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Seagate SSDs Power Server for Distributed File Systems

02 May 2017

AIC’s SB122A-PH server. Image credit: AICAIC’s SB122A-PH server. Image credit: AIC

AIC will use Seagate’s Nytro XF1440 NVMe solid state drives (SSDs) in its AIC SB122A-PH server for distributed file systems looking for a low price and access to large amounts of data on demand.

The servers will use the SSDs in a Ceph software-defined storage application to improve storage density and overall efficiency. AIC says the server works well where workloads requiring fast storage at very low latency are needed such as data-intensive broadcast applications, including media and internet protocol television (IPTV). AIC says the servers are needed particularly with the rise of video captured at 4K resolution and multimedia that incorporate immersive surround-sound capabilities.

The server features higher IOPS and Mb/s per rack unit, lower power than HDDs or SATA SSDs of equivalent performance, less mean time between failures, improved capacity and performance balance per rack unit, low total cost of ownership because of fewer components and avoids adding latency by eliminating PCIe switching.

To contact the author of this article, email Peter.Brown@ieeeglobalspec.com


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