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  • Apeiron Data Systems Announces Dedicated Splunk Appliance With a Proven 10-90x Performance Advantage

    The Apeiron Splunk Appliance (ASA) provides unmatched performance, scalability and economics

    FOLSOM, CA, USA, September 20, 2017 / -- Apeiron announced today the immediate availability of the Apeiron Splunk Appliance. This all in one NVMe appliance takes the guess work out of deploying Splunk environments of any size and performance profile.

    Splunk was designed to manage storage environments from day-1. The application already has inherent functionality such as compression and replication. Apeiron recognized the fact that traditional controller-based storage arrays attached to complex SAN infrastructures creates significant bottlenecks. When virtualization is added, this latency is compounded. Apeiron recognized that a scalable NVMe network, presenting itself as internal storage, is what was needed.


    When Splunk has the wide open performance of NVMe storage, and no controller blocking the I/O, performance is exponentially improved. Apeiron provides a completely integrated system with storage, networking and compute already optimized for indexing loads from 100GB per Day to 100's of TeraBytes per day. 

    This massively scalable appliance looks exactly like captive DAS to the indexers, but in reality it can be 100's or 1000's of NVMe drives!”

    — Beau Newcomb, AutoMeta

    The massive performance gains from native NVMe networking means that years of data can now be queried without waiting hours for the results. The performance increase is attributed to three critical Apeiron architectural decisions:

    1. No storage controller is necessary when the application's such as Splunk are already designed to manage storage
    2. Apeiron has a non-blocking, native NVMe storage network which provides scale and performance many factors beyond what SAS and SATA based storage can deliver. This provides multiple PetaBytes of NVMe performance to the Splunk infrastructure
    3. Apeiron provides 44-physical cores to each Indexer, standard. No performance degrading virtualization is needed with Apeiron's appliance.

    Splunk ES and ITSI environments on the ASA index 500GB per day, per index server (~6x the ingestion rate of a typical SAN connected indexer). Splunk Core environments are up to 750GB per day, per indexer. This means customers can realize significant performance improvements and at least a 5x server consolidation. The elimination of external switches and virtualization software translates to the best Total Cost of Ownership in the industry.

    When the storage bottleneck is removed from the equation, and NVMe SSDs are used to their full potential, the customer realizes at least a 10x improvement in both ingestion and queries. Super Sparse queries are up to 90x that of a traditional SAN.

    These efficiency gains in both storage and compute, means customers can now realize the true potential of their application investment. Apeiron can accommodate years of data by deploying 264TB of NVMe storage per 2U enclosure. Each enclosure includes 32 Ports of integrated switching, eliminating the need to procure and manage external switching infrastructure. Apeiron will be demonstrating the power of the ASA at this year's Splunk Conf17 in Washington D.C., Booth G7.

    Beau Newcomb from AutoMeta says: "The ASA is exactly the type of hardware infrastructure Splunk wants to leverage. This massively scalable appliance looks exactly like captive DAS to the indexers, but in reality it can be scaled 100's or 1000's of NVMe drives! When the significant overhead is added through both virtualization and slow storage, indexing and more importantly queries can be slowed to a crawl. The typical answer is to throw more hardware at the problem, which leads to unreasonable costs and management sprawl. The ASA completely eliminates I/O bound queries from the equation, which translates to significantly lower management and consulting costs."

    The ASA is available today with a variety of drive profiles and capacities available. Please visit for more information on this and other native NVMe solutions.

    Jeff A. Barber
    Apeiron Data Systems

  • Apeiron Announces Final Qualification and Availability of Micron 11TB NVMe SSDs


    Apeiron Data Systems can now deploy 264TB of native NVMe capacity in each 2U ADS1000 enclosure, providing unmatched NVMe density and performance


    FOLSOM, CA, USA, September 14, 2017 / -- Apeiron Data Systems announced today that they have completed the qualification of Micron's 11TB NVMe drive. This industry leading drive is available now for order in the ADS1000 system. Each Apeiron system houses 24 NVMe drives, and 32 fully integrated switch ports. These systems are networked together forming a massively scalable NVMe network. Through a combination of switch and server consolidation, the ADS1000 has the industry's strongest TCO/ROI justification.

    "The ability to integrate NVMe SSD's of any capacity and write profile means the proper NVMe drive profile can be deployed for the applications' needs”

    — Jeff Barber


    Apeiron's Chief Revenue Officer, Jeff Barber says: "The ability to integrate NVMe SSD's of any capacity and write-tolerance means the proper NVMe drive can be deployed for the applications' needs. For example, a Splunk Security environment may want to use a high write tolerance 8TB NVMe drive for "Hot" data ingestion, with the slightly older data being migrated to 11TB drives for longer term retention. Aside from cost savings, the benefit of this design is that the difference in query performance across the NVMe profiles is imperceptible to the user. Both drives perform equally well when the data is queried."

    Having years of data available for analysis translates means you can extract more business value from your investment. In the case of security analytics, the 7-10x increase in query performance provided by NVMe and Apeiron's controller-less architecture translates to exponentially more security scans per day.

    Apeiron provides economic "tiers" by offering the full spectrum of NVMe products without the typical performance penalties and overhead cheaper drive tiers tend to represent. NVMe provides a more consistent read performance profile across the capacity spectrum. Only Apeiron can place this amount of capacity today in such a dense footprint; 264TB per 2U enclosure. With the ability to directly connect multiple enclosures together via native NVMe networking, Apeiron is delivering unmatched scale and performance. For more information please visit or email us at

    Jeff A. Barber
    Apeiron Data Systems
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  • Apeiron Data Systems Announces General Availability of Intel Optane NVMe SSD in U.2 Format

    Apeiron’s ADS1000 now capable of pooling multiple U.2 Optane SSDs in same enclosure or network as NAND SSDs for multi-tier NVMe interoperability FOLSOM, CA (PRWEB) AUGUST 04, 2017 — Apeiron Data Systems announced today the full qualification and general availability of Intel’s Optane technology in the 2.5” U.2 format. Apeiron provides native NVMe networking, which means … more

  • Apeiron reckons it’s the Godzilla of upstart flash arrays

    NVMe fabric delivers the low latency access goods, says its marketing spiel 29 Mar 2016 at 10:58, Chris Mellor Storage upstart Apeiron’s array is a Godzilla of all-flash arrays, delivering up to 3PB of capacity, 120-plus million IOPS and less than three microseconds’ latency from a rackful of its ADS1000 array built from separate, scale-out, … more

  • Ethernet Storage Fabric supports the next wave of NVMe

    Ethernet Storage Fabric supports the next wave of NVM with <3uS latency eliminating bottlenecks in scale-out real time big data clusters Apeiron Data Systems®, Inc., August 12, 2015 (Folsom, CA) announces today they will be demonstrating their Apeiron Data Fabric™ on August 12-13 at Flash Memory Summit and August 18-20 at IDF. Apeiron’s ADF™ enables … more