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SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ ion's All-SSD RAID Server

ion's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ is an all SSD RAID server optimized to deliver well more than 1 million IOPS performing random reads. The SpeedServer is built on the latest Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with the fastest memory and server NICs in a compact, cost-effective, and low-power system. Now, save 5% on SpeedServers.

SR-71mach6 SpeedServer(TM)
  • Design your ultimate storage servers based on SSD RAID with our SR-71mach6 Configurator.
  • For a powerful but more affordable 1U all-SSD RAID server, look at the SR-70mach6 SpeedServer.
  • ion SR-71mach6 SpeedServer is based on Intel Data Center SSDs or Optane Enthusiast SSDs
  • Intel Flash SSDs are over-provisioned by ion for greater endurance and better random write performance.
  • ion SR-71mach6 SpeedServer is only offered with Intel SSDs which feature 1 sector per 10^17 bits read Uncorrectable Bit Error Rate (UBER)

Sure, you can still deploy servers with spinning rust. But why? Pretend for a moment that the performance of an all-SSD server - very high IOPS, very low latency and amazing bandwidth - is of no value to your organization. What is the value of the higher reliability of SSDs? What tolerance does your organization have for downtime? For slow RAID rebuilds? SR-71mach6 SpeedServer is built entirely with SSD, using RAID, to produce a storage server of very high reliability. SpeedServer? StorageServer? SR-71mach6 is a server, SSD-optimized for the highest performance possible.

"All-Flash Array, or AFA"? Yes, but ion's SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ can also be built using Intel® Optane SSDs based on 3D XPoint technology. Or with NVMe Flash drives delivering much lower latency than SATA SSDs. If the requirement is for a server with tiered storage performance, any or all of those technologies can be combined for an optimum mix of performance and capacity with no spinning rust. DCIG suggests that "Any organization that has yet to adopt an all-flash storage infrastructure for all active workloads is operating at a competitive disadvantage."

What would an All-SSD server do for the performance of your database? An All-SSD Windows File Server? Or, an All-SSD Open-E JovianDSS storage server?


Most storage solutions, especially "all-Flash arrays", depend on some "secret sauce", some proprietary technology. Is your organization prepared to commit to that secret sauce and the future of the technology and the company that provides it? Is that solution tailored for your organization's requirements? Better than your own team can do with a good platform? The ion SR-71mach6 SpeedServer™ is SSD-optimized with years of Flash storage experience, but you choose the hardware and the software that makes your SpeedServer special, with no proprietary hardware or firmware or software. Does a file server, call it NAS if you prefer, that can share more than 10 GBytes per second or more than one million IOPS need any "secret sauce"? Worried about other interfaces or "future-proofing this investment"? A typical configuration has 5-6 open PCE Express slots. How much I/O flexibility do your other choices offer?
Contact ion to take the SR-71mach6 SpeedServer for a testdrive!

ION SR-71mach6 SpeedServer is built exclusively with Intel SSDs.
ION SR-71mach6 SpeedServer starts with an Intel ServerBoard.
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SR-71mach5 SSD RAID 5 w. (24) Intel S3610 1600GB SSDs Spinning Rust, (3) 8xHDD
3x SSD RAID 5 arrays
8x 1TB partitions per array
1 worker per partition
NTFS File Systems
2 Hour Tests
256kB Sequential Write,Q=8 24,427 6,107 7.86
256kB Sequential Read,Q=8 42,952 10,738 4.47 5,603 1,401 137
64kB Random Write,Q=8 21,654 1,353 8.87 883 55 866
 64kB Random Read,Q=14 156,953 9,810 2.14 3,727 239 205
 32kB Random Read,Q=14 304,399 9,512 1.10 4,035 129 190
 16kB Random Read,Q=14 567,041 8,860 0.59 4,170 67 183
  8kB Random Read,Q=14 984,620 7,692 0.34 4,271 34 179
  4kB Random Read,Q=14 1,412,226 5,517 0.24 4,283 17 179
         8kB OLTP,Q=14 247,778 1,936 1.35
         8kB OLTP,Q=8 204,648 1,599 0.94
        64kB OLTP,Q=8 41,882 2,618 4.58
IOmeter report March 2015 IOmeter report for Spinning Rust
SR-71mach5 SSD RAID 5 w. (24) Intel S3500 800GB SSDs
All tests 1 hour.
3x SSD RAID 5, 4x 1TB partition each, NTFS & ReFS  
256kB Sequential Write,Q=12 10,263 2,566 42.09
256kB Sequential Read,Q=12 41,477 10,369 10.41
64kB Random Write,Q=12 18,792 1,175 22.99
 64kB Random Read,Q=12 156,528 9,783 2.76
 32kB Random Read,Q=12 295,164 9,224 1.46
 16kB Random Read,Q=12 540,045 8,438 0.80
  8kB Random Read,Q=12 961,937 7,515 0.45
  4kB Random Read,Q=12 1,360,272 5,314 0.32
         8kB OLTP,Q=12 271,486 2,121 1.59
        64kB OLTP,Q=12 41,361 2,585 10.44
IOmeter report February 2015
3x SSD RAID 5, 4x 1TB partition each, NTFS & ReFS  
256kB Sequential Write,Q=4 8,994 2,248 10.67
256kB Sequential Read,Q=4 38,233 9,558 2.51
64kB Random Write,Q=4 16,765 1,048 5.73
  64kB Random Read,Q=4 112,031 7,002 0.86
 32kB Random Read,Q=4 210,090 6,565 0.46
 16kB Random Read,Q=4 358,346 5,599 0.27
  8kB Random Read,Q=4 543,030 4,242 0.18
  4kB Random Read,Q=4 694,410 2,713 0.14
         8kB OLTP,Q=4 155,543 1,215 0.62
        64kB OLTP,Q=4 32,920 2,058 2.92
IOmeter report February 2015
3x SSD RAID 5 WB Cache, 4x 1TB partition each, NTFS & ReFS  
256kB Sequential Write,Q=12, WB 13,949 3,487 30.97
256kB Sequential Read,Q=12, WB 41,259 10,315 10.47
64kB Random Write,Q=12, WB 17,810 1,113 24.26
  64kB Random Read,Q=12, WB 156,292 9,768 2.76
 32kB Random Read,Q=12, WB 293,095 9,159 1,47
 16kB Random Read,Q=12, WB 409,768 6,403 1.05
  8kB Random Read,Q=12, WB 428,251 3,346 1.01
  4kB Random Read,Q=12, WB 442,157 1,727 0.98
         8kB OLTP,Q=12, WB 96,422 753 4.48
        64kB OLTP,Q=12, WB 41,285 2,580 10.46
IOmeter report February 2015

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