Thecus Debuts LightningPRO All-Flash Series

/ 1 year ago

Thecus enters the all-flash storage market with the debut of their LightningPRO series. When storage performance really matters, you need something exceptional. The new LightningPRO SC180 and SE300 certainly are that and they put traditional network storage to shame.

Thecus’ new LightningPRO series deliver top-tier productivity and are optimised to handle business-critical applications for large enterprises. Equipped with multiple 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ connectors, the SC180 and SE300 can deliver up to 360K and 700K IOPS while offering data protection and drive life-extension features.

“Thecus has taken a bold new step in the storage industry. The new LightningPRO series provides companies with blazing reading and data exchange speeds to their back-end storage”, said Florence Shih, General Manager of Thecus Technology Corp. “For companies that deal with high-performance applications such as virtual infrastructures or transactional databases, the performance of these all-flash disk arrays is without equal.”

Both the new LightningPRO units are 1U rackmount devices. The SC180 is built for 10 hot-swappable SATA MLC SSDs which allow it to perform with 360K sustained IOPS at 4KB random writes. It has a 9TB raw capacity and 5TB usable capacity. Access to this fast storage is provided through four 10GbE SFP+ connectors. The LightningPRO SE300 takes the whole thing to a new level with 6TB raw capacity made up of 8 NVMe SSDs. That setup allows the SE300 to perform up to 700K IOPS for 4KB random writes through its six 10GbE SFP+ ports.

Thecus utilises FlexiRemap technology which reorders random write data into sequential traffic to increase write performance. Unlike RAID algorithms, FlexiRemap remaps the data whenever beneficial before passing it to the underlying flash memory, avoiding unnecessary overhead and extending the lifespan of SSDs. That allows businesses to remove bottlenecks and achieve sub-millisecond performance.

LightningPRO Series Highlights

  • Powerful performance, over 700K IOPS at predictable response times under 1ms
  • Sustained performance over time, regardless of workload intensity
  • Everything is built into the software platform
  • Extended array and SSD lifespan
  • Fault tolerance and automatic data reconstruction upon drive replacement
  • Low TCO and high energy efficiency, enabling enterprises and datacenters to do more with less
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