A Growing Need for High-Speed Storage
Edge Severs are now employed by a wide range of high-performance applications including data acquisition systems for autonomous driving systems, security systems, home automation (smart homes), and online content delivery systems (CDNs).
Though edge computing platforms vary in scale and architecture, they all fulfill a similar purpose – to facilitate consistent, low-latency content acquisition and/or delivery by minimizing the distance between the source and destination.
Fast and Flexible NVMe RAID Storage Solutions for Edge Server Applications
HighPoint NVMe RAID AICs and external NVMe RAID solutions are ideal for edge server applications. The robust, compact solutions can host up to eight U.2/U.3 or M.2 NVMe SSDs, and can be easily integrated into any industry standard computing platform with PCIe 4.0 or 3.0 x16 connectivity. Each solution employs an advanced NVMe RAID engine capable of supporting one or more RAID 0, 1 or 10 arrays.
Industry’s first External NVMe RAID Solutions to deliver Dedicated End-to-End PCIe x16 Connectivity
HighPoint manufactures the industry’s fastest external NVMe RAID solutions. The PCIe Gen4 SSD6670A and PCIe Gen3 SSD6540 enclosures are powered by flexible performance-focused backplane. This unique hardware architecture leverages intelligent PCIe switch technology to allocate up to x4 lanes of host bandwidth to each drive port, on the fly, to ensure maximum throughput for each NVMe SSD. Each external enclosure connects to the target server via a discreet PCIe AIC and robust, proprietary cabling solution designed to ensure x16 lanes of dedicated PCIe bandwidth are available at all times.
This enables the enclosures to deliver up to 28,000MB/s of transfer performance using just 4 or 5 NVMe SSDs! Customers with extreme performance or capacity requirements can link two SSD7680’s using HighPoint’s Cross-Sync RAID technology to accommodate upwards of 240TB of storage at speeds up to 55,000MB/s!
Edge Severs are now employed by a wide range of high-performance applications including data acquisition systems for autonomous driving systems, security systems, home automation (smart homes), and online content delivery systems.
Fast & Flexible NVMe RAID Solutions for CDN Edge Platforms
Many online content delivery systems or networks (CDN), such as an on-demand video or audio streaming service, employ large networks of compact edge servers, deployed to cover specific locales. Depending on the media content and target audience, a distributed network model can be much more efficient than a traditional data center, which relies on a smaller number of large-scale servers designed to cover large geographic regions. The reason is simple, and perfectly explains the “edge” terminology; the smaller systems are in a much better position to serve their customers as they are located physically closer to their targets. In other words, a decentralized network – moving the appropriate data source from the center of the network (the cloud) to the outer edges of the network (the ground) optimizes delivery time to these customers. Such servers require a robust, high-speed modular storage solution that can be easily and quickly installed, serviced, upgraded and redeployed.
HighPoint NVMe RAID AICs and Enclosure solutions are ideal for edge server applications. The robust, compact devices can host up to eight U.2/U.3 or M.2 NVMe SSDs, and can be easily integrated into any server and industrial platform with PCIe 4.0 or 3.0 x16 connectivity. Each solution employs an advanced NVMe RAID engine capable of supporting one or more RAID 0, 1 or 10 arrays.
Built for 24/7/365 CDN Services
The performance capabilities of an NVMe RAID solution won’t amount to much in an uncontrolled hardware environment. NVMe media runs quite hot under load, especially PCIe Gen4 M.2 SSDs. To ensure the long-term viability of NVMe storage configurations, administrators need a quick, reliable away to keep tabs on the storage media and ensure ambient temperature is under control.
HighPoint NVMe RAID Enclosures provide all the tools you need to actively combat the threat of waste heat, and ensure critical storage can remain online, 24/7/365, in a wide range of working environments. The robust, aluminum chassis are equipped with a pair of ultra-quiet high-efficiency cooling fans and ventilated drive bays, and feature a comprehensive real-time monitoring system that incorporates full fan control with LED indication, audible alarms and customizable thresholds. Administrators can select from two modes: full manual control or a self-regulating SMART mode.
HighPoint NVMe RAID Solutions for Edge Servers
SSD6540 Series RAID Storage Enclosures are ideal for I/O intensive, professional media applications that require a compact, external storage solution capable of delivering up to 14,000MB/s of transfer bandwidth.
Host Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16
Device Ports: 4x U.2/U.3 or M.2
Form Factor: 4-Bay Tower Enclosure
The SSD7540 is the indusry's fastest M.2 NVMe RAID Controller. The 8 independent M.2 ports can support support 2242/2260/2280 form factor SSDs of any capacity in one or more RAID 0, 1, 10 or JBOD configurations, at speeds up to 28,000MB/s.
Host Interface: PCIe 4.0 x16
Device Ports: 8x M.2
Form Factor: FL-FH
The SSD7104F is a high-performance PCIe Gen3 x16 M.2 NVMe RAID AIC. The four independent M.2 Ports can support 2242/2260/2280/22110 form factor SSDs of any capacity in one or more RAID 0, 1, 10 or JBOD configurations, at speeds up to 14,000MB/s.
Host Interface: PCIe 3.0x x16
Device Ports: 4x M.2
Form Factor: FL-FH