StrongBox VM Edition

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Elev8 – StrongBox VM Edition

StrongBox VM Edition software licenses are available in three Editions:

  • Basic (no Tape Library support, Replication license required)
  • Advanced (Tape Library support, optional Replication)
  • Enterprise (Tape Library support, optional Replication)

StrongBox VM Trial Software licenses is available on request, with a 5TB limit and 90 Day evaluation period.

Specifications

StrongBox VM has been released in three flexible editions, with different connectivity features designed to meet your specific business requirements. Each can be configured with internal disk capacity to fit your data performance needs.

StrongBox VM Editions
Specification VM Basic Edition VM Advanced VM Enterprise
License Free VM License, noting annual Software Support Maintenance fees apply Requires VM Advanced License and annual Software Support Maintenance fees Requires VM Enterprise License and annual Software Support Maintenance fees
External Tape Library N/A SAS or FC SAS or FC
LTFS Tape Drives N/A (not supported) Up to 2 active drives LTO-5, LTO-6, LTO-7, IBM TS1140, TS1150 Up to 16 active drives LTO-5, LTO-6, LTO-7, IBM TS1140, TS1150
Supported Protocols NFS v3, CIFS SMB 1/2/3, S3 NFS v3, CIFS SMB 1/2/3, S3 NFS v3, CIFS SMB 1/2/3, S3
Number of File Shares 256 256 256
Connectivity 1Gb or 10Gb Ethernet 1Gb or 10Gb Ethernet 1Gb or 10Gb Ethernet
Replication License Required* Optional Optional

* Note: A Replication License is required to enable VM Basic deployments to replicate data to another onsite, or offsite StrongBox system (X-Series Appliance, VM Advanced or VM Enterprise)

StrongBox VM Edition systems run on VMware as noted

VMware Specifications
Specification VM Basic Edition VM Advanced VM Enterprise
VMware ESXi vSphere v5.5
and 6.0
ESXi vSphere v5.5
and 6.0
ESXi vSphere v5.5
and 6.0
Host Processor Minimum of 2 cores Minimum of 4 cores Minimum of 4 cores
Memory Allocation 8GB RAM
Min 90GB local disk*
8GB RAM
Min 90GB local disk*
8GB RAM
Min 90GB local disk*
Network Connectivity 2x (1Gb or 10Gb) NIC ports 2x (1Gb or 10Gb) NIC ports 2x (1Gb or 10Gb) NIC ports
I/O Connectivity Not Required SAS or FC SAS or FC

* Note: an additional disk allocation of approximately 230GB is required for each block of 100 million files to be stored in the system.

Annual software support and maintenance fees also apply.

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Options

A range of options are available:

  • File Storage Capacity Upgrades (250TB increments, or unlimited capacity license)
  • StrongBox Replication Licenses
  • Partial File Restore (conditions and limitations apply)
  • Oper8 Installation Services