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The Future of Enterprise Data Protection 

Software Composable Infrastructure (SCI)

In Software-Composable Infrastructure (SCI), compute, storage, and networking resources are abstracted from their physical locations and can be managed with software via a web-based interface. SCI makes data center resources as readily available as cloud services and is the foundation for private and hybrid cloud solutions.

Along with the emergence of NVMe SSD and NVMeoF technologies is the possibility for SCI to disaggregate storage resources without sacrificing performance and latency.

 

As NVMe SSD technology rapidly evolves however, a major performance bottleneck is introduced -- RAID data protection.

Performance Bottlenecks

Traditionally, hardware RAID cards or software RAID systems have been used to protect data from disk failure. In the HDD era, a simple ASIC on a RAID card was capable enough to handle all I/O - after all, even with SAS HDD, maximum performance was only around 200 IOPS and 150MB/s of throughput.

 

However, in the SSD era a single NVMe SSD can deliver around one million IOPS and 7GB/s of throughput. This results in a hardware RAID card or software RAID system that is unable to handle the massive performance leap of an SSD, and ends up being the biggest performance bottleneck of your storage infrastructure.

In addition, traditional hardware RAID cards require storage disks to be directly connected to the RAID card via cables, severely limiting their usefulness in modern Software-Composable Infrastructure.

The Solution: 
GRAID SupremeRAID

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GRAID CES Innovation Award 2022

Welcome To The Future of Enterprise Data Performance

GRAID SupremeRAID™ is the world's first NVMe RAID card to deliver maximum available SSD performance, offering a new way for enterprise data centers to achieve record-breaking NVMe SSD or NVMeoF performance without sacrificing data security or business continuity. 

 

Our disruptive software plus hardware solution unlocks the traditional performance bottleneck of RAID protection for SSDs. It's also the world’s first NVMeoF RAID solution that not only protects direct-attached SSDs but also those connected via NVMe over Fabrics (NVMeoF).

SupremeRAID SR-1000 for PCIe Gen 3

The cutting edge technology of SupremeRAID™ eliminates the traditional RAID bottleneck to unlock the full potential of your SSD performance. A single SupremeRAID™ SR-1000 is capable of delivering 16 million IOPS and 110 GB/s of throughput(Based on RAID5 with 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon Scalable Platform and Intel D7-P5510)

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SupremeRAID SR-1010 for PCIe Gen 4

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 Meanwhile, the SupremeRAID™ SR-1010 increases read performance to 19 M IOPS and 110GB/s throughput and increases write performance to 1.1 M IOPS and 22 GB/s throughput in RAID 5/6, while maintaining the superior level of data protection our customers and partners have come to expect. (Based on Linux RAID5 with Intel Xeon Gold 6338 CPU 32-Core with 2.0GHz x 2)

Use Cases

 
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AI Training

GRAID Use Case

“AI Training requires reading large amounts of data, a procedure that can take more than 12 hours with traditional solutions. Combining GRAID SupremeRAID™ and NFS over RDMA reduced the procedure to 2 hours—a huge productivity improvement.” 

AI Director of a well-known Health 
Research Department Institution

“To capture a car race with
4k video quality from different cameras requires more than 10GB/s write throughput. GRAID Technology is the only RAID solution to deliver this kind of performance with RAID5 data protection.
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IT Director of a Global Media Company

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4K Video Surveillance

GRAID Use Case

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Automobile, Aviation & Drone

GRAID Use Case

“When recording large amounts of high-definition video in a limited environment, 
a RAID1 solution might be able to keep up with the speed but it’s not cost efficient. GRAID Technology delivers RAID5/6 that matches the performance of RAID1, which pumps up the available space from 50% 
to 80+%. Not only is it good for cost savings but also makes a lot of things possible in 
this limited environment.” 

Solution Architect of a North American-based Aviation Company

“While most of the all-flash array vendors in the market
only deliver up to 1.5M IOPS, GRAID Technology makes
10M IOPS possible with a single SupremeRAID™ card.
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R&D Director of a SAN Storage Company

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SAN/NAS Storage 

GRAID Use Case

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Local Databases

GRAID Use Case

“Current hardware RAID is obviously not the solution for local databases due to its latency and performance limitation for NVMe SSDs. GRAID SupremeRAID™ provides unbeatable performance and latency for databases to realize the full benefits of using NVMe SSDs.” 

Solution Architect of a Tier-One IT Company

Software Composable Infrastructure-ready

Pulling SSD resources from a remote JBOF to provision a storage volume for your application is now possible with GRAID SupremeRAID™

Free-Up CPU Resources for Other Applications

GRAID SupremeRAID™ shoulders all the IO processing and RAID computation burden, freeing-up your precious CPU resources for other applications, increasing your productivity and reducing costs.

Plug & Play

Unlike traditional hardware RAID cards, GRAID SupremeRAID™ doesn't require extra cabling to connect SSD disks to the RAID card, eliminating the costs of refactoring your existing hardware system, and avoiding another potential point of failure.

Supports a Variety of NVMe Interfaces

GRAID SupremeRAID™ can be used with U.2, M.2 or even AIC NVMe interfaces, making SupremeRAID™ the most versatile NVMe SSD RAID card in the world.

User Friendly & Easy to Manage

Since traditional Hardware RAID cards use an ASIC with only limited processing power, they also require a memory caching module in order to reach satisfactory performance levels. And to maintain data integrity of the cache in the event of a power loss, a battery backup is also required. The RAID card will suffer a huge performance drop if the battery backup module is exhausted, as it will need to switch to write-through mode in order to preserve data integrity.

A GRAID SupremeRAID™ card can leverage its powerful computing and software capabilities to achieve up to 40x performance gain compared with a traditional RAID card without requiring any memory caching, eliminating the burden of managing a battery backup module while maintaining consistent performance.

Highly Extendable

Featuring a unique hardware and software architecture, SupremeRAID™ is the world’s first RAID card that can add more features like compression, encryption and thin provisioning via software update.

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Proven Expertise, Experienced Leadership

GRAID Technology is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California with a sales office in Ontario, CA and an R&D center in Taipei, Taiwan. GRAID Technology is composed of a dedicated team of experts with decades of experience in the SDS, ASIC and storage industries. Our extraordinary software plus hardware solution has redefined the value of SSD RAID cards and makes GRAID SupremeRAID™ the most powerful and flexible NVMe SSD RAID in the world.  To learn more, contact us today. 

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