Supermicro Double-Sided Storage

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Supermicro has announced its latest addition to the storage side of the house.  The new 847 series of server chassis support hosting 36 3.5″ drives, 24 in the front and 12 in the rear.  JBOD configurations can support up to 21 in the rear for a grand total of 45 drives.

These double-sided, high-capacity storage chassis provide customers with direct hot-swap access to all of the storage drives while saving valuable rack space,” said Charles Liang, CEO and president, Supermicro. “In addition, these chassis feature Supermicro’s advanced redundant cooling subsystem design to deliver optimal system efficiency, which saves customers hundreds of dollars per system on their yearly energy bills and helps preserve the environment.”

The new 4U chassis support both uniprocessor and dual processor motherboard confingurations with up to seven low-profile add-on cards.  They also feature a new series of Platinum-level of power supplies that are upwards of 94% efficient.

For more info, read their full release here.


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