Micron Technology, a global leader in semiconductor systems, has introduced the Micron 7500 NVMe SSD, a groundbreaking storage solution tailored for data center workloads.
Notably, the 7500 SSD stands as the world’s singular mainstream data center SSD to showcase 200+ layer NAND, powered by Micron’s innovative 232-layer NAND technology. This enables an exceptional enhancement of up to 242 percent in random write performance compared to rival drives. Moreover, the SSD guarantees sub-1 millisecond (1ms) latency, ensuring 6x9s quality-of-service (QoS) – a vital characteristic for mainstream drives, establishing a new, industry-leading class of SSDs tailored to meet cloud requirements.
Key Features of the Micron 7500 SSD:
Up to 7GB/s in sequential read and 5.9GB/s in sequential write performance
Up to 242 percent better random write performance than competitive drives
Up to 97 percent better sequential write performance than competitive drives
Up to 13 percent better random read performance than competitive drives
Up to 83 percent lower random read latency than competitive drives in 100 percent read workloads
Up to 82 percent lower random mixed I/O latency than competitive drives in 70 percent read / 30 percent write workloads
Micron’s new 7500 NVMe SSD represents a significant leap in storage technology, redefining industry standards and setting a new benchmark for SSD performance and reliability in data center workloads.
The Micron 7500 SSD has been meticulously crafted to meet the rigorous demands of storage-intensive data center workloads, encompassing artificial intelligence (AI), databases, content delivery, real-time analytics, social media platforms, cloud computing, and virtualization. Its outstanding QoS and performance parameters offer swift and dependable responsiveness for these demanding workloads. For example, the drive significantly enhances RocksDB performance, providing up to a 2.1 times improvement compared to competitive SSDs.
Alvaro Toledo, Vice President and General Manager of Micron’s Data Center Storage group, expressed the groundbreaking impact of the Micron 7500 SSD, terming it a game-changer for data center workloads. He emphasized its remarkable performance, exceptional QoS reliability, and unmatched security, all of which set it apart from any other SSD in its class.
Jeff Janukowicz, Research Vice President of IDC’s Solid State Drives and Enabling Technologies, highlighted the criticality of low latency in today’s data center workloads, noting that it is no longer a luxury but a necessity. He emphasized that every millisecond counts, whether in financial transactions, online gaming, or AI training and inference.