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Reneo, Orange Silicon Valley and Echostreams Showcase the Future of Hyper-Efficient General Purpose Computational Storage Cluster

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--()--Today, Silicon Valley based stealth mode start-up, Reneo, with its partner, Orange Silicon Valley, a wholly owned innovation subsidiary of global telecommunications operator Orange, and Echostreams, an OEM/ODM solution platform provider, is reinventing data processing with a low power cluster at SuperComputing 2014, Booth# 959. The demonstration, based on a scalable architecture, uses 96 NVIDIA Jetson TK1 dev kits, powered by the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor with 192 CUDA cores.

“Having the ability to deploy a computational storage appliance at the edge of our networks as well as in our data centers gives us the ability to maximize resource utilization across our core telecom and IT assets”

The team has created a self-contained computational storage cluster capable of executing deep learning and image classification algorithms in near real time, while delivering the highest general purpose performance per watt.

Built on the same NVIDIA Kepler® GPU architecture that powers the world’s fastest supercomputers, Tegra K1 delivers 192 fully programmable CUDA cores for advanced graphics and compute performance.

“Reneo’s goal is to enable the most seamless integration between concepts on one hand and computation result on the other. Our solution is already running on common HPC environments, and is currently deployed in several locations, processing terabytes of data on a daily basis. But we are aiming for something far more ambitious by enabling the next generation storage appliances that are capable of deriving knowledge in near real time thanks to embedded networking and HPC capabilities,” says Minesh B. Amin, CEO and Founder of Reneo.

The cluster can easily process one terabyte of data in under 6 minutes. This performance is made possible by a robust parallel runtime environment and a hardware stack made up of 96 terabytes of POSIX compliant parallel storage, 30 TFLOPS of peak computing capability, and has a cross-section bandwidth of 96 Gbs. Furthermore, by connecting the cluster to Echostreams’ FlacheSAN1L storage, image data can be exchanged at a rate of 40 Gbps, while ensuring that total power consumed is limited to 1400 Watts.

“Having the ability to deploy a computational storage appliance at the edge of our networks as well as in our data centers gives us the ability to maximize resource utilization across our core telecom and IT assets,” said Jérome Laudouar, VP, IT Infrastructure Technologies & Engineering of Orange.

Echostreams is collaborating with Reno and Orange Silicon Valley to investigate ways by which to leverage the concepts behind the cluster for enterprise grade computational storage appliances with built-in deep learning capabilities.

“When you have high efficient computing cluster solutions from Reneo and Orange combining with EchoStreams’ high performance storage solutions, one can imagine the convergence of the storage and compute technologies opening many possibilities in the near future. EchoStreams is committed to provide a unique platform for this convergence together with Orange and Reneo,” said Andy Lee, director of Product Marketing at EchoStreams.

“The CUDA cores in the Tegra K1 processor provide a very low-power platform to deploy this computational storage appliance,” said Doug MacMillan, Director, WW Mobile & Embedded Marketing at NVIDIA. “Orange Silicon Valley and Reneo’s SC14 cluster demo harnesses the compute power of Jetson TK1 to process massive volumes of data with incredible performance efficiency.”

About Reneo

Reneo’s platform, based on patented technology, provides solutions for compute, scheduling and storage, via a unique cohesive stack that integrates Software-Defined Parallelism, Queue and L1 Storage. With solution offerings that cover the entire inspiration-to-result lifecycle, Reneo allows customers to prototype, explore and solve problems at the speed of thought on any laptop, cluster or cloud.

About Orange

Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 41 billion euros in 2013 and 159,000 employees worldwide at 30 September 2014, including 99,800 employees in France. Present in 30 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 240 million customers worldwide at 30 September 2014, including 182 million mobile customers and 16 million fixed broadband customers. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services.

Orange is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).

For more information on the internet and on your mobile: www.orange.com, www.orange-business.com, www.livetv.orange.com or to follow us on Twitter: @orangegrouppr.

Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material are trademarks of Orange or Orange Brand Services Limited.

About Echostreams

Echostreams Innovative Solutions LLC is a US based white-box OEM/ODM solution platforms provider, committed to turn creative ideas into problem-solving innovative solutions. Echostreams partners with technology leaders and solution integrators to offer purpose-built solutions to companies who are supporting the world’s IT Infrastructures. Echostreams’ solution platforms can be found on www.echostreams.com, and fully integrated turnkey solutions can be OEM’ed through quality integrators and value-add distributors listed on EchoStreams’ website.

Contacts

Echostreams
Andy Lee, 626-363-9211

andy.lee@echostreams.com


Echostreams Takes Advantage of LSI® 12Gb/s SAS Syncro® CS Solution from Avago Technologies to Offer High Availability with iSCSI and Fibre Channel in a Single Appliance


Avnet Embedded Boosts Storage Offering in Americas with EchoStreams Innovative Solutions

PHOENIX. Avnet Embedded, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas, a business region of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with EchoStreams Innovative Solutions, LLC, a provider of specialized server and storage solutions. Avnet Embedded can now offer customers in the Americas purpose-built server and storage platforms to meet their custom digital content generation, delivery, presentation and archiving needs at off-the-shelf prices.
“EchoStreams takes conventional off-the-shelf components and packages them to meet the different usage models of various vertical markets,” said John Salemme, vice president and general manager of Avnet Embedded. “These unique purpose-built platforms enable our mutual customers with limited IT infrastructure resources to leverage the economy of scale of mass-produced components, while enjoying the benefits of a highly flexible or customized solution.”
Among EchoStreams’ trademarked solutions are the DURAStreams™ high performance, high availability platforms; FLACHEStreams™ products to accelerate high performance computing and data center content delivery network applications; and GRIDStreams™ and SCALEStreams™ purpose-built scale-out compute and storage solutions, providing the platform for OEMs to build the next-generation data centers for the cloud. Target end user applications include cloud-integrated storage, VDI-redundant servers, software-defined storage, cloud DVR, video archive, media streaming, online transactional database storage, and both object and cold storage.
“EchoStreams is proud to join forces with Avnet Embedded, the global-leading value-added solution distributor for IT infrastructure technologies,” said Gene Lee, president and CEO of EchoStreams Innovative Solutions. “With its strong market access and global logistics capabilities, Avnet Embedded can help bring EchoStreams’ solutions to OEMs of all sizes, from fresh startups to global technology leaders.”
For more information, visit Avnet’s Embedded Solutions web page at bit.ly/1uwAAZj.

 

Echostreams teamed up with ActiveScaler at Intel IDF14 to demostrate ASAP for IoT


Echostreams (Taiwan) gains ISO 9001:2008 Quality Assurance certification.

We are pleased to announce that Echostreams Innovative Solutions is now ISO 9001:2008 certified for its quality management system in the scope of Design, Manufacture and Distribution for Server and  Data Storage products. The achievement is one we are particularly proud of as it demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest quality products and services to our clients and further establishes Echostreams as a leader in server/storage design and manufacture company . The certification is also a significant milestone in our continual efforts to improve and reflects our on-going investment in technology, development and process maturity.

Echostreams Takes Advantage of Syncro CS to offer High Availability DAS in a Single Appliance


WINDOWS SERVER 2012 on ECHOSTREAMS FlacheSAN2 system performance white papers


Echostreams is teaming up with CacheIO and Orange Silicon Valley to demonstrate 2 Million tpmC Flash Storage at ISC2014 in Leipzig, Germany

Leipzig, Germany - June 22 , 2014 -. Echostreams Innovative Solutions, LLC today Announced the proof-of-concept for an all-SSD Demo-Flash Storage Solution for High-Performance-Computing at International Supercomputing Conference 2014, Reaching 2 million Transactions per minute running Oracle RAC 12c Performance test. The benchmark test at Orange Silicon Valley consists of five commodity servers running Oracle 12c Real Application Cluster software, CacheIO FlashCache Appliance based on Echostreams patented FlacheSAN2 flash server, and commodity iSCSI array. For detailed configuration and test results, please Visit http://www.cacheio.com/osv_benchmark . BESIDES High IOPs and tpmC, FlacheSAN2 Also Provides up to 170 Gbit / s throughput Sustained random Read. For More Information, please Visit www.echostreams.com.

Many Enterprises are looking to increase the performance of their mission critical databases to accelerate their business processes. The emerging all-flash storage arrays require a complete replacement of existing disk arrays, incurring high capital and data migration costs, as well as lacking in mature storage management features that customers have depended on for years, Server-side flash does not scale to cache all active data, making its latency and throughput profile more similar to that of spinning disks than flash memory, "said Bang Change, CEO of CacheIO." CacheIO network cache scales to 23TB flash capacity per RU (Rack Unit) at one-fifth the cost of all-flash arrays, servicing all active data at sub millisecond latency while increasing disk array utilization from 30% to 80%. As a shared network resource, CacheIO Flash cache Allows service Providers and Enterprise Customers to Monetize Performance by dynamically based on service Provisioning Performance Level Agreements. "

"We are Always looking for Emerging Technology database that can Accelerate Performance and Increase disk utilization and Help U.S. Also Preserve existing legacy Storage Investments to serve the ever increasing need for capacity. CacheIO has demonstrated one of the top Transactions-Per-Minute benchmark results accelerating low cost iSCSI SATA storage. To a service provider like Orange, it has the important benefit of provisioning performance based on SLAs, allowing us to Monetize Performance as a utility "-. Said Jerome Laudouar, VP, IT Infrastructure Technologies & Engineering of Orange .

"Storage used to be the bottleneck in Supercomputing environment and being neglected due to limitation of rotating drives. With Flash SSD Performance With Technology Maturing and the abundance of I / O bandwidth offered by the Intel Xeon server platforms, we are able to create unique and purpose-built solutions to improve and push the storage performance envelope to a new high. FlacheSAN2 solution is designed specifically for SSD flash to address the performance bottleneck while increasing energy efficiency and storage density, "said Gene Lee, President and CEO of Echostreams Innovative Solutions." Our FlacheSAN2 solution provides users twice the storage capacity and twice the performance while able to maintain less CapEx and OpEx costs compare to any competing solution . "

About Echostreams
Echostreams Innovative Solutions LLC is a U.S. based white-Box OEM / ODM Solution Provider platforms, committed to Turn ideas into creative problem-solving Innovative Products. Echostreams partners with Technology leaders and Solution Purpose-Built Integrators to offer solutions to companies Supporting who are the world's IT Infrastructures. Echostreams' Products can be found on
www.echostreams.com , and fully Integrated FlacheSAN2 solutions are can be OEM'ed through quality Integrators and value-add distributors listed at www.echostreams.com. Echostreams and FlacheSAN2 ™ are Registered trademarks of Echostreams Innovative Solutions LLC. All Other Names and trademarks are properties of Their RESPECTIVE Owners.

About CacheIO
CacheIO Develops a Portfolio of all-Flash Storage systems INCLUDING all-Flash cache and all-Flash array. Combining Patent pending flash optimization software with commodity hardware, CacheIO has demonstrated unprecedented performance and cost per gigabyte for both IOPS-intensive applications (databases and virtual machines) and bandwidth-intensive applications (uncompressed 4K media production and big data analytics). For more information, visit www . cacheio.com.

About Orange
Orange is One of the world's Leading Telecommunications Operators with sales of 41 billion euros in 2013 and has 164,000 employees at 31 March 2014 Worldwide, INCLUDING 101,000 employees in France. Present in 30 Countries, the Group has a Total Customer Base of Customers More than 239 million at 31 March 2014, INCLUDING 182 million and 16 million fixed Customers Mobile Broadband Customers Worldwide. Orange is Also a Leading Provider of global IT and Telecommunication Services to multinational companies, under the Brand Orange Business Services. Orange is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN). For More Information on the Internet and on your Mobile: www.orange.com, www.orange-business.com, LiveTV. orange.com or to Follow U.S. on Twitter:. @ orange, @ orangegrouppr, @ orangebusiness Orange Orange and any Other Names Product or service are included in this Material Trade marks of Orange Brand Services Limited.

Echostreams Partners with Mellanox and Enmotus Showcasing Tiered-Storage at NAB 2014

Echostreams showcases FlacheSAN1 server at NAB 2014 Las Vegas with Mellanox and Enmotus tiered storage performing 3 sustainable 4K (4096x2160) streams throughput in a short depth 1U server at just under 300W of power consumption.
 
City of Industry, CA – April 2, 2014 – Echostreams Innovative Solutions, LLC. today announced the FlacheSAN1, tiered SSD and HDD storage array OEM platform with 20x hot-swappable 6Gbps SATA drives, has achieved a new performance height by having four Flash SSD and 16 hard drives transmitting concurrently three 4K video resolutions concurrently each over FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand or 40Gb/s Ethernet with RoCE links, out of a single 1U tiered storage server. For high throughput applications such as post production workflow, ingesting, editing, color grading, and media rendering this system can sustain three 4K streams concurrently and improves users productivity.
 
“Echostreams’ adoption of Mellanox 56Gb/s Virtual Protocol Interconnect® adapter enables access to storage over RDMA which eliminates performance bottlenecks, associated with manipulations of very large size files, that are typically used in the broadcasting industry,” said Motti Beck, Director Enterprise Market Development at Mellanox Technologies. “Using our most advanced interconnect makes the Echostreams’ FlacheSAN1 platform an extremely cost-effective but high performance white box OEM solution for this market”
 
The Echostreams FlacheSAN1 solution employs a new class of real-time storage tiering software from Enmotus, allowing the platform to support a high performance hybrid storage configuration using standard off-the-shelf SSDs and HDDs at a substantially lower cost per terabyte than pure SSD based systems. “We are delighted that Echostreams has chosen to use our FuzeDrive™ software,” said Andy Mills, President and CEO of Enmotus, Inc. “FuzeDrive clearly demonstrates that tiered hybrid storage has an important role to play in even the most demanding storage applications, offering users SSD class performance with HDD capacities.”  
 
“At Echostreams we are always looking for solutions for specific vertical markets to eliminate any pain points,” said Gene Lee, President and CEO of Echostreams Innovative Solutions. “With 4K resolution media becoming more mainstream, equipment offerings remain prohibitively expensive and only major players in industry can afford them. With our FlacheSAN1 combining high throughput and affordability from Mellanox and Enmotus, we have been able to minimize customers’ cost problems allowing independent studios and mainstream market to take advantage of the latest available technologies.”
 
About Echostreams
 
Echostreams Innovative Solutions LLC is a US based white-box OEM/ODM solution platforms provider, committed to turn creative ideas into problem-solving innovative products. Echostreams partners with technology leaders and solution integrators to offer purpose-built solutions to companies who are supporting the world’s IT Infrastructures. Echostreams’ products can be found on www.echostreams.com, and fully integrated FlacheSAN1™ solutions are can be OEM’ed through qualified integrators and value-add distributors.


Echostreams and FlacheSAN2 are registered trademarks of Echostreams Innovative Solutions LLC. All other names and trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

 

Echostreams teams up with LSI and Microsoft to demonstrate high-availability virtualized shared storage for media professionals at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas at LVCC booth No.SL10810

Company showcases a complete family of Microsoft Server 2012 R2 certified cluster-in-a-box redundant platforms designed for OEMs, ranging from entry-level UP Intel E3 Haswell to top-of-the-line DP E5 Ivy Bridge, enhanced with LSI Syncro™® CS 9271-8i active/active redundant RAID adapters. 

City of Industry, CA – April 2nd, 2014 – Echostreams Innovative Solutions, LLC. today announced the availability of an entire family of redundant server platforms, DuraStreams™,  that are designed specifically for various Small-Medium-Business (SMB) verticals, with the support of the latest LSI Syncro® CS HA DAS technology. These platforms are certified under Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 for continuous availability, ideal for OEMs, System Integrators and Value-Added-Resellers building “Business in a Box” and “Branch in a Box” all-in-one Windows Server Hyper-V appliances. Knowing there are different needs coming from different SMB verticals that cannot be satisfied with “one-size-fits-all” approach, Echostreams has developed not one, but five different cluster-in-a-box redundant platforms supporting E3, E5-1400, E5-1600, and E5-2600 platforms. Environments suitable for these cluster-in-a-box redundant platforms include Retail, Medical/Dental Offices, Hotels & Restaurants, Education, Media & Broadcasting, and many others.
 
“LSI Syncro solutions enables increased data protection with enterprise-class high availability and flexibility never before offered in a DAS-based cluster-in-a-box system like the new Echostreams DuraStreams solutions,” said Jas Tremblay, vice president of marketing, Datacenter Solutions Group, LSI. “As companies continue to deal with massive data growth, Echostreams DuraStreams solutions are an effective way for SMBs to deliver cost-effective high-availability storage that is easy to configure and manage.”
 
“Traditional approach for high availability requires multiple clustered servers plus a redundant storage subsystem.” said Gene Lee, President and CEO of Echostreams Innovative Solutions. “However, we believe an all-in-one cluster-in-a-box high-availability server equipped with LSI’s dual active hardware RAID controller, Syncro CS solutions offers tremendous values to typically resource-constrained small and medium businesses. Every business should be able to afford a robust IT infrastructure to sustain its continuous operation and growth, and our DuraStreams product line is designed exactly for that purpose.”
 
About Echostreams
 
Echostreams Innovative Solutions LLC is a US based white-box OEM/ODM solution platforms provider, committed to drive for the evolution of technologies behind IT infrastructures. Echostreams partners with technology leaders and solution integrators to offer purpose-built solutions to companies who are supporting the world’s IT Infrastructures. Echostreams’ products can be found on www.echostreams.com.
 
Also showcased at NAB 2014 Las Vegas are: tiered-storage for HD media streaming, all-SSD flash ultra-high performance storage for 4K/8K HD uncompressed video for post-production workflow, high-performance storage for non-linear editing for studios, high-density cloud warm and cold storage for media-archive, etc.