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iSAN 7224s Series

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The iSAN® 7224s Series SAN storage models provide maximum performance, and the redundancy of hardware level mirroring, with automatic failover, within a single dual controller solution.

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Compatible with

  • XenServer 7.0


  • Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer)

Product Details

The iSAN® 7224s Series SAN storage models provide maximum performance, and the redundancy of hardware level mirroring, with automatic failover, within a single dual controller solution.

The iSAN® 7224s Series is loaded with onboard data protection features like snapshot backup, portable disk backup, tape backup and encrypted and deduplicated WAN replication.

Virtual disk snapshots can be performed, on-demand any time, on a timed schedule as often as every 5 minutes, or when data changes reach a threshold that you set. Backups execute per virtual disk as a background task with minimal operational impact, and can be scheduled to occur after hours or on-demand at any time, including during business hours if desired.

Offload copying starts immediately, so there is no "backup window". Replication can be performed either as snapshots occur or on a separate schedule, if desired. Data at the remote site is available for immediate use with no need to perform a restore function.

Technical Specification

Disk Drive Bays 24 Bays
Scalable Up to 7 units
Transfer Rate 4 GB/s
Performance 700,000 IOPS
Disk Drives 24
RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
Controllers Two
System Type 2U Rackmount
Network Interface Two (2) GbE, Two (2) USB 2.0, One (1) SAS Expansion Optional 10 GbE, Fibre Channel, USB 3.0, or eSATA ports


Easy To Use
Cybernetics SANs are easy to install, connect, operate, and manage with a simple but powerful graphical user interface. On-line help is provided along with step-by-step guidance.

Saves Money
Cybernetics iSAN® models include enterprise-class features like snapshots and replication that are either costly or not available on some other products.

High-Speed Operations
Cybernetics SANs are designed to deliver the high performance. A large high-speed cache dedicated to I/O operations and custom optimization algorithms combine to achieve impressive IOPS. Management displays show performance metrics for the SAN and individual volumes.

Fast Connections
To ensure data is moved to and from the SAN quickly, multiple 1Gb Ethernet ports are standard. 10GbE , SAS, and 8Gb FC ports are available. The SAN supports multi-path redundancy and load balancing through industry-standard protocols. Jumbo frames are supported for more efficient data transfer.

Cybernetics iSAN® is an effective solution in a wide variety of roles, from volume storage to supporting heavy-duty applications and databases. It is an ideal platform for VDI deployments.

If your data storage needs grow, just add drives to dynamically expand capacity without downtime. Add lower-cost expansion arrays for scalability up to 168 drives and 896 TB of integral storage on a single SAN.

The dual-controller systems provide easy upward growth when higher performance is needed. Simply exchange controller modules for non-disruptive upgrades.

Flexible Configurations
Cybernetics iSAN® supports tiered storage with any number of disk drive types, speed, and capacity. Choose standard disks or cost-effective SSDs. Mix and match drives and RAID sets in the same chassis. Chassis up to 24 bays are available.

iSAN® works with Windows, Linux, Unix, Netware, and OSx. Certified for Citrix XEN, and Hyper V.

Snapshot Data Protection
Snapshots provide quick access to previous versions of data. Snapshots are configured per volume on a timed schedule, on demand, or when data changes reach a size threshold you set. They are highly efficient, storing only a single instance of each changed block.

Remote Data Replication
Cybernetics iSANs can protect your data with off-site replication - automated, deduplicated, and encrypted - to another unit anywhere. Replication is configured individually for each volume, and multi-site replication is supported. Replication uses efficient snapshot technology, so it is bandwidth-friendly.

Local Data Self Protection
Cybernetics iSAN® can make local copies of any virtual disk to directly-attached disk or tape devices, with no additional licensing or software. These full-image backup operations execute as a background task, on demand or scheduled. This can supplement or even replace expensive backup solutions.

Space Management
To keep up with increasing demands for data, you can dynamically expand virtual storage space allocation instantly, as needed. You can also perform copying and cloning of data within the system.

iSAN® includes multiple hot-swappable components and your choice of three levels of redundancy depending on needs and budget. Linked pairs provide automatic fail-over between chassis for true no single point of failure operation.

Access and Data Security
System administration requires a password, and you can secure access to local and remote sites through CHAP. IP address constraints can be used to control connectivity access to any virtual disk volume.

Cybernetics provides support with lifetime unlimited U.S. headquarters-based technical support for as long as you own the equipment, regardless of the status of the hardware warranty. Extended hardware support plans are available, including on-site service