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Rackspace Chooses Seagate Nytro PCIe Flash Acceleration Cards


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  • Published Date:
    October 31, 2014
  • Author:
    Darryl Riddlespurger
  • Category:
    Seagate

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As a specialist in the managed cloud space and founder of OpenStack, Rackspace has adopted the use of Nytro solutions to enable increased I/O performance and cost efficiency for the growing demands of cloud infrastructure.

"With storage demands growing at a record pace, Rackspace is tasked with serving hundreds of thousands of customers and finding new ways to deliver the best-fit infrastructure for their IT needs," said Manish Muthal, VP marketing, planning, architecture, PCIe flash solutions, Seagate. "By leveraging the Nytro family, OnMetal cloud Servers will provide performance levels that are well-suited for a variety of platforms that demand performance optimization."

OnMetal cloud Servers are single-tenant, bare-metal servers that customers can provision via the OpenStack API and integrates with existing cloud infrastructure.

"Our OnMetal cloud servers were created to provide our customers with a solution that can deliver the agility of a multi-tenant public cloud while keeping the simplicity, consistent performance, and predictable cost of single-tenant servers," said Paul Querna, director of corporate strategy and development, Rackspace. "By using the Nytro family of PCIe acceleration solutions in the design, Rackspace OnMetal servers can more easily meet the needs for simplicity at scale, and with a high ratio of performance to cost."

The Nytro product portfolio of flash accelerator cards combines PCIe flash technology withmanagement software. The cards are designed to deliver performance, reduced latency and a low CPU burden for the demanding database applications and I/O-intensive workloads.

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