Displaying the exclusive FlexiRemap flash management technology on a new high availability all-flash array
“With the explosive growth we’re beginning to see for the Internet of Things (IoT) concept, the demand for extremely rapid random access to small blocks of data from many sources is becoming a serious bottleneck that’s limiting the performance of entire systems,” said Dr. Weafon Tsao, Vice President of AccelStor. “All-flash arrays, combined with advanced technologies like AccelStor’s FlexiRemap, are the key to removing this bottleneck, and with the variety of connectivity protocols in our portfolio, we offer a solution that can quickly and easily be dropped in to help bring existing infrastructure up-to-date. We invite our friends and potential partners to see the benefits for themselves at Computex, where we’ll be providing live demonstration of the NeoSapphire 3706, as well as showing other key products for all storage market sectors.”
AccelStor’s products and technology will be on display at Booth J0218, on the first floor of the Taipei World Trade Center’s Nangang Exhibition Hall, in Nangang, Taipei, Taiwan from May 31 to June 4, 2016.
The high-availability model, NeoSapphire 3706 offers outstanding reliability and fault tolerance with almost zero downtime, thanks to its shared-nothing architecture with two complete nodes in a single appliance, which ensures there’s no single point of failure. Many competing products, despite being described as “high-availability”, actually have only one shared data storage – if this single unit fails, then the entire device is offline. However, in the NeoSapphire 3706, each node is a full system comprising both controller and data storage, so failure at a single node will not knock the NeoSapphire 3706 offline. The nodes communicate with each other via a high-speed, low-latency InfiniBand interlink. The NeoSapphire 3706 uses an active-active design: both nodes operate simultaneously, so if one node fails, the other takes over its tasks immediately, and therefore there is almost zero downtime.
The unique design of AccelStor’s high-availability extension software, along with the underlying low-latency InfiniBand interlink, enables unprecedented efficiency of information exchange between the two nodes, even under a massive random I/O workload. Incoming data is safely preserved on both nodes through real-time data synchronization. Powered by AccelStor FlexiRemap software technology, both models provide data protection through redundancy, and deliver high performance of 320K IOPS for 4KB random writes. The NeoSapphire 3706 is available in two variants: the NeoSapphire 3706-FS1, with 16G Fibre Channel connectivity and the NeoSapphire 3706-ES1, with standard iSCSI over 10GbE. Evaluation samples of NeoSapphire 3706 family are now available, and a formal launch date is set in Q3, 2016.
For more product details and specifications, please visit the respective product pages for the NeoSapphire range at https://www.accelstor.com/products.php?id=1