Orange Silicon Valley and Hyve Solutions Attain 1.8 Million IOPS Benchmark with Components from LSI and Kingston
Extreme compute becomes cost-effective - now widely available for
FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Solutions, a division of SYNNEX
Corporation (NYSE: SNX) and a leader in purpose-built, datacenter
server and storage solutions, is now offering an appliance-like system
that consistently achieved a high benchmark of over 1.8 million I/O
transactions per second (IOPS) using commercially available
off-the-shelf (COTS) components from LSI and Kingston. The achievement
was attained on advanced prototypes built in collaboration with Orange
Silicon Valley, a fully owned innovation and research subsidiary of
telecom giant Orange. Already widely available, customers can now source
this open specification, high performance computing system at a lower
cost through Hyve Solutions.
Hyve Solutions brought to the partnership with Orange Silicon Valley its
technological expertise and the resources to provide additional support
during the evaluation and prototyping phases. The goal was to deliver a
cost-effective appliance-like system that is capable of processing one
million or more I/O transactions per second. Additionally, Orange
Silicon Valley was exploring alternatives to database platforms
comprised of JBOD-based storage systems with direct attach storage (DAS)
using Solid State Drives (SSD) and considered building one with COTS
components instead of the more expensive bundled solutions.
With a clear but challenging set of prototype design specifications from
Orange Silicon Valley, Hyve Solutions concluded that LSI® was the
logical choice for Orange Silicon Valley's storage controller
performance targets due to the range of the LSI's product portfolio,
field-tested reliability, maturity of designs and organizational depth.
Hyve's recommendations included a 1600MHz Sandy Bridge-based platform
with eight of the new PCIe 3.0 slots, 128GB of Kingston DDR III, three
LSI MegaRAID® SATA SAS 9265-8i RAID controllers and 24 400GB Kingston
E100 SSDs to meet Orange Silicon Valley's requirement for performance,
data protection, scalability and cost, all while using the latest,
commercially proven technologies.
According to Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hyve
Solutions, Steve Ichinaga, "Orange Silicon Valley thought through their
technical and business requirements in great detail. We got to work and
got creative so we could provide a higher level of consultancy to solve
their tough technical problems and exceed their goals."
In the Hyve Solutions Proof-of-Concept lab, very close to a million IOPS
was reached on the first test run. The system was tuned up until 1.8
million IOPS was reached consistently, as measured with IOMeter.
System-wide cost savings have been estimated by Orange Silicon Valley to
be between 50% and 75%, excluding any benefits that may accrue as a
result of the smaller system footprint or lower power and cooling
"We have exceeded our preconceived notion of a scalability barrier of
1.0 million IOPS — akin to Chuck Yeager's crossing the sound barrier in
1947. Extreme Computing is now a commodity. Now that we have shown that
it can be done, anybody else can build this," said Christian Eychene,
Vice President IT Infrastructure Technologies & Engineering at Orange.
"From here, we intend to expand our testing to a more real-world, very
high I/O system demanding OLTP use cases. We are benefitting from vastly
improved performance as well as considerable cost savings compared to
other system configurations," he concluded.
Users can deploy the MegaRAID SAS 9265-8i in existing HDD-based server
environments for significant performance gains. Alternatively, for users
implementing hybrid server platforms based on SSD, the next-generation
MegaRAID controllers exploit the potential of SSDs for unsurpassed
performance and enterprise-class reliability. By using advanced MegaRAID
Fast Path software, RAID performance can be boosted further by up to
"Reaching the milestone of over 1.8 million IOPS is a powerful
achievement that will vastly improve the user's experience and ability
to access information," said Charlie Kawwas, Senior Vice President,
Worldwide Sales at LSI. "LSI is committed to delivering industry-leading
technology that can accelerate storage applications, from databases to
enterprise systems that power the Cloud. LSI is proud to have
collaborated with Hyve and Kingston to help achieve this impressive
"Working with Orange Silicon Valley, LSI and Hyve Solutions to take
commercially available off-the-shelf components to achieve this
milestone in IOPS delivery was an exciting opportunity," said Ariel
Perez, SSD Business Manager, Kingston. "Kingston is committed to working
closely with the industry to help move new technology into mainstream IT
to solve complex business problems at an affordable price point."
for more information about the same LSI RAID technology as Orange
Silicon Valley for your company's high performance requirements.
About Hyve Solutions
Hyve Solutions, a division of SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), is a
leader in providing customers with better, purpose-built datacenter
servers and storage that are cost effective and built to be specific to
actual workloads and datacenter environments. The Company offers highly
energy-efficient solutions via its unique role in the Open Compute
Project. For more information about Hyve Solutions, visit http://www.hyvesolutions.com,
or call (855) 869-6873.
About SYNNEX Corporation
SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a Fortune 500 corporation, is a
leading business process services company, servicing resellers,
retailers and original equipment manufacturers in multiple regions
around the world. The Company provides services in IT distribution,
supply chain management, contract assembly and business process
outsourcing. Founded in 1980, SYNNEX employs over 10,000 full-time and
part-time associates worldwide. Additional information about SYNNEX may
be found online at www.synnex.com.
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