HYVE & MICRON FIRESIDE CHAT: WHAT MATTERS NOW WITH SSDs IN THE HYPERSCALE DATA CENTER
Come listen as two enterprise experts hash out the key concerns in today’s datacenter storage landscape and how breakthrough SSD developments are opening the industry to new possibilities.
Some key takeaways:
1. After years of work and anticipation, massive NVMe adoption in datacenters is finally here. Use cases fall into three broad categories: Boot devices, hot data with very fast I/O, and warm to cold data with more moderate I/O demands. Different drive types will be needed for different uses.
2. Migration to PCI Express Gen 4 has reached a key inflection point and will soon dominate datacenter compute infrastructures. Even as Gen 5 adoption commences in certain applications, Gen 4 will retain the best price-to-performance ratio for years to come.
3. Latency remains a critical concern in datacenters where the slowest I/O cycles determine an application’s end performance. Micron’s new 7450 SSD, based on industry-leading, 176-level TLC NAND, specifically targets these latency needs. For example, in mixed 70/30 workloads, the 7450 SSD sustains sub-2ms latency for 99.9999% of the time, making single operations above this bar literally a one-in-a-million event
Listen in as the conversation covers these main topics, along with:
– How is the industry converging around certain storage sockets and form factors?
– Will boot drives remain necessary?
– Does past storage product segmentation foretell future storage “swim lanes”?
– What are some of the key prospects for block storage?
– How are current supply chain issues impacting Micron and broader SSD availability?