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Equus partners with HGST for high density all-flash storage

25th January 2018
Lanna Cooper

Manufacturer of custom computer hardware systems to the channel, Equus Compute Solutions has partnered with HGST to offer their line of JBOF (Just a Bunch of Flash) All - Flash Storage systems. Gartner estimates that by 2020, 50% of data centres will use only Solid State Arrays for primary data. The HGST 2U24 Flash Storage Platforms are designed for Software-Defined Storage (SDS) infrastructures.

These JBOF (Just a Bunch Of Flash) systems balance performance with capacity, delivering high IOPS, and low latency at up to 184TB capacity. The HGST JBOF systems are a cost effective way to jumpstart the migration to an All Flash data centre migration. 

There are two 2U24 chassis configurations: the SATA-based chassis supports up to 24 CloudSpeed Gen II 2.5” SSD modules for up to 46TB capacity, and the SAS3 chassis supports 24 Ultrastar 2.5” SSDs for up to 184TB. Both systems can start with as few as 12 SSDs and upgrade one additional SSD module at a time.

Key features include up to six 12Gb/s SAS3 connections to the host system, that supports up to 4.7M IOPS with less than 1ms latency.  A five-year warranty is standard on all HGST JBOF systems.

“We are excited to offer these HGST JBOF All-Flash systems that deliver maximum performance for our customer’s specific workloads,” said Steve Grady, Equus VP Customer Solutions. “The 2U24 Flash storage platforms address the demanding storage needs of large enterprises and cloud service providers who require dense, shared flash storage.” 

Equus offers competitive prices - with logistics and support - to thousands of customers that include Resellers, Content Delivery Networks, Cloud Service Providers, Software Vendors, and OEMs. Equus offers solutions for software defined infrastructures - storage, virtualisation and management - that offer customisation options for these solutions that are unavailable from non-White Box vendors.

In addition, Equus dramatically reduces life cycle costs by enabling customers to support systems using white box server management and in-house resources, rather than costly outside vendors.

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