New line-up of SSDs optimised for data centre applications

23-03-2018 | Toshiba | Subs & Systems

Toshiba Memory Europe has added to its portfolio of SSDs for the data centre a new line-up of 3D flash memory-based PCI Express NVMe and SATA SSDs in multiple form factors. The new CD5, XD5 and HK6-DC SSDs enable infrastructure managers to meet performance and workload demands by providing robust performance and reliability with lower operating power for read-intensive applications such as NoSQL databases, big data analytics and streaming media. “Demand for flash storage in data centres continues to grow rapidly – with capacity shipped into the enterprise expected to increase at a 58 percent CAGR through 2021,” said Jeff Janukowicz, IDC Research vice president for Solid State Drives and Enabling Technologies. “For hyperscale, virtualisation, automation/orchestration and software-defined storage applications to thrive, cloud data centres must meet specific workload requirements. Toshiba’s latest data centre SSDs are designed to help customers address these demanding environments and realise the most value from their flash storage.” The new line-up of SSDs utilises the company's next-generation BiCS FLASH 3D flash memory, which is based on their industry-leading 64-layer architecture and uses 3-bit-per-cell (triple-level cell, TLC) technology. Also, the CD5, XD5 and HK6-DC SSD families are designed with end-to-end vertical integration to deliver quality and reliability.