Server reviews profile a wide range of servers, from standard 1U and 2U offerings from the likes of Dell, HP, Lenovo and others, to customized solutions being proposed for the Open Compute Project. When reviewing compute servers we evaluate the hardware with an eye toward storage specific needs like PCIe slot configuration, thermals and power consumption. When possible we also review servers in clusters to create real world usage scenarios for storage performance testing.
by Lyle Smith

SuperMicro 1U TwinPro SuperServers Announced

Super Micro Computer has launched their new 1U TwinPro SuperServers, which are designed for high-availability storage head node and security appliance applications. The new SuperServers are equipped with dual hot-swap node architecture and feature new 900W/1000W redundant Titanium Level high efficiency (96%+) hot-swap Power Stick modules while each node supports dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors. These specifications are certainly an ideal solution for customers that need high-compute density with full redundancy for high availability applications. Super Micro also announced solutions for Red Hat, Ceph, and OpenStack back in late July.

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by Adam Armstrong

Scality And Dell Partner To Expand SDS Options

Today Scality announced that it working with Dell to create new Software-Defined Storage (SDS) solutions that run on Dell’s hardware using Scality’s RING software. This collaboration means that Dell will now offer its PowerEdge Server, storage, and networking solutions based on RING software. This partnership gives enterprises all the benefits of Scality’s RING software (100% reliable, high performance, infinitely scalable, and hardware agnostic) with all of the support and performance that customers have grown to expect from Dell hardware.

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by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Showcases New 1U 4x GPU SuperServer and 3U/6U MicroBlade At SIGGRAPH 2015

Today at the Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH) conference in Los Angeles, California, Super Micro Computer Inc. showcased its new 1U 4x GPU SuperServer. This new SuperServer is designed to maximize performance and density while using PCIe to lower latency. In tune with the graphics theme of the event, Supermicro is also showcasing its 4U/Tower 4x GPU SuperWorkstation that features 4 next generation NVIDIA Quadro GPUs running a live Autodesk Maya demo.

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by Adam Armstrong

Savage IO Releases SavageStor

Today Savage IO released its software agnostic, open storage platform, SavageStor. Savage IO states that SavageStor is the most-densely populated storage server on the market. SavageStor is designed to handle the capacity and IO needs of cloud storage, big data analytics, HPC, enterprise and ROBO environments. 

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by Adam Armstrong

Supermicro Announces Solutions For Red Hat, Ceph, And OpenStack

Today at the Red Hat Summit, Super Micro Computer Inc. announced that it would be delivering Open Source optimized solutions across its portfolio of computing and storage platforms. Supermicro’s Red Hat solutions will now support Linux 7 for open hybrid cloud and enterprise workloads across converged infrastructures. Supermicro also announced that its next generation X10 Storage Servers will be optimized for Ceph.

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by Adam Armstrong

Dell Delivers HPC To All With New PowerEdge C-Series

Today Dell Inc. announced the latest edition to its 13th generation PowerEdge server portfolio, the PowerEdge C6320. Dell claims that the C6320 can deliver two times performance improvement on the leading High-Performance Computing (HPC) benchmark (999 gigaflops on a single server). The C6320 mixes cost-effective compute and storage in a 2U chassis and is designed to meet the needs of demanding workloads such as Web-tech and cloud computing.

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by Lyle Smith

Supermicro SuperServer 1028U-TNR4T+ Review

The Supermicro SuperServer 1028U-TNR4T+ is a high-end server that is comprised of the SC119UAC(2)-R750 1U server chassis featuring and X10DRU-i+ dual processor serverboard subsystems, the latter which is based on the Intel PCH C612 chipset. Like the previously reviewed SuperServer 1027R-WC1NRT, the 1028U provides enterprises with a ton of versatility for heavy application workloads with its equipped 10 hot-swappable 2.5" SAS/SATA drive bays.

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by Adam Armstrong

ClusterHQ Partners With EMC For Flocker 1.0 Release

ClusterHQ released an update to its open source container data volume manager for Dockerized applications, Flocker 1.0. Flocker already supports any device that speaks the OpenStack Cinder AP as well as supporting Amazon EBS. Now, through a collaboration with EMC, customers can enable Dockerized applications on ScaleIO and XtremIO. The use of Flocker on ScaleIO and XtremIO will allow customers to architect and manage high-performance, reliable, scalable, and cost-effective persistent storage backends for Docker-based applications.

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by Adam Armstrong

Synology Releases Two New High-Availability Server Solutions

Today Synology America Corp. announced that it is releasing two new high-availability server solutions, the RC18015xs+ and RXD1215sas. These new server solutions feature massive scalability, great performance, and point-in-time data backup for enterprises. Synology’s award-winning OS, DiskStation Manager, powers the new solutions.

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by Adam Armstrong

AC&NC Introduces New JetStor RDX16 & RDX48 Solutions

Today Advanced Computer & Network Corporation introduced two new JetStor solutions, the RDX16 and the RDX48. These new solutions are designed media production, medical imaging and high-performance computing (HPC). The new solutions are a combination of JetStor storage platform from AC&NC, EchoStreams’ server, and RAIDX software for software-defined storage.

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