The NAS storage pool is presented to clients as a single file system with a single IP address. All logical units (LUNs) are aggregated into one entity using virtualization, and all nodes can access all LUNs. As a result, the organization experiences no interruption in storage access if a single controller failure occurs. Active/active controllers, redundant and backup power supplies, and load balancing also support this capability.
By using cache efficiently, EqualLogic FS7500 scale-out NAS is designed to provide fast, highly reliable reads and writes, with caching technology that automatically tunes itself to the current workload. In addition, multithreading allows for highly efficient I/O processing with fast response times.
The scale-out architecture of EqualLogic FS7500 systems enables IT departments to bring new hardware online quickly and streamline the migration process.
Enhanced consolidation and utilization
The EqualLogic FS7500 scale-out NAS architecture separates end users’ data and access from the underlying hardware configuration—helping to ensure maximum utilization of servers, processors, cache memory, and disk drives.
Optimal management efficiency
Both block and file storage can be managed from a single Dell EqualLogic interface, streamlining NAS and SAN administration. Automated load balancing across array disks, RAID sets, connections, cache, and controllers also helps reduce administrative demands. As a result, growth is less labor-intensive and time-consuming for IT than in traditional scale-up storage environments because modules can be added incrementally, avoiding the need for significant upgrades.