Supermicro Unveils Intel Atom-based Low-Power Servers for Cold Storage

Server vendor Supermicro has launched SSG-5018A-A(R/S)12L SuperStorage Server, a storage server that minimizes power consumption and reduces cooling requirements by spinning down or powering off idle drives and managing data streams via Supermicro’s compact, low-power Intel Atom C2750 based serverboard for cold storage.

storage-serversFor more data intensive applications, configurations are available with the Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 and E5-1600/2600 v2 processors. The complete solution is ready to deploy in a compact 1U 32″ chassis supporting up to 48TB/72TB of 3.5″ HDD storage. Flexible networking options are available with 2x 1GbE ports or 10GBase-T, SFP+ ports. In addition, Supermicro’s new system is powered by redundant 400W/600W high efficiency power supplies for maximum fault resiliency.

“Our new system is designed to save energy while providing maximum accessibility to infrequently accessed data,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “With our compact Atom C2000 serverboard and Xeon UP configurations, we have achieved the perfect balance between performance, capacity and power savings for a wide range of applications while maintaining a highly scalable, cost-effective storage solution.”