance, availability, and scalability problems that are present in many traditional distributed file systems. Lustre is a highly modular next generation storage architecture that combines established,open standards, the Linux operating system, and innovative protocols into a reliable, network-neutral data storage and retrieval solution. Lustre provides high I/O throughput in clusters and shared-data environments and also provides independence from the location of data on the physical storage, protection from single points of failure, and fast recovery from cluster reconfiguration and server or network outages.

XENON_intel-enterprise-edition-lustre-infographicXENON is a certified Intel® Solutions for Lustre* software reseller and offers a comprehensive portfolio of storage products that unleash the performance and scalability of the Lustre parallel file system for HPC workloads, including technical ‘big data’ applications common within today’s enterprises. It allows end-users that need the benefits of large–scale, high bandwidth storage to tap the power and scalability of Lustre, with the simplified installation, configuration.

XENON also supports DDN turnkey EXAScaler® solution, a Parallel File Storage System Appliances with the open-source Lustre® File System to deliver scalable, clustered storage performance.

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Quantum Storage Solutions

Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out storage, archive and data protection, providing intelligent solutions for capturing, sharing and preserving digital assets over the entire data lifecycle. Quantum aims to help customers maximise the value of these assets to achieve their goals, whether it’s top movie studios looking to create the next blockbuster, researchers working to accelerate scientific discovery, or small businesses trying to streamline their operations. With a comprehensive portfolio of best-in-class disk, tape and software solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments, we enable customers to address their most demanding workflow challenges and opportunities.

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High Performance NVMe Storage Solutions

NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is a scalable, high performance CPU PCI-E Gen3 direct connnect to NVMe devices, designed for Client and Enterprise server systems using SSDs technology, that was developed to reduce latency and provide faster CPU to data storage device performance.

By selecting a XENON NVMe solution, customers can benefit from reduced latency, increased Input/Output operations per second (IOPS), and lower power consumption. This means performance is ascertained in less time, translating into lower costs and increased revenues. The ROI benefits generated from a NVMe server solution is immediate and substantial.

NVMe Benefits:

  • Large throughput gains (6x)
  • Substantial latency improvements (7x)
  • Shared common backplane improves flexibility of drive choice
  • 2.5″ U.2 (SFF-8639) form factor for improved serviceability vs. PCI-E Flash cards (hot-swap)
  • Improved power efficiency

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NAS Storage Servers

The impact of ever increasing file storage growth, driven largely by rich media, email attachments and file backup, is prompting businesses to quickly move to a high performance, highly scalable storage solution. By enabling simplified management, better resource utilisation, centralized growth and data protection and by consolidating data within a dedicated XENON Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution, customers can easily address rapidly changing file-serving needs and reduce their total cost of ownership.

Benefits of XENON PlatiNAS solutions include:

  • Complete Portfolio of open industry standard storage offerings optimized for Microsoft, VMWare, RedHat and Software Defined Storage solutions
  • Maximum Performance: Full NVMe support, in hybrid expander and direct attach storage backplane with up to 20 GB/s throughput
  • Maximum Efficiency: High capacity 1U, 2U, 3U and 4U form factors with industry leading density. Highest efficiency platinum rated power supplies (95% power efficient)
  • Mission Critical Reliability: Fully redundant, fault-tolerant architecture with hot swappable drive bays, power supplies and cooling fans. The active-active capable JBOD hardware is perfect for mission critical applications

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Ceph Storage Solutions

Ceph, a free-software storage platform, implements object storage on a single distributed computer cluster, and provides interfaces for object-, block- and file-level storage. Ceph aims primarily for completely distributed operation without a single point of failure, scalable to the exabyte level, and freely available. Ceph replicates data and makes it fault-tolerant, and as  a result of its design, the system is both self-healing and self-managing, aiming to minimize administration time and other costs.

The power of Ceph can transform your organization’s IT infrastructure and your ability to manage vast amounts of data. If your organization runs applications with different storage interface needs, Ceph is for you! Ceph’s foundation is the Reliable Autonomic Distributed Object Store (RADOS), which provides your applications with object, block, and file system storage in a single unified storage cluster—making Ceph flexible, highly reliable and easy for you to manage.

Ceph’s RADOS provides you with extraordinary data storage scalability—thousands of client hosts or KVMs accessing petabytes to exabytes of data. Each one of your applications can use the object, block or file system interfaces to the same RADOS cluster simultaneously, which means your Ceph storage system serves as a flexible foundation for all of your data storage needs.

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VMware Virtual SAN

vmware-virtual-san-datasheet_08032016VMware Virtual SAN is a radically simple, enterprise-class shared storage solution for hyper-converged infrastructure optimised for today’s all-flash performance. Virtual SAN is the only hyper-converged storage solution delivered directly from the hypervisor, resulting in a flash-optimized architecture that delivers as much as 100,000 IOPS per all-flash node. ‘In addition, it enables cost-efficient all-flash performance by delivering up to 10x greater storage utilization through data reduction technologies to optimize data footprint.

XENON’s VSAN Ready Nodes introduce a new high performance storage tier optimized for enterprise-class virtual environments that is simple, resilient and efficient. It is a perfect solution for Enterprises

ROBO and SMBs to efficiently grow and manage virtualized infrastructure for maximum ROI.

Benefits:

  • Single bundles that are easy to procure
  • Radically Simple Storage for VMs: Seamless integration with vSphere platform
  • Lower TCO: Granular scale-out and scale-up
  • High Performance: Integrated read/write caching and all flash storage
  • Fault Tolerance: Data protection with cache mirroring
  • Peace of Mind: Jointly certified with VMWare

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Atlantis HyperScale

Atlantis HyperScale hyper-converged appliances deliver all-flash performance at 50-90% lower cost than traditional storage or competitive hyper-converged appliances. Instead of integrating costly and complex SAN, NAS or all-flash array storage with servers, Atlantis HyperScale delivers an all-flash hyper-converged solution that is pre-integrated with compute, enterprise-class all-flash storage and virtualization. Within 60 minutes, organizations can deploy turnkey appliances that provide up to 96 CPU cores, 2TB of RAM and 24TB of all-flash storage that can support hundreds of server VMs.

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Nutanix Storage (Lenovo)

A new family of hyperconverged appliances built on Lenovo’s industry-leading enterprise systems, based on renowned IBM System x platforms and powered by Nutanix software, will deliver invisible infrastructure for next generation datacenters.

The combined solution will natively converge compute, storage and virtualization into a turnkey system powering mission-critical workloads at any scale. Enterprises now have an exciting new infrastructure choice to break down IT silos and reduce data center complexity and cost, while elevating IT to drive the business.

The converged storage and virtualization stack eliminates the bloat of legacy standalone hypervisors and makes virtualization invisible. Designed to run on an intelligent, VM-centric storage layer, the built-in Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) delivers stable, secure computing services.

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PANASAS Storage Systems

Panasas is the performance scale-out NAS leader for unstructured data, driving industry and research innovation by accelerating workflows and simplifying data management. Panasas ActiveStor® appliances leverage the patented PanFS® storage operating system and DirectFlow® protocol to deliver performance and reliability at scale from an appliance that is as easy to manage as it is fast to deploy.

XENON supports the following PANASAS product lines:

  • ActiveStor 16 & 18
  • PanFS® Storage Operating System
  • DirectFlow®

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Parallel Filesystems

Tape Storage Solutions

XENON offers Quantum’s tape backup solutions. Quantum is the world’s largest supplier of tape drives, and its LTO-based technologies set the standards for tape backup, recovery and archive of business-critical data for the small business to mid-range enterprise. Quantum’s drive family provides proven, highly reliable, and cost-effective tape drive solutions to help information-intensive companies protect one of their most valuable assets – their data.

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