OpenFlex Composable Infrastructure
10-bay OpenFlex F3200 Series Fabric Device
OpenFlex F3200 Composable Infrastructure
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- Composable, shareable high-performance storage
- Access data from anywhere in the data center
- Lower Capex and Opex by reducing resource over provisioning
- Manageable through existing data center orchestration frameworks
- Reduce stranded or underutilized resources
- Dynamic provisioning—deploy and re-deploy assets to meet changing business requirements
- Common hardware for varied use cases
- Scale at the enclosure or device level
- Deploy uniform components and provision as needed
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The Future of Data Infrastructure
Composable infrastructure is a new architectural approach that uses NVMe-over-Fabric to dramatically improve compute and storage utilization, performance, and agility in the data center. With the exponential growth in data, along with the increasing diversity of workflows and demands on IT infrastructure, businesses need to increase speed, agility and time-to-value for their customers.
OpenFlex architecture and products allow storage to be disaggregated from compute, enabling applications to share a common pool of storage capacity. Data can easily be shared between applications, or needed capacity can be allocated to an application regardless of location.
Applications and Workloads
- High-Performance, Low-Latency Apps
- Data Analytics
- Rack-Scale Flexible Infrastructure
- Software-Defined Storage Environments
- Private Cloud
- Big Data Applications
Modular Building Block for Open, Composable Disaggregated IT Infrastructure
With the exponential growth in data, along with the increasing diversity of workflows and demands on IT infrastructure, businesses need to increase speed, agility, and timeto-value for their customers. Emerging as a solution for this, composable disaggregated infrastructure is a new architectural approach that—using NVMe-over-Fabrics—will vastly improve compute and storage utilization, performance, and agility in the data center. OpenFlex is based on scale-out performance and open composability.
Enabling Fast Data to Live Outside the Server
NVMe-over-Fabrics, or NVMe-oF, is a networked storage protocol that allows storage to be disaggregated from compute to make that storage widely available to multiple applications and servers. By enabling applications to share a common pool of storage capacity data can be easily shared between applications or needed capacity can be allocated to an application to respond to application needs.
Multiple Storage Tiers Over the Same Wire— Disk and Flash Accessed via NVMe-oF
In addition to enabling NAND flash media access using NVMe-oF, OpenFlex also enables disk and other IT components such as GPUs, FPGAs and even tape to be accessed via NVMe-of so that all data center storage can be addressed in the same way. The Western Digital NVMe-oF architecture is a huge step towards the software-defined data center— allowing storage to be assigned to applications without regard for where it is physically located. This is the essence of “composable infrastructure" where physical resources (compute, networking, storage) can be logically and dynamically configured and treated as a resource for a specific application without the need for physical configuration.
Western Digital has established the Open Composable Compatibility Lab (OCCL). The OCCL is where different vendors can come together to test and verify their Open architecture. The OCCL underscores Western Digital’s commitment to having a dynamic community of technologies supporting composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI), which is an important step in providing the flexibility needed to keep up with the rapid rate of change in today’s business environment.
|OpenFlex F3200 Fabric Device|
|Ports||Dual QSFP28 (2x50Gb)|
|Endurance||0.8 DWPD||2 DWPD|
|Formatted Capacity||15.3TB, 30.7TB, 61.4TB||12.8TB, 25.6TB, 51.2TB|
|OpenFlex E3000 Fabric Enclosure with up to 10 OpenFlex F3200 Series Fabric Devices|
|Max. # of Devices||10 Dual-port fabric device bays|
|Weight||Product fully populated: 68.5kg (151.0 lbs)|
|Fabric/Network Interface||Dual QSFP28 per Device|
|LED Indicators||Power/Activity, Locate and Fault|
|Cooling||4 Fans (N+1 Supported)|
|Serviceability||Hot-swappable power supplies, fans, and fabric devices|
|Capacity / Endurance||12.8TB 2DWPD||25.6TB 2DWPD||51.2TB 2DWPD||15.36TB 0.8DWPD||30.7TB 0.8DWPD||61.4TB 0.8DWPD|
|Random Read3 (max, 4kB, QD=1024)||2218K IOPS||2212K IOPS||2221K IOPS||2209K IOPS||2210K IOPS||2214K IOPS|
|Random Write (max, 4kB, QD=1024)||2130K IOPS||2124K IOPS||1930K IOPS||1998K IOPS||2129K IOPS||1907K IOPS|
|Random 70R/30W (max, 4kB, QD=1024)||2292K IOP||2256K IOP||2308K IOP||882K IOP||2252K IOP||2285K IOP|
|Sequential Read (128KB, QD=320)||11.5 GB/s||11.5 GB/s||11.5 GB/s||11.5 GB/s||11.5 GB/s||11.5 GB/s|
|Sequential Write (128KB, QD=320)||11.47 GB/s||11.5 GB/s||11.5 GB/s||11.5 GB/s||11.5 GB/s||11.5 GB/s|
|Random Write Latency (4KB, QD=1, 99.99%)||39 µs||39.3 µs||46.7 µs||38.8 µs||38.9 µs||47.2 µs|
1 One MB is equal to one million bytes, one GB is equal to one billion bytes and one TB equals 1,000GB (one trillion bytes). Actual user capacity may be less due to operating environment.
2 For more information on Open Composability, visit: www.opencomposable.com. For more information on the OpenFlex Architecture, visit: www.westerndigital.com/products/storage-platforms/openflex-composable-infrastructure.
3 Based on internal testing. Latency measured through a single Mellanox® SN2700 switch. One K IOPS is equal to 1000 IOPS. Devices pre-conditioned with 2 full sequential fills. Performance may vary with changes in useable capacity and workload. Consult product manual for further details. All performance measurements are in full sustained mode and are peak values. Subject to change.
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