Enterprise Networking: Super Micro SuperStorage Server Ramps Up Storage Capacity

By Frank Ohlhorst  |  Posted 2012-05-31 Print this article Print
SuperStorage Server Is Rack-Mountable

SuperStorage Server Is Rack-Mountable

The Super Micro SuperStorage Server SSG-6027R-E1R12N is a 2U rack-mountable storage server.
IT and business initiatives are changing the face of storage in the enterprise. The demands of big data, compliance, archiving and continuity are driving enterprises to rethink storage systems. Super Micro aims to meet that demand with an affordable storage server, which incorporates performance features with redundancy and room for 12 serial-attached SCSI version 2 (SAS-2) or Serial ATA version 3 (SATA3) drives. The 2U device is easy to service, thanks to a removable top panel. Several expansion slots are available as well as a port to add JBOD, or just a bunch of drives, storage capacity to the unit. Integrated sensors and monitoring capabilities allow proactive management and protection from unannounced failures. Then there are 920-watt redundant power supplies and passive cooling routes to further reduce downtime. Support for the latest Intel Xeon E5-2600 series CPUs eliminates performance bottlenecks, while RAM capacity tops out at 768GB, which helps with future expansion. Removable drive bays with support for hot-swap further augment redundancy, as does multiple levels of RAID support. The Super Micro SuperStorage Server SSG-6027R-E1R12N is available in any color you want, as long as it's black.
Frank Ohlhorst Frank J. Ohlhorst is the Executive Technology Editor for eWeek Channel Insider and brings with him over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology field.He began his career as a network administrator and applications program in the private sector for two years before joining a computer consulting firm as a programmer analyst. In 1988 Frank founded a computer consulting company, which specialized in network design, implementation, and support, along with custom accounting applications developed in a variety of programming languages.In 1991, Frank took a position with the United States Department of Energy as a Network Manager for multiple DOE Area Offices with locations at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPL), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), FermiLAB and the Ames Area Office (AMESAO). Frank's duties included managing the site networks, associated staff and the inter-network links between the area offices. He also served at the Computer Security Officer (CSO) for multiple DOE sites. Frank joined CMP Technology's Channel group in 1999 as a Technical Editor assigned to the CRN Test Center, within a year, Frank became the Senior Technical Editor, and was responsible for designing product testing methodologies, assigning product reviews, roundups and bakeoffs to the CRN Test Center staff.In 2003, Frank was named Technology Editor of CRN. In that capacity, he ensured that CRN maintained a clearer focus on technology and increased the integration of the Test Center's review content into both CRN's print and web properties. He also contributed to Netseminar's, hosted sessions at CMP's Xchange Channel trade shows and helped to develop new methods of content delivery, Such as CRN-TV.In September of 2004, Frank became the Director of the CRN Test Center and was charged with increasing the Test Center's contributions to CMP's Channel Web online presence and CMP's latest monthly publication, Digital Connect, a magazine geared towards the home integrator. He also continued to contribute to CMP's Netseminar series, Xchange events, industry conferences and CRN-TV.In January of 2007, CMP Launched CRNtech, a monthly publication focused on technology for the channel, with a mailed audience of 70,000 qualified readers. Frank was instrumental in the development and design of CRNTech and was the editorial director of the publication as well as its primary contributor. He also maintained the edit calendar, and hosted quarterly CRNTech Live events.In June 2007, Frank was named Senior Technology Analyst and became responsible for the technical focus and edit calendars of all the Channel Group's publications, including CRN, CRNTech, and VARBusiness, along with the Channel Group's specialized publications Solutions Inc., Government VAR, TechBuilder and various custom publications. Frank joined Ziff Davis Enterprise in September of 2007 and focuses on creating editorial content geared towards the purveyors of Information Technology products and services. Frank writes comparative reviews, channel analysis pieces and participates in many of Ziff Davis Enterprise's tradeshows and webinars. He has received several awards for his writing and editing, including back to back best review of the year awards, and a president's award for CRN-TV. Frank speaks at many industry conferences, is a contributor to several IT Books, holds several records for online hits and has several industry certifications, including Novell's CNE, Microsoft's MCP.Frank can be reached at frank.ohlhorst@ziffdavisenterprise.com

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