Infortrend's EonNAS Pro Series offers tower NAS solutions designed to help SMBs and SOHO users optimize file sharing, IP SAN applications and data backup. Enterprise-level features that can be easily accessed and configured through an intuitive user interface, such as data deduplication, snapshot and remote replication, deliver high efficiency, excellent reliability and simple management.
Why EonNAS Pro
Eliminate storage waste caused by duplicated data
In office environments, large amounts of storage capacity are consumed by duplicated data. To help you more efficiently utilize capacity, EonNAS Pro comes with enterprise-level data deduplication technology. The block-based deduplication on EonNAS Pro helps you achieve storage savings of up to 90%. In other words, 10TB of data in your old NAS device can now be stored in 1TB of storage space on EonNAS Pro.
Data availability no longer compromised due to time and storage space limitations
Granular recovery points are extremely important. The finer the granularity, the better you're able to keep data intact when accidents happen. EonNAS Pro protects shared folders and iSCSI volumes with snapshot technology. Multiple recovery points can be created at minimized time intervals, space requirements and management effort. In the event of data corruption or accidental deletions, you can restore data in an instant.
No-data-loss disaster recovery in an instant
To mitigate a disaster's impact on business continuity, data loss and downtime have to be minimized. The built-in pool mirror function on EonNAS Pro helps you perform real-time data replication between two different systems. When the primary system goes down, the standby system, which features exactly the same data, can seamlessly take over services at minimized downtime.
Detect and repair data affected by silent data corruption
Scientific experiments have shown that in 1TB of data, 2 to 3 files can be "silently" corrupted by errors not detected by common file systems. This poses a significant threat to business applications, in particular when disk space grows. The ZFS file system embedded in EonNAS Pro, featuring a hierarchical checksum mechanism, effectively detects data affected by silent data corruption phenomena and repairs affected data with self-healing features, ensuring end-to-end data integrity.
Advanced file sharing and IP SAN support
With comprehensive network protocol support on EonNAS Pro, files can be easily shared among local and remote workstations featuring Windows, Mac or Linux platforms. Access control for folders and subfolders allows you to easily meet different user requirements in the office. For consolidated management, you can also choose to import account information from Windows Active Directory (AD) to EonNAS Pro.
The built-in iSCSI target support on EonNAS Pro enables you to deploy IP SAN and serve applications such as mail servers, databases and virtualization. All EonNAS Pro models are compatible with VMware, Hyper-V and Citrix virtualization platforms. With CHAP authentication, iSCSI data can be kept secure from unauthorized initiators. Capacity utilization is further enhanced by thin provisioning technology. By dynamically allocating capacity to applications on an as-needed basis, EonNAS Pro eliminates pre-allocated yet unused data volumes and simplifies storage resource management.
Comprehensive backup options
With EonNAS Pro, users can backup data in various ways. EonNAS Pro comes with free licenses for FarStone TotalRecovery Pro backup software. You can leverage this solution, or other compatible third-party software, to backup PC and server data. For Mac users, EonNAS Pro supports Apple Time Machine. Data backup to or from external disk drives can be achieved via USB or eSATA connections. You can also configure USB-based data transfer for one-touch-copy, enabling you to complete a data copy with single button press when an external drive is connected via the USB port at the front of the EonNAS Pro chassis.
Optimized storage capacity utilization
EonNAS Pro ensures you get the most out of your available storage capacity. EonNAS Pro comes with inline, block-based data deduplication, a feature often seen only in enterprise storage solutions. Duplication calculations are performed as each new data block enters deduplication-enabled volumes. When the system sees that an identical block is already present in the volume, the new block will be discarded and only a pointer will be created for reference to the existing block. By removing duplicate data blocks, the technology offers storage space savings of around 90% in backup applications, 70% in virtualization environments and 40% for common office files.
Robust data protection
Core business assets are protected with robust, enterprise-class features. EonNAS Pro features RAID protection, which ensures data stays intact even during simultaneous failures of up to two disk drives. When a drive failure occurs, a pre-assigned hot spare will be automatically leveraged to rebuild the original RAID configuration. In addition, disk drives are hot-swappable, meaning they can be replaced without disrupting your applications on the EonNAS Pro system. In rare cases of system failure, you can quickly restore services simply by removing the drives on the old system and putting them into the replacement system. After initial setup, all your data and settings can be recovered.
The embedded ZFS file system ensures end-to-end data integrity through a hierarchical checksum mechanism. When a data block is created, a checksum of this block is stored in its parent block pointer. Whenever a block is accessed, its checksum is calculated and compared with the stored checksum value for integrity. This unique mechanism allows EonNAS Pro to effectively detect data corruption phenomena that go undetected in other file systems, and automatically repair affected data with ZFS self-healing features.
The snapshot feature helps you deploy multiple recovery points for iSCSI volumes or shared folders at minimized time intervals and space requirements. In the event of human errors or virus attacks, you can quickly restore data with the snapshot copies. Based on user-configurable policies, EonNAS Pro will automatically remove snapshot images when the number of snapshots or their retention period exceeds pre-set thresholds.
Remote replication offers scheduled data replication to another EonNAS Pro system or third-party device via the rsync protocol. In addition, the pool mirror function supports real-time replication that keeps data in two different EonNAS Pro systems synced at all times, ensuring that a standby system can seamlessly take over operations when the primary goes down.
User-friendly system management and monitoring
System management for the EonNAS Pro is extremely easy. Within less than 10 minutes you can complete the process from power-on to initial setup. A user-friendly, web-based UI helps you manage your system in an intuitive way. You can easily access all frequently-used features via shortcuts and quickly complete required configurations with step-by-step wizards. EonNAS Pro also supports a dashboard feature to help you monitor real-time system status. EonNAS Pro notifies you of critical system events in a number of ways, such as LEDs, system buzzers, email notifications and SNMP traps.