NVME-48-DELL-ZEN4

MISSION CRITICAL

The NVME-48-DELL-ZEN4 is a high-performance storage system with top-tier hardware engineering and support. Whether you need ultra-low latency for enterprise virtualization, extreme performance for AI, or dense efficiency for hosting, this system won’t let you down.

FEATURES AT A GLANCE
Up to 60GB/s Throughput

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Up to 6 Million Random 4K IOPS

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Up To 353TB Usable

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Transparent High Availability
Self-Healing Recovery
Incremental Capacity Expansion
Non-Disruptive Upgrades
Secure Multi-Tenancy & Encryption
iSCSI/TCP & NVMe/TCP Storage Protocols

Processor

AMD EPYC ZEN4 processors offer generational improvements vs. ZEN3 including DDR5 memory and PCIe Gen5 connectivity. We’ve identified the best core configurations and developed Zen4-specific features in our storage software to achieve performance gains exceeding 30%.

Recommended SKUs

Epyc 9334Epyc 9554PEpyc 9654P
Cores326496
Layout4×88×812×8
GHz2.7 / 3.93.1 / 3.752.55 / 3.7
PCIe Lanes128128128
TDP (Watts)210360360
CPU Price$2,990$7,104$10,625

Memory Configuration

Epyc 9334Epyc 9554PEpyc 9654P
TypeDDR5DDR5DDR5
Speed4800 MT/s4800 MT/s4800 MT/s
ECCYesYesYes
Population12 x 16GiB12 x 16GiB12 x 32GiB
Capacity192GiB384GiB384GiB

Performance Guidance

Epyc 9334Epyc 9554PEpyc 9654P
Engines246
Peak IOPS2 M4 M6 M
Peak BW20  GB/s40 GB/s60 GB/s
EncryptionYesYesYes
ReductionOptionalOptionalOptional

Networking

UNPRECEDENTED FLEXIBILITY

The NVME48-DELL-ZEN4 offers extensive network flexibility with 2 PCIe Gen5 x16 slots, 3 PCI Gen4 x16 slots, and an x8 OCP3 port. The improved connectivity in the R7615 enables higher port density without sacrificing line-rate performance.

FEATURES AT A GLANCE
400G / 200G / 100G / 50G / 40G / 25G / 10G Networking
Multi-Tenant Data & Management Isolation
MLAG, MC-LAG, vLAG & vPC Compatibility
802.1Q VLAN Tagging
802.3AD Link Aggregation
Single & Multiple Subnet Multi-pathing
Jumbo Frames
Optional Transport Encryption

Link Optimized

Link-optimized configurations minimize cabling requirements by leveraging high bandwidth links.

400G200/100/40G100/40G
400G-2P-R2x OSFP
200G-2P-R2x QSFP56

Density Optimized

Density-optimized configurations offer more ports for connecting isolated networks.

200/100/40G100/40G25/10G
200G-2P-100G-4P-R2x QSFP562x QSFP56
200G-2P-25G-8P-R2x QSFP568x SFP28
200G-2P-25G-4P-R2x QSFP564x SFP28

Storage

The NVME48-DELL-ZEN4 offers PCIe Gen5 NVMe and hot-swap NVMe. You can add capacity and performance incrementally and non-disruptively, one drive at a time. There’s no custom firmware or lock-in. For balanced performance and power efficiency, we recommend PCIe Gen4 NVMe devices.

Recommended Drives

VendorModelCapacityForm Factor
Micron7450 Pro7.6TU.2 15mm
Micron7450 Pro15.2TU.2 15mm
SamsungPM9A37.6TU.2 7mm
SamsungPM9A315.2TU.2 7mm
KioxiaCM67.6TU.2 15mm
KioxiaCM615.2TU.2 15mm

Chassis

The NVME48-DELL-ZEN4 high-availability storage cluster leverages Dell’s 16th generation PowerEdge R7615 servers, released in early 2023. Notable improvements include PCIe Gen5 connectivity, BOSS integration, additional PCIe slots, and improved airflow.

Server Overview

ComponentDescription
ManufacturerDell
ServerPowerEdge R7615  (Riser Config 4-1)
Generation16th Generation
CPUSingle Socket SP5

Platform Reliability

ElementDescription
PowerRedundant (1+1) 1100W, Mixed Mode, NAF
BootRedundant (1+1) NVMe
MemoryECC Single bit correction, Double bit detection
Cooling6 “high performance” fans

Rack Details

DimensionMeasurement
Rack Units2RU
Height3.41″ (86.8mm)
Width17.08″ (434mm)
Depth28.99″ (736.29mm)