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SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ ion's All-SSD RAID Server

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ion's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ is an all SSD RAID server optimized to deliver well more than 1 million IOPS performing random reads. The SpeedServer is built on the latest Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with the fastest memory and server NICs in a compact, cost-effective, and low-power system.

SR-71mach6 SpeedServer(TM)

Sure, you can still deploy servers with spinning rust. But why? Pretend for a moment that the performance of an all-SSD server - very high IOPS, very low latency and amazing bandwidth - is of no value to your organization. What is the value of the higher reliability of SSDs? What tolerance does your organization have for downtime? For slow RAID rebuilds? SR-71mach6 SpeedServer is built entirely with SSD, using RAID, to produce a storage server of very high reliability. SpeedServer? StorageServer? SR-71mach6 is a server, SSD-optimized for the highest storage (and compute and memory and network) performance possible.

"All-Flash Array, or AFA"? Yes, based on Intel® Data Center SSDs designed for servers, but it can also be built using Intel® Optane SSDs based on 3D XPoint technology. ion's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ can be configured with NVMe Flash drives delivering much lower latency than SATA SSDs. And if the requirement is for a server with tiered storage performance, all of those technologies can be combined for an optimum mix of performance and capacity with no spinning rust. DCIG suggests that "Any organization that has yet to adopt an all-flash storage infrastructure for all active workloads is operating at a competitive disadvantage."

What would an All-SSD server do for the performance of your database? An All-SSD Windows File Server? Or, an All-SSD Open-E JovianDSS storage server?

 

Most storage solutions, especially "all-Flash arrays", depend on some "secret sauce", proprietary technology. Is your organization prepared to commit to that secret sauce and the future of the technology and the company that provides it? Is that solution tailored for your organization's requirements? Better than your own team can do with a good platform? The ion SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ is SSD-optimized with years of Flash storage experience, but you choose the hardware and the software that makes your SpeedServer special, with no proprietary hardware or firmware or software. Does a file server, call it NAS if you prefer, that can share more than 10 GBytes per second or more than one million IOPS need any "secret sauce"? Worried about other interfaces or "future-proofing this investment"? A typical configuration has 5-6 open PCE Express slots. How much I/O flexibility do your other choices offer?
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ION's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer is built exclusively with Intel SSDs.
ION's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer starts with an Intel ServerBoard.
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4kB Random Read
Comparison for 1,000,000 IOPS
(Input/output Operations per Second)

Do it with Disks?

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IOPS:   400 IOPS per 15,000 RPM disk, 10% stroke ⇒ 2500 disks 1,400,000 IOPS  
Latency:   ≥2.3 milliseconds [optimistically] 240 microseconds (0.24ms) 90%
Size:   2500 disks @ 25/2U = 200U = 5 rack cabinets (1) 2U (3.5″) SR-71mach6 SpeedServer 99%
IOPS/RackUnit:   5,000 700,000 99%
Cost:   ~$2,000,000 <$42,000 98%
IOPS/$ or $/IOPS:   0.50 IOPS per $ or $2/IOPS 33 IOPS per $ or $0.03/IOPS 98%
Power:    30,000 W direct requirement
+30,000 W for cooling.
 500 W direct requirement
+500 W for cooling.
98%
IOPS/W:  
(power + cooling)  
33 IOPS/W 1400 IOPS/W 98%
Annual Electrical Cost:  
(power + cooling)  
$52,560 /year
    $876 /year Energy Efficient.
98%
Looks something like this: EMC vFRIDGE 2U SR-71mach6  

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