NETWORKING/STORAGE

Icebreaker CS

20 May 2013

Penguin Computing

Penguin Computing, a provider of high-performance and enterprise computing solutions, has announced the immediate availability of the Icebreaker CS storage platform for large scale-out cloud storage deployments.

The Icebreaker CS is a fully integrated and pre-configured appliance that incorporates Scality's RING Organic Storage software. It will be available directly from Penguin as well as through Scality.

The Icebreaker CS is based on Penguin Computing's Icebreaker 4860 storage server. The system offers an extremely high storage density of 240TB of raw data in a 4U form factor. It is powered by an Intel Xeon E5-2600 processor and configured with 128GB of RAM.

The system is offered with two configuration options featuring SATA hard drives for capacity focused deployments and a mix of SSDs and SATA drives for deployments that require maximum performance. The Icebreaker CS solution combines Scality's RING Organic Storage software with Penguin's high-density Icebreaker 4860 storage servers.

'Performance, availability and scalability requirements of large scale cloud businesses cannot be met with traditional IT approaches to storage, that typically excel in one of these areas and fall short in another,' said Charles Wuischpard, CEO of Penguin Computing.

'To meet the demands of our customers that require storage solutions at the petabyte scale we based our large scale storage appliance Icebreaker CS on software from Scality. With its distributed no-shared architecture and its sophisticated advanced resilience configuration, Scality Ring offers excellent storage scalability and great availability without compromising performance.'

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