Teravault RS9000z

Intel Xeon
Citrix Ready
VMware Ready

100% flash. No caching. No tiering. No spinning disks.
8,000TB endurance. 7.3TB per day over 3 years or 4.4TB per day over 5 years.

Click here for details on performance

The Teravault RS9000z provides flash based storage for network clients.

Both SAN (storage area network) and NAS (network attached storage) technologies are supported on the same hardware.

ZFS based. The included Zetavault software is a ZFS based storage platform.

Certified. VMware Ready and Citrix Ready for both SAN and NAS.

Powerful. Intel Xeon processor with up to 256GB of RAM.

Serviceable. Hot swap disks and power supplies.

Flexible. Takes industry standard PCI Express 3 cards.

SAN. High performance iSCSI, Fibre Channel and InfiniBand options.

NAS. NFS and Samba support.

Warranty. 3 year next business day on-site service as standard.

System and chassis
Teravault RS9000z.
2U 19" rackmount chassis.
Rackmount kit
Rackmount kit and ball bearing sliding rails.
RAID storage
Usually configured as a RAID 6 array, but can be configured as RAID 10 or RAID 5.

Model RAID 6 capacity Binary size available to the OS
24TB 22TB 20.0TB (20,489GB)

When referring to storage capacity 1TB = 1 trillion bytes. Operating systems work in binary and count 1TB as 1,099,511,627,776 bytes (2 to the power of 40). Actual capacities vary based on different operating environments.
Storage controller
The RAID feature is integrated into ZFS.
Chose the optional hardware RAID controller if you need to do continuous replication to another Teravault system.

Processor and memory
Storage controller
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3, 4x 3.50GHz, 10MB cache.

Networking and SAN connectivity
Integrated network adapters
2x (dual) Gigabit Ethernet network adapters.
Dedicated management adapter for HTTP and SSH.
Dedicated management adapter for IPMI.
Additional network adapters
This server supports up to four additional network adapters.

Ethernet: For iSCSI based SAN or NAS through Ethernet switches
Fibre Channel: Connect to a FC switch for FC based SAN
InfiniBand: Connect to an InfiniBand switch for high performance SRP based SAN

First additional adapter

Second additional adapter

Third additional adapter

Fourth additional adapter

Optical drive
The drive dense chassis does not allow a fixed optical drive to be installed. If you need to use an optical drive for software installation, then choose the external USB drive below. It is powered by the USB bus and does not require mains power.


You should set the mouse option to [None] if you have chosen the wireless Logitech keyboard and mouse combination above.

Operating system option
Operating system - including installation

The value for a 32 TB Zetavault 3.1 license is £1,384.00. It is supplied at zero cost when purchasing hardware. *
Bear this in mind when comparing prices with other vendors.

Features include:
  • ZFS based storage
  • Web based control panel that works with PCs, phones and tablets
  • VMware and Citrix certified
  • iSCSI support over 1 Gigabit, 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Ethernet including multiple ports
  • Fibre Channel support for 8 Gigabit and 16 Gigabit adapters
  • InfiniBand SRP support for up to 56 Gigabit InfiniBand
  • NFS and CIFs support
  • Continuous replication and failover
The operating system is installed onto an Intel enterprise class SSD.

Zetavault is our recommended and supported platform for a SAN or NFS solution. We use it ourselves in mission critical production environments.

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* A free Zetavault license will be installed and provided for the amount of storage purchased.
If you extend the amount of storage supplied, you will need to purchase a license extension.
Service and delivery
3 year next business day on-site service as standard.

Faulty hot-swap devices are despatched by courier for delivery the following morning (excludes Sundays).
Delivery will be calculated at the shopping basket.

Flash storage vendors provide benchmark data with "hero" IOPS numbers that don't mean anything.

What you need is your potential flash vendor to show a direct comparison between mechanical based storage and flash based storage.

The following benchmarks provide a direct like-for-like comparison between our mechanical storage and our flash storage.

Be careful of benchmarks that were run directly on the storage system. Benchmarking should be run from a network client.

Flash Mechanical
Test Latency IOPS MB/sec Latency IOPS MB/sec Factor
Real Life 60% Rand 65% Read (8K) 1.0 25,990 203 12.6 2,265 17 12.3
Random 8K 70% Read (8K) 1.0 25,194 196 15.3 1,885 14 14.3
Max Throughput 100% Write (128K) 1.3 15,115 1,889 3.9 7,328 916 2.5
Max Throughput 100% Read (128K) 3.5 8,364 1,045 4.1 7,322 915 1.2
VDI 80% Random 80% Write (4K) 1.2 22,063 86 15.8 1,678 6 13.3

Storage Systems

Teravault RS5700x for mechanical disk drives. 24 x 4TB disks.

Teravault RS9000z for SSD drives. 24 x 1TB disks.

ZFS pool setup as RAID 10 with a 256GB volume to hold the data. No compression. De-duplication is off.

iSCSI is used for the SAN connectivity over dual Intel X520-DA2 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters.

Benchmark Client - Host

VMware ESXi 5.5.0 host.

Dual processor AMD Opteron 6272 with 32 GB RAM.

Dual Intel X520-DA2 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters.

The iSCSI connection is set to round robin.

Benchmark Client - Virtual Machine

Windows 7 virtual machine.

256GB mapped raw LUN.

PVSCSI disk controller.

Benchmark Software

Iometer 1.1.0 running a variety of tests.

IO depth of 32.

Further Information

Please contact us if you require further data.

Please contact us if you require the Iometer profile to run on your own systems.

Storage capacity 24TB (24x 1TB SATA drives)
Storage controller Avago/LSI SAS 9300 HBA controller
Optional hardware RAID controller options
Disk drives 2.5" SSD drives
Flash endurance 8,000TB written
Average of 7.3TB per day over 3 years
Average of 4.4TB per day over 5 years
Form factor Rackmount chassis
Size 43.7 x 8.9 x 63.0 cm (width x height x depth)
2U rack height
Weight 18 kg
Rackmount kit SM200 rackmount kit and ball bearing sliding rails
Drive bays 24x 2.5" SATA or SAS
Drives can be removed and inserted without server downtime
Power Supply
Size 1200W
2 x redundant
AC input 180-240V
Power consumption 125 watts idle
245 watts full load
Processor number 1
Processor type Intel Xeon E5-1620 v3
Processor speed 4x 3.50GHz
Processor cache size 10.0MB
Chipset Intel C602
Memory installed 32GB
Memory type DDR4 2133MHz 288-pin 1.2v RDIMM
Quad channel
Registered ECC
Graphics and display
Graphics adapter Integrated Matrox G200eW
Display Optional: Range of rackmount based displays
Ethernet controller 2x Intel 82574L 1000/100/10 Mbit/sec network adapters
1x dedicated management adapter for HTTP and SSH
1x dedicated management adapter for IPMI
4x RJ-45 connectors
Optional: Range of additional Gigabit and InfiniBand controllers
Server management IPMI
IPMI 2.0 compliant baseboard management controller

Dedicated network interface
Input Devices
Keyboard Optional: Logitech keyboard
Mouse Optional: Logitech mouse
Expansion Slots
PCI Express 7 slots:
4x PCI Express 3.0 x8 (one is used by the HBA or RAID controller)
2x PCI Express 3.0 x4
1x PCI Express 2.0 x4
Network 2 x RJ-45 connectors for storage traffic
1 x RJ-45 connector for dedicated HTTP and SSH
1 x RJ-45 connector for dedicated IPMI
USB 2x rear USB 2.0 ports
Serial 1x rear serial port
PS/2 1x PS/2 6-pin mini-DIN keyboard connector
1x PS/2 6-pin mini-DIN mouse connector
Embedded Operating System Support
Dedicated SAN and NAS operating system Zetavault 3.1
Warranty 3 years next business day on-site warranty. Applies to UK mainland only.

Subject to availability. Prices and specifications may change without notice.