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May 14, 2014

Supermicro Releases New Rapid Deployment Scale-Out Storage Solutions

Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro), a provider of server, storage and green computing solutions, has announced the release of new server and storage rack solutions, including the new Red Hat (News - Alert) Inktank Ceph ready object storage servers.

These new solutions are quoted to be optimized for extreme scale-out object-storage applications.

According to Supermicro’s president and chief executive officer Charles Liang, the surge in the use of Internet and Cloud has resulted in the generation of massive amounts of unstructured data. So, there is an urgent need for extremely scalable, manageable and cost effective storage solutions that go beyond the scope of today's ordinary storage solutions.

Catering to this requirement, Supermicro rolled-out the latest ready-to-deploy solutions that will transform deployment, management and maintenance of cloud-scale storage infrastructure.

Elucidating about the new announcement, Red Hat Inktank Ceph ready object storage servers, Ben Cherian, vice president, strategic development, at Inktank, said in a statement, "Ceph was developed with the goal to transform deployment, management and maintenance of cloud-scale storage infrastructure. Our open source-based software-defined storage solution is highly scalable and provides world class data protection and performance, all of which can lower the barrier of entry to many organizations in need of hyper dynamic storage pools.”

Cherian added, “By collaborating with Supermicro, we've found an ideal solution partner that can deliver well tuned server and storage platforms that complement our technology and drive to deliver cost-effective high performance storage solutions to mass markets."

The combination of Supermicro’s enterprise class, energy efficient server, storage and networking architecture along with Inktank Ceph’s sophisticated data synchronization and balancing capabilities will provide customers with a truly extraordinary solution that addresses these industry growth challenges, explained Liang.

All the new ready-to-deploy object-based storage solutions are configured, tested and delivered in 42U rack clusters featuring end-to-end 10GbE interconnectivity with: a 1U performance optimized Monitor node; 2U or 4U high density, high capacity Object Storage Daemon (OSD) nodes; a 10GbE top-of-rack network switch; and out-of-band server management utilities, cited the company.

Furthermore, Supermicro’s Ceph-based 1U 4x 3.5" HDD Monitor node and 4U 72x HDD/SSD object-based storage servers when used in conjunction with high-bandwidth 10GbE network interconnectivity maximize performance while delivering the highest density and scalability in completely integrated 42U rack solutions.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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