HCI at the Edge Benefits From Intel Optane & QLC NVMe SSDs

We in the IT community often obsess over show horses, the fastest and/or most powerful devices or systems, because we love those big and small numbers they showcase. The reality however, is that most users simply don’t need the ostentatious power of show horses; they need workhorses, systems that can serve up real workloads on a day-to-day basis at an affordable price. We have spent a fair amount of time looking into DataON’s Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) offerings, and even gave the DataON HCI-224 with Intel® Optane™  SSDs our Product of the Year award last year. In this article, we will look at another HCI-224 two-node cluster. However, this one features a unique mix of storage. Intel Optane SSDs front end Intel® SSD D5-P4326 15.36TB with QL