Intel Launches Cloud-Inspired 3D NAND SSDs for Data Centers
Intel announced two 3D NAND solid state drives for data centers, the Intel SSD DC P4500 Series and Intel SSD DC P4600 Series, along with reinforcing its commitment to expanding 3D NAND supply.
The latest additions to the Intel SSD Family for Data Center have been designed from the ground up for cloud storage solutions, including software defined storage and converged infrastructure. The Intel SSD DC P4500 Series, optimized for reads, enables data centers to get more value out of servers and store more data. Designed for mixed workloads, the Intel SSD DC P4600 Series accelerates caching and enables more workloads per server.
The Intel SSD DC P4500 Series and P4600 Series pair Intel’s triple level cell (TLC) 3D NAND that delivers industry-leading density with an all-new Intel-developed controller, unique firmware innovations and PCIe/NVMe. The data center SSDs deliver a blend of performance, capacity, manageability and reliability, and they offer game-changing value to data centers. These features will accelerate the move to software defined storage with effective scaling, increase efficiency of data centers and reduce the total cost of ownership while improving service levels. Initially, the Intel SSD DC P4500 Series and P4600 Series will launch in a half-height half-length add-in card and U.2 2.5-inch form factors in 1, 2 and 4TB capacities.
Intel is also expanding Fab 68 in Dalian, China, increasing its 3D NAND supply to better meet the storage needs of customers. In October 2015, Intel announced an investment in Fab 68 and converted the facility to produce 3D NAND.