2U RAID Array is NEBS Certified for Telecom Applications


2U RAID Array


ESCONDIDO, California- February 28, 2013 – Maxexpansion.com, the on-line store for Thunderbolt and PCIe expansion products, announced today that the 2U RAID array from OSS, the leader in PCIe expansion products, has been certified to NEBS (Network Equipment Building System) Level 3. The 12-drive array supports up to 48TB data storage using twelve 4TB SATA drives. It connects to the host server with either PCIe x8 or SASx4 connectivity. The chassis includes dual redundant 500-watt power supplies, two removable blowers for superior cooling, and a removable NEBS filter and filter cover. 

The RAID array boasts one of the fastest data transfer rates of any system in its class providing 2700MB/s data transfers from server to storage on a single PCIe x8 connection. A single SASx4 connection to the server provides 1900MB/s data transfers. PCIe is ideal for storage applications that require extremely fast read and write transfers. Because there is no software conversion from PCIe on the motherboard to another protocol, latency is reduced, providing   data transfers at incredible speeds. Two SASx4 inputs cable from one or two servers to the two SAS connectors on the rear of the RAID array. Both can be input connections from two servers or one can be an input and the other an output to connect another RAID array, thereby doubling the storage capacity and increasing the performance.

NEBS is the most common set of safety, spatial and environmental design guidelines applied to telecommunications equipment in the United States. Although not a legal requirement, it is an industry requirement. NEBS Level 3 has strict specifications for fire suppression, thermal margin testing, vibration resistance (earthquakes), airflow patterns, acoustic limits, failover and partial operational requirements (such as chassis fan failures), failure severity levels, RF emissions and tolerances, and testing/certification requirements. This makes the 2U RAID array ideal for data center applications. While NEBS certification is only required for telecommunications central office equipment, certification means that compute systems that pass the strict requirements are held to higher standards.

“While there are numerous rackmount RAID products on the market today, none reaches the standards of excellence and performance of this new 2U RAID system,” said Steve Cooper, CEO. “We’ve worked closely with the best telecom providers in the industry to provide a system that exactly meets their requirements. The performance characteristics are excellent, it meets the highest testing criteria, and it’s competitively priced. In addition, it’s ideally suited not only for telecom applications but also for many others that require a reliable, cost-effective storage system that has the fastest data transfer rates available today. With 40G/s connectivity using PCIe x8, the OSS 2U RAID array completes data transfers up to 4 to 5 times faster than 8Gb/s Fiber Channel or 10Gb/s Ethernet. This makes it an excellent storage system for file rendering and other post production tasks.”

The 2U RAID array lists for $5,899 and is available immediately.

About One Stop Systems 
One Stop Systems was first-to-market with a broad selection of PCIe Express expansion products. Today OSS provides many PCIe components to other manufacturers who private-label these products. We also market these products through 
www.maxexpansion.com, an on-line web store that offers simplicity and convenience to the computer expansion consumer. OSS has a proven record of producing the highest quality products through superior engineering, ISO 9001:2008 quality-driven production, and responsive pre- and post-sales activity. For more information, contact our sales department toll free at (877) 438-2724 and visit our web site at www.onestopsystems.com.

About Maxexpansion.com
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