Xcellis® gateway nodes offer the ability to redefine performance across all-IP storage architectures, and do so affordably through 1 GbE, 10 GbE, 40 GbE, and 100 GbE client access to StorNext® environments.
Ideal for customers who have render farms for visual effects, server farms for data analysis, or 100-plus workstation environments where shared storage is a must, Xcellis gateway nodes offer industry leading performance and cost-effectiveness.
Xcellis clusters can scale capacity and performance together or independently to reach hundreds of petabytes and terabytes-per-second performance. Single client connections (SMB, NFS, or high-performance client) can achieve more than 3x the performance of competitive enterprise NAS offerings. And in workflows where low latency is required, Xcellis can be configured with Quantum’s Distributed LAN Client (DLC).
In dual redundant configurations, built-in StorNext software running on Xcellis gateway nodes can monitor the load between multiple gateways, dynamically allocating requests to balance the traffic across network interface cards. This automated process greatly reduces the administrative overhead of having to remap and mount client machines to new targets, as typically occurs in traditional NFS/CIFS LAN connections.
Xcellis gateway nodes can serve as a Distributed Data Mover (DDM), taking data migration duties from StorNext metadata controllers and clients. This preserves system performance during archive operations when data is moved between primary storage and more affordable tiers, such as tape, object, or cloud storage.
With a simple installation and setup, in as little as 30 minutes, Xcellis gateway nodes provide a modern administrative GUI with in-depth monitoring, alerting and management functions, plus rapid scanning and search. Xcellis is designed to integrate with the highest performance Ethernet networks through SMB and NFS interfaces.