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Supermicro solution for Quantum ActiveScale

Scalable, durable, and cost-effective object storage for data analytics, unstructured data management, and long-term retention

Solution Overview

Whether you are developing storage solutions for life and Earth sciences, media production, government programs, web services, IoT infrastructure, AI/ML, or video surveillance, ActiveScale object storage software on powerful Supermicro Storage Servers puts an affordable scalable solution within your reach.

With ActiveScale, you can simply build your own private cloud storage environment - and seamlessly grow your data stores from terabytes to exabytes.

ActiveScale Solution diagram
ActiveScale Solution

Solution Benefits

Simple to Manage, Unlimited Scale

Expand resources without downtime to meet growing needs for billions of objects and exabytes of capacity, for performance at scale without rebalancing.

Always Available Data Access

Fully S3-compatible, ActiveScale tolerates component and site failures to maximize access and productivity at any scale.

Extreme Data Durability and Security

Advanced feature set, plus ongoing data and disk monitoring and repair ensure 19 9's durability for years and decades.

ActiveScale Feature-Rich Software

Built-in data durability, security, availability, and performance

ActiveScale Feature-Rich Software
ActiveScale Feature-Rich Software

Build a Massive Data Store with ActiveScale

  • Billions of objects, Terabytes to Exabytes in a single name space
  • Highly availability infrastructure with built-in disaster protection
  • Secure, authenticated Ethernet connectivity and end-to-end encryption
  • Simply manage massive data with a single administrator
  • Consistent performance, even as the system expands
  • Proactive data and drive monitoring with automated repair for zero outages


Unstructured Data Management

Unstructured Data Management

Build your own S3-compatible storage cloud with ActiveScale and Supermicro to simply scale and protect massive data sets from a variety of digital sources.

HPC, AI and ML

HPC, AI and ML

ActiveScale is fully integrated with the Weka file system running on an NVMe tier for leadership performance of HPC, artificial intelligence, and machine learning workloads.

Data Archiving and Long-Term Retention

Data Archiving and Long-Term Retention

Curate, consolidate, and maintain cold data assets online with ActiveScale for low cost, easy access, and long-term protection.

Use Cases

Financial analytics

Semiconductor manufacturing

MSPs, cloud providers, Software-as-a-Service

Earth and atmospheric sciences

Research institutions, universities, and HPC centers

Video production and distribution

Federal intelligence and national defense

Life Sciences - Genomics, Cryo-EM, Bioimaging

Surveillance and Physical Security

Reference Architecture

With industry leading $/GB, storage density of up to 14.5 PB per rack, and combined CapEx and OpEx savings, Supermicro and Quantum deliver complete rack-integrated, tested, ready-to-deploy Activescale object storage solutions to customers immediately. Deploy any targeted size of private storage cloud with great confidence. Using the building blocks below, performance scales without bound as additional servers are added.

System GenerationX12 4U/90 Storage Twin Server
Supermicro SKU3x SSG-640SP-DE1CR90
Form Factor12U
Data Storage HDD3x(90x 3.5” 18, 20 or 22 TB SAS)
Metadata Storage NVMe3x(4x 3.84 TB NVMe M.2)
CPU3x(4x Intel Xeon IceLake 4314 or 4316 Processors)
Memory3x512 GB
Network3x(4x Dual-port 25 GbE)
SW Subscription1yr, 3yrs, 5yrs

System GenerationX11 4U/90 Storage Twin ServerX11 1U/12 Storage Server
Supermicro SKU3x SSG-6049SP-DE1CR903x SSG-6119P-ACR12N4L
Form Factor12U3U
Raw Capacity4,860 TB648 TB
Data Storage HDD3x(90x 3.5” 18 TB SAS)3x(12x 3.5” 18 TB SAS)
Metadata Storage NVMe3x(4x 3.84 TB NVMe PCIe Gen 3)3x(2x 960 GB NVMe PCIe Gen 3)
CPU3x(4x Intel Xeon Silver 4216 Processors)3x(2x Intel Xeon CLX 4208 Processors)
Memory3x512 GB3x64 GB
Network3x(4x Dual-port 25 GbE)3xAIOM Dual-port 25 GbE
S3 GET Performance*Up to 17.4 GB/sUp to 3.8 GB/s
S3 PUT Performance*Up to 13.0 GB/sUp to 2.8 GB/s
SoftwareActiveScale OS 6.xActiveScale 6.x
SW Subscription1yr, 3yrs, 5yrs1yr, 3yrs, 5yrs

Please contact solution PM for any question: QuantumAS-PM@supermicro.com (for US & EMEA);
APAC_QuantumAS-PM@supermicro.com (for APAC & EMEA)

*Performance scales linearly when adding more servers.

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4U/90 2-Node Storage Server



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