The global SSD market is expected to reach $230 billion by 2022 according to a report by Transparent Market Research entitled Solid State Drive Market – Global Industry Analysis. This projected growth is downright tremendous. And, with the recent launch of Intel® 3D NAND SSD families, the stakes are even higher. All of this adds up to a prime market opportunity for technology providers.
Driving the Need for SSD
Higher performance requirements demanded by enterprise applications, along with the saturation of mobile devices, are fueling the demand for SSDs at an astounding rate. Features such as lower power consumption, cooler computing, low form factor and reduced latency are cementing the business case for SSDs. And, while recent SSD market growth has mainly been driven by client SSDs, this projected hyper-growth is being directly attributed to the immediate need for enterprise SSDs to power today’s data centers.
Two of the newest SSDs to launch in the data center family are the Intel® SSD DC P3520 Series (PCIe) and the Intel® SSD DC S3520 Series (SATA). Both leverage cutting edge 3D NAND technology that improves two-dimensional storage by stacking storage cells to increase capacity. Higher density and lower cost per gigabyte are coupled with solid-state’s reliability, speed and performance.
3D NAND Transforms the Economics of Storage
The Intel® DC P3520 Series is optimized for high-density data center configurations in capacities from 450GB to 2TB. In conjunction with Intel® Xeon® processors, they provide highly efficient server data transfer via fast data streams directly to the processor. The combination of low latency and NVMe’s high bandwidth enables up to 4.7x the performance of SATA, which makes Intel® DC P3520 an ideal choice for read-intensive workloads.
For data centers making the switch from HDD to SSD, the new Intel® DC S3520 in the most trusted SATA SSD and it leverages the benefits of 3D NAND. The combination of data integrity, consistent performance and drive reliability are unmatched. Compared to Intel® SSD DC 3510 Series, the Intel® SSD DC S3520 Series enables the delivery of 35% more rack performance per watt. In a 2.5-inch form factor and in capacities ranging from 150GB to 1.6TB, the Intel® DC S3520 Series is a smart replacement for HDDs.
Learn more about 3D NAND storage technology and how new Intel® SSDs can provide increased value to your customers by attending the Intel® Virtual Technology Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. Courses will showcase SSD advancements for both client and data center systems. Register today and you’ll see why SSD’s are quickly replacing HDD’s and how Intel® is helping to accelerate the transition to PCIe NVMe. Register, attend and earn credits. View the agenda here.