Last January, SanDisk launched its ULLtraDIMM solid state drive (SSD), an ultra-low latency, memory-channel connected storage solution. The SSD solution, developed in partnership with Diablo Technologies, is expected to begin shipping in Supermicro’s SuperServer and SuperStorage platforms in Q4 2014.
Supermicro has tested the 200GB and 400GB capacities of the ULLtraDIMM SSD under a variety of enterprise workloads and end-user scenarios. Their benchmarks would show that SanDisk’s ULLtraDIMM SSD provides the lowest latency storage option available today.
“Supermicro leads the industry with the widest range of innovative, high performance, green computing solutions and delivers the lowest latency server and storage platforms on the market with SanDisk’s ULLtraDIMM technology,” said Wally Liaw, Sr. Vice President of Sales at Supermicro. “With complete in-memory compute optimized solutions, we offer the most cost-effective path to scalable, ultra-low latency performance for mission-critical, data-intensive workloads in data center, cloud, enterprise, virtualization, financial Services and HPC applications.”
SanDisk’s new SSD solution accelerates the performance of cloud hosting environments, virtualization, HPC and other applications.
VDI, transaction processing
“There are a number of different application environments, including database, VDI, and mixed virtual workloads, that can directly benefit from these types of lower latencies, and more and more organizations are deploying them,” said Eric Burgener, research director for IDC’s storage practice. “With this design win under its belt, it’s clear that SanDisk’s partners are seeing a good market opportunity for these types of host-based storage solutions.”
The ULLtraDIMM SSD can be integrated into an existing DIMM slot, which removes the performance bottleneck from the storage subsystem. This would ensure ultra-low latency in business applications and results in improved application response times. Additionally, adding ULLtraDIMM SSDs to systems can scale performance and capacity without impacting latency. This creates new opportunities for server system designs to support use cases that require extremely fast storage, such as VDI, transaction processing, virtualization, and cloud computing.
For more information about SanDisk’s ULLtraDIMM SSD, please visit http://www.sandisk.com/enterprise.