Thursday, 13th August 2020

Supermicro extends vSAN system portfolio

Super Micro Computer has extended its vSAN system portfolio and introduced a new enterprise-class vSAN solution -- Ultra SuperServer -- to its broad portfolio of fully configured, ready to deploy server systems. Supermicro solutions, coupled with industry-proven vSAN, provides turn-key solutions for the hyper-converged infrastructure marketplace.

“The Supermicro Ultra vSAN hyper-converged solution achieves double-digit (24%) infrastructure performance improvements over prior platforms for virtualized networks,” said Charles Liang, President, and CEO of Supermicro.“The Supermicro 2U/1U Ultra SuperServers are configurable with support of 20, 10, 4, or 2 hot-swappable NVMe drives and leverage 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® Optane™ DC SSDs. The BigTwin, a high-density multi-node (2U-4 node) system, is optimized for mission-critical applications supporting up to 6TB memory per node and configured for hyper-converged infrastructure. Both systems are ideal for specific workloads offering operational simplicity, scalability, low total cost of ownership (TCO), and resource-savings for intelligent enterprise deployments.”

The Ultra SuperServer and the BigTwin™ server turn-key systems, along with Supermicro’s full line of vSAN ready nodes, accelerate the software-defined transition, optimize data center infrastructure, and fast-track selecting and deploying data center hardware and software.

Supermicro 2U/1U Ultra SuperServers are highly configurable for different types of deployments.Ultra SuperServer platforms support a large number of NVMe drives and ample PCI-E lanes to accommodate network interface cards (NICs) that provide sufficient bandwidth for external access over fabrics.

The BigTwin with 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors features a flexible, resource-saving Supermicro I/O networking module (SIOM) and supports All-Flash NVMe. Configured with Intel® Optane™ DC SSDs and NVMe as caching for high-performance SDS, this solution accelerates storage performance up to 3x. There is improved endurance, up to 30 drive writes per day (DWPD), to extend the lifecycle of deployments.
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