EMC InfiniFlex

30 drives in a 3 U platform.  Includes servers, DAS SAS or SATA, IP connectivity between servers and IP connectivity to client network.  Sounds like a HPC cluster in-a-box?

Configuration details:

  • 300 TBs in a 44U rack
  • 10 – SAS / SATA disk shelves
    • 30 drives per 3 U shelf
  • 12 1 U servers
    • JBOD or Raid Controller
  • Dual Switches
    • 24 gigE server ports
    • One 10 gigE port for uplink
  • Front-to-back cooling
  • Variable server to drive ratio (1:30) defined above
  • Config for capacity or performance
  • Upgrade CPU and storage independently
  • HA config options available
  • Simplified serviceability

Note:  Not CX DAEs (visibly they look the same to me, but apparently they are native SAS shelves) but they have the same footprint.  The equivalent of 2 DAEs are mounted in the same 3 U on a moveable shelf.  Essentially 2 DAEs in the same 3 U vertical footprint.

InfiniFlex is customer serviceable, customer can spare all parts or the customer can opt for a standard EMC support contract.

InfiniFlex 10000 Server Specs:

  • 64-bit dual-core
    • Woodcrest 2.33 Ghz
  • 4 GB of RAM
  • Single Power Supply
  • CD / DVD-RW (boot image)
  • Standard 19" NEMA rackable
  • 20" deep
  • Adaptec 3085 disk controller
    • SAS / SATA

Use cases:

  • Web 2.0 deployment model
    • Proprietary applications
    • Availability by replication
    • Preference for self-service
  • Web 2.0 use cases
    • ISP services
    • Social networks
    • Cloud computing
    • etc…
  • Content depots
    • Documents
    • Videos
    • Surveillance
    • Research repositories
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