Viking Technology


The Viking Enterprise Solutions (VES) NSS-HW2EA and NSS-HW1EA Storage Server Modules are high performance dual Haswell / Broadwell-based enterprise class server modules designed for the 12G SAS 2U60 and 4U60 JBOD chassis. The systems are highly configurable as single or dual server module configuration to cover a broad spectrum of cost-performance requirements. With best-in-class x86 software applications, the JBOD is transformed into a high-availability, ultra high density Storage Server platform delivering superior performance.

The server can be configured as a single socket (HW1EA) or dual socket (HW2EA) server supporting the Intel E5-2600 v3/4 family of Xeon processors for optimal performance at lowest TCO and performance. The modules support a 12Gb/s data path throughout the entire enclosure for SAS drives or 6Gb/s SATA drives and allow for zoning of 5 different drive maps. Module redundancy is provided through NTB mirroring, and data loss protection in the event of power faults is supported through optional energy storage units (ESUs). Three PCIe 3.0 expansion slots offer IO host expansion and flexible high-performance network options.



  • Designed to provide balanced high throughput performance for VES 60 drive enclosure
  • Support high-availability operation through dual path to all drives, further hot-swap capability and module-to-module interconnect features for full server redundancy
  • All DIMM slots support NVDIMM to protect against data loss in a blackout/brownout power event
Compute Optional Energy Storage Unit Communications Storage
CPU: 2x Intel XEON E5-2600 v3 (Haswell) & v4 (Broadwell) LiFePO4 battery pack Bulkhead: Supports 60 SAS3.0/SATA2.0 Targets (HDD/SSDs)
Peripheral Controller Hub C610 (Wellsburg) SuperCap for NVDIMM support 1Gb/E shared management & data 4x 12Gb/s SAS Controller
2x Boot M.2 SSD 1x x16 PCIe3.0 2x 12Gb/s 68 port SAS expander
2x x8 PCIe3.0
2x USB-A
1x USB Mini-B
Non-transparent PCIe x16 bridge
Inter IO SAS Communications
100 MB/s module Network
Memory Management Orderable Part Numbers Performance
8x DDR4 up to 2400MHz Baseboard Management Controller – IPMI2.0 NSS-HW1EA Up to 24GB/s bandwidth for each controller
1TB maximum Single socket configuration/2x PCIe Slot 8M IOPS per controller
Dual socket configuration/3 PCIe slots