DataON Cluster-in-a-Box adds 12Gb/s SAS to new Intel Xeon platform

This first of its kind, all-in-one appliance from DataON Storage delivers dual-node highly-available (HA) services featuring the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family, along with shared 12Gb/s SAS storage in an energy and space saving condensed 2U footprint. The CiB-9224 includes end-to-end 12Gb/s SAS performance, tuned for hybrid HDD/SSD auto-tiering with Windows Server 2012 R2 failover clustering starring Storage Spaces. Continuing the innovations, the DataON CiB-9224 employs top of the line energy efficient DDR4 memory, integrated dual 10Gb Ethernet ports per node and can swiftly scale by adding external DataON JBODs through the Avago® DataBolt™ SAS expander technology.

The cluster-in-a-box converged architecture is positioned to consolidate disparate file and compute servers into one easy-to-manage comprehensive scale-out virtual machine and file storage appliance. The industry first 12Gb/s SAS CiB-9224 clustered storage appliance is based on a modular chassis supporting dual clustered nodes located side-by-side fused with the highly scalable 24-bay JBOD. This slim 2U chassis design provides a much denser, more efficient storage and processing architecture to dramatically reduce complex cabling and lengthy deployment times.dataon_device.png

The CiB-9224 design is tuned for remote branch (ROBO) and mid-sized office (SMB) environments to dynamically run up to 50+ VMs and up to 48TB of 12Gb/s SAS shared storage from a single easy to manage appliance—eliminating the complexity and sprawl of disparate IT devices. The next generation Intel Xeon architecture allows the CiB-9224 to break through the performance barrier and deliver well over 1 million IOPS (4k 100% random read) to meet the needs of the most performance hungry VMs with eight modular SAS expansion ports to scale beyond a petabyte.

Environments running dozens of VMs can benefit from the use of up to twenty-four SSDs which can offer high performance and extremely low latency. As a tiered storage ready appliance the CiB-9224 can support a mix of SSDs and HDDs to deliver the right level of performance and capacity for applications. While the DataON CiB-9224 is tuned for Windows Server 2102 R2, it does remain an OS-agnostic platform where ZFS and Linux users can also take advantage of the clustered solution with high performance all-SSD pure storage endurance.

The CiB family of storage appliances from DataON offers a series of storage building block innovations able to consolidate both server and storage into a single appliance—resulting in cost savings and efficient performance by utilizing the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family. The ability to deliver dozens of VMs and over a million IOPS throughput from a tiered storage 2U clustered converged storage form factor positions the CiB-9224 to have storage professionals seriously rethink the validity of certain overvalued all-flash pure storage designs. DataON believes every company should enjoy the reliability of high-availability and high performance with lower capital expenses. The CiB-9224 helps make this possible.

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New SSD-based instances for Azure VMs and Cloud Services

Microsoft announced today the general availability of a new series of Standard tier instances called the D-series for Virtual Machines and Cloud Services.

These instances have solid-state disk (SSD)-based local drives and faster processors relative to many of the A-series instances. The D-series instances can be used as VMs, as well as web or worker roles in Cloud Services, and are well suited for applications that demand faster CPU performance, local disk performance, or higher memories. Please note that the SSD drives in the D-series are non-persistent.