Do you need a direct attached or shared storage solution within your BladeSystem enclosure? The D2220sb Storage Blade delivers direct attached storage for c-Class Gen8 blade servers, with support for up to twelve SFF SAS hard disk drives or SAS/SATA SSDs or SATA Midline hard drives. The enclosure backplane provides a PCI Express connection to the adjacent c-Class server blade and enables high performance storage access without any additional cables. The D2220sb features the onboard Smart Array P420i controller with 2 GB flash-backed write cache, for increased performance and data protection. Up to eight D2220sb storage devices can be supported in a single BladeSystem c7000 enclosure for up to 115.2 TB. Use the HPE StoreVirtual VSA to turn the D2220sb into an iSCSI SAN for use by all severs in the enclosure and any server on the network. VSA includes remote replication capabilities, thin provisioning, and snapshot.