Enterprise Storage RAS Augmented by Native Intel Platform Storage Extensions

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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Enterprise storage RAS (Reliability, Availability & Serviceability) solutions demands a highly-predictable and resilient storage strategy that enables 99.999% (5-nines) uptime.The right RAS storage strategy consists of the most appropriate hardware and software building blocks suited to the use case. The most well suited enterprise storage strategies must include a bottom-up RAS strategy, to build robust software on top of fundamental hardware extensions that allows for seemless fault recovery. The new generation of Intel Platform Storage Extensions (PSEs) includes fundamental hardware technologies such as: (a) PCIe Non-Transparent Bridge (NTB) that enables seemless platform redundancy. (b) Asynchronous DRAM Refresh (ADR) that enables unassisted in-flight data recovery in case of sudden power failure. PSEs are native features of the Intel® Xeon® Processor and the Intel® Xeon® Processor D Family.

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Enterprise storage reliability, availability and management
New technologies that boost storage resilience
Native (built-in) advance storage specific extension in Intel processors
Creating the optimum blend of storage RAS solutions for best protection