OSNEXUS and Pogo Linux Certify New AMD EPYC Based Storage Director Q2E Software Defined Storage Appliance on QuantaStor SDS

by Lauren House

BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 17, 2017 -- OSNEXUS, the leading developer of software-defined storage solutions, and Pogo Linux, a leading provider of server and storage products, today announced that the Pogo Linux Storage Director Q2E software defined storage (SDS) appliance, based on the new AMD EPYC processor platform, has successfully achieved certification with QuantaStor SDS.

The newly certified Storage Director Q2E enables companies to take advantage of next-generation technology in the processor, server, and software-defined storage fields simultaneously. This combination continues to drive storage performance up, while at the same time reducing storage costs for even the most demanding environments.

"The new AMD EPYC Processors are innovative in that they offer a single-processor solution that has a high core count, high memory bandwidth, and are I/O optimized for today's storage workloads," said Steve Umbehocker, CEO of OSNEXUS. "We are pleased that the Pogo Storage Director Q2E, powered by QuantaStor SDS, has passed our certification tests and is exceeding our performance expectations."

The OSNEXUS QuantaStor SDS platform delivers a complete array of enterprise features and capabilities for file, block, and object storage. Additionally, it addresses a broad set of storage use cases including server virtualization, big data, cloud computing, and high performance applications through scale-out physical and virtual storage appliances.

"AMD EPYC is advancing high-performance computing through its highly scalable 32-core system-on-a-chip design," said Erik Logan, CEO of Pogo Linux. "I am impressed with the initial performance across workloads we have seen on EPYC with the combined Storage Director Q2E and QuantaStor SDS solution."

Compared to previous generations, the Pogo Storage Director Q2E provides a huge step forward in computing, IO performance and bandwidth. Not only does the new AMD EPYC platform greatly increase performance, the platform also reduces costs by allowing the full use of all IO connectivity with only a single processor. This reduces the total cost of ownership (TCO) for customers with both small and large enterprise deployments. AMD's EPYC datacenter processor family, containing the "Zen" x86 processing engine that scales up to 32 physical cores, is designed for cloud-based and traditional on-premises datacenters.