July 20, 2016 – Taipei, Taiwan – AccelStor, the software-defined all-flash array provider, will be demonstrating
the new NeoSapphire 3706-ES1 all-flash array at the Flash Memory Summit 2016.
The NeoSapphire 3706-ES1 is officially launched today and this high-availability
all-flash array model provides sustained 360K IOPS for 4KB random writes, with
standard iSCSI over 10GbE connections, and its shared-nothing architecture
ensures no single point of failure and avoid downtime. In addition, AccelStor
will showcase FlexiRemap technology on a new NVMe array platform at the event.
AccelStor’s all-flash array products and
technology will be on display at Booth #132, in Hall A of the Santa Clara
Convention Center, in Santa Clara, California, USA, from August 9 to 11, 2016.
AccelStor Vice President, Dr. Weafon Tsao, who
will be giving a presentation at the Flash Memory Summit, said, “It’s time for
our industry to put to finally rest the outdated idea that flash arrays can
offer either performance or reliability, but not both. At AccelStor, our arrays
are designed from the ground up for flash, and our software-defined approach
gives us the flexibility to respond swiftly to changing market demands, and
extract the full potential from the best hardware. That’s how we’re able to
provide high-availability storage device that offers astounding performance as
well as great endurance and seamless reliability.”
Performance and Reliability
The 360K IOPS NeoSapphire 3706-ES1 offers both
responsive speed and dependability, without compromise. This high-availability
storage array achieves outstanding reliability and fault tolerance, with almost
zero downtime, based on a rock-solid shared-nothing architecture and the
active-active failover design. Two complete nodes in a single appliance ensure
there’s no single point of failure (NSPF).
Even under a massive random I/O workload,
AccelStor’s unique high-availability extension software, combined with the
backbone of the low-latency InfiniBand interlink, enables highly efficient data
transfer between the two nodes. Therefore, incoming data can be synchronized in
real time and safely preserved on both nodes.
The NeoSapphire 3706-ES1’s redundant design takes
flash-drive or critical hardware-module failures in its stride. In addition,
when fault recovery is required, the NeoSapphire 3706-ES1 can still leverage
AccelStor’s proprietary software and the InfiniBand interlink’s RDMA (Remote
Direct Memory Access) to ensure real-time data synchronization between storage
nodes, bringing forward the recovery time objective (RTO).
True High-Availability Solution
Some storage solution vendors may claim their
products offer high availability when in fact they only offer partial
redundancy. For example, these products may contain only one shared data storage
subsystem. The entire device drops offline if this single critical unit fails.
The loss of a single node cannot knock the NeoSapphire 3706-ES1 offline because
each node is a full system with both the controller and data storage. The
active-active failover design of the NeoSapphire 3706-ES1 means that both nodes
operate simultaneously. If one node fails, the other seamlessly takes over, so
there is almost zero downtime – the nodes communicate with each other via a
high-speed, low-latency InfiniBand interlink. AccelStor promises reduced TCA
and TCO while maintaining high performance.
FlexiRemap Unlocks the Potential of Flash
Alongside the NeoSapphire 3706-ES1, AccelStor
will also be showcasing a new NVMe flash array at the Flash Memory Summit 2016.
Both these devices are equipped with AccelStor's exclusive FlexiRemap
software-defined flash technology. With FlexiRemap, data is protected, drive
endurance is improved, and random-access speed is accelerated. The technology
remaps random data writes as sequential writes when required, avoiding
overheads and extending SSD life by eliminating unnecessary writes and erases.
The technology achieves sustained performance and reliability even in the
random-access scenarios typical of enterprise storage needs. Thanks to the
global wear-leveling algorithm, FlexiRemap arrays have at least twice the
endurance than typical legacy RAID 5 flash systems, and the technology is
exclusive to AccelStor.
For product details and specifications, visit the
NeoSapphire 3706 product page at https://www.accelstor.com/overview.php?id=18
AccelStor is accelerating the paradigm shift from
conventional disk arrays to modern all-flash storage. AccelStor's NeoSapphire
series all-flash arrays, powered by FlexiRemap software technology, deliver
sustained high IOPS to business-critical applications. With standard rack-mount
form factors, streamlined storage management, multi-protocol support, as well
as front-accessible and hot-swappable drives, NeoSapphire promises to resolve
the performance bottlenecks for I/O-intensive applications like virtualization,
high-performance computing, database, and media-processing applications. For
more information about AccelStor and NeoSapphire, please visit
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