SolidFire, a provider of all-flash storage systems, has announced the expansion of its flagship SF Series product line, unveiling two new storage nodes: the SF2405 and SF4805, which would dramatically decrease the cost of entry for its cloud-scale All-Flash Array.
The new SF2405 expands the low end of the SolidFire product family starting at 35TB of effective capacity and 200,000 predictable IOPS, all below $100,000. The platform is targeted at IT departments and managers looking to accelerate the performance of individual applications or taking their first steps towards deploying a private cloud infrastructure and IT-as-a-service.
The new SF4805 doubles the density of the SF2405 while “providing 44 percent” more storage capacity at a “30 percent lower cost” than the previous SF3010. The SF4805 delivers SolidFire‘s lowest $/GB, with a starting 4-node footprint providing 69TB of effective capacity and 200,000 predictable IOPS. The product is targeted at customers looking to eliminate traditional storage silos by consolidating a mix of application workloads within a single infrastructure.
$82M Funding Round
The SF2405 and SF4805 nodes are the third-generation of SolidFire hardware to be released since the platform became generally available in November 2012. Both new nodes can be seamlessly integrated with any current SolidFire platform and take advantage of the full SolidFire feature set including Guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS), complete system automation and scale-out storage design.
The SF2405 and SF4805 are currently available for order through SolidFire and its global partner network.
SolidFire also announced it has secured an $82 million series D round of funding, bringing its total funding to $150 million. Additional funds will help the company continue to raise the bar for innovation in the fast-growing All-Flash Array market and drive greater sales and marketing penetration within the North American, EMEA and APJ markets.