Rugged Data Storage System

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Boost AI at the Edge with Fast Access to Big Data

A New Paradigm for Enterprise-Class Storage

The Rugged Data Storage (RDS) system delivers complete data access at low-latency, direct-attached speeds over secure, high-speed network connections with data center-caliber NVMe performance, eliminating bottlenecks and traditionally complex storage tiering.

First Affordable Universal Edge Network Storage Solution

The SWaP-optimized RDS system is the first ruggedized all-flash, scalable multi-petabyte data storage solution for deployment in operational environments, next to the data source. Powered by VAST Data software, benefits include innovative data reduction algorithms, such as deduplication, to maximize storage capacity. 

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Featuring Universal Storage Technology from VAST Data

VAST's Universal Storage redefines resilience, flash economics, QoS and ease of management to enable one consolidated flash cloud for all your data. 

10+
years of endurance and reliability
40 GB/s
read
5 GB/s
write
100 G
high-speed network connections
Features

Sustainable and Scalable Architecture

  • Single-tier flash cloud powered by VAST Data universal storage software for low-latency direct access to all types of data with all-NVMe performance
  • Disaggregation commodity to simply scale compute power, networking, and storage capacity
  • Built-in redundancy for high reliability 
  • 10+ years of endurance
  • Advanced data reduction for unprecedented storage efficiency
  • Designed to meet multiple military standards including MIL-STD-810; 461; 167; 901
Specifications

D-Box (Data Storage Box)

  • Gen 4 PCIe fabric
  • 8x storage class NVMe U.2 SSDs
  • 4x NVIDIA Bluefield DPUs, 22x 15 TB/30 TB E1.L rulers

Switch Box (Ruggedized Mellanox SN2100)

  • Dual 16-port QSFP 100 G Ethernet switches

C-Box (Container Computer Server Nodes)

  • RES HD XR6 Quad Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
  • Total of 128 cores, 1 TB memory for 4 C-Node

Data Transfer Speed

  • Up to 40 GB/s read, 5 GB/s write
  • Up to 325 K read IOPS, 145 K write IOPS

Management and Operating System

  • Stateless containerized VAST Data management

Power Input

  • AC power 90-264 VAC, 47-63 Hz / DC power 28 VDC and -48 VDC options 

Removable Media

  • EDSFF E1.L NVMe rulers can be ejected individually or together in removable cannister
  • Two storage class NVMe U.2 per removable tray

Scalability

  • Scale performance by adding C-boxes and storage capacity by adding D-boxes

Redundancy

  • Redundant compute/network nodes and power supplies throughput enable full access to data in event of node failures

Ruggedization

  • Designed to meet MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-167 and MIL-STD-901

Mechanical

5U

  • Height: 5U or 8.75" (222.25 mm)
  • Width: 17" (431.8 mm)
  • Depth: 22" (558.8 mm) or less
  • Weight (Typical): 230 lb 
  • 19" rackmountable

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Applications

Applications

  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Sensor fusion/processing
  • Signals intelligence (SIGINT)
  • Electronic warfare (EW)
  • Big data query engines
  • Video/image capture
  • HPC simulation
  • Deep learning training
  • Log analytics (Spunk, Elastic, etc.)
  • Online backup and archival (no more tiers)
  • Container storage interface (CSI) for K8S

Platforms

  • Surface: ship, vehicle, mobile command center, energy rig, industrial factory, remote distributed data center
  • Subsurface: submarine
  • Air: wide-body fixed-wing aircraft

COTS-BASED SOLUTIONS

Do More at the Edge

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