SvSAN with Lenovo

High performance hyperconvergence on ThinkSystem servers

Unleash the power of Lenovo ThinkSystem servers with StorMagic SvSAN

StorMagic has worked closely with Lenovo to test and design Lenovo ThinkSystem server configurations across commonly deployed workload types. These configurations provide organizations with an excellent combination of cost, reliability and performance.

Combining the leading software-defined storage solution, SvSAN, with the latest in server technology from Lenovo, allows businesses to deploy a cost-effective, highly available hyperconverged infrastructure perfectly suited to edge computing and remote site locations, or SME data center deployments.

Lenovo and SvSAN

Hans O'Sullivan explains how SvSAN can be witnessed in action at the Lenovo Technology Centre.

Frequently deployed ThinkSystem servers with SvSAN:

ThinkSystem SR250

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR250

Single-processor rack server that integrates power, reliability, flexibility and security in a compact 1U form factor suited for small to medium businesses.

  • 1U rack
  • 1-socket Intel Xeon E-2100 processors, up to 6 cores at 95W
  • Up to 64GB of 2666MHz TruDDR4 ECC UDIMMs (4 slots)
  • 1 x 16-lane or 2x 8-lane PCIe 3.0 slots, 4-lane PCIe Gen3, x8 internal RAID slot
  • 4x 3.5'' simple- or hot-swap SATA drives
    4x 2.5'' simple-swap SATA/SAS drives
    10x 2.5'' hot-swap SATA/ SAS/ SSD drives
    8x 2.5'' hot swap SATA/SAS/SSD drives + 2x 2.5'' NVMe drive
  • 2x 1GbE ports embedded, 1x 1GbE dedicated management

Example deployment:

Remote healthcare clinics with small hardware requirements but a need for highly available patient care applications and secure storage for patient data.

ThinkSystem SR530

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR530

Two socket 1U rack server ideal for small businesses up to large enterprises that need industry-leading reliability, management and security.

  • 1U rack
  • Up to 2x Intel Xeon Platinum processors, up to 125W
  • Up to 768GB in 12x slots, using 64GB DIMMs 2666MHz TruDDR4
  • Up to 3x PCIe 3.0, via multiple riser options (either all-PCIe, or PCIe and ML2)
  • Up to 8 bays. SFF: 8x HS SAS/SATA; or LFF: 4x HS SAS/SATA; or 4x simple-swap (SS) SATA; PLUS up to 2x mirrored M.2 boot (opt. RAID 1)
  • 2x 1GbE ports + 1x dedicated 1GbE management port (std); optional modular LOM supports 2x 1GbE Base-T or 2x 10GbE with Base-T or SFP+

Example deployment:

Manufacturing plant for which plant operations, machine data collection, and IoT devices require high availability and real-time processing.

ThinkSystem SR650

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650

Optimum 2U, two socket server for medium to large enterprises, and managed and cloud service providers.

  • 2U rack
  • Up to 2x Intel Xeon Platinum processors, up to 205W
  • Up to 3TB in 24x slots, using 128GB DIMMs; 2666MHz TruDDR4
  • Up to 7x PCIe 3.0 via multiple riser options including 1x dedicated PCIe slot for RAID adapter
  • Up to 24 HS bays (incl. 4 or 8 AnyBay): plus up to 2x mirrored M.2 boot (opt. RAID 1)
  • 2/4-port 1GbE LOM; 2/4-port 10GbE LOM (Base-T or SFP+); 1x dedicated 1GbE management port

Example deployment:

Retail customer with many in-store applications such as point of sale, inventory tracking , customer analytics, and video surveillance.

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