More capable hardware for very big data centers
Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), a subsidiary of Taiwanese hardware giant Quanta Computer, has announced three storage servers aimed at three very different usage scenarios at the Computex exhibition in Taipei.
The QuantaGrid D51PH-1ULH is a 1U scale-out hybrid building block for software defined storage (SDS).
The QuantaPlex T21P-4U is a 4U high density server with more compute, designed to support cloud services, enterprise apps and backup.
The QuantaPlex T21SR-2U is a 2U two-node cluster-in-a-box with a backup battery unit for demanding, mission-critical workloads.
All three are available immediately from QCT.
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QuantaPlex T21P-4U front view
QCT was established with a focus on the needs of companies the size of Facebook and Rackspace, and their hyperscale data centers. It offers standards-based, open commodity hardware and is one of the major suppliers of servers built to the Open Compute specifications.
The new QuantaGrid D51PH-1ULH is a small rackmount server built around Intel’s Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors with up to 1TB of memory capacity. It is equipped with twelve hot-swappable 3.5” disk drives and four hot-swappable 2.5” SATA SSDs.
The QuantaPlex T21P-4U is a much larger storage server, offering up to seventy-eight hot-swappable drives and two high-computing server nodes in a 4U chassis, for total storage capacity of up to half a Petabyte.
The QuantaPlex T21SR-2U offers less capacity, but comes with advanced data protection features. The in-built battery means it can operate for two minutes without power, while the 10 GB connection between the server boards ensures that in the event of a failure of one of the nodes, the other will take over.
“These new products expand our storage lineup, which is already one of the most diverse in the cloud datacenter market,” said Mike Yang, general manager of QCT. “We now have a portfolio with an unprecedented level of choice, performance and cost options to meet the needs of most every enterprise and service provider.”