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OpenFlex Data24 NVMe-oF Storage Platform

The Performance of NVMe™ Flash in Shared Storage

Western Digital’s OpenFlex Data24 NVMe-oF Storage Platform extends the high performance of NVMe flash to shared storage. It provides low-latency sharing of NVMe SSDs over a high-performance Ethernet fabric to deliver similar performance to locally attached NVMe SSDs.

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.”

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OpenFlex Data24 Features and Benefits

  • High Density, high capacity

  • Up to 368TB of low latency Dual Port SSDs in 2U 24-bay platform

  • Bandwidth match between SSDs (Storage) and I/O (Network) – No oversubscription

  • RESTful API support for simplified management

  • Vertically integrated Western Digital design: NVMe SSDs, fabric adapters and platform

  • Optional dual adapter configuration for direct SAS replacement

  • Enables multiple servers to share NVMe flash storage as if it were local

  • Leverages low latency fabric to fully utilize IOPS and capacity

  • Provides more efficient use of large capacity SSDs at low latency

  • Balances access to eliminate over-subscription and maintain NVMe performance

  • Provides open composability thru mature NVMe-oF standard

  • Ideal SAS replacement option (dual adapter configuration)

Ultrastar Hybrid Storage Platforms

The Next-Generation Hybrid Platform for Software-Defined Storage

The Ultrastar Data60 and Data102 hybrid storage platforms are a key element of next-generation disaggregated storage and Software-Defined Storage (SDS) systems. Their compact, efficient form factors provide the flexibility to specify the HDD and SSD combinations for balancing capacity, performance, and cost.

A flash data acceleration tier can be enabled to serve both fast data and big data applications from a single platform. The Ultrastar Data60 and Data102 address the demanding storage needs of large enterprise customers, storage OEMs, cloud service providers, as well as resellers/integrators requiring dense, shared HDD or hybrid storage.

  • ​Dual-port SAS for high availability or single-port SATA for low cost

  • Hybrid support for data acceleration tier with SSDs (SAS or SATA) in up to 24 of 60 drive slots

  • Up to 12 x 12Gb/s SAS-3 host connections

  • Patented IsoVibe technology ensures maximum performance even in heavy workloads

  • Enterprise-grade redundant and hot-swappable PSUs, IO Modules and fans

  • Improved cooling from innovative ArcticFlow technology

  • Rack-mounted top cover for quick and easy service

Ultrastar Data60

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  • Up to 60 Ultrastar HDDs (SAS or SATA)

  • Up to 1.2PB of raw storage in 4U with 20TB SMR HDDs

  • Up to 4 units may be daisy-chained for a total raw capacity of 4.8PB

  • 4 rack units height, 712mm depth

Ultrastar Data102

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  • Up to 102 Ultrastar HDDs (SAS or SATA)

  • Up to 2.0PB of raw storage in 4U with 20TB SMR HDDs

  • Up to 4 units may be daisy-chained for a total raw capacity of 8.1PB

  • 4 rack units height, 1047mm depth


IsoVibe Patented Vibration Isolation Technology

Precise cuts in the baseboard provide a suspension for the drives in the chassis, isolating them from transmitted vibration. The result is that consistent performance is maintained, even when all the drives are working hard.

ArcticFlow Innovative Thermal Zone Cooling Technology

By introducing cool air into the center of the chassis, drives operate at lower and more consistent temperatures than conventional systems. This results in lower fan speeds, reduced vibration, lower power consumption, quieter operation and ultimately higher reliability.

Western Digital Resource Manager

A GUI-based tool that enables real-time monitoring and management of the platform and
provides a consolidated dashboard displaying the most critical information. Other views
allow platform configuration, health monitoring and maintenance.