Powerful. OneBlox Architecture.

OneBlox is a reimagined scale-out storage solution that any organization can afford.

Exablox’s cloud managed, scale-out, object-based storage appliance solves businesses’ common storage pain points: complicated installation, cumbersome storage management, lack of data security and forklift upgrades. Without the shackles of a legacy storage architecture, Exablox’s clean sheet approach combines the CIFS/SMB accessible OneBlox appliance with OneSystem, an elegant multi-tenant cloud-based management service. Download Datasheet PDF

  • Features & Benefits
  • OneBlox Appliance

Scale-out Architecture

Instead of attempting to retrofit the solution into a legacy scale-up architecture, OneBlox employs a scale-out architecture and introduces the concept of a ring, a number of OneBlox appliances or nodes presenting a single global file system. A ring may consist of one or multiple OneBlox, scaling from a few TBs to nearly 200TBs. The OneBlox architecture enables organizations to start with a single node and add additional OneBlox that join the ring automatically and non-disruptively--supporting the growth of your business.

Cloud-based Management

Eliminate the need for dedicated servers to manage your storage. No more patching to keep the management software up to date. OneSystem is a secure cloud-based management service from Exablox that proactively monitors and manages OneBlox. Simply login and easily configure access permissions to your storage. Whether you have responsibility for a single ring or multiple organizations with many rings, OneSystem’s administration capabilities empower you to manage the entire storage environment. Simply and securely.

Dynamic Growth

Bring your own drives. No RAID, no LUNs, no volumes. OneBlox delivers the flexibility for organizations to mix-and-match drive types (SATA, SAS, SSD) and capacity within the same OneBlox and within a ring. Use exactly the capacity your organization needs from the beginning and then add any drive at any time and OneBlox automatically pools the storage within the same global file system. No disruption to applications or users. No configuration settings to complete. No mouse clicks. No command line entries. No storage PhD required. Combined with OneBlox’s powerful inline deduplication, storage waste is minimized and organizations are able to maximize primary storage utilization.

Zero Configuration

OneBlox can be installed and available to users in less than five minutes with zero configuration. Simply insert at least three drives, plug in Ethernet, power, and turn it on. It’s that easy. Need to add more storage? Simply add drives and the capacity is added to the same global namespace. Need to add availability or performance? With no interruption to applications or users, additional OneBlox nodes can be added and automatically configured, enabling organizations non-disruptive scalability with their business.

Inherent Protection

OneBlox’s always-on continuous data protection and encryption ensures that all of the information stored is fully protected. By taking a snapshot every time information is written to OneBlox, every file can be easily recovered in the event of data corruption, deletion, or other errors. In fact, end users can recover their own information, simply by navigating through Mac Finder or Windows Explorer. No need to restore last night’s backup tape, simply navigate and recover. Additionally, OneBlox protects against data loss by encrypting the data on each drive, making data theft from lost or stolen drives a thing of the past.

Always on information

With its real-time replication, information stored in a OneBlox ring is fully protected. By avoiding legacy RAID technologies, OneBlox is able to transparently replicate and redistribute the data across multiple drives and nodes to protect against two drive or node failures. Additionally, with its advanced architecture, information is always protected across failure domains: drives, nodes, and an entire ring--even over wide-area distances. OneBlox grows with your business’ data protection requirements without requiring costly downtime, reconfiguration, or forklift upgrades.

  • OneBlox Appliance

OneBlox Appliance Specifications

Power 120/240 VAC
Thermal Rating 500 Btu/hr, 100W (typical)
Weight (empty, no disks) 23 lb. (10 kg)
Space Requirements 18.75" w x 3.7" h x 15" d inches (unit can fit in 19" rack or on table top)
2 Rack Units
Hard Drive Bays 8 drive slots, hot swappable
Hard Drive Types 3.5" SATA
3.5" SAS
3.5" SSD (or with a 2/5”-3.5” adapter)
Max. Raw Capacity 32 TB (8 disks rated at 4 TB each)
Operating Temperature and Elevation 10° C to 40° C (50° F to 104° F); at </= 3,000 m(at </= 10,000') elevation
Relative Humidity 20% to 80% relative humidity, noncondensing
(28° C wet bulb temperature)
Non-operating Temperature and Relative Humidity -40° C to 65° C (-40° F to 149° F); 10% to 95% relative humidity, noncondensing, in original container
Operating Acoustic Noise 56.5 dBA sound pressure (LpA) @ normal operating conditions
(at 22°C and at sea level)
Cooling 3 variable speed fans
File Service Protocols CIFS/SMB (1.0, 2.0, 2.1)
Onboard GbE Ports 4
Onboard USB Ports 2
LCD Screen 3" TFT
LED Lights 3 lights on front panel for system status,
8 drive status lights
Electromagnetic emissions and compatibility FCC Part15B Class A (US), ICES-003 Class A (Canada)
Safety and Quality UL/CUL 60950 I.T.E. (US & Canada), Manufactured under an ISO 9001 registered quality system

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