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Inspur’s Smartrack4.5, the Latest Initiative towards High Performance Storage for Data Centres

Thursday, August 18, 2016

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Inspur- a data centre product and solutions provider- launches its rack scale server, SmartRack4.5. The latest offering from the company is a next generation data centre solution, which is designed especially for public cloud users, cloud service providers and telecommunication operators.

Based on the 2.0 integrated infrastructure, the solution also has SAS, PCI-E switching technology and the battery backup node of BBS (Battery Backup System), cooling and management. The BBS battery backup can maintain the energy efficiency at around 94 percent, while the efficiency of conventional centralized UPS power supply is less than 80 percent. The generator can also supply stable power for at least 15 minutes in case of a power failure. SmartRack4.5 has a deployment speed of up to 8-10 times as compared to other rack scale products. The SmartRack PCI-E expansion pooling node, when combined with the BOX node of 1U, can achieve the resource pooling of co-processing computing, high performance storage, and, warm and cold data storage, based on the PCI-E protocol.

 Since data centres are gradually becoming more structural and modular with intensified upgrades and modifications, the new elements are added to help centralize external IT resources and allow the reconstruction and pooling of internal resources. It has developed into two forms of product - specifically, the elastic storage expansion and the PCI-E expansion pooling.

"Using the SAS and PCI-E, switching technology can overcome the fundamental limitations of IT resource expansion, allowing the two types of resources - which are storage and PCI-E expansion - to decouple with computing resources. This can achieve the flexible resource allocation of storage and co-processing computing to meet the demands of the increasingly complex applications, and other business needs. In the future, these two types of technology will be broadly used in the application of deep learning, voice search, video conversion, image search, nearline storage, distributed storage and other types of public cloud services," says John Hu, Vice President, Inspur Group.

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