PROMISE VSky H3970 Cloud Appliance

PROMISE VSky H3970 Cloud Appliance
• High performance 6G SAS
Today’s enterprises must move quickly to address the avalanche of
unstructured data that is rapidly filling their file servers. From the latest high
resolution media file formats to industry compliance storage, there is no end in
sight to the current storage boom. IT administrators must quickly to find a robust
storage expansion platform to provide high-availability, flexibility and
energy-efficiency in a cost effective package that will fit within their data center’s
crowded footprint. To meet this challenge, PROMISE offers the VSky H3970
ultra-dense storage solutions consisting of the VSky H3970 storage server.
• High availability design for main
Ultra-Dense Storage Server for the Cloud
• 4U 70 bay ultra-dense enclosure
• Storage server
• Compatible with leading 6G/3G
SAS & SATA drives, HBAs and
• 80 PLUS Platinum redundant hot
swappable power supplies
• Storage server configurations
• Dual server nodes in one
enclosure, each node manages
up to 35 disks
• Dual server nodes in one
enclosure, each server node
manages up to 70 disks for
high availability
• One server node in one
enclosure to manage up to 70
disks for cold storage
The VSky H3970 4U 70 bay ultra-dense storage server is designed for a cloud
appliance and scale-out storage that would need high availability, high
throughput and large storage capacity.
With 2 server nodes in one enclosure with a 70 disk pool, the VSky H3970 has 3
hardware configurations for different cloud scenarios. For higher computing
needs with large disk capacity, you can deploy the VSky H3970 as 35-35 mode
which is two independent servers in one enclosure in which each server owns a
35 disk pool. For high availability, the VSky H3970 can be configured as 70-70
mode in which two server nodes share the 70 disk pool. Additionally, the VSky
H3970 can also support one server node with a 70 disk pool for cold storage or
as a backup appliance.
To address the need of high availability, most of the VSky H3970 main
components are designed as redundant and hot-swappable, including the server
node of 70-70 mode, power supply and HDD.
Economic Benefits
Deploying the VSky H3970 not only provides large storage capacity, higher
networking throughput, lower installation cost of cabling and rack space, but it
can also dramatically reduce electricity cost compared to deploying a traditional
2U storage server for cloud scenarios with the same 70 disk capacity.
Energy Saving/Carbon Reduction
PROMISE cares about the environment. VSky H3970 products utilize environmentally friendly production
methods and materials as well as a high-efficiency design that saves energy. High efficiency power supplies
offer up to 90% power efficiency, helping the VSky H3970 to improve total cost of ownership by
conserving power, reducing heat output and improving cooling costs.
VSky H3970 Hardware Specifications
VSky H3970 Storage
Model #
VSky H3970
Drive Support
70 x LFF HDD, optional for SFF HDD/SSD*
Server Nodes
Cluster Server Node
Server Node
70-70, 35-35, 1-70
Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 family
Intel® C602
Memory Slot
16 x DDR3 DIMM, up to 256GB
Expansion Slot
3 x PCI-e Gen3 x8
2 x Intel® 82599 10GbE SFP+ ports per node
1 x dedicated 10M/100M RJ45 management port per node
IPMI 2.0
Node Interconnection
Intel® I350AM2
System Information
AC Input
100 ~ 240 VAC, 50 ~ 60Hz
9.5A @100V ~ 5A @240V (per power supply)
Power Supply
4 x 1200W (2+2) high efficiency redundant PSU
12 x fans
Operating temperature: 41º F to 95º F (5 º C to 35 º C)
Non-operating temperature: -40º F to 158º F (-40 º C to 70 º C)
Relative Humidity
Operating relative humidity: 20% to 80% RH
Non-operating relative humidity: 10% to 90% RH
Dimensions (H x W x D)
174.75 x 430 x 900 mm (7” x 17” x 35.3”)
43.1kg (95lbs)- enclosure only
3 year limited warranty
* It is recommended to use SAS drives for the 70-70 configuration in order to reach the MAX supported drives for each server node.
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