Intel innovations in data center storage to strengthen lead in memory technology

INTEL SSD DATA CENTER FAMILYINTEL SSD DATA CENTER FAMILYIntel announced innovations in data center storage as part of its strategy to strengthen its leadership in memory technology.

Ruler form factor for Intel SSDs (solid state drive) enable up to 1PB of storage in a 1U server rack in the future.

Intel Optane technology dual port SSDs and Intel 3D NAND dual port SSDs are meant for mission-critical applications.

Intel also announced an updated SATA SSDs for data center, targeted at HDD replacement.

“These new ruler form factor SSDs and dual port SSDs are the latest innovation we’ve brought to market to make storing and accessing data easier and faster, while delivering more value to customers,” said Bill Leszinske, Intel vice president, Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group (NSG), and director, strategic planning, marketing and business development.

The ruler form factor shifts storage from 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch form factors that follow traditional hard disk drives, and the add-in card form factor, which uses PCIe card slots, and delivers on the promise of non-volatile storage technologies to eliminate constraints on shape and size.

The new form factor delivers the most storage capacity for a server, with the lowest required cooling and power needs. The ruler form factor SSDs using Intel 3D NAND technology will enable up to 1PB in a 1U server. Intel will introduce Optane SSDs and Intel 3D NAND SSDs in the ruler form factor in the near future.

Intel said dual port Intel Optane SSDs and Intel 3D NAND SSDs offer redundancy and failover, protecting against multiple paths to failure for mission-critical applications. Dual port SSDs replace SAS SSDs and HDDs and, with new storage technologies, deliver more IOPS, more bandwidth and lower latency than SAS SSDs.

Intel introduced dual port Intel SSD DC D4500, D4501 and D4600 Series to customers today. Intel will be shipping dual port Intel Optane SSDs to select customers for validation, and will launch commercially in the fourth quarter.

Intel SSD DC S4500 and S4600 Series, which are available now, combine a new Intel-developed SATA controller, SATA firmware and the highest density 32-layer 3D NAND. These storage-inspired SSDs preserve legacy infrastructure, ensuring a simple transition from hard disk drives to SSDs, while enabling data centers to reduce storage cost, increase server efficiency and minimize service disruptions.

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