BigFoot® Storage XXLarge: Big data storage and data processing!

Look out data centres and companies: BigFoot®  Storage XXLarge is here! Whether cloud storage, user data, backup or archive, near-line or enterprise storage system, virtual tape library, medical image processing or streaming: RNT Rausch makes you quicker, gives you higher performance and also saves you money.

BigFoot®  Storage XXLarge ends space and performance problems as well as reducing data centre costs. The overall storage solution is highly dense reducing rack space useage and therefore improves cost efficiency.

Never enough data storage!

But above all, the hard drives give you values of 672TB which can be increased further through SSDs as flash storage for tiering or caching in the same system.


  • Flexible deployment for multiple usage scenarios
  • Massive, extendible storage
  • Small space requirements for lower rents in data centres
  • Accelerated data throughput using tiering

Software-Defined Storage (SDS) for volume that fits perfectly

Pair the BigFoot® solution with our Sasquatch® SDS solutions. With the right software combined with powerful hardware, we make the perfect solution that can be used for almost any purpose and tailered to individual requirements.


  • record-breaking storage density for backup and archive
  • Scaleable hardware design for on-site capacity expansion
  • low total cost of ownership
  • Compatable with a wide range of software defined storage solutions



Key features
  • 48 x SAS/SATA HDDs
  • 8 x 2.5” SAS/SATA SSDs
  • 4 x 2.5” NVMe U.2 SSDs
  • 4U height
  • only 750mm deep for 1,000mm racks
  • Single socket mITX, mATX
  • Dual-Socket ATX- Board
Random access memory
  • up to 1TB DDR4 ECC Registered
  • 12 Gb/s SAS RAID Controller
  • 12 Gb/S SAS HBA
Front Panel
  • Power Switch on
  • System Reset Switch
  • Power on
  • HDD Busy
  • LAN 1 Busy
  • LAN 2 Busy
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
Drive Bays
  • 48 x 3,5″ Hot Swap HDD
  • 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB and 14TB SAS/SATA Enterprise HDDs
  • additionally 2 x 2,5″ Hot Swap Drive Bays for the operating system
  • additionally up to 6 x 2,5″ Hot Swap Drive Bays for SSD cache or tiering
  • additionally up to 4 x 2,5″ U.2 NVMe Hot Swap Drive Bays for SSD cache or tiering
  • Intel® Xeon® E5-26xxV4
  • Intel® Xeon® E3-12xxV6
  • Intel® Xeon® Scalable
  • AMD® Epyc™
Remote Management
  • Supports the Intelligent Platform Management Interface V2.0
Input / Output (standard)
  • dual or quad port ethernet
  • IPMI RJ45 LAN-Port
  • VGA-Port
  • dual front USB and 2 or more on the back
Input / Output (optional)
  • 10Gb/s Ethernet
  • 40Gb/s Ethernet
  • 100Gb/s Ethernet
  • Infiniband
  • Fibrechannel
  • 4U Rackmount
  • 178mm(7″) x 482mm(19″) x 750mm(29,5″) (H/W/D)
  • 1,600W 1+1 redundant power supply unit 80+ Titanium