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Reach new heights with Intel Solid State Technology

Posted: 4 November 2016 By: Emma Shipley Categories:

Is your memory failing you? Or more precisely, is your customer’s computing memory failing them?

Data is doubling in size every two years, and the tasks associated with it have multiplied. Many customers are now looking to leverage their information assets using business intelligence and analytics to drive new insights and create competitive advantages.

Applications are also now more important to business success than ever before. Users want to access them from anywhere, at any time and on any device. And when they do, they want it to be a personalised experience. Ultimately, access to data now needs to be as instant and seamless as possible.

The elephant in the room

Whilst the CPUs powering data and applications have evolved massively, the storage hosting data has not kept pace. Even the fastest data storage memory today is 10,000x slower than that of the CPUs they’re connected to. This bottleneck means poorer performance for your customers when applications simply can’t deliver. This means a poorer return-on-investment for your customers when it comes to processor performance.

Whilst SAS and SATA remain the dominant flavour in many data storage environments, they’re fast becoming legacy technology. In fact, they’re becoming an actual hindrance.

It’s been over 40 years since the last major advance in storage memory technology. It might sound hard to believe, but even Flash and DRAM able have their roots in late 1960s and early 1970s technology.

It’s time for something new

Fortunately, customers can now add Intel Solid-State Disks (SSDs) to their storage wish list. The metrics are certainly compelling:

 1 Intel SSD replaces 6x SATA SSDs
 12x more performance and 100x more reliablity than legacy systems
 Tested over 1,000,000 power cycles for ultimate reliability and endurance
 Stands up to over 2 million PLI cycles and self-tests without losing data, even during power loss
 100x better at preventing Silent Data Corruption
 Supported by 1,000+ Intel researchers, leading the industry in developing new memory technology

Not all ssds are created equal

Intel is a long time leader in this segment, with an unrivalled pedigree in research and innovation for processor and memory development.

This momentum continues with Intel now delivering some of the most powerful new technologies to support unrivalled levels of data access.

SSDs really deliver on the projects that matter most, delivering exceptional significant performance and consolidation multiples for virtualisation, big data, database and analytics applications.

They also offer the advantage of no moving parts, non-volatile memory and a familiar PCIe and U.2 form factor. Better still, Intel SSD technology works straight out of the box in Microsoft Windows, Linux and VMware environments.

The intel advantage

Completing the exciting picture is Intel NVMe - an interface designed specifically to maximise returns from SSDs. Offering 6x performance of SATA and delivering near real-time access to data, NVMe also unlocks performance, low latency, low power and options for reduced footprint.

Your customers can also now access Intel 3D XPoint™ Non-Volatile Memory. This next generation solution is 1,000x faster with 1,000x the endurance of NAND. 10x denser than conventional memory, 3D XPoint delivers latency measured in nanoseconds rather than the microseconds associated with NAND. Intel SSD’s deliver a perfect combination of performance, speed and price that can revolutionise workload handling.

The obvious choice

Choose Intel SSDs to make sure you’re specifying the best storage and memory options to meet the ever-increasing data and application demands of your customers. Don’t they deserve the reassurance that comes with knowing there’s Intel inside?

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