Enterprise Networking: Super Micro SuperStorage Server Ramps Up Storage Capacity
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.