Intel has launched its new NAND storage offering, the Intel SSD DC P4510 Series for data centre applications.
The P4510 Series uses 64-layer TLC Intel 3D NAND to enable end users to do more per server, support broader workloads and deliver space-efficient capacity.
The P4510 Series enables up to four times more terabytes per server and delivers up to 10 times better random read latency at 99,99% quality of service than previous generations.
The drive can also deliver up to double the input-output operations per second (IOPS) per terabyte.
The 1Tb and 2Tb capacities have been shipping to cloud service providers (CSPs) in high volume since August 2017, while the 4Tb and 8Tb capacities are now available to CSPs and channel customers.
All capacities are in the 2,5-inch 15 mm U.2 form factor and utilize a PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 connection.
To accelerate performance and simplify management of the P4510 Series PCIe SSDs and other PCIe SSDs, Intel is also delivering two new technologies that work together to replace legacy storage hardware. Intel Xeon Scalable processors include Intel Volume Management Device (VMD), enabling robust management such as surprise insertion/removal and LED management of PCIe SSDs directly connected to the CPU.
Building on this functionality, Intel Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC) uses Intel VMD to provide RAID to PCIe SSDs.
By replacing RAID cards with Intel VROC, customers are able to enjoy up to twice the IOPs performance and up to a 70% cost savings with PCIe SSDs directly attached to the CPU.
Intel is also adding new low-power SSDs and the Enterprise and Datacenter SSD Form Factor (EDSFF).
The Intel SSD DC P4511 Series offers a low-power option for workloads with lower performance requirements, enabling data centres to save power.