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AccelStor Announces New Fibre Channel All-Flash Arrays NeoSapphire 3605 and NeoSapphire 3611

High-Performance Arrays with 5TB and 11TB Usable Capacity Options

2015-11-04


May 19, 2016 – Taipei, Taiwan – AccelStor, the software-defined all-flash array provider, has announced the new NeoSapphire 3605 and NeoSapphire 3611, a pair of dedicated all-flash arrays with dual-port 16G Fibre Channel interfaces and sustained 360K IOPS for 4KB random writes. NeoSapphire 3605 offers 5TB usable capacity while NeoSapphire 3611 provides 11TB in a very compact 1U rack-mount form factor. The low latency and high reliability of Fibre Channel makes these new arrays ideal for demanding, time-critical applications including banking, finance, and media production. Reliability is further enhanced by hot-swappable drives and redundant power supplies.

"With these two new Fibre Channel flash storage arrays, I'm delighted to say that we're now able to offer a full product range that supports all the key connectivity technologies that our customers are asking for: 10GbE, InfiniBand, and Fibre Channel," said Dr. Charles Tsai, President of AccelStor. "There's also significant demand now for SSD storage arrays that deliver high performance and great capacity, but are also compact and allow more space for future expansion, particularly for upgrade scenarios. These new arrays address that demand head-on."

Optimized Low-Latency Performance for SANs
The Fibre Channel interfaces ensure low latency for Storage Area Networks. Dual-port 16G Fibre Channel, and backward compatibility with 8G, makes these arrays easy to integrate into existing SANs for applications such as banking and media production. Multipathing features allow connection redundancy for I/O balance, fail-over, and seamless fault recovery. These features boost IT staff productivity and make deployment easier.

High-Density Design with Twenty Drives in 1U Rack Space
The NeoSapphire 3611's dedicated all-flash hardware design makes it an extremely compact and dense storage solution, with 20 trays of SSDs in a single rack unit. It offers a substantial saving of rack space, compared to traditional arrays and competing products, and allows extra room for future expansion, making it a perfect choice when upgrading from traditional storage devices. The NeoSapphire 3605 offers 10 trays of SSDs in 1U rack space.

Extreme Performance: Sustained 360K IOPS for 4KB Random Writes
Deploying an AccelStor NeoSapphire 3605 or NeoSapphire 3611 all-flash array can instantly provide transfer speeds up to 3 times faster than traditional mechanical hard disk drives. As for random I/O processing, sustained performance of 360K IOPS helps resolve the storage bottlenecks that often hamstring operations such as server virtualization and database traversal.

Get More from Flash with AccelStor's FlexiRemap
NeoSapphire series are equipped with AccelStor's exclusive FlexiRemap software-defined flash technology. Designed for sustained performance and reliability even in the random-access scenarios typical of enterprise storage needs, FlexiRemap software technology remaps random data writes as sequential ones whenever it is beneficial, before passing them to the underlying SSDs. FlexiRemap avoids unnecessary overheads and extends SSD lifespan by greatly reducing the number of write/erase cycles. Thanks to the global wear-leveling algorithm, these arrays have at least twice the longevity of typical legacy RAID 5 flash systems. With FlexiRemap, data is protected, drive endurance is improved, and random-access speed is accelerated.

Greater Flexibility, Better Total Cost of Ownership, with Thin Provisioning and Zero-Page Deduplication
The NeoSapphire 3605 and NeoSapphire 3611 allow for more flexible storage capacity planning and budgeting, with their support for thin provisioning. Thin provisioning keeps physical storage needs to a minimum at the initial deployment stage, avoiding the need to add storage hardware until it is really required. In addition, zero-page deduplication purges empty pages to save valuable flash capacity.

For product details and specifications, visit the NeoSapphire 3605 product page and the NeoSapphire 3611 product page.

About AccelStor
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 www.accelstor.com.

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