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Written by Bruce Normann   
Wednesday, 05 December 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
EonNAS 1100 NAS Network Storage Server
Closer Look: EonNAS 1100
Insider Details: EonNAS 1100
Technology Details: EonNAS 1100
EonNAS 1100 Features
Hardware Specifications
Software Specifications
NAS Setup and Usage
NAS Testing Methodology
Basic-Disk Test Results
RAID 5 Test Results
Intel NASPT Test Results
Non-Traditional NAS Results
NAS Server Final Thoughts
EonNAS 1100 Conclusion

EonNAS 1100 Software Specifications

The EonNAS 1000 Series is designed for small businesses - period. However, I also contend that the typical home environment looks very similar to a small business, anyways. When you have to combine the latest high tech devices, the legacy hardware and applications that everyone still has hanging around, the need to grant granular access to multiple terabytes of data with varying sensitivity, unified communications, and peripheral sharing - it's a daunting challenge. I also challenge you to tell me whether that last sentence refers to a small business or your own home network.

There are a great number of software features included with the EonNAS 1100 that some users will never use, never see, and never even know they exist. You can be sure though, that every corporate sys/admin is looking through this list of software capabilities and checking off the required boxes for deploying a NAS in a secure, large-scale business environment.

Software Specifications

Protocols

CIFS/SMB, AFP, NFS, FTP, HTTP/HTTPS, iSCSI, SNMP, NDMP, NTP, ICAP

Client Operating System Support

Windows XP, Vista (32/64-bit), Windows 7 (32/64- bit), Windows Server 2003,
Windows Server 2008 R2, Apple Mac OS X, Linux, Red Hat, SuSE

Server Virtualization

VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

File System

Internal - ZFS
External - FAT32, NTFS

Networking

IPv6 support
Fixed or dynamic IP address
Dual Gigabit Ethernet with Jumbo Frame
Port trunking/NIC teaming/Link aggregation (IEEE 802.3ad)
DHCP Client

Security

HTTPS connection
Encrypted remote replication (rsync over 128-bit SSH)
CHAP authentication for iSCSI volumes

RAID and Volume Management

RAID0/1/5/5 + Hot spare/6/6+ Hot spare/10
Online and automatic RAID capacity expansion
Deduplication: Inline, block-level
Compression
Thin provisioning (iSCSI volumes only)
ICAP-based anti-virus support

Power Management

Wake on LAN
Network UPS with SNMP management

Access Right Management

User account management
Group management
Folder management
Folder and subfolder access control
Folder quota
Comprehensive access control action items
All Controls, Read, Read and Run, Write, Modify, List
Support Windows Active Directory Authentication
Domain Users Login via CIFS/ SMB, AFP, FTP, and file explorer

System Management

Web-based GUI
HTTP/HTTPS connections
Email alerts
SNMP traps
System status monitoring
Exportable event logs
System settings backup and restore
Software live update
Disk roaming
Time synchronization with the NTP server

Data Protection

ZFS end-to-end data integrity:
Detects and automatically heals silent data corruption

Snapshot:
No number limitation
For both shared folders and iSCSI volumes
Scheduling at intervals as short as 10 minutes
Automatic snapshot copy pruning based on user-configured policy

Remote Replication:
Rsync with 128-bit SSH encryption

Pool mirror:
Remote data mirroring
Real-time or scheduling
IPsec encryption
ICAP-based anti-virus support

Browser Support

Internet Explorer 7 & 8
Firefox 3

File Server

Protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP, NFS, FTP,HTTP/HTTPS
Client operating system: Windows, Mac OS, Linux
File/folder management by web browser

FTP Server

Max. concurrent connection controls
Max. failed log-in attempt control

Backup Server

Apple Time Machine support
Windows Backup and Recovery support
Bundled free licenses for FarStone TotalRecovery Pro 7 - 4 licenses per system
Backup to external storage devices via USB or eSATA connections
USB one-touch-copy (Import/Export)
Remote replication - Rsync with 128-bit SSH encryption



 

Comments 

 
# socalbadboyErnest Ngalula 2012-12-06 16:53
I didn't know Infortrend make NAS... I thought they have always focused on enterprise-level storage? This looks pretty interesting... Can't believe they are using ZFS with dedupe, compression, ZFS checksum on an 1U server that's so cheap.

Very interesting....
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# Me too...Bruce 2012-12-08 18:41
I was surprised myself when I first saw the press release for the new EonNAS 1000 line. THIS is something new, I said to myself, at the time. Then another reader commented that he wished some NAS maker would see the light and start using ZFS. I put 2 & 2 together and said, we have to review this!
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# Self-Made Geekzack 2012-12-06 17:19
great review. my start-up has actually been looking into a ZFS storage solution, but didn't know if it was worth the cost. really glad i read this review, now actually considering trying this product out.
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# Just curiousBruce 2012-12-08 18:43
Were you looking at strictly commercial products or were you considering a DIY solution with FreeNAS, or another open source software?
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