Inspur, Intel unveil all-flash storage with dual-port Optane SSD

Inspur, Intel unveil all-flash storage with dual-port Optane SSD
Inspur has teamed with Intel to jointly launch the midrange all-flash storage AS5000G5-F series with dual-port Optane SSD. (Inspur)

Inspur, a provider of data center infrastructure, cloud computing, and AI solutions, has teamed with Intel to jointly launch the midrange all-flash storage AS5000G5-F series with dual-port Optane SSD. The AS5000G5-F series offers up to 8 million IOPS and 0.1 ms latency.

The series comprises four models designated the AS5300G5-F, AS5500G5-F, AS5600G5-F and AS5800G5-F. The flash storage solution drives performance improvements in both software and hardware. Inspur also offers a software defined storage solution, AS13000G5, which supports single-port Optane SSD.

The storage solution adopts the second-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor and uses an extreme performance dual-port Optane SSD as its cache layer. Offering a single-disk performance up to 560k IOPS or 2.4GB/s bandwidth and a read response time of 22 microseconds, the Optane SSD bridges the performance and capacity gap between memory and traditional storage media.

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On the software side, the AS5000G5-F series uses technologies such as InTier intelligent layering, real-time compression/re-delete, space recycle and intelligent medium life detection. Using intelligent layering as an example, data is divided into four tiers, i.e. boiling, hot, warm and cold. The data hotspot degree is precisely located through AI-based intelligent hotspot identification, sequence flow identification and accurate cold data elimination algorithm. 3D Xpoint’s advantages are leveraged by facilitating intelligent data flow within different media such as high-performance Optane SSD, NAND SSD and high-capacity HDD to optimize performance based on data type. For example, the AS5000G5-F series would store metadata, a typical type of boiling point data, on high-performance, low-latency Optane SSD to accelerate metadata access.

Moreover, the AS5000G5-F series adopts a full redundancy design that allows a single server to provide 99.9999% reliability and 5D expansion capability, and its heterogeneous virtualization technology interoperates with over 95% of mainstream storage models from the top 10 manufacturers in the industry. Meanwhile, the InView multi-device management platform and AIOPS active prediction technology enable a 14-day prediction accuracy of up to 95% and can reduce troubleshooting time by 70%.

Inspur will continue to work closely with partners like Intel to jointly promote the creation of new storage solutions and drive the implementation of all-flash storage in industries such as finance, telecommunications and energy.

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