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UCS Invicta Series Solid State Systems C3124SA Appliance Data Sheet

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Product Overview

The Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS®) Invicta C3124SA Appliance delivers powerful, easy‑to‑manage application acceleration for data-intensive workloads. With the Cisco UCS Invicta C3124SA, customers can dynamically manage the mix of performance and efficiency they need to support real-time decision making that can move their business forward. As business needs expand, customers can transition from the Cisco UCS Invicta C3124SA to the Cisco UCS Invicta Scaling System, the first truly enterprise-class, scalable solid-state system.

The Cisco UCS Invicta OS enables the appliance to outperform similar technologies. The OS was explicitly designed to use NAND flash memory to sustain high throughput, a high I/O operations per second (IOPS), and ultra-low latency while overcoming the write performance and longevity challenges typically associated with multilevel-cell (MLC) flash memory.

Imagine all of your mission-critical application workloads performing faster. Cisco’s application-centric approach allows customers to quickly and efficiently configure IT infrastructure to support resource intensive applications, real-time analytics, and decision making. Consider the impact on your business if transactions, analysis, batch jobs, desktops, and other important processes consistently performed at maximum speed. Cisco’s solid-state systems products dramatically improve the performance of many types of workloads:

   Analytics and intelligence: Extract, integrate, and analyze data up to 10 times faster.

   Batch processing: Run batches without interrupting other workflow.

   E-mail: Reduce time delays by a factor of up to 50.

   Online transaction processing: Remove performance bottlenecks between servers and memory.

   Video: Complete more transcoding tasks in significantly less time.

   Virtual desktops: Improve overall user experience with desktops that launch faster and respond quickly while virus scanning.

   Database loads: Dramatically reduce query response times.

   High-performance computing (HPC): Leverage low latency IO requests to speed time sensitive applications.

In today’s world of increasing business demands and technology requirements, customers need to process and react to data faster. Applications now require a higher level of performance, and IT departments need infrastructure that can be quickly shaped and reshaped as opportunities demand. This is where Cisco’s leadership in high-performance, solid-state systems that accelerate application performance and simplify data center operations shines.

Features and Benefits

Table 1 summarizes the features and benefits of the Cisco UCS Invicta C3124SA Appliance.

Table 1.       Features and Benefits

Feature

Benefit

Cisco UCS Invicta OS

  Enables the appliance to achieve high throughput, high IOPS, and ultra-low latency.
  Greatly extends the useful life of MLC media.
  Treats write requests in a manner that best accommodates flash architecture-wear-leveling algorithms by committing all writes across the entire appliance.
  Reduces power consumption and floor space, leading to energy and space savings.

Data protection

  Write-protection buffer delivers confirmed writes in the event of a power loss.
  Asynchronous and open target replication enables users to replicate data to a variety of different targets for increased flexibility, security, and availability.

Connectivity

  Users can use their current environments without limiting options to build an enterprise infrastructure.

Manageability

  Users can configure the appliance with only a few easy steps.
  The GUI provides performance monitoring; advanced autosupport setup; role assignment; and management tools for mirroring, replication, and other functions.

Data Reduction

  Provides up to 10x deduplication rate.
  Reduces space requirements for more efficient use.

Thin Provisioning

  Eliminates the cost of unused, over allocated memory.
  Saves space and resources.

Product Specifications

Table 2 lists the hardware specifications for the Cisco UCS Invicta C3124SA Appliance.

Table 2.       Cisco UCS Invicta C3124SA Appliance Specifications

Item

Specification

Capacity (TB)

3, 6, 12, and 24 TB

IOPS*

250,000 read operations

200,000 write operations

* For 4K cryptologically random writes

Bandwidth

1.2 GBps

Latency

100 microseconds

Drive protection

RAID

Redundant fans and power supplies

  Dual-redundant fans and power supplies for enterprise-class reliability and uptime
  Power efficiency through Cisco ® Common Form-Factor Platinum Power Supplies

Form factor

2RU

Power consumption

~350W

Interfaces

10-Gbps Ethernet and 1/10 Gbps BASE-T

8-Gbps Fibre Channel

OS support

Microsoft Windows, Linux, Red Hat, Solaris, VMware vSphere, and Citrix XenServer

Integration

VAAI

Management Integration

Cisco UCS Director

Protocols

Fibre Channel, iSCSI

Power outage protection

Write protection buffer

Processors

Intel Xeon processor: E5-2680 v2

Memory

24 DIMM slots

16-GB dual rank 1.35V

PCIe slots

2 PCIe Generation 3, x16 slots: both full height, 3/4 length (10.5-in)

Drives

24 front-accessible, hot-swappable, 2.5-inch SATA drives

Front-panel connector

One KVM console connector (supplies 2 USB, 1 VGA, and 1 serial connector)

Front-panel locator LED

Indicator to help direct administrators to specific servers in large data center environments

Additional rear connectors

Additional interfaces including a VGA video port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 Gigabit Ethernet dedicated management port, quad 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports, and an RJ-45 serial port

Physical dimensions (HxWxD)

2RU: 3.4 x 17.5 x 28.0 in. (8.7 x 44.5 x 71.2 cm)

Temperature: Operating

41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C); derate the maximum temperature by 1°C per every 305m of altitude above sea level

Temperature: Nonoperating

–40 to 158°F (–40 to 70°C)

Humidity: Operating

10 to 90% noncondensing

Humidity: Nonoperating

5 to 93% noncondensing

Altitude: Operating

0 to 10,000 ft (0 to 3000m); maximum ambient temperature decreases by 1°C per 300m)

Altitude: Nonoperating

40,000 ft (12,000m)

NV memory card

PCIe Card NVRAM card with Mode 2 support (Rev F support)

Boot drive

32-GB SD-card boot drive

Regulatory Standards

Table 3 provides regulatory standards compliance information for the Cisco UCS Invicta C3124SA Appliance.

Table 3.       Regulatory Standards Compliance: Safety

Specification

Description

Safety

  UL 60950-1 No. 21CFR1040 Second Edition
  CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition
  IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
  EN 60950-1 Second Edition
  IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
  AS/NZS 60950-1
  GB4943 2001

EMC: Emissions

  47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A
  AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A
  CISPR2 2 Class A
  EN55022 Class A
  ICES003 Class A
  VCCI Class A
  EN61000-3-2
  EN61000-3-3
  KN22 Class A
  CNS13438 Class A

EMC: Immunity

  EN55024
  CISPR24
  EN300386
  KN24

For More Information

   For additional information about the Cisco UCS Invicta C3124SA Appliance, visit http://www.cisco.com/go/ucsinvicta