Nexsan’s hardware reliability to be more than 99.9% over the past seven years
- 2 Petabytes of infrared images
- An additional 100 Terabytes are added with each research activity
- Storage infrastructure comprised of E-Series, SATABeast, and SATABoy systems with 2,000 drives, 130 controllers and 65 chassis
- IBM Informix database
- Sun ZFS file system
- Reduced energy consumption and costs through AutoMAID technology
- A proven 99.9% hardware component reliability rate for high availability and operational cost reduction associated with datacenter maintenance
- Low operational costs and environmentally friendly technology
- Exemplary customer support
To reliably store the Spitzer images and associated research, CalTech turned to Nexsan storage solutions in 2002. Over the past seven years, CalTech has deployed a combination of Nexsan SATABeast, SATABoy, and now E-Series storage systems to retain, what is today, over 2 PB of Spitzer Space Telescope images on 2,000 drives, 130 controllers and 65 chassis. The storage infrastructure supports the IBM Informix database and Sun ZFS file system to manage extensive infrared image catalogs.
As Spitzer mission data continues to grow, CalTech is increasingly focused on the cost efficiency, reliability and simplified operation of its storage environment. And to drive down the operating expense that comes with over 2 PB of storage, power efficiency is a must. It is for these reasons that CalTech continues to work with its IT solution provider, ESS Direct, to utilize Nexsan E-Series storage systems.
“In choosing a system, we wanted to reduce storage costs, but we also required very reliable technology to reduce IT resource drain,” said Eugean Hacopians, senior systems engineer, CalTech. “We have estimated Nexsan’s hardware reliability to be more than 99.9% over the past seven years.”