You are on page 1of 2

Virtual Storage Gateway Virtual Storage Gateway

Combines NAS, iSCSI SAN and NAS Head capability in one appliance
What is a VSG?
FibreStreams multifunctional Virtual Storage Gateway (VSG) is a scalable Network Attached Storage and Storage Area Network appliance that provides enterprise-class storage management features at an extremely competitive price. The debate between NAS and SAN can now be put to rest as the VSG gives the IT Administrator the ability to chose between File and Block storage as required by the application. Using volume-based virtualization, the VSG masks the complexity of individual disk drives and presents a logical pool of data. A true gateway, the VSG absorbs data from multiple sources (SCSI RAID, Fibre Channel SAN, ATA RAID) and supplies it to assorted servers and clients (Windows, Unix, Mac) using a common management interface and security policy. The VSG can be equipped with up to 2TB of internal RAID storage and can be expanded to many Terabytes using low cost external storage. The VSG uses SCSI or FC attached RAIDs or JBODs, attaches to fibre channel SANs and even manages storage from other NAS devices or Novell servers. Whichever way you choose to add storage, the VSG will let you manage it easily with the included web browser based VSG Manager. The powerful VSG Manager provides a single view of all storage devices, user and server access, storage utilization and advanced features such as snapshot and backup. Complex tasks such as creating RAIDs, adding iSCSI initiators and adding users can be done in just 3 clicks. Plus, the VSG Manager provides ample graphs, alarms and logs in order to properly oversee all resources.

Dynamic Volume Management - Combine physical storage into logical volumes which you can resize and snapshot Filesystem choice - You may format each logical volume with one of five different journaling filesystems or retain the volumes in block format. ACL and Quota support included. Block Serving/iSCSI support - Using a common storage pool, the VSG serves File and Block data simultaneously via Ethernet RAID support - Create any combination of hardware and software RAIDs Scalability - Bring additional storage online without downtime File Sharing - Supports Windows, Unix, Linux, and Apple. The VSG also provides Share mapping capability to Novell servers or other NAS devices Authentication - Authenticate users from a Windows domain, NIS domain, and locally at the same time. Snapshot scheduler - Take multiple point-in-time copies of volumes that can be instantly restored from the client Integrated backup - Backup scheduler handles Share to Share backups automatically using snapshots. You may use NDMP or standard networking protocols to make backups with 3rd party solutions. Online support - Software can be updated online or with a CDROM. Interactive remote support is available via an encrypted link.

Enterprise class - The VSG performs like a high-end data storage system at an affordable price Flexibility - Connections to Ethernet, Fibre Channel, SCSI and DAS make the VSG the most flexible product on the market Heterogenous support - The ability to allow realtime collaboration between Mac, UNIX/Linux, and Windows users Use Existing infrastructure - Standard Ethernet switches and NICs are used by the VSG Ease of use - A web based administration tool that makes powerful features easy to understand Peace of mind - VSG solutions provide redundancy, hot failover, hot-swap components, and email alerts Performance - The VSG can be tuned to your application with hardware or software options Easy growth path - Using add-on RAID systems, you can incrementally expand your storage system economically and unobtrusively Plug and Play - The VSG installation can be completed in under 5 minutes usinga web browser

NAS Filers are only half the solution.

Resizeable Logical Volumes



Exchange Server

SQL Server

Win 2k


Linux / UNIX

The VSG serves not only file data (NAS) but also block data (SAN) to applications such as MS exchange and SQL using your existing ethernet infrastructure.

Network Protocols Microsoft (CIFS/SMB), Unix/Linux (NFS), Apple (AFP) Internet (HTTP and HTTPS), File Transfer Protocol (FTP) iSCSI NTP NDMP SNMP Hardware Dual Gigabit Ethernet for LAN and SAN connections Fibre Channel (optional) Intel Xeon processor(s) Up to 12GB RAM Ultra 320 SCSI port Dual redundant, hot swap power supplies Hot swap drive bays Flash disk for OS redundancy 14 cooling fans OS Linux 2.4, critical parts reside in Flash memory

Internal Storage Hardware and software RAID 9 ATA drive bays External Storage Fibre Channel and SCSI connections JBOD, SCSI RAID, Fibre Channel RAID Fibre Channel SAN compatible Hardware Monitoring CPU temperature, Fan speed, Core voltage, Power supply UPS notifications and shutdown Alarms and email notification Environment Operating temperature: 10 - 35 C (50 to 95 F) Operating relative humidity: 8 - 80% (non-condensing) Storage temperature: -40 - 65 C (-40 to 95 F) Storage relative humidity: 5 - 95% (non-condensing) Regulatory FCC,CE, CB

Scheduled Snapshots

re Ch a




Front End

Back End
FC Switch FibreChannel



SCSI GigE Switch GigE GigE Win 2k Server


Win 2k


Ethernet SAN

Internal RAID

Novell Server

iSCSI Macintosh iSCSI Linux / UNIX NDMP Tape Library Win 2k Linux Server

Mapped Shares

Snap Drive

Block traffic File traffic Logical volume

Copyright (c) 2003 FibreStream, Inc. All Rights Reserved

2724 Summer Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 ph: 612-331-3750