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Ambedded SUSE Enterprise Storage Appliance

Ambedded SUSE Enterprise Storage (SES) Appliance is A SOFTWARE-DEFINED STORAGE SOLUTION, BASED on CEPH and ARM MICRO SERVER TECHNOLOGY.

Ambedded SUSE Enterprise Storage Appliance provides IT organizations durable, reliable, agile, simple to manage, and fast to deliver Software-Defined Storage. It reduces customer’s total cost of ownership by transforming your enterprise storage infrastructure with a truly open source, unified, high available software-defined storage solution. Ambedded Technology partners with SUSE to provide customers with the most flexible enterprise-grade storage solution on Arm-based microserver platform. This turn-key solution allows customers to extract value rapidly from their storage rather than spend their core resources on design, deployment, management, and monitoring.

 

 

 

Key Features

  • Unlimited scalability
  • Highly redundant storage based on Ceph
  • A truly unified software-defined storage cluster that provides applications with object, block, and file system storage
  • The complete package consists of Arm microserver hardware, 3 years SUSE Enterprise Storage, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server service subscription
  • Starting cluster from 3x Mars 400 appliance, the smallest one customer can find in the market.
  • Hardware is supported by Ambedded and partners, software support is provided by SUSE and Ambedded
  • Self-healing capabilities
  • Automated re-balancing optimized data placement
  • Minimum storage failure domain
  • Better performance with balancing workload
  • Reducing 60% of server power consumption compared with other Ceph solution

 

Ambedded's Supports SUSE Enterprise Storage with UVS Manager

 

 

Supported Protocols

Native Protocols

  • RBD (Block)
  • RADOS (Object)
  • CephFS (With multiple active MDS Servers)
  • Swift
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Traditional Protocols

  • iSCSI
  • NFS
  • CIFS/SMB
  • S3
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Technical Specs

Minimum Cluster Configuration

  • 3 Mars 400 appliances with a total of 24 ARM micro-server nodes
    • ARM Microserver Specs (each Mars 400 consists with 8x Arm Microserver)
      • Quad-core Arm Cortex A72 1.2GHz
      • 4GB DDR4 memory
      • 8GB eMMC flash storage
      • Dual 2.5Gbps Ethernet
      • 64GB M.2 SATA SSD
      • 1 top-loaded 2.5”/3.5” SATA disk bay
    • Network: Each Mars 400 has two in-chassis switches with a total of 4x 10Gb Ethernet ports.
    • 24 ARM server configurations
      • 3 Ceph monitor nodes installed on 3 nodes in 3 chassis
      • 21 Ceph OSD nodes
      • Extra nodes are required for CephFS active MDS. (standby MDS are running on MON nodes)
  • External Server nodes for RADOS and iSCSI Gateways
    • Quade Core CPU, 32GB memory, minimum 2x 10Gb network bonded for redundancy
    • Standby gateways run on Mars 400 MON nodes.

 

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