Hyve Solutions, a division of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX) and a leader in purpose-built, datacenter server and storage solutions, is now offering an appliance-like system that consistently achieved a high benchmark of over 1.8 million I/O transactions per second (IOPS) using commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) components from LSI and Kingston. The achievement was attained on advanced prototypes built in collaboration with Orange Silicon Valley, a fully owned innovation and research subsidiary of telecom giant Orange. Already widely available, customers can now source this open specification, high performance computing system at a lower cost through Hyve Solutions.
Hyve Solutions brought to the partnership with Orange Silicon Valley its technological expertise and the resources to provide additional support during the evaluation and prototyping phases. The goal was to deliver a cost-effective appliance-like system that is capable of processing one million or more I/O transactions per second. Additionally, Orange Silicon Valley was exploring alternatives to database platforms comprised of JBOD-based storage systems with direct attach storage (DAS) using Solid State Drives (SSD) and considered building one with COTS components instead of the more expensive bundled solutions.
With a clear but challenging set of prototype design specifications from Orange Silicon Valley, Hyve Solutions concluded that LSI® was the logical choice for Orange Silicon Valley’s storage controller performance targets due to the range of the LSI’s product portfolio, field-tested reliability, maturity of designs and organizational depth. Hyve’s recommendations included a 1600MHz Sandy Bridge-based platform with eight of the new PCIe 3.0 slots, 128GB of Kingston DDR III, three LSI MegaRAID® SATA SAS 9265-8i RAID controllers and 24 400GB Kingston E100 SSDs to meet Orange Silicon Valley’s requirement for performance, data protection, scalability and cost, all while using the latest, commercially proven technologies.
According to Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hyve Solutions, Steve Ichinaga, “Orange Silicon Valley thought through their technical and business requirements in great detail. We got to work and got creative so we could provide a higher level of consultancy to solve their tough technical problems and exceed their goals.”