The Cirrascale BladeRack 2 XL Platform
Features at a Glance
- Ideal platform for cloud service providers
- Over 3.4PB of storage capacity per platform
- Up to 1728 processing cores per platform
- Supports 72 cloud storage and server blades
- Utilizes patented Vertical Cooling Technology
- Energy conscious 80+% power efficiency
Cirrascale has tailored the BladeRack® 2 Series of data center platforms to provide unparalleled performance and investment protection for data center consolidation efforts in the dynamic enterprise computing landscape. Nearly every data center problem can be countered with a BladeRack 2 Series platform and the BladeRack 2 XL (BR2-XL) was designed with just that in mind.
Customers in the Entertainment and Media industry can utilize the BR2-XL’s industry leading density to dramatically cut costs and boost efficiency in their render farms. Oil and Gas customers can increase the compute power of their data centers, giving them the ability to process more terrain in record time, leading to increased profits. Financial Services customers could utilize the BR2-XL for a full range of grid computing applications.
Cirrascale’s award winning storage solutions for the BR2-XL enhance overall performance of Web 2.0 applications. The BR2-XL is a barrier breaking solution that will redefine enterprise computing across the board. The BR2-XL is an innovative adaptation of the BladeRack 2 X-Series platform that provides customers with a lower cost alternative when features such as a fully redundant power subsystem and robust management are not needed.
The BR2-XL is the industry’s densest storage and compute solution with support for up to 72 blades, each housing the most cutting edge components and processors available. Like all Cirrascale products, the BR2-XL is completely customizable and can be configured with a focus on compute, storage or as a hybrid. With its ability to employ up to 1728 processing cores or 3.4PB of storage per platform, the versatility and potential of the BR2-XL is truly without boundaries.
The BR2-XL platform employs the same patented Vertical Cooling Technology™ that is found in all BladeRack 2 X-Series platforms. This allows Cirrascale to use the fastest processors available on the market without the performance loss common in blade servers from other vendors due to CPU throttling. Our patented Vertical Cooling Technology has proven to save money by reducing energy expenditure and ensuring reliability, enabling data centers to use their power for compute instead of cooling.
The combination of extreme density and efficiency drive the total cost of ownership of the BR2-XL far below that of competing solutions while gaining an increase in performance and reliability. Industry re-defining solutions like the BR2-XL are how we at Cirrascale make good on our promise to deliver Blades Without Boundaries®.