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  • OpenStack integration
    • Up to 512TB in 3U chassis
    • 8TB InfiniFlash cards – up to 64 per chassis
  • Ceph tuned for maximum performance with InfiniFlash 
  • Modular architecture, non-disruptive expansion
    • 64TB to 512TB in 3U
    • up to 6PB in one rack
  • Low power consumption, only 450W typical for 512TB


  • Fast access to data, opens new world of applications and services
  • High performance storage for OpenStack/Ceph environments
  • Cost-effective flash storage rivaling that of HDD based systems and public-cloud storage
  • Greater than 10 times the reliability (AFR) of HDD arrays1
  • Independent scaling of compute and storage nodes

With the growth of mobile, social, Big Data, and the Internet of Things, the quantity and variety of data has skyrocketed. InfiniFlash System IF500 is a massive scale-out, high performance, all-flash storage system that provides boundless scale, efficiency, and resiliency for OpenStack environments.



The InfiniFlash System IF500 provides petabyte-scale capacity, high density and performance for OpenStack/Ceph environments, delivering breakthrough economics for customers with big data storage requirements. The IF500 delivers the performance of an all-flash array with the economics of an HDD-based system. It is the ideal storage choice for medium to large OpenStack deployments, providing very low latency extreme IOPS, and sustained throughput.

Each system can be configured with up to 64 hot-swappable cards, delivering up to half a petabyte (512TB2 ) of raw flash storage in a 3U enclosure and up to 6PB in a single rack. The IF500 scales easily as each unit may connect up to eight servers The Ceph cluster software provides high availability, load balancing, data replication and storage services required by OpenStack solutions.

The InfiniFlash system contains all the hardware necessary for hyperscale storage for Big Data: up to 64 InfiniFlash cards in a 3U chassis, and SAS connectors for up to 8 servers. The InfiniFlash operating system software is available to provide flash optimized scale out and management, providing large capacity block and object storage interfaces, easing administration and saving you time.


IF500 Server Node Guidelines

The IF500 requires a companion server, containing a dedicated Linux OS along with the flash-optimized Cephstorage cluster software. The general requirements for this server are outlined on this page.



Product Specifications

Maximum raw capacity 512TB2 in 3U
IOPS >780,000 IOPS
Throughput 7GB/s
Power and Connectivity
Input voltage 90-264 VAC
Input frequency 47-63 Hz
Input current 12 Amps max
Power cords 2x IEC C14
Power per node Active: 750W, Idle: 250W
Connectivity: SAS 2.0 6Gb/s 8 SFF-8088 connectors; Future zero-downtime upgrade to SAS 3.0 12Gb/s
Reliability, Availability and Serviceability
MTBF 1.5 million hours
Hot-swappable hardware Expanders, fans, power supplies, flash cards
Fans N+2 (Sustain any two fan failures)
Power Supplies N+1 (Sustain any one power supply failure)
Expanders N+1 (Sustain any one expander failure)
Node OS (IF500) Ubuntu 14.04
Application Servers All Linux distributions



Software Specifications

Per cluster or namespace 10s – 100s of nodes
Maximum unique objects per cluster or namespace) 1B per device group; no limits on device groups
Maximum replicas 10 per unique object
Total cluster maximum 15PB
Services and Protocols
Cloud protocol access RESTful API, Swift, S3 API
Block access iSCSI
Snapshots 256
Data protection Snapshots, configurable replicas, erasure coding
Disaster recovery Geographic asynchronous replication of objects
Management CLI, RESTful HTTP
Maximum storage zones (for protection) 64,000 per cluster or namespace


1. InfiniFlash AFR based on internal testing. Results available upon request.

2. 490TB usable capacity.

3. Based on internal testing. Test report available. Results and performance may vary according to system adoption, configuration and broader system architecture.


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