Boston Limited to Showcase New Igloo Plus Ice Offering at SC16

November 10, 2016

Nov. 10 — As part of its exhibition at SC 2016, Boston Limited will introduce its latest all-flash solution featuring FlexiRemap flash-management technology.

In partnership with AccelStor, the software-defined all-flash array provider, Boston brings to the market their Supermicro based, all-flash appliance; the Igloo Plus Ice. The Boston Igloo Plus Ice is a high-availability, 2U rack-mount storage solution featuring 600K sustained IOPS of performance with 5.8TB usable storage capacity and high-speed, 10GbE connectivity. Utilising AccelStor’s FlexiRemap flash-management software technology, the compact, high-value 2U flash appliance saves rack space by packing two controllers into a single chassis, and provides outstanding I/O performance without costly proprietary hardware. The Igloo Plus’s high-throughput node replication, allows the full performance of all-flash acceleration to be realised, even with high availability.

FlexiRemap technology is flash-oriented software developed by AccelStor. This software features an architectural re-design tailored for the fundamentals and internal workings of flash memory. Unlike RAID algorithms, FlexiRemap remaps the data whenever beneficial before passing it to the underlying flash memory, avoiding unnecessary overhead and extending the lifespan of SSDs. Such remapping is especially crucial for random-write access patterns, which comprise most enterprise-data traffic and are a major cause of storage-access performance bottlenecks. Plus, with data protection built in, FlexiRemap provides the most desirable benefits of RAID algorithms, without the drawbacks.

Benefits of the Igloo Plus Ice include:

  • A low TCO SDS solution offering superior performance per dollar vs. proprietary hardware equivalents
  • Two complete nodes in one appliance enclosure
  • Active-active failover with zero downtime
  • 12 SSDs (including 1 hot spare) per node
  • Fault tolerance with automatic data reconstruction for peace of mind
  • Web-based management interface via HTTP/HTTPS

“Being the world’s very first software-licensing partner of AccelStor, Boston provides the best-in-class products to support those I/O-intensive applications in high-performance computing. After the successful launch of the 1U Igloo Plus appliance at ISC earlier this year, we have developed the Igloo Plus – Ice, in partnership with AccelStor, to be the perfect fit for all mission-critical requirements, enterprise and industry applications; particularly databases and online transaction processing (OLTP),” said Manoj Nayee, Managing Director, Boston Limited.

“Today’s enterprise systems are complex and ever-changing, making it straggle for a powerful high availability solution,” said Dr. Charles Tsai, the President of AccelStor. “The partnership and integration between Boston and AccelStor’s FlexiRemap software enable enterprises to achieve no single point of failure on a high performance all-flash array and as a result improve the overall IT posture.”


Source: Boston Limited

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