Network attached storage blade serves RAID and iSCSI

Incorporating on-board Intel Xeon E3-1505M and a high-performance hardware off-load engine for iSCSI Target supporting line rate at 40GbE, the ATC605 network attached storage blade is available from VadaTech.

The ATC605 has an integrated back-end RAID storage sub-system which can provide over 20Tbyte of storage via four removable NVMe modules. The AdvancedTCA blade has a dual 100/40/10GbE to the Fabric channel as well as a 40GbE to the up-date channel, supporting fail over across two ATC605s in a redundant configuration.

The RAID on chip (RoC) co-processor on the ATC605 offloads the main CPU, supporting RAID levels 0, 1, 5 and 6 with RAID spans 10, 50 and 60. The RoC also checks for consistency of background data integrity, with patrol read for media scanning and repairing. The RoC has an optional battery pack to prevent data loss in the event of a power failure. After loss of system power, it will auto resume during array rebuild or reconstruction, says VadaTech.

The RAID can be managed via a sophisticated GUI, running LSI Mega RAID software. The ATC605 implements IPMI 2.0 for management and payload.

VadaTech provides innovative embedded computing solutions from board-level products, chassis-level platforms, to configurable application-ready systems. The company focuses on AdvancedTCA, MicroTCA, VPX and PCIe products and offers electrical, mechanical, software and system-level expertise. VadaTech believes it can provide customised commercial or rugged computing solutions to meet the most complex customer requirements.

VadaTech also offers specialised product solutions for VME, CompactPCI and other architectures. VadaTech is a member of PICMG and VITA. It has headquarters, design and manufacturing facilities in Henderson, Nevada, USA with design, support and sales offices in Europe and Asia Pacific.

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