Supermicro announces all-flash server solutions optimised with VMware vSAN

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Super Micro Computer a provider of enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology, has introduced its latest fully configured, ready to deploy software-defined storage (SDS) solution at VMworld 2018 in Las Vegas.

‘Our new All-Flash NVMe BigTwin solution, which is fully ready to deploy and has undergone stringent validation testing and certification by Intel, VMware and Supermicro, is the preferred platform for many of today's leading hyperconvergence players,’ said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. ‘This All-Flash vSAN hyper-converged solution accelerates software-defined storage, optimises data center infrastructure, and ultimately fast-tracks the process of selecting and deploying hardware and software.’

This BigTwin SDS solution has higher core counts designed to support more virtual machines (VM) per node and system. With up to 3TB memory per node, All-Flash NVMe BigTwin technology is ideal for in-memory database applications. Each node supports six hot-swap NVMe drives to fully maximise performance.

Featuring Supermicro's flexible, cost-optimized SIOM networking module, the All-Flash NVMe BigTwin supports a variety of 10G, 25G, 50G and 100G network interface options. The solution's multi-node architecture maximises power efficiency through resource sharing for greener computing and saves customers on both CAPEX and OPEX to deliver the best TCO.

Using Intel Optane DC SSDs with NVMe support for caching helps this high-performance SDS solution accelerate storage performance up to 3X with endurance up to 30 drive writes per day (DWPD). These Supermicro VMWare solutions based on the BigTwin offer vSAN data protection for mission-critical applications. To learn more about this hyper-converged solution, refer to the following whitepaper: https://www.supermicro.com/white_paper/white_paper_BigTwin.pdf.

To address the rapidly growing demand for digital storage, many enterprise customers are looking at lower latency solutions with higher capacities. With 36 NF1 and 32 Ruler form factor NVMe SSDs, Supermicro's Petascale 1U JBOFs and storage servers support large capacities of high-performance, all-flash NVMe storage in just 1U of rack space, which rivals much more expensive traditional storage at a fraction of the footprint and infrastructure cost.

In addition, Supermicro's All-Flash 1U Ultra system (SYS-1029U-TN10RT) with proven low latency and high efficiency, when loaded with an NVIDIA Tesla V100 accelerator card, provides a very well balanced solution in terms of density, performance and efficiency for many AI, HPC and graphics applications.

To learn more about Supermicro All-Flash NVMe systems optimized for VMware vSAN, please see this whitepaper https://www.supermicro.com/white_paper/white_paper_Vitual_SAN.pdf

For general information on Supermicro All-Flash and Hybrid solutions integrated with VMware vSAN, please visit https://www.supermicro.com/solutions/VMware_VSAN.cfm.