A3Cube Heralds a New Era of High Performance Data with the Launch of Their Innovative Storage and Analytics Platform, Fortissimo Foundation

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SUPERCOMPUTING 2015 - AUSTIN, Texas – November 17, 2015 – A3Cube®, a leading provider of hyper-converged solutions, today announced at SuperComputing15 a new Hardware-accelerated Software Defined System (HSDS™) architected utilizing Dell OEM solutions including Dell PowerEdge R730xd servers. Fortissimo transforms a computing rack into a powerful bare metal converged system and ultra-low latency shared storage unit, eliminating the need for traditional external storage resources and providing unmatchable performance in any application, including virtualization and data analytics.

The combination of our Dell PowerEdge R730xd servers, with the advanced storage and analytics architecture developed by A3Cube, delivers impressive computational performance,” said Ron Pugh, executive director and general manager, Dell OEM Solutions.

A3Cube®, a leading provider of hyper-converged solutions, today announced at SuperComputing15 a new Hardware-accelerated Software Defined System (HSDS™) architected utilizing Dell OEM solutions including Dell PowerEdge R730xd servers. Fortissimo transforms a computing rack into a powerful bare metal converged system and ultra-low latency shared storage unit, eliminating the need for traditional external storage resources and providing unmatchable performance in any application, including virtualization and data analytics.

A3CUBE strongly believes that the era of traditional High Performance Computing is going to end and be replaced by a new era of High Performance Data, where data access becomes even more important than computational power. What really makes the difference in all modern activities is the velocity and efficiency in which you can access and analyze an increasingly large amount of data. Harnessing Dell technology, development and deployment expertise, A3CUBE’s revolutionary communication technology will deliver industry-leading networked computing and storage solutions to customers worldwide.

According to this vision, A3CUBE realized Fortissimo Foundation, a Hardware-accelerated Software Defined System (HSDS™) that follows a radically new approach to Data Access. It’s a modular system whose physical building block is a server equipped with storage and an A3CUBE PCIe Intelligent NIC. More building blocks (servers) can be clustered together to form a global direct-remote I/O access system that linearly scales server performance, I/O bandwidth, memory, flash and hard disk storage capacity. The result is a scale-out solution where the DRAM becomes the permanent home for data, transforming your system in an “In memory” solution without using specialized software.

Fortissimo transforms a computing rack into a powerful bare metal converged system and ultra-low latency shared storage unit, eliminating the need for traditional external storage resources and providing unmatchable performance in any application, including virtualization and data analytics.

On the contrary of any other equivalent system, it uses only RDMA mechanism (direct memory to memory) to exchange data between the different components of the cluster and completely eliminates the use of metadata, providing real linear scalability and dramatic improvements in application performance and datacenter efficiency, particularly in unstructured, Big Data environments.

Fortissimo Foundation permits to accelerate any application, eliminating the needs and the risks of “in-memory” applications migration. Appliances can be substituted using your standard software (no migration, no risks) with Fortissimo. Hadoop or any large dataset can run directly in-memory with a real file system (Replication, Failover, deduplication and compression) taking huge advantage of the A3CUBE Inter Cluster communication, up to 100 times faster than existing commercial approaches.

“In response to the explosive growth in the hyper-converged market place, Dell OEM is pleased to support A3Cube’s powerful converged platform in the new emerging ‘Fast Data’ market. The combination of our Dell PowerEdge R730xd servers, with the advanced storage and analytics architecture developed by A3Cube, delivers impressive computational performance,” said Ron Pugh, executive director and general manager, Dell OEM Solutions.

The flexibility of configuration of Dell PowerEdge servers permits any combination of memory, flash, SSD, hard disk, CPU or data center I/O fabric providing investment protection and cost savings.

“We tested different OEM solutions to find the best platform suited to extoll the whole potential of Fortissimo Foundation. Dell OEM solutions meet all the FORTISSIMO requirements, excelling in term of performance, size, storage capacity, flexibility and expandability”, said Antonella Rubicco, CEO of A3CUBE. “We are very impressed and satisfied with the platform and level of competence and collaboration we have found with Dell”.

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