SmugMug achieves 40% cost savings by migrating their photo-serving tier to EC2 A1 instances. SmugMug is able to move their software stack (PHP, Nginx, HAProxy) to A1 instances with minimal effort. And getting everything up and running on A1 instances was like any other EC2 instance for SmugMug.
SmugMug uses Amazon AWS EC2 A1 ARM Server Instance, 40% cheaper than x86
Synology NAS at Computex 2017
Synology shows their newest NAS, networking, security and backup products at Computex 2017:
– Diskstation DS418j is a 4 bay network attached storage solution featuring a 1,4ghz realtek 64 bit Dual Core ARM A53 Processor, 1gb of ram, gigabit ethernet, support for 40tb of storage and 16 ip cameras.
– Diskstation DS1817 is an 8 bay network storage solution featuring a Annapurna Al-314 Quad Core 1.7ghz processor, 4 or 8gb of ram, and dual 10 gigabit ethernet ports. There is an expansion unit for an additional 10 drives.
– Diskstation DS718+ is a dual bay network attached storage with gigabit ethernet and a Intel Celeron processor.
– Diskstation DS918+ is a nine bay network attached storage with gigabit ethernet, dual M.2 drives for ssd cache, and an Intel Celeron processor.
– Diskstation DS3018xs is an 6 bay network attached storage solution with a quad core Intel Pentium processor, dual M.2 sdd cache, gigabit ethernet, and 8gb – 32gb of ECC memory.
– Flashstation FS1018 is 12 2.5″ bay all-flash NAS solution, with expansion up to 36 drives. The FS1018 features a Dual Core Pentium, gigabit and 10 gigabit ethernet, and ECC memory ranging from 8 – 32gb.
– Network Video Recorder NVR1218 can support point of sale systems as well as up to 12 cameras and records surveillance footage on up to 7 drives.
– Visualstation V960HD is a Surveillance Station with Live View Companion of 96-Channel 720p HD up to 960FPS.
Security Gateway SG1000 is a security gateway for small companies, which is similar to router. The SG1000 features four RJ45 sockets, SD card slot and a USB port for memory extensions.
Synology also had routers which are capable of controlling and waking up their network attached storage solutions.
– Synology provides a lot of software for controlling their NAS solutions and security gateways over their network as well as backing up and recovering data.
– Synology NAS solutions can run Windows Virtual Machines on Intel based NAS devices.
– Synology Mailplus is a private email solution for enterprise to control their email.
You can read more about these and other NAS solutions at http://www.NASCompares.com and watch the videos at http://youtube.com/SPANdotCOM
Synology Router RT1900ac with deep packet analysis and throttling and Annapurna ARM Cortex-A15 based Synology NAS DS715 and DS215+ with fast encryption support
Synology Router RT1900ac enables deep packet analysis with the Synology Router Manager web-based user interface that allows you to select and manage apps being used on devices, for example block facebook or youtube or throlle bandwidth available for each device and for each app. RT1900ac supports 802.11b/g/n/ac and dual-band 2.4 and 5 GHz wireless connectivity for a combined data transfer speeds up to 1.9 Gbps, on a 1GHz dual-core Broadcom CPU, 4GB of internal flash storage, Beamforming, Wake-on-LAN, and remote access with QuickConnect. Synology DS215+ NAS uses the Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-212 dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 at 1.4GHz or the Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314 Quad Core 1.4GHz and the Synology DS715 NAS runs on the Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314 quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 at 1.4GHz supporting extremely high NAS speeds. Synology DS715 can deliver read and write speeds of up to 216.1 MB/s and 142.5 MB/s respectively under RAID 5 configuration in a Windows® environment. Powered with hardware encryption engine, DS715 also delivers fast encrypted data transmission speeds of up to 205.58 MB/s reading and 77.62 MB/s writing.
Gigabyte D120-S3G Annapurna Alpine AL5140 ARM Server for Cold Storage
The lowest power Cloud storage with Cold Storage support, allows for most storage with the lowest cost and power consumption, where Annapurna (acquired by Amazon last January) designs a quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 SoC with built-in hardware RAID, also combining two Marvell chips totally the small motherboard can control 16 hard drives, designed for lowest power consumption and cost efficiency.
Gigabyte ARM Servers, Cavium ThunderX, AppliedMicro X-Gene and Annapurna AL5140
Gigabyte is launching a whole range of ARM Powered Servers at Computex 2015: Gigabyte H279-T70 based on the Cavium ThunderX with 384 cores in a 2U system, Gigabyte D120-S3G featuring the Annapurna Labs Alpine AL5140 quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 and the Gigabyte R120-P30 is based on the Applied Micro X-Gene 1 Octa-core 64bit processor.