Supermicro Unveils Petabyte Scale 1U Server and JBOF

Supermicro, a global enterprise computing, storage, and networking solutions and green computing technology vendor, has announced the general availability of its new all-flash NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) 1U JBOF (Just a Bunch Of Flash) and 1U SuperServer with support for 32 hot-swap NVMe SSDs.

With a total of 32 hot-swap NVMe drives in a 1U system, Supermicro’s new NVMe solution would provide all-NVMe capacity at petabyte scale in 1U of rack space – as the company will support 32TB NVMe drives in the near future. NVMe technology was developed to unleash “the best possible latency and provide faster CPU to data storage performance for advanced computing.”

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The new 1U all-NVMe Storage Servers and JBOF disaggregate storage into shared pools. Up to 12 hosts can be directly connected to the 1U pooled NVMe storage. Alternatively, for customers who want to deploy an NVMe over Fabric (NVMeoF) solution, hundreds of hosts can be connected to the pooled high-performance NVMe storage over Ethernet, Infiniband or Omnipath (OPA). Supermicro 1U all-NVMe Storage Servers and JBOF solutions would help maximize high-performance storage resource utilization and reduce the data center footprint resulting in lower TCO.

“With Supermicro 3.0, our enterprise customers benefit from the industry’s broadest selection of first-to-market server and storage systems with global reach, premium quality,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “RAS security, rack scale management and global services, and our new all-flash 32 hot-swap drives in a high-density 1U system design is the latest example of how Supermicro continues to lead the way for NVMe technology. With more than triple the all-flash storage density of previous 1U solutions, this Supermicro system will take us to Petabyte scale in a single 1U system in the near future. This new JBOF supports flexible configurations with up to twelve hosts or head nodes and extremely high data transfer throughput up to 64GB per second.”

Supermicro‘s new all-flash 32 drive NVMe 1U system supports not only standard U.2 SSDs, but also Intel ‘ruler’ form factor SSDs to offer customers greater storage flexibility. This 1U system will support a half petabyte of NVMe storage capacity this year and a full petabyte early next year. The system comes standard with redundant hot-swap cooling fans and power supplies along with tool-less drive trays for increased serviceability and redundancy.

Furlow consulting