The F-Series uses NVMe flash drives for ultra-fast reads and writes and to support a huge amount of parallel processing.
Quantum has announced a new entry-level cheaper version of its F-Series appliances, the F1000, to increase adoption of high-performance NVMe storage.
The F1000 is tuned for performance over fibre channel and 100 GbE, maintaining the same software-defined architecture and fast streaming and response times as the F2000.
While the F2000 is a 2U dual-node server with hot-swappable compute canisters, redundant 1800W power supplies, and no single point of failure, the F1000 is a 1U single-node server.
The F1000 uses RAID 10 data protection and can support read throughput of up to 33 GB/sec and write throughput of up to 17 GB/sec, Quantum said.
It is available in two capacity points: 38.4 TB and 76.8 TB, using 10 NVMe drives.
Both F-Series appliances are designed to improve the highest tier of performance in StorNext scale-out storage clusters. Files can move between storage pools in order to ensure that NVMe storage is occupied only by data that are in high demand while continuing to use lower-cost storage for data where performance is less critical.