Broadcom Syncro CS 9286-8e Solution
Create an affordable high-availability cluster for business continuity from off-the-shelf servers and JBOD storage
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Syncro CS solutions are designed to provide continuous application uptime at a fraction of the cost and complexity of traditional high availability solutions. Built on MegaRAID technology, the Syncro CS 9286-8e solution allows a system administrator to build a cost-effective, easy to deploy and manage server failover cluster using volume servers and an off-the-shelf JBOD. Syncro CS solutions bring shared storage and storage controller failover into DAS environments, leveraging the low cost DAS infrastructure, simplicity, and performance benefits. Controller to controller connectivity is provided through the high performance SAS interface, providing the ability for resource load balancing, helping to ensure that applications are using the most responsive server to boost performance and help prevent any one server from being overburdened.
Cost-effective High Availability DAS Solutions for SMB, SME and ROBO
High availability is essential to all businesses today, regardless of size or industry. When systems running business-critical applications such as transaction processing, web server or electronic commerce are not accessible, the results can be lost revenue, lost productivity, and reduced customer satisfaction. Syncro CS solutions are designed to provide small and medium sized businesses (SMB) and remote and branch offices (ROBO) with fully redundant shared storage and application failover without requiring costly or complex storage area networks – putting high availability within the reach of organizations that once considered it impractical.
A New Paradigm for High Availability Storage
Broadcom has collaborated with OS and server industry leaders to enable cost-effective high availability server clustering solutions for SMBs and remote and branch offices (ROBO). These solutions bring shared storage and storage controller failover into DAS environments, leveraging the low cost DAS infrastructure, simplicity and performance benefits. For SMBs running local applications, Syncro CS solutions offer a cost-effective and easy to deploy and manage solution to reduce application downtime and the associated lost productivity and revenue. The solutions can also help to increase storage utilization and reduce power, cooling and space requirements for a lower total cost of ownership.
Features and Benefits:
- High availability at fraction of the cost and complexity of existing HA solutions
- Failover and shared storage capabilities of SAN at DAS price point
- Designed to deliver seamless application failover and increased performance under failure
- Makes high availability an affordable and viable option for SMB, SME and ROBOs
SAN Features of Syncro CS at Lower Total Cost
- Shared Storage
- High Availability
- Lower Cost / Power
- Ease of Deployment
|Broadcom Syncro CS 9286-8e|
|Solution Provided||Fully redundant shared storage and application failover for ROBO, SMB and data center customers without the cost and complexity of storage networking hardware.|
|In the Box||
|Controller Physical Dimensions||MD2 Low Profile (6.6” x 2.5”)|
|Controller External Connectors||Two Mini-SAS SFF8088 external connectors|
|Device Support||Up to 96 ea 6G SAS and/or NearLine-SAS dual-ported HDDs and SSDs (w/SCSI-3 Persistent Reservation Command)
Up to 31 6G SAS enclosure/expander devices
Maximum of 120 dual-ported SAS devices in the HA storage domain. Please see on-line compatibility matrix on lsi.com
|Host Bus Type||x8 lane PCI Express® 3.0 compliant|
|Data Transfer Rates||Up to 6Gb/s per port|
|I/O Processor / SAS Controller||LSISAS2208 Dual-Core RAID on Chip (ROC)|
|Cache Memory||1 GB 1333MHz DDRIII SDRAM|
|Cache Protection||MegaRAID CacheVault flash cache protection (included)|
|Key High Availability Features||
|Key RAID Data Protection Features||
|Controller Operating Temperature||Maximum ambient: Controller Card with included CacheVault module: 55°C|
|Controller Operating Voltage||+3.3V, +12V|
|Controller MTBF (Calculated)||1,251,284 hours|
|Hardware Warranty||3 years, free technical support, advanced replacement option|
|Regulatory Certifications||EN55022, EN55024, EN60950, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3; FCC Class A, Class B; UL1950; UL; CSA C22.2; VCCI; RRL for MIC; BSMI;C-tick; RoHS; WEEE|
|Syncro CS Management||MegaRAID Management Suite™: MegaRAID Storage Manager™, StorCLI (command-line interface), WebBIOS, SMI-S|
|Compliances||EMC: Class B-US (CFR 47, P15B); Canada (ICES-003); Japan (V-3/02.04); Europe (EN55022/EN55024); Australia/New Zealand (AS/NZS 3548); Safety: EN60950|
|OS Support||Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 R2 & Server 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 and 6.4
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 and SP3
Download the Broadcom Syncro CS 9286-8e Solution Product Brief (PDF).
- Pricing and product availability subject to change without notice.
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