SanDisk announced its new CloudSpeed Eco Gen. II SATA SSD, a storage device for cloud service providers with up to 2TB capacity.
Announced at Computex Taipei 2015, this SSD is sampling with select hyperscale customers.
Based on 15nm NAND flash, the new CloudSpeed Eco Gen. II SSD delivers better storage density with 3x the streaming bandwidth vs. hard disk drives (HDDs). This apart, it provides a lower cost-per-square-foot for hyperscale applications such as analytics, media streaming and content repositories to datacenters.
John Scaramuzzo, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Storage Solutions, SanDisk, said: “We’ve designed CloudSpeed Eco Gen. II to deliver better cloud-scale economics with specific features so that cloud service providers can deliver superior customer experiences.”
The value proposition of NAND flash memory, coupled with increasing capacities is enabling wide-spread adoption of SSDs for today’s emerging and demanding cloud requirements.
Jeff Janukowicz, research director for SSDs and Enabling Technologies, IDC, said: “Cost-effective SSD solutions based on smaller process technologies such as SanDisk CloudSpeed Eco Gen. II, make SSDs feasible for a growing number of cloud and hyperscale applications, which is helping to propel SSD unit shipments to grow at a 34 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2013 to 20183.”
CloudSpeed Eco Gen. II 2TB SSD includes the company’s Guardian Technology Platform, which works to provide a combination of error correction and detection technology, data path protection, and data fail recovery. The CloudSpeed Eco Gen. II SSD comes with a limited five year warranty.