Intel Beefs Up Data Center SSD

Intel has announced the Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X Series, a data center solid state drive, now available in a new 750GB capacity in both half-height, half-length add-in card and a hot-swappable 2.5-inch U.2 form factor. Both form factors and capacities will be broadly available this month.

Increased capacity and multiple form factors expand data center implementation options and deliver both solution-level and total cost of ownership flexibility for customers. Intel Optane technology for data centers combines the attributes of memory and storage with low latency, high endurance, outstanding quality of service and high throughput, helping to create a new data tier intended to increase scale per server and reduces transaction costs.

Intel claims that combined with its Xeon Scalable processors, Intel Optane technology enables bigger and more affordable data sets to gain new insights from larger memory pools. The Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X is an ideal SSD for storage workloads, such as SAN and software defined storage, as well as cloud, database, big data and high-performance computing workloads.

The new capacity follows the 375GB half-height, half-length add-in card launched earlier this year. The Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X Series is also available as part of the Intel Select Solutions program and through additional OEMs, cloud service providers, and distributors starting this month.

For information, visit Intel’s Optane Technology website.