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Leclerc 60TB and 90TB


oles@ovh.net
09-03-2009, 10:54 AM
Hello,

The service will start on 15 September. We will complete the site with documentation, guides and images with 2 customers that are currently installing. The goal is to provide such service in less than 10 days after the order.
http://www.ovh-gs.com/fr/produits/systeme_leclerc/

Regards,

Octave

oles@ovh.net
09-03-2009, 10:54 AM
Hello,

With the commencement of the new GS (Global Solution), we will be offering our "Leclerc" storage solution with a maximum capacity (to begin with) of 90TB and 60TB. We could of course offer less. There are two proposed solutions, the first "single" (the disk is connected to a HG server) and the second "double" (the disk is connected to 2 HG servers at the same time).

In terms of software solutions, we offer Linux RedHat Enterprise with a GFS2 filesystem on Solaris or with the ZFS filesystem. This allows storage locally or via the client server CIFS or NFS. We can also leave the service in iSCSI to mount it onto a client server as the normal disc.

In terms of cost, single mode, is a HG server which costs (299 + VAT per month) connected on disk shelfs (between 1 and 5 to start). The installation cost of the shelf is 499 + VAT and rental is 249 + VAT per month. Each shelf can contain 12 SAS disks. The installation of an SAS 1TB drive costs 99 and a 1.5TB SAS disk for 149 then 0 + VAT / month (!!). You do not pay more than the cost of the shelf. So the solution HG 1 server + 5 shelves with 60 1TB SAS disks (60TB space gross) costs for the installation 7188 then 1544 Ex. VAT / month (!!!) with 200Mbps bandwidth to the Internet (!!!!). The same thing is 90TB costs approx. 10,000 for Installation and 1544 + VAT / month.

The solution for a disk attached to 2 HG servers at the same time works the same way. We need an additional HG server (299 / month). Then the shelf is always 499 / month but 399 / month. That's the only difference in terms of cost. And therefore a solution with 2 HG and 5 shelves with 60TB attached on these 2 HG always costs 7188 to install and then 2593 / month. And with 90TB raw space approx. 10K and 2593 / month.

The solution includes hosting in our datacentres, a redundant Internet connection (up to 10Gbps on each HG), support level 1 and 2 (hardware and software level system) but it is available in less than 10 days for rent. The commitment is 12 months. You have nothing to connect, nothing to put in the racks, nothing to buy, no waiting for the delivery of equipment, nothing to do except to make the order on the OVH site so that GS delivers the solution.

This is the first Leclerc 60TB/90TB single and double attach solution to be proposed as standard (click on the site and 10 days later SSH access to the server (s)). The solutions are possible up to 1PB of raw disk space in single or dual attach. Basically, it takes several SAS cards in the HG chassis, you change the type of SAS card to attach more shelves, you change the type of shelves to put more records, you change the type of discs for increased storage capacity. In short, it customizes the solution. At our level the largest system currently in production with a single attach 560TB raw space. It is currently building a 740TB for the purposes of backup hosting. At our level it runs on Solaris and ZFS.

In addition to iSCSI, we work on the FCoE to offer the service of FC (Fiber Channel) with 10Gbps on client servers. This is the next step.

All the best,

Octave