Drive Life Savings
Drive Life Increases by 2X means less capex cost spent on FLASH Drives over a longer useful life. Off the Shelf ‘OTS’ FLASH drives enabled by TurboStorage to power your Linux Servers can be employed in ODM/OEM, Hyperscaler or SuperSaaS Linux Server Hardware as DAS, HCI or SAN Array connected Appliances, or these same OTS drives be employed by Service Operators in SAN Array configurations using CloudProx TurboStorage Hardware Appliances. Either way the Drive Life cost savings are the same.
Server Node Number Reduction Savings
TurboStorage 400% Faster Drive Writes improves the Linux Storage Node’s ability to handle 2X or more upstream compute node write and read sessions at the same current write speed, potentially reducing the number of Storage Nodes to save IT capex and opex costs. Conversely the DC Operator can also configure TurboStorage Linux FLASH Servers to improve each session’s write speed 2X on the upstream compute server to benefit from additional write speed capabilities without reducing the Storage Server count.
FLASH Storage Subsystem Power Savings
Clearly having FLASH Drives which consume 2X less power by writing 2X less to the physical media because of TurboStorage’s Write Amplification efficiencies means the Storage component of any TurboStorage enabled Linux Server will be 50% less. Additionally Fewer overall nodes handling more Data Writes and reads from upstream servers will also potentially reduce the overall number of servers in the DC. That said because writes are happening faster, the frequency and size of write payloads generated by the CX or Application Workload will also reduce drive life and increase power consumption.
So while TurboStorage does increase write speeds by at least 400% (even more as much as 14X more if the block size is larger than 4K), Drive live and thus power savings will be reduced proportionately by the ratio of reads vs writes for each CX session and Application Workloads. At CloudProx we are here to help you find the write balance between speed, drive life and power savings to make your TurboStorage solution work exactly the way you would like.
DC Physical Footprint Savings
Fewer Storage Nodes serving more upstream Server Node sessions and thus require less DC physical footprint and power. Alternatively faster writes per session afforded upstream servers with TurboStorage enabled on the Linux Server of CloudProx Appliances also will allow the DC Operator if they so wish, to measurably reduce the number of upstream servers needed and also save DC Footprint.