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. ion's SpeedServer is built on the latest Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with up to 768GB of the fastest memory along with 10Gb, 25Gb and 40Gb server NICs in a compact, cost-effective, and low-power system.
"All-Flash Array, or AFA"? All SSD, yes, but ion's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ can be designed with Intel® DC Flash SSDs and/or Intel® Optane™ SSDs based on 3D XPoint™ technology for even higher performance than Flash. ion's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer is a server, not just an array or storage subsystem. Software like Open-E JovianDSS or Microsoft® Windows® Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) can present the server as a storage resource; VMware® vSAN™ can provision the SR-71mach6 SpeedServer as hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI).
If your organization's requirement is for a server with tiered storage performance, any or all of those technologies can be combined for a mix of performance and capacity that optimizes your performance requirements AND your budget. 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 File Server? Or, an All-SSD Open-E JovianDSS storage server? Considering other products? ion's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ is a server running the operating system of your choice with no secret sauce.
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.Contact ion to take the SR-71mach6 SpeedServer for a testdrive!
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.