Drool-Worthy System Configurations – Pogo on The Lunduke Show

For his latest appearance on The Lunduke Show, Paul, our VP of Sales & Product Development talked with Bryan about a few eye-popping system configurations. A full petabyte of flash storage in a 1U box?! Yes, it will be available very soon! They also discussed super quiet NAS systems, easy to configure network switches, and the now laughable cost of storage back in the early 2000s.

Systems Mentioned in the Video

Intel has recently introduced a storage server that boasts a full petabyte of solid state storage in one single rack space, using their new Ruler SSD form factor.

A petabyte of flash storage in 1U

Velocity D59SQ

Velocity D59SQThe Velocity D59SQ is a super-quiet workstation that makes for a terrific storage server, with up to 8x SAS or SATA drives in a RAID. Perfect for file storage in a quiet video studio!

 

Iris 229-12

block-iris-228-12The Iris 229-12 2U storage server is a super versatile solution – the perfect NAS for running ZFS on Linux.

 

When researching a new IT purchase, navigating the available hardware options can be daunting, especially when dealing with cutting edge new architectures. We strongly recommend contacting Paul and our Sales Engineering team for up-to-the-minute advice. We will ensure you get the ideal solution for your workload and budget!

Configure your Pogo Linux NVMe Server


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Case Study: Partnering for Crisis Resolution

Triton Case Study

Effective partnerships are essential for meeting the various challenges confronting the engineers on the front lines of IT. When the stakes are high and time is short, there is no margin for error. When faced with such an exigency, Triton Data Services partnered with Pogo Linux and HGST to quickly resolve a sticky situation.

The Challenge

When Andrew Timm, CTO of Triton Data Services was contacted by his client, time was already running out. The customer was facing an imminent and very costly annual software license renewal. ATriton Data Servicest the eleventh hour, they decided to decommission their servers rather than renew the licenses. This meant that all the data stored on those servers needed to be securely relocated, and very quickly. Andrew had to come up with a solution immediately.

Andrew had less than a week to move the massive amount of data from the client site, Time running outbring it back to Triton’s data center, and verify the data integrity so the systems at the customer site could be decommissioned. Given the sheer amount of data that needed to be moved, and the very short deadline, copying the data via the internet would be too slow and unreliable. They needed a way to quickly and securely copy the data onsite at the customer’s data center, and then physically move it to Triton’s data center.

Calling on Trusted Advisors

Since they had such a narrow window of time to accomplish all this, it needed to be done right the first time – there would be no second chance. Andrew needed hardware partners he could rely on implicitly – companies that cared as much about his client’s challenges as he did. Pogo Linux has been helping Andrew exceed customer expectations on projects such as this since 2009. He called Pogo’s engineering team and they quickly worked up a plan of attack.

“On a project where we have very specific requirements, the outcome has to reach a certain target, with a high degree of assurance that it’s going to work properly. I would always call Pogo Linux for that. I trust you guys. If it has to be right, I’m going to call Chris over at Pogo because I know that it’ll be right. It will work, it’ll meet our requirements, and they’ll understand what we’re trying to do.” -Andrew Timm, Triton Data Services

HGST 4U102H Storage Platform

Given their exemplary track record for performance and reliability, Chris and Andrew agreed that an HGST, a Western Digital© brand JBOD would be the ideal platform upon which to copy all of the data. They utilized multiple Ultrastar Data60TM JBODs, each with sixty UltrastarTM SAS hard drives. In addition to the Ultrastar Data60sTM they configured six homogeneous servers with 10G ethernet cards and high-speed SAS RAID cards. Since they needed to operate these systems at the client site, Chris helped Triton source a portable rack so they could transport the systems themselves.

Crafting a Solution

As a result of strict client specifications, Triton needed the ability to simultaneously copy data to three destinations. Two JBODs would provide ample storage space for the project, but each one needed to be partitioned into thirds to properly copy the data. Andrew planned to divide each JBOD’s pool of 60 drives into three zones of 20 drives each. They would employ one JBOD to receive the data, then bring the other JBOD online as soon as the first one filled up.

There was just one unforseen wrinkle: The JBODs needed a custom zone file in order to divide the pool of disks into three zones. As soon as Chris became aware of this, he got on the phone with engineers over at HGST and explained the requirements, with emphasis on the urgency of the situation. Over the weekend, the HGST development team turned around a new firmware that allowed for the desired custom disk configuration.

The project went off without a hitch. Triton was able to copy the data from the client’s servers with time to spare. They then brought their systems back to their own facility, where they verified the integrity of all the data. Andrew then informed the client that the project was complete, and in turn they would not have to renew the expensive software licenses.

“Everyone did a great job. It was a fun project. It was cool. Under a lot of pressure, both Pogo and HGST turned out a very cool solution that met all the requirements and made everyone look good. What more could you ask for?”  -Andrew Timm, Triton Data Services

J4603S Storage Platform

For a pdf copy of this case study, click here.

About Triton
Triton Data Services is a full-service data management firm, comprised of industry veterans and domain experts, providing solutions for issues facing the oil and gas geophysical data community. For the past twenty years, they’ve taken pride in solving the industry’s most challenging data management problems with meticulous attention to detail. Their client list ranges from the very largest multinational oil and gas companies to small, independent E&Ps and industry-leading seismic data vendors and processors. Every client, regardless of size or project, receives a tailor-made solution, because no two projects are exactly alike.

About HGST
The HGST brand is part of the Western Digital family of brands. Their commitment is to deliver innovative, high-value datacenter, mobile, personal and consumer electronics storage solutions together with storage infrastructure consultation to the world’s largest and most sophisticated OEMs, businesses and hyperscale cloud customers.

HGST branded products have an unmatched reputation for quality and reliability; offering award-winning enterprise optimization software and a broad portfolio of innovative, high-quality hard disk and solid state drives that store, manage and protect the world’s data. Their unmatched science and unique technology vision, combined with their deep understanding of customers’ needs and market opportunities, sets them apart.


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A Pod Hotel for your Servers?

Whether you’re paying by the kilowatt hour or the square foot, colocation can consume a big chunk of the IT budget if not properly optimized. Bandwidth costs have come down, but real estate costs have not. Never has there been a stronger case for multi-node servers. Even if your corner of the datacenter isn’t as spacious as you’d like, you might be amazed at how much compute power you can fit into just one or two rack spaces. Not only that, there’s no need to forego essential features such as redundant power, efficient cooling, and easy cable management. Here is a sampling from our multi-node product line.

The Iris 2491

Iris 2491 2U 4 Node Server
The Pogo Linux Iris 2491 is all about performance. It offers four discrete compute nodes in a standard 2U enclosure, with dual Intel® Xeon® CPUs, up to six SSDs, and optional 40 Gigabit Ethernet for each node.

  • Four compute nodes in 2U chassis – Double density and computing power
  • Fit up to 84 servers in a 42U standard rack
  • Up to 6x 2.5 inch  SATA SSDs per node
  • Optional dual-port 40GbE network module for each node
  • Independent power control – Each node has its own front-panel power switch
  • Independent cooling control
  • Higher power utilization increases power supply efficiency
  • Redundant 2200W Power Supply

The Iris 2492

Iris 2492 2U 4 Node server

Boasting similar specs as the Iris 2491, the Pogo Linux Iris 2492  is an all-around favorite. With up to three 3.5 inch SATA drives per node, economical configurations are available.

  • Four compute nodes in 2U – Double density and computing power
  • Fit up to 84 servers in a 42U standard rack
  • Three SATA drives per node
  • Independent power control – Each node has its own power on the front-panel
  • Independent cooling control
  • Provides for easy cabling, better airflow and reduced cabling costs
  • Maintain four systems logically in one physical space
  • Redundant 2200W Power Supply

The Iris 1229TP

Iris 1229TP 1U Multi-Node server
If your workload demands the maximum amount of raw horsepower The Pogo Linux Iris 1229TP packs up to 112 compute cores into a single rack space.

  • Up to 112 cores in single 1U – supports heavy network traffic & computing intensive applications
  • Two independent nodes – Fit up to 84 servers in a 42U standard rack
  • Four 2.5″ SAS or SATA SSDs per node
  • Independent power control – Each node has its own power front-panel
  • Independent cooling control
  • Higher power utilization increases power supply efficiency

Are you running out of real estate? Talk to a Pogo Linux sales engineer today about how to take advantage of the high density and power efficiency of our full line of multi-node servers.

Check out our full line of multi-node servers


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Pogo Unveils syGlass Certified VR Workstations

syGlass certified vr workstations

Today, we are proud to to unveil a new partnership! We have teamed up with IstoVisio to bring you an exclusive line of syGlass Certified VR workstations. syGlass is a scientific data visualization application that enables researchers to work hands-on with their data in a VR environment. These desktop systems are designed from the ground up to excel at resource-intensive scientific applications such as syGlass.

“One of our chief objectives at Pogo Linux is to make the setup of a new system effortless for our clients” said Erik Logan, CEO, Pogo Linux. “We are excited to meld this hardware methodology with the syGlass VR application for a terrific user experience, right out of the box.”

Click to read the full press release.

 syGlass VR Workstations from Pogo Linux


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Paul talks tech on The Lunduke Show

Once again, Paul, our VP of Sales & Product Development was the special guest on The Lunduke Show. This time around, he provided the expert color commentary for Bryan’s weekly tech news show. They dove into the tech topics du jour. Meltdown, Spectre, Hawaii’s missile scare, Bitcoin, and even the TRS-80 Model 100.  Check it out.

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Enjoy a new generation of memory performance

When researching a new IT purchase, navigating the available hardware options can be daunting, especially when dealing with cutting edge new architectures. We strongly recommend contacting Paul and our Sales Engineering team for up-to-the-minute advice. We will help ensure you get the ideal solution for your workload and budget!

Configure your Pogo Linux NVMe Server


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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from your friends at Pogo Linux

All of us here at Pogo wish you the happiest of holidays. May they be filled with merriment and good cheer! We appreciate all your help in making 2017 such a big success and can’t wait to partner with you in 2018 as well! Meanwhile, we are still delivering systems between now and the end of the year, so if you need help with anything, please reach out and let us know!

Start your new year with Pogo Linux


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In time for the holidays – New Intel Xeon SP Servers

New Intel Xeon SP Servers

Movember is here, already! As some of the guys here at Pogo Linux work on their mustaches, we are doubling down on our commitment to rapidly deliver the perfect custom solution to each customer. We realize the importance of meeting those budgetary deadlines at the end of the year. We are your team of experts, working tirelessly to ensure your IT infrastructure is ready for the challenges coming up in 2018.

Movin’ on up

We have just relocated Pogo headquarters to a new state-of-the-art facility designed to optimize the efficiency of our production, support, and R&D departments. Our efforts are already paying dividends. Order fulfillment times are shorter than ever, as are the lives of support tickets in our system. If that wasn’t enough, our R&D engineers are able to qualify new hardware and software more rapidly then ever before. The end result? We bring our products to the market sooner, and fulfill your orders more quickly. Equally importantly, our famously responsive support department has become even more efficient, cutting downtime to the absolute minimum.

Rounding out the Intel Xeon SP product line

AIntel-Xeon-Scalable-6 few months back, we introduced Intel’s latest data center CPU line, the Intel Xeon SP Product Family™. We unveiled several new high-end servers, featuring the top-of-the-line Intel Xeon SP Platinum™ series CPU.  Though, they have been very well received, not every workload requires a system with 28 compute cores!

We have begun augmenting our selection of Intel Xeon SP based systems with a well balanced offering of new systems. We’ll be introducing several more over the next few weeks. Here are this week’s featured systems.

Iris 2291 T – 2U Dual Xeon SP Powerhouse

Iris 2U server with Intel Xeon SP processor(s)Looking for lots of processing power and a solid feature set without breaking the bank?  The Iris 2291 T features dual Intel Xeon SP processors, 8x hot-swap SAS or SATA drive bays, redundant power, and 10GBaseT. 

Iris 2190 – Versatile Single Intel Xeon SP Server

Do you like the specs of the Iris 2291 T, but don’t need the doubled processing power of dual Xeon SP processors? The 2190 is your best bet. It runs a single Xeon SP CPU, with the same 8x hot-swap drive bays, 10G Ethernet, and redundant power supply.

Iris 1191 – Versatile Xeon-Based 1U

Iris 1191 Intel Xeon SP ServerThe Iris 1191 packs a terrific amount of computing power into a diminutive package. The 1191 boasts a single Intel Xeon SP CPU, 4 hot-swap SAS or SATA drive bays, and an accessible price point. The Iris 1191 brings the impressive feature set of the Intel Xeon SP processor to a versatile platform for a wide assortment of workloads.

Configure your Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family Server Now

See the entire line of new Pogo Linux Iris Servers featuring the Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family at:
http://www.pogolinux.com/products/intel-xeon-processor-scalable-family-servers


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The Lunduke Show – Pogo talks Flash

Once again, Paul, our VP of Sales & Product Development was the special guest on The Lunduke Show. He spent an hour with Bryan discussing the latest developments in solid state storage technology. They also tackled some of the tough questions, such as “Was there an M.1?” and how fun it is (or is not) to walk the plank in VR.

A few topics from the Video

Here is an example of a Solid State Drive in the M.2 form factor:

M.2

Here is an image of Intel’s upcoming “Ruler” SSD form factor:

Intel Ruler form factor
Here is one of Intel’s NVMe SSDs:

Intel NVMe SSD

Enjoy a new generation of memory performance

When researching a new IT purchase, navigating the available hardware options can be daunting, especially when dealing with cutting edge new architectures. We strongly recommend contacting Paul and our Sales Engineering team for up-to-the-minute advice. We will help ensure you get the ideal solution for your workload and budget!

Configure your Pogo Linux NVMe Server


To learn about how Pogo can help you tackle the technological challenges your organization is facing, please call us at 888-828-POGO, or email sales@pogolinux.com.

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OSNEXUS Certified All-Flash Storage

OSNEXUS Certified All-Flash JBOD

We are pleased to announce that OSNEXUS has just granted their QuantaStor certification to the Pogo Linux J2240S storage server. This 2U 24 bay JBOD from HGST boasts 100% flash based storage thanks to the reliable performance of HGST SSDs. The J2240S is the no-compromise / maximum performance foundation for your QuantaStor SDS deployment.

Read the full press release on PRNewswire.

Built for Software Defined Storage

block-hgst-2u24The newly certified Pogo Linux J2240S is a key element of next generation software-defined storage (SDS) systems. The Platform balances performance with capacity, delivering high IOPS, low latency at up to 184TB capacity. It also offers flexibility to improve compute-to-capacity ratio by decoupling available storage from CPU resources.

“HGST is excited to see OSNEXUS embrace the 2U24 all-flash storage platform by granting official certification for their QuantaStor SDS application. Their proven expertise in SDS makes Pogo Linux the preferred integrator for pairing HGST storage hardware with OSNEXUS QuantaStor software. A winning combination for pre-configured all-flash storage arrays.”
-Martin Moody, HGST

Ready for Enterprise and Cloud

The  Pogo Linux J2240S 2U24 Flash Storage Platform addresses the demanding storage needs of large enterprises and cloud service providers who require dense, shared flash storage. The Platform offers distinct features designed for today’s data centers, such as:

• Enterprise-class high availability: hot swappable components including SSDs, I/O Modules, PSUs (integrated fans)
• Fully upgradeable: upgradeable firmware enables drive technology and capacity updates without impacting applications
• Support enterprise workloads including database, virtualization and scale-out configurations

OSNEXUS QuantaStor SDS makes scaling up and scaling out an easy task, exceeding storage requirements of organizations large and small. HGST storage products have proven themselves to be affordable, reliable, and high-performance. Pogo Linux is the ideal partner to help you take full advantage of these great technologies. Talk to an engineer at Pogo Linux and find out how a Pogo Linux J2240S with OSNEXUS QuantaStor can redefine your storage architecture.

Configure your own J2240S


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See you at the summit

Next week, we are celebrating our partnership with CloudByte by sharing a booth with them at the Open Source Summit in Los Angeles. Stop by the booth and learn about Pogo Linux storage solutions running OpenEBS by CloudByte. Be sure to enter our drawing. We’re giving away a 2 TB Solid State Drive to a lucky attendee!

Hyper-Converged Storage

OpenEBS by open_ebs_logo_1CloudByte offers cloud native block storage for stateful applications. Highly scalable scale-out storage with per-volume metadata management is at the foundation of the design. Couple this with Pogo’s proven expertise in software-defined-storage for a highly scalable and incredibly reliable storage solution.

The Open Source Summit takes place at the JW Marriot L.A. LIVE in downtown L.A. next Monday through Thursday (September 11 – 14). Click here for all the details. See you there!

oss-official


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