An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report reported that storage devices had the highest power consumption growth rate (191%) and the highest overall power consumption at 32.3% of the total datacenter equipment power consumption. According to Gartner, storage consumes 37% of datacenter energy.
Requiring as little as 5 watts of power per terabyte, Nimbus Sustainable Storage systems set a new record for efficiency, delivering the lowest power consumption of any primary storage system. Whereas conventional disk arrays consume 25 watts or more of power per terabyte, Nimbus systems consume 80% less, reducing energy costs, cutting power and cooling capital expenditures, and improving overall datacenter reliability.
Nimbus’ systems pack as much as 800,000 IOps per 2U enclosure. Nimbus’ file system seamlessly aggregates the capacity across multiple solid state enclosures. From one interface, users can provision capacity using Fibre Channel, iSCSI, NFS, CIFS, or SRP (SCSI RDMA Protocol), providing unified block (SAN) and file (NAS) storage in one easy-to-use system. All storage is thin-provisioned, maximizing utilization and simplifying storage capacity planning.
Nimbus’ latest solid state storage enclosures pack 20 TB of enterprise-grade flash memory in a mere 2U of rackspace. This unmatched system density enables up to 440 TB of solid state storage in a single industry-standard rack, delivering the same capacity that would otherwise take more than three racks of 15K RPM disks. In IOps, the E-Class delivers in one rack the equivalent of 14 racks of 15K RPM disks. These gains in rack density perfectly complement existing server, desktop and IO virtualization initiatives to maximize datacenter utilization and significantly reduce OpEx.