StorSimple provides scalable and flexible storage for your datacenter. However, there are some limits that you should keep in mind as you plan, deploy, and operate your StorSimple solution. The following table describes these limits and provides some recommendations so that you can get the most out of your StorSimple solution.
|Maximum number of storage account credentials||64|
|Maximum number of volume containers||64|
|Maximum number of volumes||255|
|Maximum number of locally pinned volumes||32|
|Maximum number of schedules per bandwidth template||168||A schedule for every hour, every day of the week (24*7).|
|Maximum size of a tiered volume on physical devices||64 TB for 8100 and 8600||8100 and 8600 are physical devices.|
|Maximum size of a tiered volume on virtual devices in Azure||30 TB for 8010
64 TB for 8020
|8010 and 8020 are virtual devices in Azure that use Standard Storage and Premium Storage respectively.|
|Maximum size of a locally pinned volume on physical devices||8.5 TB for 8100
22.5 TB for 8600
|8100 and 8600 are physical devices.|
|Maximum number of iSCSI connections||512|
|Maximum number of iSCSI connections from initiators||512|
|Maximum number of access control records per device||64|
|Maximum number of volumes per backup policy||20|
|Maximum number of backups retained per schedule (in a backup policy)||64|
|Maximum number of schedules per backup policy||10|
|Maximum number of snapshots of any type that can be retained per volume||256||This number includes local snapshots and cloud snapshots.|
|Maximum number of snapshots that can be present in any device||10,000|
|Maximum number of volumes that can be processed in parallel for backup, restore, or clone||16||
|Restore and clone recover time for tiered volumes||< 2 minutes||
|Restore recover time for locally pinned volumes||< 2 minutes||
|Processing rate for cloud snapshots||15 minutes/TB||
|Maximum client read/write throughput (when served from the SSD tier)*||920/720 MB/s with a single 10 GbE network interface||Up to 2x with MPIO and two network interfaces.|
|Maximum client read/write throughput (when served from the HDD tier)*||120/250 MB/s|
|Maximum client read/write throughput (when served from the cloud tier)* for Update 3 and later**||40/60 MB/s for tiered volumes
60/80 MB/s for tiered volumes with archival option selected during volume creation
|Read throughput depends on clients generating and maintaining sufficient I/O queue depth.
Speed achieved depends on the speed of the underlying storage account used.
* Maximum throughput per I/O type was measured with 100 percent read and 100 percent write scenarios. Actual throughput may be lower and depends on I/O mix and network conditions.
** Performance numbers prior to Update 3 may be lower.
Review the StorSimple system requirements.