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Telecom Platform Deployment: SANBlaze Technology Unveils ATCA2000 SSD Blade with 6 TB Networked Flash

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October 17, 2011

Telecom Platform Deployment: SANBlaze Technology Unveils ATCA2000 SSD Blade with 6 TB Networked Flash

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor


SANBlaze (News - Alert) Technology, a provider of embedded storage, computing, telecom platform deployment and ATCA solutions, has just unveiled the latest addition to its ATCA2000 family of storage blades.


The company specializes in architecting, configuring and delivering ATCA Blade Servers to meet the computing needs of its partners in the telecommunication and military industries. In addition, SANBlaze Technology also helps to provide purpose-built ATCA systems in a carrier grade platform, a press release revealed.

The new ATCA2000 SSD Blade with networked flash revolutionizes the bandwidth and capacity achievable with a single ATCA slot, according to company officials. Furthermore, the telecom platform deployment solution offers up to 6TB of solid state flash storage capacity, boasts 1500MB/s of sustained backplane bandwidth and high IOPS (25,000), and offers low latency.

The ATCA blade server also eliminates the cost, space, management and power requirements of an external storage device without losing any functionality and performance. It also improves system MTBF, system performance, and system capacity in a single-slot ATCA footprint.

“The ATCA2000 puts large pools of networked flash storage in the ATCA chassis to eliminate I/O bottlenecks and deliver astounding performance for applications that require high IOPS/GB and/or low response times, such as server virtualization, database and video media delivery,” said Steve Looby, director of product marketing at SANBlaze, in a statement.

ATCA2000 is protected with a sophisticated hardware RAID engine with an independent 1GB battery protected cache, and features slots for up to ten 2.5” hot swappable, enterprise class SSD (solid state drives), using MLC-, eMLC- or SLC-based flash chips. Expansion to 20 disks is accomplished by pairing with a JBOD blade installed in an adjacent slot.

SANBlaze officials claim that the blade can enable a fully homogenous ATCA telecom platform deployment solution with benefits including low power, ruggedness, reliability, and interoperable modularity.

Recently, TMCnet highlighted six points for server backup, as suggested by NEI, a provider of telecom platform deployment solutions. According to NEI (News - Alert), “RAID is a redundancy to protect against a hardware failure, not a backup plan.”


Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.







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