SandForce to Ship SSD Tuned for Cloud Systems
Different workloads have different processing performance requirements, and cloud-related workloads most often require higher performance and endurance than on-site deployments.Data center hardware continues to become more specialized for cloud deployments. SandForce, which makes solid-state chips that interact with volume flash memory to deploy both primary and I/O-intensive data storage applications, on Dec. 12 released a new multilevel cell (MLC) flash solid-state drive (SSD) that it claims is the first such processor optimized specifically for use in cloud systems.
What difference does it make to a processor if the system it runs happens to be either a cloud or a standard on-site deployment?
- SandForce DuraWrite, for balanced performance, lowest write amplification and efficient garbage collection;
- Balanced sequential read and write speeds of up to 500M bps;
- Balanced random read and write speeds of up to 60,000 I/Os per second;
- User-configurable over-provisioning to provide increased flexibility when balancing endurance with performance to further optimize individual cloud environments.