QCT Launches Converged Storage Solutions for Data Centers

Three products aim at scale-out cloud storage and high-performance enterprise applications

John Rath

May 28, 2015

1 Min Read
QCT Launches Converged Storage Solutions for Data Centers
One of Quanta Cloud Technology’s office buildings (Image: Quanta)

QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology) introduced a line of new storage products, including solutions for scale-out cloud storage and high-performance enterprise applications. The Taiwanese hardware supplier launched three new converged storage platforms at the Computex conference in Taipei this week, each engineered for a specific data center workload.

All three solutions feature Intel Xeon E5 v3 processors and various OCP (Open Compute Project) networking options. QCT is very active with Open Compute (the Facebook-led open source hardware design effort) and has many products in its portfolio that are Open Compute certified. It also works with a number of other providers - most recently partnering with VCE to use Quanta servers for VxRacks.

For software defined storage, OpenStack, or enterprise applications, QCT introduced the QuantaGrid D51PH-1ULH as a 1U storage server. It can have up to 12 hard drives plus 4 SSDs. QCT says it is a hybrid platform that can be used as building blocks to scale out both capacity and computing for SDS needs. This platform also comes with a flexible OCP LAN mezzanine card to support a variety of networking options.

Going up a notch, QCT describes the QuantaPlex T21P-4U as a high-density, high-computing storage server that supports up to 78 hard drives in a 4U form factor. Targeted at the needs of cloud services, archiving and backup, this platform features hot-swap disks and multiple OCP LAN mezzanine cards.

Introducing a new-generation 2U two-node cluster-in-a-box server, QCT launched the QuantaPlex T21SR-2U. This model places two clustered nodes together via a PCIe interconnection or 10Gb and shares up to 24 disk drives in a 2U chassis, according to the company. QCT says it also features a backup battery unit as a data vaulting solution, to carry over in case of a power failure.

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