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      • nuEra is the distributor of the industry’s fastest High-performance Storage Appliance – the Cube™ developed by Iceberg. 
      • This solution is ideal for consolidating data centre’s into a small form factor that delivers millions of IOPS while using 1/10th of the floor space, 1/10th of the power and costing 1/10th of legacy solutions.
      • It’s a self-contained, highly secure, extreme performance data centre solution that can exceed millions of IOPS.
      • Ideal also for Disaster Recovery, Databases, Virtualization and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
      • For the first time companies can stage their own personal cloud without having to build a large data centre as the Cube family can support up to millions of users in high-speed virtual environments.
      • The Cube™ is based on new proven technologies such as:
        • NAND Flash Storage components,
        • High performance Infiniband and Ethernet switching technologies
        • High-speed acceleration software.
      • Delivering speeds exceeding the fastest data centres in the world, the Cube™ offers a quick return on investment based on:
        • Optimized performance,
        • Low power consumption
        • A small footprint.
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      • Recent exponential growth in CPU capacities and core counts means that many applications are now inhibited by I/O speed.
      • Increased data centre consolidation and virtualization creates random storage access patterns, resulting in poor storage performance and slow response times.
      • With the emergence of faster and denser solid-state storage solutions, the hard disk and its electro-mechanical limitations is no longer the bottleneck.
      • New SAS (Serial SCSI) technologies allow accessing a single disk at 6Gb/s,
      • Some new SSD disks provide more than 10Gb/s bandwidth per drive.
      • With just a couple of disks in a box any array of Fibre Channel (FC) link capacity can easily become saturated.
      • In addition, access times to SSD disks are 100 – 1000X faster than traditional hard drives,
      • I/O per second can reach into the millions per array vs. thousands with older technologies.
      • With this enormous increase in speed, new tiered solutions utilizing faster transports and a scale-out fabric architecture are needed to enable the full potential of emerging storage technologies, and eliminate the application bottleneck resulting from slow storage I/O.
    • The Cube™,a highly scalable, high performance, and low latency solution
      • To address these I/O performance challenges, the Cube™provides a highly scalable, high performance, and low latency solution for tier one storage and gateways.
      • The Cube™ provides ultra-fast remote block storage access over low-latency 40 Gb/s Infiband or 10GbeE fabric.
      • The Cube™ leverages iSCSI or iSER (iSCSI RDMA Extension) to maximize throughput.
      • The Cube™ is designed to process many transactions in parallel with very little I/O overhead, leading to unprecedented speeds.
      • Multiple Cubes™can be managed as one fault-tolerant, scalable unified system.
      • A Cube™ cluster can process many millions of transactions per second, delivering hundreds of GB/s of data, and speed access time by a factor of 100X over traditional storage, leading to greater application performance at a lower cost and power.
      • The Cube™ reduces data center costs and complexity by enabling fabric convergence.
      • 10GbE and/or 40 Gb/s InfiiBand-based clients can use the Cube™as a fast Fibre Channel gateway and storage cache, and to access remote Fibre Channel storage without Fibre Channel HBAs or Fibre Channel access switches.
      • Hundreds of virtual Fibre Channel/HBAs/ports can be provisioned within a single Cube™ gateway while also boosting access performance.
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    • The Cube™ has a standard Linux operating system
      • The Cube™ has a standard Linux operating system and can front end DAS (SAS/SATA), SAN (FC/iSCSI), Flash, or RAM Based storage.
      • The Cube™ ensures that the storage device can be accessed in parallel over the fabric at speeds that are magnitudes faster than any SAN technology, while providing iSCSI management semantics for ease of use.
      • In addition, it can be deployed as a tier one storage cache in front of slower DAS or FC SAN storage systems.
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    • Reliability and Availability
      • The Cube™is designed to maintain the highest transport reliability and availability, and support link bonding, multi-pathing, mirroring, and fail-over. It also allows users to maximize performance and availability while using commodity, low-cost hardware elements.
      • Unlike existing systems that can support a few 100K I/O per second at the most, the Cube™ can deliver millions of I/Os at low latency with gigabytes of throughput.
      • The Cube’s ™ zero-copy architecture leverages RDMA, allowing it to saturate the server I/O busses and deliver more than 5GB/s of bandwidth per storage server/gateway.
      • The Cube™ incorporates multiple ultra-fast data mover processes these communicate directly with the NIC/HCA hardware and leverage hardware offload capabilities to process storage transactions. This enables unprecedented IOPs performance and a very low access time of only a few dozen microseconds end-to-end.
    • Security Subsystem: FortiGate-3140B
      • Ten (10) 10-GbE ports and twelve (12) GbE ports deliver superior firewall performance and scalability for your large network deployments.
      • Advanced FortiASIC™ processors maximize throughput and deliver wire-speed firewall performance at 10-GbE and GbE link speeds.
      • Rich feature set to protect next generation networks, including integrated IPS, application control, user-based policies, and endpoint policy enforcement, IPv6-ready platform with strong authentication options for secure network access and security policy compliance.
    • Switching Fabric: Grid Director™ 4036E
      • 40Gb/s InfiniBand switch with integrated low-latency Ethernet gateway.
      • The Grid Director 4036E is a high performance, low-latency and fully non-blocking InfiniBand switch, which includes a built-in, low-latency Ethernet gateway for bridging traffic to and from Ethernet-based networks or storage.
      • This self-contained solution combines an InfiniBand switch, an embedded subnet manager, and a built-in, hardware-based low-latency Ethernet gateway in a compact 1U device.
      • With thirty-four 40Gb/s InfiniBand ports (delivering 2.72 Tb/s), less than 100 nanoseconds of port-to-port latency, and two 10Gb Ethernet ports bridging traffic in less than one microsecond, I/O bottlenecks are removed making applications operate at maximum efficiency, and its smart design makes it useful for both small and large clusters.
    • Storage Controller: Storage Accelerator
      • Storage Accelerator is a scale-out software storage solution that enables high-speed remote block storage access and/or high-speed Flash-based cache.
      • InfiniBand or 10GbE-based clients, also called initiators, can access storage in a Cube™ appliance or in storage networks (SAN) through high-speed iSCSI and iSCSI-RDMA (iSER) block storage protocols. Multiple Cubes™. 
      • Appliances can be centrally managed and coordinated as a unified and extremely high-performance cluster.
      • The Cube™ provides remote block storage access over one or more 40Gb/s InfiniBand initiators and leverages RDMA (remote direct memory access) and iSER (iSCSI extensions for RDMA) to maximize throughput.
      • The Cube™ is designed to process many transactions in parallel with very little I/O overhead, leading to unprecedented speeds.
      • To accelerate storage performance and overcome disk latencies, Cube™ provides an integrated high-speed Flash-based caching.
    • Storage Enclosure: 2 x 10.24TB NAND FLASH with expansion up to 16 x 10.24TB
      • The Cube™.  packs the highest IOPS in the industry, 6 GB/s of bandwidth, and 10.24 TB per module with a maximum of 16 modules per enclosure for a total of 160TB per CUBE exceeding over 4 million IOPS.
      • This enables organizations to tackle previously unattainable workload challenges with a single server, eliminating the latency impact of accessing data stores.
      • This revolutionary performance density allows organizations to:
        • Process multiple terabytes of data in a fraction of the time
        • Consolidate data-intensive infrastructure by an order of magnitude
        • Dramatically reduce failure points and system complexity
        • Slash power and cooling costs of expensive, data-intensive server farms