Software Defined Storage for Ampere Processors
As application workloads increase and computing needs become more demanding, the processing power needed at the storage layer also increases. To meet these demands, a flexible processing platform is needed that can effectively scale for all types of workloads, from the edge to the cloud.
The Arm-based Ampere® Altra® Family of processors are changing conventional thinking about accelerating storage workloads. The Ampere® Altra® (80 cores) and Ampere® Altra® Max (128 cores) AArch64 processors are complete system-on-chip (SOC) solutions built for large scale, high performance storage. In addition to incorporating many high-performance cores, Ampere’s innovative architecture delivers predictable high performance, linear scaling, and high energy efficiency. More importantly, the high IO bandwidth provides direct connections to multiple PCIe devices like NVMe and SSD drives, which are essential for heavy workload applications of all sizes from edge to the cloud.
Storage Performance: From basic FIO performance at the edge, to advanced unified storage solutions that provide object, block, and file interfaces through a cluster constructed from commodity hardware components such as Ceph, LINSTOR, MinIO
LINSTOR: An open source software-defined storage (SDS) management solution developed by LINBIT. With LINSTOR managing DRBD-backed storage, you can create a full-featured and production-ready solutions to high-availability at a large and disaster recovery problems.
Ceph: An open-source software-defined storage solution designed to address the block, file and object storage needs of modern enterprises. Its highly scalable architecture and being adopted as the new norm for high-growth block storage, object stores.
Object Storage MinIO: Available on every public cloud, every Kubernetes distribution (Kubernetes-Native), the private cloud and the edge.
Ampere Altra family delivers disruptive value for large scale, high performance storage solutions
Provides up to 30M IOPS
Higher core counts compared to competitors
Predictable and linear workload performance
Low power consumption reduces your carbon footprint.
System configurations, components, software versions, and testing environments that differ from those used in Ampere’s tests may result in different measurements than those obtained by Ampere. The system configurations and components used in our testing are detailed here
Ampere Altra Systems
Ampere Altra and Ampere Altra Max. These systems are flexible enough to meet the needs of any cloud deployment and come packed with Ampere's 80-core Altra or 128-core Altra Max processors
Microsoft offers a comprehensive line of Azure Virtual Machines that can run a diverse and broad set of Linux workloads such as web servers, open-source databases, in-memory applications, big data analytics, gaming, media, and more.
Equinix Metal, an on-demand digital infrastructure platform, has created Gen3 configs with Ampere Altra for common workloads which are available in minutes on bare metal
Whether your business is early in its journey or well on its way to digital transformation, Google Cloud can help you solve your toughest challenges.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
The new HPE ProLiant RL300 Gen11 server is the first in a series of HPE ProLiant RL Gen11 servers that deliver next-generation compute performance with higher power efficiency using Ampere® Altra® and Ampere ® Altra® Max cloud-native processors.
OCI Ampere A1
Ampere Altra and Oracle Cloud combine predictable performance, near-linear scaling, and secure architecture with the best price-performance in the market in the following shapes: