VSky H/J Series
Server/Storage platform

From storage provider to trusted cloud solution partner

Ideal for a range of business scenarios

VSky H3970 is a 4U 70 bay ultra-dense storage server offering high availability, high throughput and large storage capacity. VSky H3970 is ideal for a wide range of business scenarios, including:

  • Scale-out Storage Appliance
  • Virtualization Appliance/VDI Appliance
  • VMwareR Virtual SAN Appliance
  • Tiered Storage Device: VSky H3970 provides tiered storage where users may install 2.5” SSDs and 3.5” HDDs together to manage hot and cold data in the same machine
  • Microsoft Windows ServerR 2012: Storage Spaces
  • Microsoft Windows ServerR 2012: Cluster-in-a-Box
  • Business in a Box/Branch Office in a Box

High availability system architecture

To address the need for high availability solutions, the main components of VSky H3970 are designed as redundant and hot-swappable, including the server node, power supply, LAN module as well as host bus adapters or RAID cards.

Save twice the rack space

VSky H3970’s high-density design fits 70 drives in a 4U enclosure, saving twice the rackspace, compared to competing 2U storage server solutions delivering the same capacity.

Massive economic benefits

When comparing the capacity of VSky H3970 to competing 2U storage servers, VSky H3970 saves more than 66% of the hardware costs, and over $7000 in electricity costs per year. Plus customers can experience a faster time to market since there is less cabling and rackspace required – Plus, installation is much simpler.


VSky H3970 is qualified with the 8TB HGST Ultrastar He8 HDD which provides users with over 0.5PB of raw capacity in a single unit. In addition, VSky H3970 is certified by DataCore.


  • Features
    • 4U high density, top loaded, storage server enclosure
    • Two server nodes with 35 dedicated HDDs to each server or one server owns 70 HDDs
    • Dual 10GbE LAN per server node
    • Use SAS RAID/HBA for HDD configuration and JBOD expansion
    • High-availability design for main components including server node, HBA/RAID and PSU
    • Scale up to 2 additional enclosures for a total of 210 HDDs
    • Provides 2.5” and 3.5” drives for tiered storage management
  • Specifications


    Model #
    Drive Support
    70 x LFF HDD, optional for SFF HDD/SSD*
    Server Nodes
    70-70, 35-35
    Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 family
    Intel® C602
    Memory Slot
    16 x DDR3 DIMM, up to 256GB
    Expansion Slot
    3 x PCI-e Gen3 x8
    Network Interface
    2 x Intel® 82599 10GbE SFP+ ports per node
    1 x dedicated 10M/100M RJ45 management port per node
    IPMI 2.0
    Node Interconnection
    Intel® I350AM2
    AC Input
    100 ~ 240 VAC, 50 ~ 60Hz
    Current (Maximum)
    9.5A @100V ~ 5A @240V (per power supply)
    Power Supply
    4 x 1200W (2+2) high effciency redundant PSU
    12 x fans
    Temperature Range
    Operating temperature: 41o F to 95o F (5o C to 35o C)
    Non-operating temperature: -40o F to 158o F (-40o C to 70o C)
    Relative Humidity Operational
    Operating relative humidity: 20% to 80% RH
    Non-operating relative humidity: 10% to 90% RH
    7” x 17” x 35.3” (174.75 x 430 x 900 mm)
    95lbs (43.1kg)- enclosure only
    * It is recommended to use SAS drives for the 70-70 configuration in order to reach the MAX supported drives for each server node.
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