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DIAWAY EDGEBOX Released

by Michael Rink
DIAWAY EDGEBOX

DIAWAY has released a 2U hybrid server unit the company has chosen to call DIAWAY EDGEBOX. DIAWAY, or as they list themselves on LinkedIn and Google Maps, DIAWAY OÜ, is a small EU company in with their headquarters in the capital of Estonia. The company was founded in 2017 and offers a variety of AMD-powered servers on their website.

DIAWAY has released a 2U hybrid server unit the company has chosen to call DIAWAY EDGEBOX. DIAWAY, or as they list themselves on LinkedIn and Google Maps, DIAWAY OÜ, is a small EU company in with their headquarters in the capital of Estonia. The company was founded in 2017 and offers a variety of AMD-powered servers on their website.

DIAWAY EDGEBOX

The above image is not a mistake. It’s the same image the company used in their announcement yesterday. Despite naming their 2U server unit “DIAWAY EDGEBOX” and marketing it as an edge appliance, the company also recommends a minimum install size of five nodes. This is way larger than most edge computing users need, or can even realistically maintain. DIAWAY offers little explanation for why their minimal install size is so large. DIAWAY also offers a 2U ROBO (Remote Office or Branch Office)  unit with lower performance specs and no similar minimum install size recommendation. Leaving aside the mystery of which use cases the company is really targeting with this hardware, let’s talk about the technical specifications.

DIAWAY EDGEBOX is a 2U hybrid server rack unit. Processing power is provided by single-socket AMD EPYC 7002 Series Processors. Storage is provided by a mix of HDD and NVMe drives, both from Western Digital. Currently, the HDDs are Ultrastar DC HC500 Series drives with useful storage of about 70TB per rack unit. The company is planning to replace the HDDs with higher density Western Digital SMR drives “soon.” The NVMe drives are SN640 drives with about 10TB of useful storage per rack unit.

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