Boston Igloo 2U-21 NXStor AiO

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Optimized for high performance storage applications, Boston's new range of Igloo NX Series products offer a broad range of connectivity and storage options with high IO performance and capacities being powered by NexentaStor.


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Boston Igloo 2U-21 NXStor AiO

Optimized for high performance storage applications, Boston's new range of Igloo NX Series products offer a broad range of connectivity and storage options with high IO performance and capacities being powered by NexentaStor™.

The Igloo NXStor 2U AiO supports 24 x 2.5" Hot-swap SAS HDDs of up to 1TB each in tandem with 3 or more high performance solid state hard disks for IO acceleration. Two high performance STEC 50GB SLC SSD cache drives are used in mirror as an accelerated write cache for the standard spinning disk array; Additionally the final STEC 200GB MLC SSD drive is used to compliment the system RAM as an adaptive replacement (read) cache. The result of these extra caching levels is an increase in performance of high magnitude - in many cases up to 10x better than standard storage arrays.

Based on Nexenta's NexentaStor™ the Igloo NXStor Ai1 leverages the revolutionary ZFS file system. This allows previously exotic and proprietary storage features typically offered as additional upgrades by other vendors to be included as standard at no cost across the Igloo NXStor range including, multi-parity RAID, data de-duplication, unlimited snapshots, compression, replication, copy-on-write data resilience, online volume expansion and many more. Scalability is second to none with optional additional cascading units containing further spinning disks for greater capacity or extra solid state disks for increased cache.

NexentaStor™ is the leading hardware independent OpenStorage solution based on its adoption by thousands of enterprises to date. With features such as 128 bit addressing, virtually unlimited storage file sizes, virtually unlimited numbers of clones, and support for multiple concurrent server virtualization vendors, NexentaStor™ is both Cloud and Virtualizaton ready. Nexenta has also developed the VM Data Center module, which integrates tightly with NexentaStor, VMware, and Citrix. The VM Data Center module allows hosting and cloud providers to easily see and manage their virtual environments. For maximum efficiency, storage policies can be set directly from NexentaStor for particular virtual machines.


Key Features

All-in-one Storage System Dual Intel Xeon processors 48GB ECC DDR3 Memory 21TB local SATA storage 2x 50GB SSD Write Cache 1x 200GB SSD Read Cache RAID support (striping, mirroring, RAIDZ, RAIDZ-2 & RAIDZ-3) Dual Port 10GbE connectivity (SFP+) 1x 8-Port External SAS HBA Dual redundant high efficiency power supplies


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  • BIOS Features

    ACPI 1.0
    ACPI 2.0
    ACPI 3.0
    PCI 2.2
    Plug and Play (PnP)
    USB keyboard support

  • BIOS Type


  • Chipset

    Intel 5520 (Tylersburg-36D)

  • Chipset I/O Controller

    2 x IOH-36D

  • CPU Manufacturer


  • CPU Quantity (Installed)


  • CPU Quantity (Maximum)


  • CPU Series

    Intel Xeon X5667

  • CPU Speed

    3.06 GHz

  • Disk on Module

    1 x XI Trade 64GB Disk on Module DOM SATA i-100 Vertical MLC (Innolite)

  • Drive Bays

    24 x 2.5" hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bay w/ full SES-II support on SAS motherboards

  • Drive Support


  • Error Detection

    Corrects single-bit errors
    Detects double-bit errors (using ECC memory)
    Supports Intel x4 and x8 SDDC

  • Expansion Slots

    7 x low-profile expansion slots

  • Form Factor


  • GPU Family

    Matrox G-Series

  • GPU Manufacturer


  • GPU Memory Sizes


  • GPU Model

    Matrox G200eW

  • HDD's (Installed)

    21 x Seagate Constellation.2 1TB SATA

  • Input/Output

    1 x PS/2 keyboard port
    1 x PS/2 mouse port
    1 x RJ45 Dedicated IPMI LAN port
    1 x Serial Port
    1 x VGA port
    2 x RJ45 LAN ports
    6 x SATA ports
    8 x SAS / SATA ports
    8 x USB 2.0 ports

  • L2ARC (L2 read cache)

    STEC 200GB MLC SATA SSD device

  • Manufacturer


  • Memory (Installed)

    96GB DDR3 1333MHz Reg-ECC

  • Memory (Maximum)


  • Memory Slots


  • Memory Speed


  • Memory Type

    DDR3 ECC

  • Network Adapter

    1 x Supermicro AOC-E10GSFPSR 10Gb Ethernet SFP+ transceiver module
    1 x Supermicro AOC-STGN-I2S dual-port 10Gb network controller
    Intel 82576 Dual-Port Gigabit
    Realtek RTL8201N PHY (dedicated IPMI)

  • Product Range

    Boston Igloo

  • Product Series


  • PSU Output Capacity

    1200 Watts

  • RAID Support (SAS)

    RAID 0
    RAID 1
    RAID 10

  • RAID Support (SATA)

    RAID 0
    RAID 1
    RAID 5 (Windows only)
    RAID 10

  • Redundant Power Supply?


  • SAS Controller

    LSI 2008 8-Port SASII Controller
    LSI SAS 9200-8e

  • Software (Installed)

    Nexenta Base license: Manage up to 24TB of storage (incl 3 years Gold level support)

  • Software Vendor


  • Storage Protocol


  • System Bus

    QPI (up to 6.4 GT/s)

  • Tags

    SDS Servers

  • ZIL (Secondary write cache)

    STEC 50GB SLC SATA SSD device

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