SGI Launches New Performance-Optimized Enterprise Storage Systems and New All-Flash Array for Big Data and HPC Workloads

SGI Launches New Performance-Optimized Enterprise Storage Systems and New All-Flash Array for Big Data and HPC Workloads 
New SGI(R) InfiniteStorage(TM) 5100 Breaks New Ground in Performance,
Efficiency and Reliability 
MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/21/14 --  SGI (NASDAQ: SGI), the
trusted leader in high performance computing and Big Data, today
announced the introduction of SGI(R) InfiniteStorage(TM) 5100, SGI
InfiniteStorage 5600 FC16, SGI(R) InfiniteStorage 5500-F, and SGI(R)
InfiniteStorage 5600-F, supported by the InfiniteStorage Storage
Management (ISSM) 11.10. These enhancements to the SGI
InfiniteStorage 5000 series will enable customers to tackle their Big
Data challenges with enhanced computing, performance and scalability,
accelerating the discovery of actionable insights and innovation. The
following new SGI Storage solutions include: 
SGI InfiniteStorage 5100
 This Raid platform offers the best in
scalability and performance per dollar. Available in three enclosures
including 12 bay, 24 bay, and 60 bay. Each enclosure option has dual
controllers, or can be configured as an expansion unit to mix and
match 2.5" and 3.5" drives in a variety of performance and capacity
choices for SSD, 15K SAS, 10K SAS and near-line SAS. IS5100 also
provides the latest release of 12G SAS as the host interface.  
SGI InfiniteStorage 5500-F and 5600-F Flash Array
 Delivers high
performance and enterprise reliability for latency-sensitive data,
accelerating HPC applications. IS5500-F and IS5600-F demonstrate
burst performance of 800,000 IOPS and 900,000 IOPS.  
SGI InfiniteStorage 5600 FC16
 Expands enterprise data protection
with the NetApp(R) SANtricity(R) suite of data replication features
and flexible interface offerings with 16G FC, in addition to SAS. The
IS5600 scales to 1.5 PB per system for data intensive storage.  
InfiniteStorage Storage Management (ISSM) 11.10
 Provides power
cycling/power off non-responsive drives to improve system
availability and performance. In addition, ISSM 11.10 enables thin
provisioning asynchronous mirroring, increases Disk Pools to 20, and
adds SSD support for Disk Pools (support for 120 SSDs). ISSM 11.10
supports all IS5000 series. 
These new products, as part of the SGI InfiniteStorage 5000 series,
enable high performance computing (HPC) customers to execute metadata
acceleration for CXFS (SGI's high performance clustered file system),
while maintaining the sub-millisecond low latency consistency needed
for enterprise grade response and reliability. In addition, customers
will benefit from rapid flash acceleration, achieving the
transactional performance of over 1,000 traditional 15K drives with a
single 2U Flash Array. The InfiniteStorage 5000 series also comes
equipped with a robust data management system targeting smaller
cluster or right-sized HPC building blocks for performance computing.
Compared to previous generations, the updated InfiniteStorage series
offers enhanced intelligence through Dynamic Rebalancing -- enabling
a cost efficient solution that maximizes storage drives and
eliminates unneeded data. 
"We are pleased to now deliver flash-accelerated storage and continue
providing industry-leading data management solutions for our
customers," said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO of SGI. "By
expanding our IS5000 series, we are excited to deliver a price
performance offering that meets increasing market demands." 
Availability
 SGI InfiniteStorage 5100, SGI InfiniteStorage 5600
FC16, SGI InfiniteStorage 5500-F, and SGI InfiniteStorage 5600-F,
supported by the InfiniteStorage Storage Management (ISSM) 11.10 are
available to order now. Pricing is available upon request. For more
information, please visit www.sgi.com. 
About SGI
 SGI, the trusted leader in high performance computing
(HPC), is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding
business and technology challenges by delivering technical computing,
Big Data analytics, cloud computing, and petascale storage solutions
that accelerate time to discovery, innovation, and profitability.
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reserved. SGI, InfiniteStorage, CXFS and the SGI logo are trademarks
or registered trademarks of Silicon Graphics International Corp. or
its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. NetApp
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property of their respective holders. 
Grayling Public Relations 
Diane Zuniga 
(415) 593-1400 
sgi@atomicpr.com 
 
 
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