Savage IO designs,
manufactures, and sells high-performance storage, networking, and server systems
for demanding IO environments. The company was founded in 2010 to build a
mechanically flawless hardware architecture without the inherent physical
bottlenecks or software incompatibilities plaguing existing storage hardware.
Founded by nine-year U.S. Navy veteran Phillip Roberto, , Savage IO is based in
Rochester, NY, a region well known for precision manufacturing. Savage IO is
proud of its guiding principles: trust, servitude, discipleship, and integrity,
which guide all their interactions with customers, partners, and each other, and
create a foundation for spiritual, personal and business growth.
see also:- Savage
IO's news page
Who's who in SSD? - Savage IO
by Zsolt Kerekes -
editor - StorageSearch.com
- July 2015
Savage IO - which recently exited stealth mode - is a
supplier of high density
for embedded applications. The company's products internally use arrays of
COTS SATA /
conversation with Savage IO's cofounder and CEO Phillip Roberto
i learned more about the company's technology differences and business plan.
particular Savage IO 's box is designed to maximize the performance headroom,
reliability and serviceability for systems integrators who want to pack the
highest density of SAS-like SSDs into their SSDserver / SDS floor-space.
IO achieves this by providing more than the usual number of data lanes and
power supply redundency into the fabric of the boxes which have pull out
drawers which give hot-swap access to the key elements within. These details
- more lanes of raw SAS inside the box than any other SDS server and 3 lanes
of SAS routed to every SSD module.
Savage IO said
it's willing to sell systems which are partially populated and which can be
upgraded by the customer. But Savage IO said it wants to control the supply of
upgrade SSDs - to ensure that quality and compatibility issues are maintained.
In order to remain competitive the company said its intention would be to only
charge a very small percentage "few percent" handling charge on the
raw supply of SSDs.
- using high throuput rated data cable - 25Gbps
One way of viewing Savage IO is as part of an
emerging trend of customer preference (in
applications segments) to choose white box SSD companies as suppliers
of no-frills or narrowly optimized boxes which suit their needs in a market
towards consolidation. This approach can save enormous costs for customers
compared to buying systems which come bundled with legacy branding, design
inefficiency or other features which are valued in other markets but not in the
specifically deployed applications.
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lanes of SAS than anyone else"|
|Editor:- July 28, 2015 - As the
rackmount SSD market
consolidation - new business opportunities are being created for those
brave hardware companies which accept the challenge of providing simple
hardware platforms (which provide high density or efficiency or performance or
other combinations of valued technical features optimized for known use cases)
while also being willing to sell them unbundled from expensive frivolous
In that category - Savage IO today
its SavageStor - a 4U
server storage box - which - using a COTS array of hot swappable SAS SSDs -
can provide upto 288TB flash capacity with 25GB/s peak internal bandwidth with
useful RAS features for embedded systems integrators who need high flash
density in an untied / open platform.
Savage IO says it "products
are intentionally sold software-free, to further eliminate performance drains
and costs caused by poor integration, vendor lock-in, rigidly defined
management, and unjustifiable licensing schemes."
|Earlier versions of this
document only listed the single fastest rackmount SSD in each u-size (1U, 2U
etc) - but there were some disadvantages in that method. So instead this now
includes a mini list of the most important companies and product lines in this
market space which covers a range of different interfaces and architectures.|
|the Fastest SSDs |