| leading the way to the
new storage frontier
|Editor:- November 14, 2016 - in
a recent conversation with AccelStor's
President Charles Tsai
I realized we were talking about more than just a single company. Every facet
touched upon some significant glimmer of change in the SSD market. So I
thought I'd better share some of that in a
Editor:- August 18, 2016 -
it has won the Best-of-Show Technology Innovation Award for its
FlexiRemap software at
the Flash Memory Summit 2016
in Santa Clara, California. AccelStor's FlexiRemap software (uses a global
wear-leveling algorithm) to cut down on overhead, and extend SSD lifespan.
Editor:- May 19, 2016 - AccelStor today
announced its has
added dual port 16Gbps FC connectivity to its
rackmount SSD product line.
NeoSapphire series of 1U rackmount flash arrays |
- editor - StorageSearch.com
- July 14, 2015|
AccelStor is a
relatively new name in the
rackmount SSD market.
The company having founded in November 2014 as a spinoff from
rackmount SSDs - which are mainly available in 1U form factor - are rebranded
and enhanced versions of Innodisk's FlexiArray which was launched in 2013.
key concept in this product line is to use modern SSD architecture - which
combines controller intelligence within each drive while also leveraging
strategic intelligence about the state of the flash array (data movements and
reliability) at the top level array level in order to produce a reliable, fast
storage system which is easy to integrate and manage as an embedded systems
In many ways this product line - satisfies a new trend
being seen in the user community - for a product which can be managed with
the minimum set of software complications and a high degree of
about the feature sets of future versions.
This trend towards an "industrial"
style of white box flash storage array is something which we'll be seeing much
more of in the next 3 to 5 years as the enterprise SSD market
towards standardization of software management tools and easier
interchangeability among hardware solutions.
This philosophy towards
treating SSD boxes as no-frills boxes which are unbundled from troublesome
proprietary features which appear in one proprietary model only to disappear
in the next iteration from the same supplier - is an abstraction methodology
which is already being favored by many users in the cloud market and web scale
And the NeoSapphire series satisfies this need for users
who are comfortable with the concept of seeing a product roadmap based on arrays
of COTS SSDs which have been optimized with internal firmware to provide a
simple and predictable feature set of reliability, performance and RAS.
|NeoSapphire series overview
- performance:- from 240K IOPS to 500K IOPS (model dependent)
- interfaces:- Quad-port 10 GbE SFP+ or Single-port InfiniBand QSFP or dual
port 16G FC
- capacities available:- 1,056GB to 11,806 GB
- flash array implemention:- from 8 to 20x 2.5" SSDs
- RAS:- hot swappable SSDs and power supplies, redundancy through virtual
- Endurance:- global wear leveling with cross-drive knowledge
| "FlexiRemap is not
only flash-compatible, but flash-collaborating. FlexiRemap identifies the nature
of flash, but does not accept it as it is. To tackle the most challenging
process, i.e. random write, FlexiRemap reorders the data into sequences to
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