ActiveScale X100

ActiveScale X100

Integrated Object Storage System Scaling From 840TB To Over 52PB, Delivering Outstanding Data Consistency, Availability, And Durability For Building World-Class Cloud Infrastructure

  • The ActiveScale™ X100 system is a highly scalable, integrated storage system that scales up from 840TB (raw) and scales out to over 52PB (raw) allowing customers to easily grow their object store in increments of easy-to-install capacity as needed. The X100 system delivers outstanding data consistency, availability, and durability which are essential for building world-class cloud infrastructure.
  • Reliability - Strong consistency for always-fresh data and BitDynamics™ for extreme data durability
  • Scalability - Scale up and Scale out for cloud-scale configurations
  • Affordability - Outstanding TCO with excellent CAPEX and OPEX
  • Accessibility - BitSpread® for high availability without replication
  • Simplicity - Real-time system management and cloud-based storage analytics for management at petabyte scale

Extensible, fully integrated
architecture for object storage


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ActiveScale Architecture


The innovative ActiveScale architecture is a cloud-scale integrated object storage solution designed for easy growth that is scalable, manageable, and cost-effective.


ActiveScale X100


The ActiveScale X100 system offers a highly attractive cost/TB for cloud-scale object storage. The highly scalable integrated storage system scales up from 840TB (raw) and scales out to over 52PB (raw) allowing customers to easily grow their object store in increments of easy-to-install capacity as needed. ActiveScale delivers outstanding data consistency, availability, and durability which are essential for building world-class cloud infrastructure.


Professional Services


StorChoice™ Professional Services are available to assist in the installation and implementation of your object storage solution. Customers with constrained resource environments immediately benefit from the additional flexibility in implementing new technology. Active Archive Accessibility


Support


StorChoice offers complete customer support services to ensure you get the most out of your ActiveScale purchase. Enterprise and mission-critical support service options are available to protect your investment.

Base Rack
Full Rack
Configuration
Maximum Object Size
16TB
16TB
Maximum Number of Objects
45B
45B
Configuration Capacity (raw/usable)
840TB /578-638TB
5.8PB/4.0-4.5PB
3-Geo Configuration (raw/usable)
2.5PB/1.3-1.6PB
52.9PB/28.2-33.8PB
Expansion Options
Scale-Up Module Capacity (raw/usable)
840TB/578-638TB
840TB/578-638TB
Performance
Client throughput performance
Up to 3.5GB/s per base
Up to 3.5GB/s per base
Reliability
Availability (hrs/day x days/wk)
24x7
24x7
Data Integrity
Tolerates 1000 bit errors per object
Tolerates 1000 bit errors per object
Data Durability
from 9 nines
(99.9999999%)
to 17 nines
(99.999999999999999%)
from 9 nines
(99.9999999%)
to 17 nines
(99.999999999999999%)
Upgrade
SW/FW Rolling upgrades
SW/FW Rolling upgrades
Connectivity
Protocols
RESTful S3, S3a
RESTful S3, S3a
Client Connectivity
60Gbps/rack (6x10Gb/sec)
60Gbps/rack (6x10Gb/sec)
Power
Power Supply
Redundant Intelligent PDUs
Redundant Intelligent PDUs
Power Consumption - typical/max (KVA)
2.5/3.8KVA
6.5/7.6KVA
Power Characteristics
Single-phase or 3-phase
Single-phase or 3-phase
Physical Size
Rack Size Height x Width x Depth mm (in)
1200 x 600 x 2060 mm (52.6 x 23.6 x 81 in)
1200 x 600 x 2060 mm (52.6 x 23.6 x 81 in)
Configuration weight (kg/lbs)
713kg/1572 lbs
1010kg/2457 lbs
Environmental
Operating Temperature
10° to 35°C (50°-95°F)
de-rated 1°C per 300m
over 960m altitude increase
10° to 35°C (50°-95°F)
de-rated 1°C per 300m
over 960m altitude increase
Non-Operating Temperature
-40° to 66°C (40-151°F)
de-rated 1°C per 300m
over 3,000 altitude increase
-40° to 66°C (40-151°F)
de-rated 1°C per 300m
over 3,000 altitude increase
Cooling
Redundant high efficiency fans
Redundant high efficiency fans
Humidity
8% to 90% (non-condensing)
8% to 90% (non-condensing)
Compliance
FCC/ICES-003, CE, VCCI, CISPR 22,
CISPR 24, KN22, KN24,
EN60950-1 2nd edition,
UL60950-1 2nd edition
FCC/ICES-003, CE, VCCI, CISPR 22,
CISPR 24, KN22, KN24,
EN60950-1 2nd edition,
UL60950-1 2nd edition
BTUs
25,591/27,295
25,591/27,295
Carbon Footprint (max)
0.0046 Metric Tons of CO2
0.0046 Metric Tons of CO2

Highlights:

  • Ready to Deploy - Pre-configured system speeds implementation
  • Easy to Grow – Increase capacity and performance as data grows
  • Extreme Scalability – Scales easily for the most demanding environments
  • High Resiliency – Up to 17 nines of data durability
  • Outstanding TCO – Low acquisition cost, power/TB, and operating costs
  • Multi-Geo Spreading – Better economic data protection than replication
  • Highly Secure – End-to-end encryption for sensitive application data
  • Archive Resiliency - BitDynamics™ preserves data for high integrity storage
  • Strong Consistency - For always-fresh data

Best Fit Applications

REACH Certificate of Compliance for HGST Storage Products

REACH Certificate of Compliance for HGST Storage Products.

Agency Approval Letter
RoHS II Compliance and Exemptions for HGST Storage Products

Identifies HGST storage products that comply with the European Union Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of use of certain hazardous substances (“RoHS Directive”).

Agency Approval Letter
451 Research Pathfinder Report: Boost Your Efficiency and Resiliency with Object Storage

The burden of data storage continues to be a major challenge for enterprise and midsized organizations. With data growth spiraling out of control and the concurrent need to increase efficiency while reducing costs, organizations are looking for alternatives to traditional SAN and NAS storage appliances. Although object storage has been an emerging market for more than a decade, this architecture provides operational and capacity scalability enhancements that organizations are craving. This report discusses the storage management challenges organizations are facing today and the potential benefits object storage can provide to help ease these burdens.

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Analyst Report
Dragon Slayer: The Data Center Storage Dilemma

IT organizations are awash in digital data creation and the nature of this data is changing as well. Data durability is a big issue w/legacy storage @ scale and object storage has become the prevailing answer to address challenges in the data center

Analyst Report
EMA Brief: HGST Maximizes Savings with Object Storage Management Suite

The HGST object storage system is an cost-effective storage solution with an efficient, proactive management platform, providing the solution needed to address data growth, meet service level agreements, and maximize administrative resources.

Analyst Report
ESG Infographic: Object Storage, the Foundation for Next-Gen IT
Object storage is the prevailing storage technology behind some of the largest cloud storage providers in the world today. It’s quickly becoming the foundation for next-gen IT
Analyst Report
ESG Report: Strong Versus Weak Consistency - Why You Should Start From a Position of Strength

Understand the differences in eventual vs. strong consistency so you can choose the best model for your workloads and applications in your enterprise environment.

Analyst Report
ESG Solution Showcase: HGST Object Storage for a New Generation of IT

Under increased pressure from decades of rapid data growth coupled with a desire to unlock greater value from data via analytics, IT organizations have begun to seek new data storage alternatives. For many environments, the status quo of traditional storage cannot provide the scale, the flexibility, or the cost-effectiveness required by today’s application environment. The HGST Active Archive System seeks to provide an answer with its software-defined object storage architecture designed to deliver a flexible and cost-effective design option while supporting massively scalable storage.

This white paper answers the questions: Why IT is deploying object storage; Why HGST object storage for a perfect fit today's IT workloads; and How object storage fits into the big picture of data storage technology.

Analyst Report
Evaluator Group Report: Integrating Data Protection and Active Archiving, a Technology Insight Paper from the Evaluator Group

Data protection has long been fundamental to properly managing enterprise information. Yet it is an increasingly complicated endeavor now as enterprise IT encounters new demands requiring different capabilities than those currently used. New solutions that can be scaled simply and economically are now required. In addition, ones that go beyond backup and beyond recovery to include analytics for decision systems and discovery may also be required.

This paper examines using the HGST Active Archive system with Veritas NetBackup@reg; software. This paper includes:

  • Data availability at scale
  • Manageability and disaster recovery capabilities

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Analyst Report
Evaluator Group Report: Solving Capacity Growth Issues, a Technology Insight Paper

The amount of newly created information continues to increase and organizations are attempting to address problems created by different means. Most are searching for long-term solutions, understanding that the problems created by increasing capacity demands require changes in operational practices and reduced costs for preserving and protecting information. Certain industries such as life sciences, healthcare, media & entertainment, and cloud services providers are experiencing problems more acutely because of scale of the amount of content created but almost all organizations have issues from increased capacity demands.

This paper examines using the HGST Active Archive system for capacity scaling impacts. This paper includes:

  • Data protection and recovery devices
  • Physical infrastructure including connectivity, power, space and cooling
  • Administrative staff to manage data and systems

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Analyst Report
Freeform Dynamics: Rethinking long term data management

This market brief highlights the importance of active archiving and how backups and archives are not one in the same

Analyst Report
IDC: HGST's Active Archive System Targets Cloud-Scale Deployments

This IDC Technology Assessment assesses the Active Archive System. WD's continued investments in product development and go-to-market strategies will give the company a firm foothold in the OBS space.

Analyst Report
Quocirca Report: Are you one eDiscovery away from a budgetary meltdown?

Using cloud storage for data archival may look affordable, but watch out for hidden costs when faced with an eDisclosure notice. A private cloud could be the answer.

Analyst Report
Quocirca Report: Object Storage 101

 An overview of object storage, how it differs from traditional block and file storage approaches, and why it’s the new choice for information storage and management

Analyst Report
Storage Switzerland: Do You Always Need to Backup?

 Storage Switzerland analyst Curtis Preston discusses backing up data to provide data protection. He examines continuous data protection and near continuous data protection schemes in light of the inherently fault tolerant nature of object-based storage solutions.

 

Analyst Report
StorageMojo: How modern erasure codes improve storage systems

Storage systems components are inherently unreliable, yet they must protect data. Erasure codes are key, and they've improved dramatically in the last 20 years. Here's what you should know.

Analyst Report
The Virtualization Practice: GeoSpreading Objects with the Active Archive System

In a very cost effective three-site geographically dispersed configuration, the Active Archive System can provide 15 nines of durability and is ideally suited to storing large volumes of data for fast retrieval.

Analyst Report
Data Center and Enterprise Storage Solutions

HGST's comprehensive portfolio of enterprise-class storage products enables the most mission-critical use cases, ideally suited for today’s high-performance data centers.

Brochure
HGST HelioSeal Technology Brochure

HGST HelioSeal technology enables higher densities for capacity enterprise HDDs and is compatible with magnetic recording technologies like PMR, HAMR and BPM. With SMR, it enables the cold storage market.

Brochure
ActiveScale X100 System Datasheet

The ActiveScale X100 system is an integrated object storage solution that allows you to scale from 840TB (raw) to over 52PB (raw). The system provides outstanding levels of simplicity, scalability, resiliency and affordability.

Data sheet
Infographic: Bring Your Data to Live with Object Storage
Object storage delivers scale and accessibility at scale. When used for backup and archive, it helps organizations access and monetize their data assets.
Infographic
StorChoice Professional Services for Data Center Systems & Platforms

StorChoice professional services for data center systems and platforms help you assess, deploy, and configure your storage investment.

Service Brief
StorChoice™ Support Services for ActiveScale™ Products

StorChoice offers comprehensive customer support services to help you get the most out of ActiveScale products.

Service Brief
Managing the Digital Media Asset Explosion in an S3 Hybrid Cloud World

This paper focuses on the Media and Entertainment industry and its use of media asset management systems for efficiently store, archive, and distribute distribution of high-resolution video assets.

Solution Brief
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