The AccuNAS AN4L 64 bit Series offers a performance tuned Network Attached Storage for high capacity network based data storage. The new 64bit OS provides increased performance, enhanced compatibilities and features. More enhanced than most of the 4 bay tower NAS on the market, the AN4L utilizes the power of the Intel ATOM Dual-Core CPU and 1GB of DDR II memory to provide an exceptionally faster performance. With the increased CPU processing power, the AN4L is able to provide enterprise level features such as an iSCSI initiator and target support, snapshot with scheduling and real-time NAS-to-NAS folder replication. Along with a built-in RAID 5 and RAID 6, the AN4L provides enterprise-class features that are normally not included in this product price range.
Feature Rich Network Storage - Built-in Snapshot, Folder Replication and iSCSI In comparison to other NAS products in the market, the AccuNAS is bundled with many enterprise level advanced features without the additional cost. For example, iSCSI target support for iSCSI applications, iSCSI initiator support for future data storage expansion, NAS to NAS folder replication, scheduled or on-demand volume snapshot and local tape backup support are just a few of the many features this product offers.
iSCSI Support for VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V To take advantage of centralized storage for all virtual machines in VMware ESX or Vsphere, the AN4L can be used as a focal storage point for the VMWare ESX or ESXi server hosting multiple virtual machines. Utilizing the AN4L as an iSCSI target storage system for the VMware ESX/ESXi server, the AN4L is ready for your VMware storage virtualization needs.
Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization environment is also supported. With the support of SPC-3, iSCSI can be used in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 clustering environment for high-availability applications.
Highly efficient OS based on 64 bit Operating Systems.
An intriguing Web GUI Using Web Browser GUI can configure, access and monitor the NAS/iSCSI.
High file transfer rate for all types of protocols: NFS, AFP, CIFS, FTP, and iSCSI.
Robust Journaling File Systems – XFS.
File-sharing for clients in heterogeneous or mixed OS platforms is supported.
NAS-to-NAS Folder Replications: Scheduled Differential and Scheduled Full Copy with Compression.
Include iSCSI target & initiator functions for IP-SAN infrastructure.
Remote system monitoring for Fan status, Temperatures, HDD status, Network connectivity status.
Remote Monitoring and Remote Email Notifications.
Auto email notification for pre-defined events.
Supports storage quota assignment to group or to individual users, as well as warning when approaching quota full.
Volume Snapshots supported - Supports multiple Snapshots for ‘point-in-time” user data image against accidental user file deletion and data corruption or virus attack. Snapshot can be scheduled and/or On-Demand
Build-in iSCSI initiator – a new NAS act as an iSCSI target, and connect it into the existing NAS as if it is part of the local storage.
Supports local folder creation under each root network share
Multi-Level sub-folders supported.
Network Share can be created based on volume or based on subfolder.
User Support and Security
Maximum number of local user accounts: 60,000
Maximum number of characters for user name: 31 characters
Maximum number of characters for user password: 128 characters
Local user account supported with “Home” Directory option
Windows ADS / PDC / Workgroup supported
Special feature supporting Windows ADS with large number user accounts.
Multi User IDs supported for Windows ADS administrators
ACL – Access Control List supported, Local ACL supported down to Folder-Level and File-Level.
NIS – Network Information Services for Unix/Linux supported
HTTPS/SSL Service supported
Host (IP) filtering
A NAS discovery tool, NAS-Finder, will automatically discover any and all NAS units in the local network, and allow Administrator to manually add an entry for remote NAS unit over internet/VPN/WAN.
Monitoring NAS resource utilization status via Web GUI.
Monitoring On-Line Users and Folder-being-accessed via Web GUI
Support system log to be downloaded and email to technical support personnel for further trouble-shooting.
Support system configuration to be backup and restore
iSCSI Target function allows a certain portion(s) of the storage to be partitioned as iSCSI volume(s) and assigned to specific host computer, appearing as if a local disk to that host computer.
Provides block level services (iSCSI) and file services (NAS) in a unified storage system.
Build-in iSCSI initiator function allows the NAS to mount remote iSCSI target volume as its local physical storage, and expand its storage capacity
Combination of iSCSI Target and Initiator support between multiple NAS units can be used as one of the method to do Multi-NAS-Aggregation for storage expansions
Build-in Snapshot support iSCSI volumes
iSCSI volume supports Microsoft Server 2008 R2 Failover Clustering (SPC-3) and VMware ESX/ESXi Server
Tower Based MN4LA+B and AN4L, as well as rackmount based EliteNAS Linux NAS series product line are fully interoperable for folder replications.
Different models can replicate to each other.
Scheduled or on-demand replication.
Build-in Differential Replication allow deploy multiple units in different location via Internet/Intranet
Building block of a total enterprise solution.
Intel ATOM Dual Core processor.
1GB DDR2 memory; upgradeable to 4GB.
Supports 2TB SATA II hard drive.
Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports.
OS on DOM (Disk-on-Module) without mechanical wear and tear
- by David_W @Mar 22, 2011
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