2018 Press Releases

March 21, 2018

Wiwynn® Debuts High Density NVMe JBOF with Intel® SSD “Ruler” Form Factor Based on Microsoft’s Project Olympus

Wiwynn® introduces its new high density 1U all-flash JBOF (Just a bunch of flash)—ST5100, based on the open source cloud hardware specifications of Microsoft’s Project Olympus. This system accommodates up to 16 hot-swappable Intel® NVMe SSD “ruler” form factors or 64 M.2 SSD modules to increase capacity and reduce TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) for data centers. Wiwynn is showcasing this system at OCP US Summit 2018 in San Jose Convention Center, booth #A15, March 20-21, and welcomes visitors to explore the next generation solution.

The Wiwynn ST5100 is a 19” all-flash NVMe JBOF that supports cold-aisle I/O and standalone PSU. Along with the blind-mate installation supported chassis, this system provides remarkable serviceability for datacenter operators.
With 16 hot-swappable Intel® SSD ruler form factors, based on the EDSFF (Enterprise & Datacenter SSD Form Factor) standard, Wiwynn ST5100 supports high throughput, low latency and extraordinary capacity per drive and per system. Data centers can therefore pack more storage into less space, use less power and lower costs.
“Wiwynn prioritizes data center workload optimization and best TCO,” said Emily Hong, President at Wiwynn. “We are excited to introduce the innovative ST5100 that combines the advantages of Microsoft’s Project Olympus and Intel’s SSD ruler form factor for data centers for serviceability, high density storage capacity, and thermal efficiency all in one 1U system.”
Kushagra Vaid, General Manager and Distinguished Engineer, Azure Hardware Infrastructure, Microsoft Corp. said, “Microsoft’s Project Olympus is a first-of-its-kind open hardware development model that has created real innovation datacenter deployments across the globe in both cloud and enterprise. Our longstanding collaborations with Wiwynn and Intel have rapidly developed a solution with high density at scale.”
“We are very excited to see the ecosystem embrace this revolutionary form factor that was purpose-built to deliver higher capacity per drive and per server, along with unparalleled thermal efficiency and more efficient management at scale.” said Bill Leszinske, Corporate Vice President and Director of Strategic Planning, Marketing and Business Development of the Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Solutions Group at Intel Corporation. “It’s our pleasure to work with Wiwynn and Microsoft to turn this market-leading technology into an innovative and complete solution that enables customers to reimagine their data center.”