EMC ScaleIO

Build A Modern HyperScale Storage Infrastructure Using QCT Platforms

  • ScaleIO software defined storage provides server-based SAN from local application server storage to deliver elastic and scalable performance and capacity on demand
EMC ScaleIO
Build A Modern HyperScale Storage Infrastructure Using QCT Platforms
QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology), advanced hardware and integrated systems provider to cloud datacenters worldwide, offers a fully integrated and rigorously tested Hyperconverged reference architectures, based on the x86 server platform and powered by EMC’s ScaleIO software defined storage, provide server-based SAN from local application server storage to deliver elastic and scalable performance and capacity on demand. ScaleIO converges storage and compute resources, scaling to thousands of nodes. As an alternative to a traditional SAN infrastructure, ScaleIO combines HDDs, SSDs, and PCIe flash cards to create a virtual pool of block storage with varying performance tiers. As storage and compute resources change, ScaleIO software automatically rebalances the storage distribution to optimize performance and capacity usage.

ScaleIO creates a software-defined storage environment that allows you to exploit the unused local storage capacity in your servers for a scalable, high performance distributed shared storage system that is fault tolerant. ScaleIO, with its rich set of features, is ideally suited for virtual storage infrastructure, databases, development and testing, and virtual desktop infrastructure—environments with increasing demand for scale and performance.

CONVERGENCE
ScaleIO converges storage and compute resources into a single-layer architecture, aggregating capacity and I/O performance and simplifying management. With ScaleIO, storage is just another application running alongside other applications, and each server is a building block for the global storage and compute cluster. ScaleIO enables the IT administrator to singlehandedly manage the entire data center stack, improving operational effectiveness and lowering operational costs. Furthermore, ScaleIO reduces power, cooling, and space requirements and eliminates the need for dedicated storage components—reducing TCO by over 60 percent.
SCALABILITY
ScaleIO is designed to massively scale from three to thousands of nodes. Whenever the need arises, additional storage and compute resources (i.e., additional servers and drives) can be added. Storage and compute resources grow together so the balance between them is maintained. Storage growth is therefore always automatically aligned with application needs.
ELASTICITY
With ScaleIO, capacity and compute can be increased or decreased whenever the need arises. The system automatically rebalances data “on the fly” with no downtime. Additions and removals can be done in small or large increments. No capacity planning or complex reconfiguration due to interoperability constraints is required—reducing complexity and cost. ScaleIO can be used with mixed server brands, operating systems (physical and virtual), and storage media types (HDDs, SSDs, and PCIe flash cards). A ScaleIO environment can be comprised of any mix of the above.
PERFORMANCE
With ScaleIO, all I/O is aggregated and made accessible to any application within the cluster. All servers participate in servicing I/O requests using massively parallel processing. Unlike most traditional storage systems, as the number of servers grows, so do throughput and IOPS—eliminating bottlenecks. Performance scales linearly and cost/performance rates improve with growth. Performance optimization is automatic; whenever rebuilds and rebalances are needed, they occur in the background with minimal or no impact to running applications. For performance management, manual tiering can be designed using storage pools. A designated performance tier can be created using low-latency, high-bandwidth flash media and low-cost spinning disks can be used to create a designated capacity tier.
About QCT
Quanta Cloud Technology (“QCT”) is a global datacenter solution provider extending the power of hyperscale datacenter design in standard and open SKUs to all datacenter customers.  Product lines include servers, storage, network switches, integrated rack systems and cloud solutions, all delivering hyperscale efficiency, scalability, reliability, manageability, serviceability and optimized performance for each workload.  QCT offers a full spectrum of datacenter products and services from engineering, integration and optimization to global supply chain support, all under one roof.  The parent of QCT is Quanta Computer Inc., a Fortune Global 500 technology engineering and manufacturing company. 
Solution Performance Balance Capacity
Model QCS-B100 QCS-B110 QCS-B200
Servers (1) QuantaPlex T41S-2U4N (1) QuantaPlex T41S-2U4N (4) QuantaGrid D51B-2U1N
Processor (8) Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2690 v3 (8) Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2650 v3 (8) Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2630 v3
Software VMWare vSphere 6.0, ScaleIO v1.32 VMWare vSphere 6.0, ScaleIO v1.32 VMWare vSphere 6.0-U2, ScaleIO v1.32
Memory (4) 256GB RAM (4) 128GB RAM (4) 128GB RAM
Network (4) QCT Mezz OCP® 82599ES dual port 10GbE SFP+ (4) QCT Mezz OCP® 82599ES dual port 10GbE SFP+ (4) QCT Mezz OCP® 82599ES dual port 10GbE SFP+
Storage (4) 32GB SATADOM
(4) QCT LSI® 3008 12Gb/s Mezz
(24) 2.5” 800GB SAS SSD
(4) 32GB SATADOM
(4) QCT LSI® 3008 12Gb/s Mezz
(8) 2.5” 800GB SAS SSD
(16) 2.5” SAS 10K 1.8TB HDD
(4) 32GB SATADOM
(4) QCT LSI® 3008 12Gb/s Mezz
(96) 2.5” SAS 10K 1.8TB HDD
Raw Capacity (TB) 19.2 35.2 172.8