Ivan Trendafilovski, System Engineer - DiGiCOR
Why high-density storage servers?
With the ever-increasing need for storage, it becomes a challenge to be able to fit high-capacity drives to enclosures with the rack space being the always present limiting factor on any infrastructure that customers face. Usually this requires utilizing more RU space on multiple enclosures to achieve the desired storage expansion.
The complete offering of custom industry leading Supermicro dense servers and JBOD enclosures provides customers with more choices to deploy massive capacity in a growing software-defined ecosystem in various RU sized enclosures.
Why high-density storage servers are better for your use case
The demand for storage is set to triple in the coming years and there are many reasons for this, one of major key applications for such solution includes:
- Big Data & Analytics
- Cloud Computing
- Software defined Storage (Ceph, Nexenta)
- HPC computing
- Data backup & replication
- Video surveillance
- High resolution media for visual/medical production
- Government DATA protection and Cold Storage Archive
- Cost and Space saving (Rack space cost, power consumption cost, storage per Watt etc)
As most of the industry is slowly switching to all-flash solutions, it is still very expensive and limited in terms of big storage capacity compared to spinning disks, so the demand for high-capacity disks is still going to be big factor until the SSD industry catches up.