Supermicro SuperServer Paired with Lightbits is Ideal Solution Partner

Lightbits announced that Supermicro is now an authorized Lightbits solution partner. The Supermicro SuperServer family, featuring the Lightbits NVMe®/TCP scale-out clustered storage solution, are pre-integrated servers with NVMe drives and networking that enables the rapid deployment of scalable, high-performance cloud-native storage.

The solution combines Supermicro’s systems and Lightbits’s technology to utilize NVMe fully and provide outstanding performance and low latency through standard Ethernet networks to accelerate cloud-native applications and reduce TCO. For example, a single SuperServer in a Lightbits cluster with redundancy enabled can serve up to 4.7 million random 4K read IOPs and up to 21GB/s of read bandwidth. When paired with Lightbits, a Supermicro SuperServer makes for an optimal data platform for Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), high-performance databases, analytics, VMware, Kubernetes, or OpenStack environments.

Solution benefits:

  • Flexibility and operational efficiency: software-defined, disaggregated, and highly available block storage with rich data services
  • High performance: low latency, high IOPs, high bandwidth
  • Lower TCO: Intelligent Flash Management maximizes resource utilization and improves flash endurance
  • Simple and easy to consume: no change to the network, runs on standard Ethernet NICs with standard TCP/IP networking infrastructure

“Lightbits is easy to deploy and consume on Supermicro SuperServers. Several of our customers are already using this integrated solution that delivers exceptional performance and low latency highlighting the benefits of NVMe drivers in a pre-built server for demanding database workloads and cloud deployments,” said Charla Bunton-Johnson, VP of Global Alliances and Channels at Lightbits.

One such customer is the CSP Finanz Informatik Technology Service (FI-TS). Using the joint Lightbits and Supermicro solution, FI-TS can now offer customers persistent storage with rich enterprise services, multi-tenancy, and scalability while staying aligned with the Finance Cloud Native services cost structure. And fast provisioning makes it possible for end customers to spin up services on bare metal in the Kubernetes environment in minutes instead of days. Another customer,  Zenlayer, an edge cloud provider, leverages the ultra-low latency and high performance of the Lightbits and Supermicro solution to deliver a best-in-class digital user experience and worldwide NVMe as a Service on demand.

“Supermicro enables customers’ cloud environments with highly scalable, cost-effective enterprise-class storage solutions like Lightbits,” said Lawrence Lam, GM of Solutions and Technology at Supermicro. “Our SuperServer appliance with Lightbits scale-out solution featuring NVMe/TCP is a great addition to our Software-Defined Storage offerings and making it available as a preconfigured and fully tested appliance with a unique SKU enables the channel community to rapidly deploy industry-leading hardware and software.”

Learn more about Lightbits, the first software-defined complete data platform for any cloud, and Supermicro the global leader in high-performance computing, storage, networking solutions, and green computing technology.

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