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Advantech’s ASR-3100 presents huge business opportunities
Nowadays in restaurants, the first action for diners when their meals are served is not to pick up their knife and fork but to take and upload pictures of their food. When at the gym, the songs that men and women listen too while weight training or running on the treadmill are typically not downloaded in advance; instead, they are obtained from online streaming music platforms with real-time listener selections. The popularity of various types of intelligent devices and the rapid expansion of cloud computing applications has already transformed traditional data storage modes. Numerous accessintensive apps have overwhelmed traditional computer storage technology, leading to the gradual formation of a brand new storage concept.
As the category name suggests, cold data is data with the lowest access frequency, followed by warm data and then hot data, which has the highest access frequency. Hot data involves high input/output operations per second (IOPS) and often presents the biggest challenge when constructing corporate IT systems. Architects must purchase high-performance storage devices to prevent system delays during high-frequency access periods. To handle such demand, current enterprise grade IT systems require high-intensity storage devices and Advantech’s ASR-3100 is one of the best.
Advantech introduced ASR-3100 as “the world’s fastest IOPS compact server”, which was their original intention when developing the product specifications. With ASR-3100,Advantech has reached a new milestone in the field of server storage.When designing “the world’s fastest IOPS compact server”, the first challenge the R&D team faced was that the hard disk needed to support the latest NVMe interface. Currently, storage ports have three mainstream standards; specifi cally, SAS, SATA, and NVMe. SAS and SATA are quite mature standards, only NVMe is a new technology. The largest difference between NVMe and SAS and SATA standards is the operating mode. When data is received from the PCIe channel, a controller is required to convert the data into SAS or SATA format, whereas the NVMe standard directly transmits data to the hard disk for access. Because NVMe does not require a controller, the data access latency is signifi cantly less than that of SAS and SATA, and is not limited by the controller performance. Compared to SAS, which is faster than SATA, NVMe offers at least 10 times faster speed.
The LAN length will differ because of the differing locations, resulting in different data access times for each hard disk, which thereby affects overall performance. However, with a number of adjustments, the R&D team was able to balance the data access operations of both rows of hard drives to achieve a superior design. Another notable feature of ASR-3100 is its flexible design. Because of diversified market demands for networks, a single interface standard can no longer meet all design requirements. Consequently, Advantech designed ASR-3100 with two expansion slots to provide system designers with sufficient application flexibility according to their needs.