DotHill Entry Level Fibre Channel 2732 array

Dot Hill 2732 Premium Fibre Channel Storage Array (Build a SAN)

Premium performance for high IO applications connected with fibre

The 2732 from Dot Hill Systems serves the Fibre Channel SAN market allowing customers to easily create their own high-speed storage area networks. The powerful 2732 storage systems are scalable, highly reliable, and high performing – plus they are easy to set up and manage. With its high performance and high capacity, Dot Hill 2732 storage systems are used for virtualized storage, file systems, Share Point, MS Exchange, MS SQL, just to name a few applications.

The 2732 features a12-drive array housed in a 2 rackunit (2U) enclosure providing dual 4Gb Fibre Channel interfaces per controller to 3.5-inch SAS, SATA, or solid state drives. An internal SAS interface supports the expansion of the systems to support growing storage needs. Up to seven JBOD expansion units can be easily added.

With its powerful controller, the 2732 outperforms other systems for IO intensive operations such as transaction processing, business analysis, reporting. With up to 256 snapshots capability, it is offers more data protection for business critical applications such as email.

Advanced Data Protection Provides Instant Recovery

Is your data essential to your business operations? Then it makes sense to add data protection options – AssuredSnap™ and AssuredCopy™ . AssuredSnap™ provides the 2732 storage array with volume snapshot capability allowing point-in-time copies that can be used to maximize business continuity. AssuredCopy™ creates a full volume copy which protects against disk failures. Dot Hill’s ‘set and forget’ scheduler capability gives storage administrators peace of mind, knowing the storage system is automatically taking snapshots and volume copies. Make sure you have the backups that enable quick point-in-time recovery.

Revolutionary connectivity, availability, quality and value

The 2732 uses patented SimulCache™ technology that instantly and simultaneously mirrors cache between RAID controllers, leading to significant performance improvements over traditional implementations.

Eco-friendly EcoStor™

The 2732 uses super capacitors instead of RAID cache batteries, providing infinite cache backup during a power loss while being environmentally friendly. Using super capacitors eliminates the need for battery maintenance, reducing the total cost of ownership.

Easy Management Tool with Wizards

Dot Hill’s 2732 storage systems are easy to configure and manage with improved RAIDar 2.0, the intuitive Web Based Interface (WBI) which provides storage setup and monitoring without the need for host based software. RAIDar 2.0 contains installation and configuration wizards to make management easy.


Built in Redundancy and Data Protection

* RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50

* Redundant, hot swappable components

* AssuredSnap™ – Snapshot capability

* AssuredCopy™ – Full volume copy capability

* Built-in schedule capability lets you ‘set and forget’

Scalability and Performance

* Dual or single RAID controller or JBOD

* Data rates up to 4Gb/sec fibre channel

* 1.7TB base capacity that scales to 192TB (utilizing 2TB SATA drives)

* OS Support – Windows, Linux, SuSE, Solaris

* Modular design protects your investment

* Enterprise-class features at an affordable price

Easy Set-up and Management

* Unified LUN architecture streamlines configuration

* RAIDar 2.0 full featured management interface

Environmentally Responsible / Lower TCO

* EcoStor™ – Economically and environmentally sound technologies

o SimulCache™ – Low latency cache mirroring

o Battery-free cache backup

o DC power option

o 2 terabyte energy saving drives

* RoHS-5 and WEEE compliant