Optimization: Coming Soon to a Data Center Near You

The traditional two-tier memory and storage hierarchy served data centers well for many decades. However, it’s more than a new day, it’s a new era—the data era. New ways of thinking are needed to push through barriers to realize the potential held in the vast volumes of data that are generated daily. Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory is a new way to approach memory and storage.

Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory is a new class of memory that reimagines the traditional memory and storage hierarchy. This new class of memory and storage technology is specifically architected for data centers for the purpose of extracting value buried in data. It is a revolution that breaks through bottlenecks that have existed for decades.

Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory

Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory technology removes latency that would otherwise occur when applications go out to storage over the PCIe bus. Intel Optane DC provides a large, persistent memory tier between DRAM and SSDs. Through smart data management features, data is placed in the optimal tier to maximize performance. It integrates seamlessly into DDR4 slots like DRAM and delivers data persistence, advanced resiliency and powerful data encryption. When paired with Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel Optane DC offers faster system restart times and dramatically increased database operations per second.

Developers are now adapting software for this new memory class to enable cost-effective, large-capacity in-memory database solutions; provide greater system uptime and faster recovery; accelerate virtual machine storage; deliver higher performance to multi-node, distributed cloud applications; and offer advanced encryption for persistent data built into the hardware.

Learn more about the upcoming introduction of Intel Optane DC memory and how you can enable your customers to optimize the value of their data.