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SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ ion's all-SSD Server

ion's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ is an all SSD 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)
  • Design your ultimate storage servers based on SSD RAID with our SR-71mach6 Configurator.
  • For a powerful but more affordable 1U all-SSD RAID server, look at the SR-70mach6 SpeedServer.
  • ion SR-71mach6 SpeedServer is based on Intel® Data Center SSDs or Optane 905P SSDs
  • Intel® Flash SSDs are over-provisioned by ion for greater endurance and better random write performance.
  • ion SR-71mach6 SpeedServer is only offered with Intel SSDs which feature an Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER) of 1 sector per 1017 bits read.

"All-Flash Array, or AFA"? Well, not exactly. All SSD, yes, but ion's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ can be configured with both Intel® DC Flash SSDs and/or Intel® Optane SSDs based on 3D XPoint technology. More importantly, ion's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ is a server. Software like Open-E JovianDSS or Microsoft® Windows® Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) can present the server as a storage resource, but it can also be a server running the operating system of your choice with no secret sauce. Or VMware® vSAN can provision the SR-71mach6 SpeedServer as a hyper-converged appliance. If the requirement is for a server with tiered storage performance, any or all of those technologies can be combined for an optimum mix of performance and capacity. No fabric can deliver latency as low as a direct NVMe connection to your storage. 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? Considering other products? Have those manufacturers EVER had a profitable year?

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 performance possible.

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ION SR-71mach6 SpeedServer is built exclusively with Intel SSDs.
ION SR-71mach6 SpeedServer starts with an Intel ServerBoard.
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  8. Benchmarks

ION's SR-71 SpeedServer reveals its performance in a number of parameters generated by benchmarks. The Web is full of benchmarks of all sorts. Before looking at benchmark results, one must try to find a benchmark, or a specific test in a benchmark suite, that has some correlation to the application environment in question. For storage benchmarks like these, that means an understanding of typical block sizes used in I/O, the proportion of read versus write, and the proportion of random versus sequential access, among other things. Whether the application is able to queue I/O requests - submit multiple requests before waiting for results - is also a key factor. A result that talks about how many small, sequential reads a system can deliver is of no value at all if the application in question will be typically performing bigger I/Os in a random write/read manner.

Some definitions may help with understanding of the data on the Performance tabs:

The tests reported include results of testing within the SR-71 SpeedServer, running the benchmark on the server, as well as storage network tests. The tabs on the left are for internal testing; towards the right areing iSCSI, Fibre Channel and Windows Server tabs cover the ability of the SR-71 SpeedServer to deliver data over a network.

Most of these performance tabs include details about the system under test and have links to the full, raw test results for deeper analysis of what was actually tested and how the system behaved. Without this kind of information, there is no way to know whether the result reported has any relation to the problem that needs to be solved. That information is presented to provide context for the numbers. There are many results reported elsewhere that lack that kind of context.

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