Micron Accelerated Solutions Launched with VMware, Supermicro and Nexenta
Monday, April 18, 2016
Micron Technology had launched Micron Accelerated Solutions, a set of purpose-built, scale-out solutions for open source and software-defined data centers. The first suite of Micron Accelerated Solutions are designed and developed in collaboration with enterprising software and hardware companies including VMware, Supermicro and Nexenta.
Micron Accelerated Solutions were announced in conjunction with the opening of the Austin-based Micron Storage Solutions Center (MSSC) which is also the engineering home for Micron Accelerated Solutions.
Micron, Supermicro and VMware have partnered to design all-flash Ready Nodes that offer the benefits of a fully integrated hyper-converged compute and storage solution. The Micron Virtual SAN AF-4, AF-6, and AF-8 Ready Nodes enable VMware vSphere administrators to future-proof their data center architecture using all-flash, delivering compelling all-flash performance.
The Micron Accelerated Solution for VMware Virtual SAN Ready Nodes take advantage of the advanced data efficiency features like deduplication, compression and erasure coding that are now available for in VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 and are features available in the all-flash configuration of the software-defined storage platform. The VMware Virtual SAN All-Flash Ready Nodes can be purchased for as low as $0.44/GB (effective capacity) which includes the full MSRP of all server hardware, software and a three-year support.
The Micron Accelerated Ceph Storage Solution leverages an open source object storage solution that runs on Linux software that hits 1M IOPS and reaches 140Gbps throughput. The all-flash Ceph storage solution allows customers to stand up a dynamic cloud infrastructure and is based on Supermicro servers providing a foundation for large private clouds.
The Micron Accelerated NexentaEdge Solution is offered through a collaboration with Nexenta to provide a scalable, all-flash block and object storage based on NexentaEdge scale-out Software-Defined Storage. Offering a scale-out, open source cluster for OpenStack cloud computing, container architectures and virtualized infrastructures, the solution will provide high performance native block, iSCSI block, Swift and S3 object services to OpenStack, VMware and Container based infrastructure.
NexentaEdge provides unlimited instant snapshots and clones, as well as cluster-wide inline deduplication and compression that can increase the effective capacity of storage for virtual machines by a factor of 5:1 or more. NexentaEdge software also implements real-time self-balancing, continuously distributing load across all devices in the cluster to maximize flash endurance, and simple management through CLI, REST API and an intuitive graphical user-interface. This collaboration is expected to result in a joint reference architecture and purchasable solution from Supermicro in the second half of 2016.
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