EMC Isilon X200

The Isilon X200, powered by the OneFS® operating system, uses Isilon's powerful yet simple scale-out storage architecture to speed access to massive amounts of critical data, while dramatically reducing cost and complexity. The Isilon X200 delivers a flexible solution to accelerate your high-concurrent and sequential-throughput applications. In addition, with SSD technology for file-system metadata and file-based storage workflows, the Isilon X200 significantly accelerates namespace intensive operations.

Agility and Flexibility: The Isilon X200 is the first unified scale-out storage solution capable of scaling from a few terabytes to multiple petabytes and over 30 gigabytes per second (GBps) of throughput, all within a single file system. On-the-fly scaling enables your organization to quickly grow capacity and performance linearly or independently, for ultimate agility.

Simplicity: Isilon’s modular architecture and intelligent software make deployment and management simple. Once racked, you can have an X200 cluster online in less than 10 minutes, without time-consuming, expensive integration services. An X200 cluster provides a single pool of storage with a global namespace, eliminating the need to support multiple volumes and file systems.

High Efficiency: Isilon unified scale-out storage delivers much higher utilization rates than traditional NAS or SAN storage — over 80 percent versus 50 percent for competing solutions. That translates into greater overall efficiency, resulting in lower acquisition, operating, and maintenance costs. Low power consumption and maximum density further ensure the ultra-low overhead of Isilon storage.

The Isilon X200 provides the performance, scalability, and agility to conquer your storage challenges.

Scalability & Performance

  • High concurrent access and scalable capacity in a single global namespace
  • Scalable up to 5.2 PB
  • Maximum aggregate throughput of over 30 GBps
  • Up to 6.9 TB of globally coherent cache
  • 60-second on-the-fly scaling of capacity and/or performance
  • Namespace Operation Acceleration via SSD
  • Up to N+4 data protection, set at cluster, directory, or file level
  • Intelligent use of SSDs for metadata and file-based storage workflows

Use Cases

The Isilon X200, powered by the OneFS Operating System is ideal for high-concurrency and high-throughput applications and workflows.

  • Digital Media: broadcast, post production, and DI (digital intermediate)
  • Internet/Web 2.0: online video, audio, and image serving; Web-analytics
  • Life Sciences: genetic sequencing and large scale microscopy environments
  • Electronic Design Automation: design team collaboration, design libraries, tool scripts, and design implementation databases
  • Virtualized Environments: Tier 2 and Tier 3 workloads
  • HPC and Research: Large sequential IO and throughput. Tier 2 results analysis and instrument data.

 Isilon S200 Product Specifications

Scale-out Architecture Truly distributed, fully symmetric clustered architecture that combines modular storage nodes with Isilon’s intelligent software.
Modular Design Self-contained nodes include server, software, and disks in a 2U rack-mountable node.
Operating System Sixth generation of Isilon® OneFS® distributed file system. Creates a cluster with a single file system and single global namespace.
Fully journaled, fully distributed, globally coherent write/read cache.
High Availability No single point of failure. Self-healing design protects against disk or node failure. Includes backend intra-cluster failover.
Scalability Initial cluster setup in under 10 minutes. Add performance and capacity in 60 seconds. Up to 5.2 PB and 30 GB/s throughput.
Data Protection FlexProtect file-level striping with support for N+1 through N+4 and mirroring data protection schemes.
Data Replication SyncIQ™ fast and flexible file-based asynchronous replication.
Data Retention SmartLock™ policy-based retention and protection against accidental deletion.
Network Protocol Support NFSv3, NFSv4, NFS Kerberized Sessions (UDP or TCP), iSCSI, SMB1 (CIFS), SMB2, HTTP, FTP, NDMP, SNMP, LDAP,
ADS, NIS reads/writes.
Client Support Microsoft® Windows®, Linux, UNIX, Apple® Macintosh.
Isilon Software Compatibility Compatible with all Isilon licensable software: SmartLock™, Isilon for vCenter™, SyncIQ™, SnapshotIQ™, SmartConnect™, SmartQuotas™, SmartPools™, InsightIQ™ and Aspera for Isilon IQ.

Environmental Specifications

Power Supply Dual redundant, hot-swappable 760W power supplies with Power Factor Correction (PFC)
Operating Environment 50° F to 95° F (10° C to 35° C), 5% to 95% relative humidity, non-condensing 
Dimension/Weight Height: 3.48" (8.8 cm), Width: 18.87" (47.9 cm), Depth: 28.5" (72.4 cm), Weight: 51.6 lbs / 23.4 kg
Minimum Service Clearances Front: 35" (89.0 cm), Rear: 14" (35.6 cm) 

Isilon’s Comprehensive Storage Solutions... Powerful, Yet Simple

The Isilon X-Series product line, along with the Isilon S-Series and NL-Series product lines, provide a complete portfolio of innovative solutions that drive business value for customers by optimizing their mission-critical applications, workflows, and processes. Isilon enables enterprises and research organizations worldwide to manage large and rapidly growing amounts of data in a highly-scalable, easy-to-manage, and costeffective way.