SolidFire - Storage Built for the Next Generation Data Center

    Scale-out, all-fl ash storage that’s highly available and easy to control — all with guaranteed performance.

    Why SolidFire

    The agility, efficiency, and scalability benefi ts demonstrated from cloud computing infrastructure have raised the bar on expectations for IT service delivery. The pressure is on IT to:

    • Rapidly deploy applications and service
    • Provide more agile and scalable infrastructure
    • Increase application performance and predictability
    • Enable automation and end-user self service
    • Raise operational efficiency and reduce cost

    SolidFire is architected from the ground up to be the storage foundation of next generation data centers.

    Key Element OS Features

    Automated Management

    • Automatic distribution and load balancing
    • Comprehensive API
    • Complete Management Integrations

    Global Efficiency

    • Inline and post compression
    • Always-on deduplication
    • Global thin provisioning


    • 10’s of TBs to multiple PBs
    • Non-disruptive scaling and no downtime
    • Mix nodes in same cluster

    Data Assurance

    • Helix RAID-less data protection
    • Real-time replication (Async and Sync)
    • Integrated backup and recovery (cloud)

    Guaranteed Performance

    • Allocate storage performance independent of capacity
    • Manage performance in real-time without impacting other volumes
    • Guarantee performance to every volume with fi ne-grain QoS settings
    SolidFire Node Specifi cations
      SF2405 SF4805 SF9605 SF19210 FC Node
      Storage Node Storage Node Storage Node Storage Node Fabric Interconnect
    Drives (10)240 GB 2.5” SSD (10)480 GB 2.5” SSD (10)960 GB 2.5” SSD (10)1.92 TB 2.5” SSD N/A
    System Memory / Read Cache 64GB 128GB 256GB 384GB 32GB
    Raw Capacity 2.4TB / 2.1TiB 4.8TB / 4.3TiB 9.6TB / 8.7TiB 19.2TB / 17.4TiB N/A
    Effective Capacity* 5 to 10TB / 4.5 to 9TiB 10 to 20TB / 9 to 18.1TiB 20 to 40TB / 18.1 to 36.3TiB 40 to 80TB / 36.3 to 72.7TiB N/A
    Performance per node 50,000 IOPS 50,000 IOPS 50,000 IOPS 100,000 IOPS N/A
    Networking Data - (2) 10GbE iSCSI SFP+, Mgt - (2) 1GbE RJ45 Data - (2) 10GbE iSCSI SFP+, Mgt - (2) 1GbE RJ45 Data - (2) 10GbE iSCSI SFP+, Mgt - (2) 1GbE RJ45 Data - (2) 10GbE iSCSI SFP+, Mgt - (2) 1GbE RJ45 Data - (4) 16GB FC, (4) 10GbE iSCSI SFP+, Mgt - (2) 1GbE RJ45
    Average Watts 130W to 230W, depending on IO load 130W to 230W, depending on IO load 150W to 275W, depending on IO load 300W to 450W, depending on IO load 120W to 200W, depending on IO load

    * SolidFire’s Effective capacity calculation accounts for Helix data protection, system overhead and global efficiencies including compression, deduplication and thin provisioning. SolidFire customers typically achieve an effective capacity range of 5x to 10x the raw capacity depending on application workloads.