SanDisk announced CloudSpeed Extreme, CloudSpeed Ultra, CloudSpeed Ascend and CloudSpeed Eco Solid State Drives (SSDs).
The new CloudSpeed SSDs are designed to deliver business-critical performance for the mixed-use, read and write-intensive application workloads that have become increasingly prominent in today’s enterprise data centers and cloud computing environments.
John Scaramuzzo, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Storage Solutions, SanDisk, said: “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.”
Hard disk drive-based data centers are struggling to keep up with increasing performance demands because they lack the throughput, consume a lot of power, and are not as reliable as solid state drives. As a result, organizations are searching for new ways to structure their data centers in order to quickly manipulate and analyze large pools of information and drive better business decisions.
Jeff Janukowicz, research director, at IDC, said: “To deliver 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.”
The new CloudSpeed SATA SSDs provide the necessary performance and reliability to meet the demands of various enterprise application workloads—such as Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI), Analytics, High Performance Computing (HPC), Web 2.0 Content Repositories and Media Streaming.
SanDisk’s Guardian Technology Platform, comprised of FlashGuard, DataGuard and EverGuard technologies, work in concert to provide the data protection and endurance suitable for demanding cloud and enterprise data center applications.
The CloudSpeed family of SSDs also offers customers the highest reliability and data integrity by employing 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.