SGI has released SGI InfiniteStorage Server 3500, a fully-integrated storage server that offers high density and power efficiency in a cost-effective package.
With support for low latency protocols including iSER for iSCSI over InfiniBand, ISS3500 is a perfect target for HPC clusters, such as SGI Altix ICE. Additionally, applications such as video surveillance, data warehousing and object storage for Lustre strongly benefit from the platform's speed and density capabilities.
ISS3500 also uses SGI's suite of InfiniteStorage software solutions such as Data Migration Facility (DMF) to virtualise multiple disk types in one system. This gives customers the ability to tune the system precisely to specific needs without compromise.
ISS3500, in a 4U chassis, features 36 drive bays for 3.5-inch SATA, SAS and SSD drives to pack up to 72TB into a single system at a price point of less than $0.90/GB. The ISS3500 also includes high-availability features as standard, including redundant power supplies and a redundant, hot-pluggable cooling system.
ISS3500 features the latest Intel dual-socket processors to provide full x64 application compatibility. It is available with a variety of standard storage protocols, including iSER, iSCSI, NFS and CIFs. It is also bundled with SGI's XFS file system. Additionally, the ISS3500 includes a choice of infrastructure connectivity including Ethernet, InfiniBand, and 10Gb Ethernet to enable maximum compatibility with existing environments.