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SanDisk Expands CloudSpeed Family of SSD Enterprise Storage

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At the Interop and Cloud Connect IT conference in Las Vegas Monday SanDisk (SNDK) announced four new additions to its CloudSpeed Serial ATA (SATA) product family of solid state drives (SSDs). The new SSDs are optimized for demanding transaction processing and content repository workloads in enterprise and cloud computing environments.

The next generation CloudSpeed SATA SSDs from SanDisk utilize a 19 nanometer process. These MLC NAND flash SSDs are high performance and optimized for enterprise server and cloud computing environments. They come in capacities from 240GB to 960GB, feature a 6GB per second SATA interface and provide data transfer rates up to 450/400 MB per second sequential read/write and performance up to 80K/15K IOPS random read/write.

“Organizations in every industry are turning to SSDs to meet the challenges faced by growing volumes of data,” said John Scaramuzzo, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Storage Solutions at SanDisk. “However, finding a solution that meets the performance and cost needs of your individual environment can be difficult. The CloudSpeed SATA SSD product family was designed to meet the needs of applications across the read-write spectrum, meaning organizations and server designers no longer need to make tradeoffs between system performance and cost.”

Range of Capabilities

The SanDisk CloudSpeed SATA product family features 4 SSDs in a range of endurance and performance capabilities. The CloudSpeed Extreme achieves 10 full full drive writes per day (DWPD) and delivers up to 75K/25K IOPS of random read/write performance for write-intensive application workloads such as Database Logging and High Performance Computing. It supports up to 14.6 Petabytes Written (PBW) to the drive over its life. The CloudSpeed Ultra offers up to 3 full DWPD and is optimized for mixed-use application workloads such as Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), Financial Transactions, Email/Messaging, E-Commerce, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Collaboration. The CloudSpeed Ascend is designed for read-intensive application workloads such as File Servers, Web-based Applications and Virtual Tape Libraries, with capacities ranging from 240GB to 960GB. The CloudSpeed Eco is an entry level SSD for read-intensive workloads such as web servers, content repositories, photo sharing, media streaming and cloud computing.

The CloudSpeed SSDs employ a combination of powerful error correction and detection technology, full data path protection, thermal monitoring, and data fail recovery of up to 1 NAND flash erase block. Additionally, SanDisk manufactures its own NAND and has direct control over the design, controller firmware, assembly, testing and supply chain, which delivers innovative products, enterprise-grade quality control and supply assurance. These enterprise SSDs are powered by SanDisk’s Guardian Technology Platform, a suite of enterprise features that include FlashGuard, DataGuard and EverGuard technologies. FlashGuard combines Aggregated Flash Management and Advanced Signal Processing to reliably extract significantly more life from cost-effective 19nm MLC flash, making it suitable for read-intensive application workloads.

“We are only at the early stages of becoming a data-driven society that wants instantaneous access to our information,” said Jeff Janukowicz, Research Director, at IDC. “To deliver real-time or near real-time insight to drive business decisions, organizations worldwide will need to consider high performance storage solutions, such as SSDs, thereby driving demand for these solutions in the coming years.” 

About the Author

John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

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