Western Digital company HGST introduces its new FlashMAX III family of PCIe accelerators designed to deliver dramatically improved price/performance for today’s demanding database and cloud workloads.
The new HGST ServerCache software that allows IT administrators to inject acceleration into their existing storage infrastructure by quickly and easily deploying a hybrid flash environment with any SSD was also launched simultaneously.
According to Ulrich Hansen, vice president of SSD product marketing, HGST, businesses can remain competitive by ensuring application performance and enabling data to be instantly accessible for real time processing, analytics and insights. To address this need, enterprise customers are actively looking to add flash into their storage infrastructure. HGST’s new hardware and software solutions help strike the right balance in terms of performance, complexity and cost.
HGST’s new FlashMAX III PCIe SSD and ServerCache software are suited for performance‐intensive applications including databases, SQL servers, data warehouses, big data deployment and video post‐production applications. Each addresses distinct needs for flash storage solutions based on performance, capacity, cost and deployment time requirements.
Key benefits of FlashMAX III PCIe accelerators:
New levels of application performance: FlashMAX III delivers up to 540,000 Random Read IOPS (4K) and up to 200,000 Mixed Sustained Random IOPS (70:30 R:W) from a single half‐height, half‐length PCIe SSD.
Dramatic improvements in price/performance: FlashMAX III offers new levels of value over its previous generation, with up to double the price/performance.
Support for the latest generation of servers: FlashMAX III supports PCI Express 3.0, the latest version of the PCI Express interconnect supported by today’s newest server platforms.
Key benefits of ServerCache server software:
Increased storage I/O performance: Eliminates storage bottlenecks by creating an SSD cache of the most frequently used data with up to 10x improvement in performance utilising any SSD.
Low cost adoption and simplicity: Delivers high performance with fewer SSDs, with little ongoing monitoring or expense, and absolutely no changes to existing storage infrastructure, applications and backup systems.
Compatible with a large variety of block‐based storage: Runs on any server application hosted on a Storage Area Network (SAN) or Direct Attached Storage (DAS) system running Windows Server or Linux.
The new FlashMAX III PCIe SSD delivers leading enterprise‐class specifications such as 2M hours MTBF and includes a five‐year limited warranty.
FlashMAX III will be available in Q3 2014, while ServerCache is available now for a free 30‐day live trial download.