Nimbus S-Class flash storage systems leverage the exceptional IO and throughput performance of NAND flash memory to deliver significantly higher performance than conventional spinning disk arrays. Instead of relying on tiering, caching, or short-stroking techniques that increase operational complexity, cost, and power consumption without substantially improving performance, the S-Class replaces the root of the storage performance problem – the hard drive – with flash. With latency a mere fraction of a millisecond, S-Class systems can service up to 50x more IO than disk arrays, perfect for random IO intensive virtualization and database deployments. With performance up to 8,000 MBps, a single S-Class shelf can deliver more throughput than 100 hard drives, ideal for streaming, rich content, and scientific applications.

Nimbus S-Class flash systems include comprehensive software for end-to-end storage management and data protection, without any individual license fees or complex appliances and third-party code. Developed over 5 years and in production at more than 200 sites today, Nimbus' HALO storage operating system provides full multi-protocol capabilities, including iSCSI and Fibre Channel SAN, NFS and CIFS for NAS, and even native Infiniband SRP protocol support. Data protection features include snapshots, remote replication, and synchronous mirroring with high availability clustering. Inline deduplication and thin provisioning maximize usable storage, while an intuitive web interface and scriptable CLI make administration a breeze.

By eliminating power hungry hard drives and leveraging purpose-built hardware, the Nimbus S-Class consumes as few as 14 watts per usable TB. Furthermore, S-Class systems generate much less heat and operate safely at higher ambient temperatures than conventional disk arrays, reducing cooling requirements and enabling the next generation of power-efficient green and pod-style datacenters. S-Class systems pack up to 4 TB of usable capacity per rack unit, enabling more storage in less space than traditional disk arrays. Organizations can reclaim datacenter space to deliver significantly greater IOps per floor tile.

Nimbus S-Class are comprised of 24 enterprise flash modules designed and manufactured by Nimbus. Every module utilizes enterprise-grade NAND silicon and incorporates a dedicated flash management ASIC to evenly distribute IO and perform real-time error correction. Combined with our unique flash-optimized file system and TRIM support, Nimbus S-Class systems provide an expected duty cycle of 7 to 10 years with a 2 million hour MTBF (mean time between failures), a 50% improvement over conventional arrays. RAID protection, ample reserve flash capacity, redundant network controllers, dual processors, redundant power supplies and fans, and dual operating system images further augment the S-Class' rock-solid reliability.

S255M / S255E 2.5 TB: 24 x 100 GB Enterprise Flash Modules
S505M / S505E 5.0 TB: 24 x 200 GB Enterprise Flash Modules
S1005M / S1005E 10.0 TB: 24 x 400 GB Enterprise Flash Modules

Network Ports Up to 16 ports of Gigabit Ethernet
Up to 16 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Up to 8 ports of 8 Gbps Fibre Channel
Up to 8 ports of 40 Gbps QDR Infiniband
Management Ports 2 x GbE (RJ-45)

Maximum Flash Modules 600
Maximum System Capacity 250 TB
NAND Configuration Enterprise flash with 28% reserve provision

Software Nimbus HALO operating system
Processors 12 Westmere/Nehalem cores (24 virtual cores)
Redundant Components Power supplies, fans, network controllers, flash (RAID), OS software

Platform Support
Operating System Support Windows Server 2003/2008, Windows 7, Linux, Solaris, HP/UX, AIX
Virtualization Support Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware ESX/ESXi, Citrix XenServer, Virtual Iron

Height 2 EIA Units (3.46 in or 87.9 mm)
Width 17.49 in or 443.7 mm
Depth 25.18 in or 639.6 mm
Weight (maximum) 65 lbs or 29.5 kg

Voltage 100 - 240 VAC
Frequency 48 - 62 Hz
Operational Current 2/1 A typical

Ambient Temperature Operating: 5 to 35 °C
Relative Humidity Operating: 20% - 80% non-condensing
Operational Altitude 0 to 2,133 m
Non-operational Altitude -305 to 12,192 m

Shock & Vibration
Operational Shock 5G for 10ms
Operational Vibration Random 0.21 grms 5-500 Hz
Non-operational Shock 30G for 10ms
Non-operational Vibration Random 1.04 grms 2-200 Hz

Agency Approvals
UL and cUL listed. Tested to UL 60950. FCC Class A. Certified Body Certificate and Report to IEC60950.
CE marked to requirements of Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 89/336/EEC.

Warranty & Support
One (1) year warranty standard, extendable to five (5) years.
Premium onsite service options and spares kits available.