All-Flash-Array by Zstor with less than 1€ per GB

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Zstor SSD-Array offers 2 Mio. IOPS for data center environments

Kaarst, 22nd of September, 2015

Based on the use of data center class SSDs, the new 48bay SSD system Zstor AJ248F opened low-cost but high-performance All-Flash solutions for application in high available server environments within data centers. With a throughput of up to 10 GB/s and a read performance up to two million IOPS, the Flash Array meets the requirements of centralized Flash storage. These values are achieved through the use of high performance SATA SSDs, operating via LSI/Avago Databolt technology with SAS 12 GB/s performance bandwidth. The 48bay 2U rackmount system with up to 92 TB total capacity is available from now and a price of 0.93 EUR per GB of Flash memory is reached.

The IT managers of data centers are requesting high-performance storage systems that are also optimized with regard to investment and operating costs. The Zstor AJ248F represents a cost-effective alternative that meets the requirements not only with the needed redundancy in high available environments, but also in terms of system connectivity and performance. So the Zstor AJ248F All-Flash-Array fits seamlessly into existing environments, because the connection to standard server systems uses high-performance 12G SAS interfaces.

Individually tailored to the request of the available IT-structures new or existing servers can be deployed and used. Based on the free choice of the centralized computers, accessing to the Zstor AJ248F All-Flash-Array, transfer rates up to 10 GB/s and up to 2 million IOPS are reached depending on configuration. The Zstor AJ248F supports Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Spaces and can be used also in Open Storage environments with Linux, NexentaStor or VMware.

Zstor AJ248F – certified for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Storage Spaces

The All-Flash storage system Zstor AJ248F is optimized for use in Windows Storage Server 2012 R2. Here the SSD-Array works as 'Shared Storage' for the connected scale out file server (SoFS) within a server cluster, creating a centralized, high available storage system for dedicated as well as virtual environments. The Zstor AJ248F is certified by Microsoft for the operation under Windows Server 2012 R2 and tested specifically for Windows Storage Spaces.

Data Center SSDs gives an optimized Price-/Performance Ratio

For use in the All-Flash-Array Zstor AJ248F, the SSDs out of the data center class are certified and prepared by Zstor for use in high available environments. Based on a close relationship to leading SSD manufacturers the latest available technology is used. Zstor SSDs are based on the 3D V NAND MLC standard and are specified for use in data centers. The endurance reaches 3.6 DWPD (drive writes per day) with a MTBF rate of > 2 million hours.

All-Flash-Array up to 184 TB optimized for Performance and Capacity

The SSD system will be assembled individually according to the customer requirements and optimized for performance and capacity. Recommended product configurations start from 23 TB up to 92 TB when using data center SSDs with 1.92 TB usable capacity. In the future the total capacity of the Zstor AJ248F as 48bay 2U rackmount system will be increased up to 184 TB, after new enterprise class SSDs with 3.84 TB become available.

Zstor AJ248F – available now

The Zstor AJ248F with dual, redundant I/O modules as 2U rackmount system individually equipped and configured are available from now on. Fully equipped with 92 TB, a retail pricing plus VAT is estimated with about 93 Euro cents per GB. The All-Flash-Arrays carry a 36 month warranty including a free replacement of components during servicing. A five years manufacturer’s warranty is offered on the SSD. Requests for system consulting as well as quotation can be forwarded directly to Zstor GmbH via

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