XCubeSAN XS1200 Series

The Perfect SAN Solution for SMB market

  • VMware Ready LOGO
  • Citrix Ready LOGO
  • Windows Server 2016 Certified LOGO
The Most Cost-Effective SAN Storage
 
The XCubeSAN XS1200 series is the newest XCubeSAN Series available from QSAN. It is an active-active dual controller SAN (Storage Area Network) storage system series, supporting both iSCSI IP-SAN and FC-SAN with high performance. Besides, it simplified the SAN deployment in the IT infrastructure, combining enterprise essential features such as thin provisioning, SSD read / write cache, auto tiering, snapshot, local volume clone, remote replication, and scalable to PB level capacity... etc. in one box.

With Intel D1500 dual processor power, DDR4 system memory, cutting edge 12Gb SAS 3.0 technology, onboard high speed 10GbE LAN ports and the latest QSAN SANOS 4.0 (SAN Operating System v4.0), mind blowing performance, high reliability, unparalleled scalability, XS1200 products is suitable for SMB storage requirements.
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Wide Ranging Product Portfolio
 
The XS1200 series features a wide range of form factors including:
 
  • XS1224: 4U 24-bay, LFF (Large Form Factor)
  • XS1216: 3U 16-bay, LFF
  • XS1212: 2U 12-bay, LFF
  • XS1226: 2U 26-bay, SFF (Small Form Factor)
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XS1226, SFF 2U26
 
Design for All-flash Storage
 
QSAN XS1226 model (2.5” 2U 26-bay) is the industry’s first high density all flash/low power SAN storage. Accelerate performance, consolidate space, and has two more storage bays (up to 8% more capacity) than the popular 2U 24-bay products available on the market. This can further lower the cost per TB, minimize IT rack space, and generate smaller and greener footprint.
Dual-Active Design
 
The XS1200 series features a Dual-Active controller architecture, both controllers concurrently provide storage services in real time. Active-Active architecture doubles the available host bandwidth and cache-hit ratio, this ensures there is no wasted resource in the system. If one controller fails, the other controller can transparently take over all storage services seamlessly. In addition to storage services, management service can be transparently passed to the secondary controller.
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High Performance
 
With its all-new hardware architecture and leveraging Intel® processor, 12Gb SAS 3.0 backplane, built-in 10GbE LAN, and the finely-tuned SANOS 4.0’s performance, the XS1200 series can deliver an astounding 9,000MB/s1 sequential read and 4,500MB/s1 sequential write in throughput and over 900K2 sequential IOPS.
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High Availability with No Single Point of Failure
 
The XS1200 series is a proven high availability SAN storage system. All of the critical components in the XS1200 series are hot pluggable and designed with full redundancy. Besides, dual-active controller design and automatic failover/failback mechanism, cache mirroring through NTB (Non-Transparent Bridge) bus to achieve Active-Active HA functionality, these designs allow the XS1200 series to withstand multiple component failures and achieve 99.999% availability.
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Latest 12Gb SAS 3.0 Controller
 
12Gb SAS 3.0 is the latest and fastest drive interface available. It doubles the data transfer rate of SAS 2.0 (6Gb), while remaining backward compatible with 6Gb SAS 2.0 drives.The benefit is that you have the flexibility to purchase less expensive 6Gb SAS for initial installation or leverage investment of your existing 6Gb SAS drives and have a peace of mind knowing you can migrate to 12Gb SAS 3.0 by purchasing only new drives.
Built-in High Speed 10GbE LAN Ports
 
The base unit SAN controller comes with two onboard 10GBASE-T iSCSI port per controller. The Dual-Active controller XS1200 SAN system has four 10GBASE-T iSCSI ports reaching 40Gb/s bandwidth when you aggregate all ports together. This base unit SAN system comes ready to support a variety of applications including data sharing, backup, video editing, and native virtualization support for VMware, Citrix, and Hyper-V.
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Multipath Storage Access
 
MPIO (Multi Path Input Output) is a fault-tolerance and performance enhancement technique which allows the use of more than one path to the volume from the same host server. MPIO is supported in both iSCSI and Fibre Channel protocols.
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SANOS 4.0 SAN Operation System
 
SANOS 4.0 is QSAN’s proprietary SAN storage operating system. SANOS 4.0 is equipped with a refreshingly simple to use web GUI and easily deployable into any infrastructure. Based on the Linux kernel, SANOS delivers comprehensive storage functionality including advanced storage management, complete RAID level protection, fast RAID rebuild, storage pool migration, thin provisioning, SSD cache, auto-tiering, snapshot, data backup & disaster recovery, virtualization support, performance monitoring, and scale-up support and more.

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Advanced RAID Levels Technology
 
The most efficient and economical data protection method for enterprise and SMBs remains to be RAID technology. Using RAID has two advantages – high availability and better performance. SANOS supports complete RAID levels including RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 30, 50, 60, and N-way mirror. You can choose the appropriate RAID level to best suit the application requirements.

Learn more about Advanced RAID Technology >
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Enterprise Storage Features
 
QSAN’s in-house developed RAID stack technology has a proven track record of being deployed in enterprise environments for over ten years and is highly trusted by both SMB and enterprise customers globally. The advanced LVM (Logical Volume Manager) builds a solid foundation of disk virtualization to provide complete RAID level protection, enhanced performance, and many other enterprise-level storage features built on top.

Learn more about Thin Provisioning (QThin) >
Learn more about SSD Cache (QCache) >
Learn more about Auto Tiering (QTiering) >
Learn more about Snapshot (QSnap) >
Learn more about Local Volume Clone (QClone) >
Learn more about Remote Replication (QReplica) >
Scale-up Solution
 
The XS1200 SAN provides a massive scale-up capability by connecting either our XD5300 expansion enclosures. It can support up to whopping 286 disk drives or up to 2.6PB of raw storage space when using 10TB NL-SAS drives.
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High Density, High Flexibilty, and High Scalability
 
The expansion XD5300 series is the best scale up solution for XCubeSAN XS1200 customers. It is available in 4U LFF 24-bay (XD5324D), 3U 16-bay (XD5316D), 2U 12-bay (XD5312D), and the world’s first 2U SFF 26-bay (XD5326D). These can support up to ten expansion enclosures. For ultimate flexibility, there is no restriction on mixing different form factors of expansion enclosures together. Users can choose different form factors of expansion enclosures in accordance with their needs and budget.
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Modular I/O Ports for iSCSI SAN and Fibre Channel SAN
 
Each XS1200 SAN controller has two host card slots that can be configured as iSCSI SAN, Fibre Channel, or a mix of both. There are various types of 4-port optional host cards available to match your specific need, including 16Gb Fibre Channel, 10GbE iSCSI, and 1GbE iSCSI. You can choose the appropriate host card for your initial requirement, as your business grows you can add extra host cards to enhance system connectivity.
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In dual controller configurations, the system can support up to 20 ports of 10GbE iSCSI or 8 ports of 16Gb FC connectivity3. Both 10GbE iSCSI with SFP+ interface and 10GBASE-T interface can coexist and deliver concurrent data services and maximize uptime. Utilizing these numerous ports, you can cost-effectively connect multiple host servers directly to the XS1200 series without using FC switch or Ethernet switch.
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Cache-to-Flash Memory Protection Technology
 
In the event of power loss, the I/O cache data stored in volatile memory will be lost, this can cause data inconsistencies especially in database applications. The XS1200 series can provide an optional Cache-to-Flash memory protection function that will safely transfer the memory cache data to a non-volatile flash device for permanent preservation. The optional Cache-to-Flash module comes with an M.2 flash module and either a BBM (Battery Backup Module) or an SCM (Super Capacitor Module).

Learn more about Cache-to-Flash >
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Data Backup & Disaster Recovery
 
With proven 99.999% high availability and reliability the dual-active controller storage system with multipath environment can sustain multiple failures and keep data alive. This is important to the mission critical applications. The well-plan for high availability also includes data backup insdide the storage system and between your centralized datacenter as well as remote and branch offices. Our QClone (Local Volume Clone) and  QRreplica (Remote Replication) are the solutions which we provide for.
 
QClone is used to make a duplicate copy of a volume in the same storage pool as well as in a separate storage pool within the same enclosure. QRreplica lets you asynchronously replicate data volumes, reservation snapshots between primary and remote locations. These features enable centralized backup and disaster recovery on a per-volume basis and leverage application integrated snapshots for faster recovery.

Learn more about Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions >
Learn more about Local Volume Clone (QClone) >
Learn more about Remote Replication (QReplica) >
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Surveillance
The XS1200 series is a perfect storage solution for mega structure, public transportation and secure/smart city infrastructure environments. Superior performance and high throughput make the XS1200 series work seamlessly with popular surveillance applications.
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Green Technology
 
At QSAN we pride ourselves on our commitment to build highly efficient and low carbon footprint devices. To safeguard the earth and our environment, the XS1200 product range uses various green technologies for energy savings and minimization of your carbon footprint.

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  1. Benchmarked with 16GB Memory (2 x 8GB) in two different banks, IOmeter utility, 512KB I/O size, non-cache hit, 128 queue depths, and 26 x 12Gb SAS SSD drives.
  2. The number is derived from sequential, non-cache hit, small I/O size (4KB) using 12Gb SAS SSD drives.
  3. Slot 1 is where the optional either 4 x 16Gb FC, 4 x 10GbE iSCSI, or 4 x 1GbE iSCSI connection modules will install. In addition, slot 2 is where the optional either 4 x 10GbE iSCSI (20Gb bandwidth) or 4 x 1GbE iSCSI connection modules only.
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Hardware

RAID Controller

Dual-active controller (Model : XS1224D / XS1216D / XS1212D / XS1226D)

Single-upgradable controller (Model : XS1224S / XS1216S / XS1212S / XS1226S)

Processor

Intel® D1500 dual core processor

Memory
(per Controller)

DDR4 ECC 4GB, up to 32GB (two DIMM slots, insert two DIMMs or more will boost performance)

* To support QCache, the minimum memory per controller is 8GB

Host Connectivity
(per Controller)

Host Card Slot 1 (optional)

  • 4 x 16Gb FC (SFP+) ports
  • 4 x 10GbE iSCSI (SFP+) ports
  • 4 x 1GbE iSCSI (RJ45) ports
 

Host Card Slot 2 (optional)

  • 4 x 10GbE iSCSI (SFP+) ports (Slot 2 provides 20Gb bandwidth)
  • 4 x 1GbE iSCSI (RJ45) ports
 

Onboard

  • 2 x 10GBASE-T iSCSI ports
  • 1 x 1GbE management port

Expansion Connectivity (per Controller)

Built-in 2 x 12Gb/s SAS wide ports (SFF-8644)

Drive Type

XS1224 / XS1216 / XS1212

  • Mix & match 3.5" 2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SED1 HDD
  • 2.5” SAS, SATA SSD (6Gb MUX board needed for 2.5" SATA drives in dual controller system)
 

XS1226

  • 2.5" SAS, NL-SAS, SED1 HDD
  • 2.5” SAS, SATA SSD (6Gb MUX board needed for 2.5" SATA drives in dual controller system)

Expansion Capabilities

Up to 10 expansion units using XD5300 series 12Gb SAS expansion enclosure
  • XD5324 (4U 24-bay, LFF)
  • XD5316 (3U 16-bay, LFF)
  • XD5312 (2U 12-bay, LFF)
  • XD5326 (2U 26-bay, SFF)

Max. Drives Supported

  • XS1224 (4U 24-bay, LFF) : 284
  • XS1216 (3U 16-bay, LFF) : 276
  • XS1212 (2U 12-bay, LFF) : 272
  • XS1226 (2U 26-bay, SFF) : 286

Dimension
(H x W x D)

19” Rackmount

  • XS1224 (4U 24-bay, LFF) : 170.3 x 438 x 515 mm
  • XS1216 (3U 16-bay, LFF) : 130.4 x 438 x 515 mm
  • XS1212 (2U 12-bay, LFF) : 88 x 438 x 515 mm
  • XS1226 (2U 26-bay, SFF) : 88 x 438 x 491 mm

Memory Protection

Cache-to-Flash module (optional)

  • Battery backup module + Flash module (to protect all memory capacity)
  • Super capacitor module + Flash module (to protect up to 16GB memory per controller)

LCM (LCD Module)

USB LCM (optional)

Power Supply

80 PLUS Platinum, two redundant 770W (1+1)
AC Input
   100~127V    10A, 50-60Hz
   200~240V    5A, 50-60Hz
DC Output
   +12V        63.4A
   +5VSB      2.0A

Fan Module

2 x hot pluggable/redundant fan modules
Software

Storage Management

  • RAID level 0 ,1 ,0+1 ,3 ,5 ,6 ,10 ,30 ,50, 60, and N-way mirror
  • Flexible storage pool ownership
  • Thin Provisioning (QThin) with space reclamation
  • SSD Cache (QCache2)
  • Auto Tiering (QTiering2)
  • Global, local, and dedicated hot spares
  • Write-through and write-back cache policy
  • Online disk roaming
  • Spreading RAID disks drives across enclosures
  • Background I/O priority setting
  • Instant RAID volume availability
  • Fast RAID rebuild
  • Online storage pool expansion
  • Online volume extension
  • Online volume migration
  • Auto volume rebuilding
  • Instant volume restoration
  • Online RAID level migration
  • SED drive1 support
  • Video editing mode for enhanced performance
  • Disk drive health check and S.M.A.R.T attributes
  • Storage pool parity check and media scan for disk scrubbing
  • SSD wear lifetime indicator
  • Disk drive firmware batch update

iSCSI Host Connectivity

  • Proven QSOE 2.0 optimization engine
  • CHAP & Mutual CHAP authentication
  • SCSI-3 PR (Persistent Reservation for I/O fencing) support
  • iSNS support
  • VLAN (Virtual LAN) support
  • Jumbo frame (9,000 bytes) support
  • Up to 256 iSCSI targets
  • Up to 512 hosts per controller
  • Up to 1,024 sessions per controller

Fibre Channel Host Connectivity

  • Proven QSOE 2.0 optimization engine
  • FCP-2 & FCP-3 support
  • Auto detect link speed and topology
  • Topology supports point-to-point3 and loop
  • Up to 256 hosts per controller

High Availability

  • Dual-Active (Active/Active) SAN controllers
  • Cache mirroring through NTB bus
  • ALUA support
  • Management port seamless failover
  • Fault-tolerant and redundant modular components for SAN controller, PSU, FAN module, and dual port disk drive interface
  • Dual-ported HDD tray connector
  • Multipath I/O and load balancing support (MPIO, MC/S, Trunking, and LACP)
  • Firmware update with zero system downtime

Security

  • Secured Web (HTTPS), SSH (Secure Shell)
  • iSCSI Force Field to protect from mutant network attack
  • iSCSI CHAP & Mutual CHAP authentication
  • SED drive1 support

Storage Efficiency

  • Thin Provisioning (QThin) with space reclamation
  • Auto Tiering (QTiering2) with 3 levels of storage tiers

Networking

  • DHCP, Static IP, NTP, Trunking, LACP, VLAN, Jumbo frame (up to 9,000 bytes)

Advanced Data Protection

  • Snapshot (QSnap), block-level, differential backup
    • Writeable snapshot support
    • Manual or schedule tasks
    • Up to 64 snapshots per volume
    • Up to 64 volumes for snapshot
    • Up to 4,096 snapshots per system
  • Remote Replication (QReplica)
    • Asynchronous, block-level, differential backup based on snapshot technology
    • Traffic shaping for dynamic bandwidth controller
    • Manual or schedule tasks
    • Auto rollback to previous version if current replication fails
    • Up to 32 schedule tasks per controller
  • Volume clone for local replication
  • Configurable N-way mirroring
  • Integration with Windows VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service)
  • Instant volume restoration
  • Cache-to-Flash memory protection2
    • M.2 flash module
    • Power module: BBM or SCM (Super Capacitor Module)
  • USB and network UPS support with SNMP management

Virtualization Certification

  • Server Virtualization & Clustering
  • Latest VMware vSphere certification
  • VMware VAAI for iSCSI & FC
  • Windows Server 2016, 2012 R2 Hyper-V certification
  • Microsoft ODX
  • Latest Citrix XenServer certification

Easy Management

  • USB LCM2, serial console support, online firmware update
  • Intuitive Web management UI, secured web (HTTPS), SSH (Secured Shell), LED indicators
  • S.E.S. support, S.M.A.R.T. support, Wake-on-LAN, and Wake-on-SAS

Green & Energy Efficiency

  • 80 PLUS Platinum power supply
  • Wake-on-LAN to turn on or wake up the system only when necessary
  • Auto disk spin-down

Host Operating Systems Support

  • Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016
  • SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server) 10, 11, 12
  • RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) 5, 6, 7
  • CentOS (Community ENTerprise Operating System) 6, 7
  • Solaris 10, 11
  • Free BSD 9, 10
  • Mac OS X 10.11 or later
Warranty & Regulatory

Warranty

System : 3 years
Battery backup module : 1 year
Super capacitor module : 1 year

Regulatory

CE, FCC, BSMI, VCCI, KCC
Operating Environment

Temperature

Operating temperature : 0 to 40°C
Shipping temperature : -10 to 50°C

Relative Humidity

Operating relative humidity : 20% to 80% non-condensing
Non-operating relative humidity : 10% to 90%


1 SED drive support will be available in Q3 2017.
2 The function is optional and is not included in the default package.
3 16Gb Fibre Channel only supports Point-to-Point topology.
Form Factors Models Host Connectivity (per Controller)

4U 24-bay, LFF

XS1224D

XS1224S

Host Card Slot 1 (optional)

  • 4 x 16Gb FC (SFP+) ports
  • 4 x 10GbE iSCSI (SFP+) ports
  • 4 x 1GbE iSCSI (RJ45) ports
 

Host Card Slot 2 (optional)

  • 4 x 10GbE iSCSI (SFP+) ports (Slot 2 provides 20Gb bandwidth)
  • 4 x 1GbE iSCSI (RJ45) ports

3U 16-bay, LFF

XS1216D

XS1216S

2U 12-bay, LFF

XS1212D

XS1212S

2U 26-bay, SFF

XS1226D

XS1226S


D : Dual-active Controllers
S : Single-upgradable Controller
Item Download
QSAN XCubeSAN XS1200 Datasheet (Lite) (Deutsch) 2017-07 Download
QSAN XCubeSAN XS1200 Datasheet (Lite) (English) 2017-07 Download
QSAN XCubeSAN XS1200 Datasheet (Lite) (繁體中文) 2017-07 Download
QSAN XCubeSAN XS1200 Datasheet (Lite) (简体中文) 2017-07 Download
QSAN XCubeSAN Quick Installation Guide (Deutsch) 2017-06 Download
QSAN XCubeSAN Quick Installation Guide (English) 2017-06 Download
QSAN XCubeSAN Quick Installation Guide (Français) 2017-06 Download
QSAN XCubeSAN Quick Installation Guide (Italiano) 2017-06 Download
QSAN XCubeSAN Quick Installation Guide (Polish) 2017-06 Download
QSAN XCubeSAN Quick Installation Guide (Русский) 2017-06 Download
QSAN XCubeSAN Quick Installation Guide (繁體中文) 2017-06 Download
QSAN XCubeSAN Quick Installation Guide (简体中文) 2017-06 Download
QSAN XCubeSAN Quick Installation Guide (한국의) 2017-06 Download
QSAN XCubeSAN Hardware Owner's Manual (English) 2017-08 Download
QSAN XCubeSAN SANOS 4.0 User's Manual (English) 2017-07 Download
QSAN XCubeSAN Configuration Worksheet (English) 2017-07 Download
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