ProphetStor Data Services, Inc. and Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. today announced that they have teamed up to showcase a cost-effective all-flash storage array based on Cavium’s ThunderX® ARM processors as an alternative to the x86 architecture. This solution will be on display at GIGABYTE’s suite on the 36th Floor of Taipei 101, until June 3.
Enabled by ProphetStor’s intelligent, adaptive, and application-centric Software-Defined-Storage (SDS) technologies, the high-performance all-solid-state storage array is based on GIGABYTE’s state-of-the-art R270-T61 server chassis, which takes full advantage of ThunderX’s multiple built-in Ethernet ports to meet the demands of mission critical applications such as database management, virtualization, cloud computing, and big data analytics.
ProphetStor and GIGABYTE have entered a strategic partnership to establish an open ecosystem for cost-sensitive data centers and enterprises that require durable, yet economical, storage solutions that consume less power so they can simultaneously reduce both their CAPEX and OPEX.
“GIGABYTE and ProphetStor have previously collaborated on a cloud-in-a-rack project, which was well received by beta sites,” said Alex Liu, Product Marketing Executive, Network & Communication Business Unit, GIGABYTE. “The overwhelming feedback we received from our key customers, however, is that now they need a more powerful storage solution that has a higher capacity and consumes much less power. I am happy to report that we were able to address both issues by working closely with ProphetStor, again, to create an all-flash array that delivers up to 150,000 IOPS, using energy-efficient ARM-based processors.”
“As proud as we are of our storage software, ultimately, it is still limited by the hardware it runs on,” said Eric Chen, ProphetStor CEO. “We teamed up with GIGABYTE so we can focus on developing and testing our software, knowing with high confidence that the underlying hardware will always provide the necessary foundation for us to maximize the performance and efficiency of each individual component. Companies want to buy solutions, and our partnership with GIGABYTE allows us to offer our joint customers storage arrays that they know would just work as they prescribed.”
About GIGABYTE Technology
GIGABYTE is a leading brand in the global IT industry with employees and business channels in almost every country. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a research and development team and has since taken the lead in the world’s motherboard and graphics card markets. Drawing from its vast R&D and manufacturing capacities and know-how, GIGABYTE had further expanded its product portfolio to include PC components, PC peripherals, laptops, desktop computers, network communication devices, servers and mobile phones, with a goal to serve each facet of the digital life in homes and offices. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit b2b.gigabyte.com for more information.
About ProphetStor Data Services, Inc.
ProphetStor Data Services, Inc., a leader in Software-Defined Storage (SDS), provides federated storage and data services to enable both enterprises and cloud service providers to build an agile, automated, intelligent, and orchestrated storage infrastructure.
ProphetStor was founded in 2012 by seasoned storage experts with extensive experience in cloud computing platforms, software-based networked storage, data services, business continuity and disaster recovery.
Headquartered in Milpitas, California, ProphetStor has branch offices in Asia-Pacific regions to serve international customers. For more information, visit www.prophetstor.com.
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