Supermicro's Storage Server Solution for Warm & Cold Data

By WPG AmericasMay 15, 2017

Approximately 5 million YouTube videos, 67K Instagram images, close to 430K tweets and over 2.5 million messages on Facebook is the kind of digital data that is traded every minute on the Internet. And it’s not slowing down. According to reports published by IDC, global netizens generated around 4.4 zettabytes of digital data in 2012 — estimated to touch 44 zettabytes by the end of 2020. These researched facts present us an idea of how the Big Data market is evolving globally.

Studies show that the influx of Big Data has grown exponentially in recent times, almost 9X faster than the conventional IT market. Today, there is a massive amount of data that is being created, stored, and shared on the cloud. This explosive data surge needs the right storage solutions to effectively process and analyze the information for real-time decision-making insights. The demand for improved storage technologies is now more than ever before.

Interestingly, out of all the digital data generated worldwide, not all data are needed to be accessed frequently. It has been seen, only 50 percent of the data is accessed frequently, whereas, the other 50 percent is not in use. Supermicro, a global supplier of rackmount storage servers, offers excellent storage solutions for both cold (rarely accessed) and warm (infrequently accessed) data.

Object Storage for Data Archive 

High cost and lack of scalability are the two most painful concerns for cloud and web-scale companies. This is driving them to quickly adopt object based storage, a comprehensive solution that eliminates the performance bottlenecks common with traditional systems. The storage architecture is increasingly becoming a popular choice for both public and private cloud deployments because of its unlimited scaling capabilities.

Storing massive amounts of data in a traditional storage system could be extremely intimidating and a very expensive affair. The new generation object-based storage system, unlike conventional hierarchical storage structures, provides a cost-effective option to scale infinite data by simply adding a few nodes. Now IT admins can make use of the scalability leveraged by the solution to deploy monolithic storage structures like SANs and NAS, which can significantly boost the ROI by lower the CAPEX and operating costs.

Supermicro’s industry-leading object-based storage solutions provide an astounding 62 percent advantage through excellent energy efficiency and performance per watt improvements. This cuts down the total end-user cost of ownership and solves scalability issues as well, enabling enterprises to build an active archive at a fraction of the cost involved in traditional storage systems.

Supermicro’s SSG-5018D8-AR12L Object-Based Storage Solution

The Supermicro SSG-5018D8-AR12L packs power-efficient computing in a compact 1U form factor. SSG-5018D8-AR12L integrates superior storage density, high-performance networking, and enhanced reliability, which makes it an ideal platform for object storage solutions. The leading-edge device is fitted with an Intel® Xeon® processor D-1537 to deliver high-performance computing experience at considerably reduced energy and cost consumption.

The SSG-5018D8-AR12L supports one M.2 NVMe PCI-E 3.0 x 4, one PCI-E 3.0 x 8, and up to twelve 3.5” SAS2/SATA3 hot-swappable drives for additional storage expandability. The storage system incorporates dual 10GbE SFP+ LAN ports to do away with slower network limitations without the need to buy any additional network interface controllers. These inherent features make the Supermicro SSG-5018D8-AR12L a global leader for multi-node object storage solutions. 

Supermicro’s SSG-5018D8-AR12L and OpenIO – An Unbeatable Combination

OpenIO is an enterprise-class object storage platform based on open source software. The software is easily accessible and open for downloads. The platform leverages exceptionally high scalability, capacity, endurance, and performance in demanding mission-critical applications. OpenIO is ideal for building long-term data storage solutions without compromising speed, reliability, protection, TCO efficiency, and the overall performance of the system.

The advantages of Supermicro SSG-5018D8-AR12L are unlimited when it comes to developing an OpenIO platform. Powered by dual 10GBase-T Ethernet ports, the SSG-5018D8-AR12L enables unmatched resiliency and throughput performance to necessitate the demands of today’s data platforms. The Xeon D processor offers incredible hardware acceleration to ensure coding algorithms with the ISA-L libraries - an Intel innovation offered in a very reasonably priced package.

The Supermicro SSG-5018D8-AR12L optimizes the maximum number of drives per rack while improving the overall density of the Platform. The device, when combined with an OpenIO build, can run hyper-scalable data archiving system at best price points in the market.

Contact a WPGA Data Center Specialist today for more information on Supermicro storage solutions.