Viking Enterprise Solutions Unveils New Enterprise Storage Solution

The VDS41022 JBOD storage enclosure, the greatest density option in a typical one-meter rack that supports 24G SAS (SAS-4) storage protocols, has been made available by Viking Enterprise Solutions, a product division of Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM).

A particular kind of multilevel setup for disks is known as JBOD, or ‘just a lot of disks.’ It describes a group of disks organized into a single logical volume in a computer system or array.

Organizations that require an effective on-premises storage solution may employ JBOD. It can provide enormous storage. JBOD combines drives into bigger unit volumes, which is the opposite of partitioning, where individual drives are separated into smaller volumes.

A single storage enclosure can host several hard drives or solid-state drives (SSDs) within a JBOD storage architecture. In contrast to a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) systems, data is written to a JBOD setup in a sequential manner.

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With a 4U standard rack width design, the VDS41022 storage enclosure can fit 102 big form factor drives with configurations totaling more than 2 petabytes of storage in a one-meter deep rack, including the cable management arm. Maximum bandwidth is made accessible from all of the drives thanks to the proprietary heat management approach, which enables a high-density environment when combined with an optimized data route design.

Due to its “distinctive” design, the VDS41022 storage enclosure can support both the present SAS-3 and upcoming SAS-4 I/O infrastructures. In modern 24G SAS (SAS-4) systems, the split drive plane configuration optimizes signal integrity and allows usage of passive copper cables up to 5 meters in length. The VDS41022 is now shipping.

“Adoption of 24G SAS storage protocols is occurring faster than initially expected, driven by the continuously increasing demand for data and data analytics,” said Rick Kumar, Senior Vice President of Product Design and Engineering for Viking Enterprise Solutions. “The VDS41022 provides the flexibility to support this transition, ultimately providing faster access to data with double the bandwidth as 24G SAS infrastructures take hold.”