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The CirraStor BladeRack Petascale Storage Appliance

With the amount of data stored doubling every two years, and the energy required to store that data exceeding 40% of data center power consumption, nearly every organization in every vertical market has a critical need for massively scalable storage solutions that are highly efficient, easy to manage and cost effective. So why do these same organizations continue to pursue and purchase outdated rackmount storage solutions that are outrageously expensive, inefficient and inflexible? At Cirrascale®, we believe it's time to Question the Status Quo!

Product Features and Benefits

  • Up to twelve 4TB drives per storage blade.
  • Scale from 1 to 35 storage blades per storage head node.
  • Hot-swappable drives for easy serviceability.
  • Ideal solutions for Big Data, Active Archive, Cloud, ISP/ASP, and more.
  • Compatible with compute, GPGPU and workstation blades.

CirraStor BladeRack Petascale Storage Appliance Overview

Cirrascale CirraStor™ BladeRack Petascale Storage Appliances are designed from the ground up to meet today's demanding scale out storage requirements. Leveraging Cirrascale's breakthrough Vertical Cooling Technology,™ CirraStor blade-based storage appliances deliver the highest performance, density, and flexibility with the lowest power utilization in the industry.

CirraStor appliances are designed to be configured for a broad range of storage workloads, from high-availability SAN and iSCSI solutions for public and private cloud applications to large pools of unstructured data in low cost NAS and DAS deployments. In these environments, applications and storage are converging. By working with industry leading software partners such as Amplidata, Nexenta, Piston Cloud Computing, and Zadara, Cirrascale can provide customers with an open, standards-based converged compute and storage solution that meets their needs. This convergence is critical to maximizing ROI by moving the application server closer to the physical storage to minimize network bottlenecks and increase performance.

Working with these leading storage partners allows Cirrascale to offer its customers a more robust offering to tackle today's Big Data, Cloud Storage and Active Archive needs. Cirrascale's innovative approach means that our CirraStor appliances can fulfill all of an organization's storage workloads without compromise when it comes to cost-effective solutions that optimize performance, energy efficiency, capacity and total cost of ownership.

Cirrascale is a recognized leader and innovator of blade-based storage solutions for the data center. We offer a comprehensive range of scalable, cost-effective blade storage for the cloud -- specifically designed for a wide range of storage applications from high-availability Web 2.0 and cloud applications to large pools of unstructured data.

With the consistent advances in technology, Cirrascale engineering and development teams are constantly testing and deploying the latest technical specifications being offered by our technology partners. We make every effort to provide the below specifications error-free and up-to-date. However, we always encourage our customers to contact us to discuss Cirrascale's latest improvements to its products. This product's specifications are as follows:

CirraStor BladeRack Petascale Appliance Platform Specifications

  • Patented Vertical Cooling Technology™
  • IPMI Management
  • Optional Redundant Power Inputs
  • Up to 72 Blades
  • Up to 300 Ethernet Connections
  • Up to 3.4PB Maximum Storage Capacity
Size and Weight
  • Height: 2222 mm (87.5 in.)
  • Width: 609 mm (24.0 in.)
  • Depth: 1168 mm (46.0 in.)
  • Weight: 907.1kg (2000 lbs.)
Management Options
  • IPMI 2.0 / AMT
      - Remote power on/off/reset
      - KVM-IP (optional)
Power System
  • Auto-Sensing 208V - 400V, 50/60Hz, 3-Phase Input Power
  •   - Two Hubbell HBL2721, 30A twist-lock plugs
      - Two Hubbell CS8365C, 50A twist-lock plugs
      - Two Hubbell HBL460P9W, 60A twist-lock plugs
      - Two Interpower 8415 3351, 50A twist-lock plugs (international)
      - Two Interpower 8415 2501, 30A twist-lock plugs (international)
  • Optional 208V 50/60Hz, 3-Phase Redundant Power Inputs
  •   - Four Hubbell HBL2721, 30A twist-lock plugs
      - Four Hubbell CS8365C, 50A twist-lock plugs
      - Four Hubbell HBL460P9W, 60A twist-lock plugs
  • Up to 85%+* at 208V input
  • MTBF in Excess of 250,000 Hours

The below links provide access to the detailed data sheets and other resources related to this and potentially several other Cirrascale products and solutions. If you can not find the information you are trying to locate, please contact us directly at (888) 942-3800 or email us at

Product Literature

PDF CirraStor Product Data Sheet - 1190KB
PDF SB Series Blades Data Sheet - 500KB
PDF Storage Solutions Guide - 5.5MB

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Cirrascale supports multiple configurations of its products and prefers to work closely with its customers and partners to determine the best fit for their company's needs. We work hard to listen and understand and can tailor any of our products to your specific requirements. If you have questions, please contact us today at (888) 942-3800 and ask to speak with a Cirrascale Account Manager or use the below button to request a detailed quote.

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The Cirrascale Advantage

Cirrascale Corporation is a premier provider of blade-based cloud computing and storage infrastructure for conventional and modular data centers. Some of our key advantages over our competitors include:

  • Cooling:  The only supplier with patented Vertical Cooling Technology™ (VCT).
  • Power Efficiency:  Our BladeRack 2 Series platforms are some of the most power efficient solutions available on the market today.
  • Density:  Utilizing our VCT, we can support over 2,300 compute cores or 3.4PB of raw storage in a standard rack footprint.
  • Time to Market:  Our commodity component approach gets you the latest and greatest technology from our partners, before our competition.
  • Scale-Out:  Our platform infrastructure was developed to allow customers to scale up and out, perfect for growing hyperscale cloud applications.
  • Custom-Tailored:  Our job is to ensure you have a system that will expand with your needs, but not break the bank. We work with each customer to tailor their servers to their applications.
  • Flexible Design:  Commodity components PLUS flexible, open architecture EQUALS limitless possibilities. Let your applications and specific software stay flexible.

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