The EliteNAS EN436L12 Intel Quad Core 64 bit Edition is a comprehensive feature-dense 4U 36-bay NAS + iSCSI + Fibre Channel (via optional add-on) unified / hybrid storage rackmount with the Intel Quad-Core processor and 8GB DDR-3 ECC memory. The EN436L12 is a performance tuned NAS + iSCSI + Fibre Channel storage designed with hardware RAID protection and quad Gigabit Ethernet, capable of unlimited clients with network share, and supports in IP SAN storage. Built-in SATA RAID 6 supports up to 96TB of total storage, and an optional SAS expander feature allows expansion of up to 120 drives, using additional EliteSTOR SAS Expander JBOD storage units, making a total of 960TB total storage in a network sharing or iSCSI / FC SAN environment. With both 12G SAS and SATA, the EN436L12 is capable of fulfilling the most demanding storage needs. Quad port Gigabit and Hardware RAID Hard Drives ProtectionEliteNAS is built with simple setup and maintenance features. Installation wizard for easy implementation, convenience web-based management for local or remote configuration, quad 10/100/1000 network support for teaming or redundant networking, and hardware RAID support for your data storage make the EliteNAS a simple trouble free unit. Dedicated dual core hardware RAID processor RAID engines support online migration and expansion while offloading complex RAID calculations to improve overall performance.Optional SAS Expander support for storage expansionThe 12G SAS expander module allows you to connect additional 12G SAS expander JBODs (EliteSTOR ES208X12, ES212X12, ES316X12, and ES424X12), or up to 120 total drives. (Additional Gateway License required)Support 12G SAS or 6G SATA hard drivesSupport to both high performance 12G SAS hard drives or high capacity, low cost 6G SATA hard drives.Hardware RAID support up to 60Supports latest RAID levels, including RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 for advanced data protection in large numbers of hard drive deployments. Feature Rich Network Storage - Build-in Snapshot, Folder Replication and iSCSIIn comparison to other NAS units in the market, EliteNAS is bundled with many additional advanced features at no additional charge. iSCSI target support for iSCSI applications, iSCSI initiator support for easy future expansion, NAS to NAS folder replication, scheduled or on-demand volume snapshot, and local tape backup support, are just a few of the many features this product offers.iSCSI Support for VMware and Microsoft Hyper-VTo take advantage of centralized storage for all virtual machines in VMware ESX or Vsphere, the EN436L12 can be used as a focal storage point for the VMWare ESX or ESXi server hosting multiple virtual machines. Utilizing the EN436L12 as an iSCSI target storage system for the VMware ESX/ESXi server, the EN436L12 is ready for your VMware storage virtualization needs. Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization environment is also supported. With the support of SPC-3, iSCSI can be used in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 clustering environment for high-availability applications.