AIC Announces New 2U Dual Controller JBOF

All-Flash NVMe JBOF Appliance with Broadcom’s BCM58800 NetXtreme Storage SoC

On the 29th of May 2018 AIC announced a new 2U dual controller all-flash NVMe JBOF appliance series, the J2024-04, designed to address storage challenges in next generation high performance data centers.  The J2024-04 is equipped with 24 Dual Port U.2 NVMe SSD drives, dual CRPS redundant power supplies with four PCIe x16 slots connecting to 4 BCM58800 NetXtreme® S-Series PCIe storage adapters, making it ideally suited to support ultra-high performance high availability (HA) storage applications involving all-flash appliances.  This new JBOF series is capable of >10M IOPS of sustained fabric performance.

“We observe the trend of disaggregation of storage leveraging the inherent benefits of NVMe drives like lower latency and protocol overhead. NVMe and NVMe over Fabrics (NVMeoF) uniquely can achieve the goal to disaggregate the storage space with block access, enabling scale-out and low latency operations in Data Centers. AIC’s newest JBOF based on Broadcom’s low power and highly integrated BCM58800 is an optimized NVMeoF storage box designed to manage NVMeoF targets more efficiently than using x86 or other more complex solutions,” said Michael Liang, CEO of AIC.

“Broadcom’s technology leadership will continue to enable new applications as we accelerate the growth of network-connected NVMe SSD storage,” said Dan Harding, vice president of marketing of the Compute and Connectivity Division at Broadcom Inc. “By integrating a 100G Ethernet NIC, hardware acceleration for storage, NVMeoF, and eight high performance 3GHz A72 cores, our BCM58800 establishes a new level of storage scalability and performance for IOPS-intensive, low latency applications in AIC’s J2024-04 platform.”

Applications include support for massive databases with scale-out storage and real-time analytics for cloud and mega data centers. J2024-04 is also ideal for use in content distribution networks as well as in any environment that must meet high performance and high-density benchmarks.

From data mining to modeling dynamic systems such as the weather or aggregated consumer shopping patterns, J2024-04 from AIC will help enterprise organizations meet their bandwidth, storage and performance objectives while staying within their data center budget.

 

Features

  • 2U 24-Bay NVMe All Flash Array
  • Performance up to 6 times faster than SATA SSD,

3 times faster than SAS 12G SSD

  • Designed for low latency and high performance applications
  • PCIe interface to support NVMe over fabrics (3rd party cards)
  • Hot swap design for easy maintenance and management
  • Intelligent Enclosure Management
  • Tool-less tray design