"The management and installation of QSAN XCubeNXT XN8024D, equipped with Western Digital JBOD ULTRASTAR DATA60, was done with efficency and competecy from QSAN service partner Storelink Srl in Italy. the pre- and after-sales support was extremely good and the price was adequate with respect to our needs."
The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, known in acronym as INGV, is the Italian research institute responsible for the study of geophysical and volcanological phenomena and the management of the respective national monitoring networks for seismic and volcanic phenomena.
The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology has become one of the largest European research institutions in the field of Earth Sciences. INGV carries out scientific research in the fields of geophysics and geochemistry, seismology, volcanology and space meteorology.
In addition to its normal research activities, the INGV has the task, in agreement with the Civil Protection, of the seismic and volcanic surveillance of the Italian areas. In particular, the dept. of Roma 1 carries out basic and applied research from the laboratory to the field, and perform data acquisition and modeling of large datasets, and performs data collection and scenarios during earthquake, volcano and environmnental emergencies.
The Roma 1 dept. of National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology needed to consolidate the backup of different research and emergency groups in a single high-capacity repository that could grant high-density data storage, flexibility and support to various access protocols and cloud backup.
The combined solution of QSAN XCubeNXT storage with Western Digital Ultrastar Hybrid Storage Platforms makes it easy for the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology to meet capacity, flexibility and performance needs without busting the budget. This joint solution delivers good performance, is easy to scale on demand without using excessive number of rack units and provides high storage reliability thanks to the total redundant architecture. Furthermore, the support of an high number of access protocols and the cloudsync feature facilitates the institution's activity in consolidating the backups of the various departments, granting at the same time a high level of security thanks to QSM operating system, based on ZFS.
Excellent density, good performance and flexibility in a simple, affordable solution.