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Techzine: Supermicro Partners with Graid Technolgy, Qumulo

(Techzine.eu, Geert van der Klugt, November 7, 2022)

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Supermicro announced new collaborations to enhance the storage functionality in its servers. Supermicro servers can now be equipped with Graid’s RAID cards and run Qumulo’s expandable file system software.

GRAID‘s GPU-powered RAID cards offload RAID and NVMe storage data from the server processor. This frees up processor space for handling intensive computing tasks, which is especially useful for VMs, containers and AI workloads.

In addition, Graid’s RAID technology now offers high-performance performance based on Supermicro’s flexible Building Block Solutions. The combination of Supermicro’s servers and Graid’s SupremeRAID technology should give customers an easy-to-configure option for data protection while lowering management costs and improving NVMe performance.

 Graid SupremeRAID Card

Hybrid Qumulo NVMe platform

Secondly, a new partnership with Qumulo results in a hybrid NVMe storage platform. This platform consists of Qumulo’s file system architecture and intelligent caching functionality combined with a 1-U rack storage server from Supermicro.

All data on Qumulo is initially written to SSD storage that provides flash performance to writes. An AI-based Qumolo algorithm monitors how often data is accessed on hybrid nodes. Data is moved to HDD-based storage as it ages and ‘cools’.

Supermicro will likely make its 1U SSG-610P-ACR12N4H and SSG-610P-ACR12N4L storage servers available for the joint application. The servers run on third-generation Intel Xeon processors. The systems should provide 240TB of raw storage capacity through twelve 20TB hard drives. As a result, Qumolo’s hybrid nodes have plenty of capacity to work with.


About Graid Technology

Chosen by CRN as one of the Ten Hottest Data Storage Startups of 2021 and a 2022 Emerging Vendor in the Storage & Disaster Recovery category, Graid Technology Inc. has developed the world’s first NVMe and NVMeoF RAID card to unlock the full potential of enterprise SSD performance. We’re headquartered in Silicon Valley, with an R&D center in Taiwan, and are led by a dedicated team of experts with decades of experience in the SDS, ASIC and storage industries. Graid Technology Inc. is redefining performance standards for enterprise data protection: a single SupremeRAID™ card delivers 19 million IOPS and 110GB/s of throughput. For more information on Graid Technology Inc., connect with us on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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