Seagate Technology plc, a world-leading producer of data storage devices, is announcing two new flash innovations that push the limits of storage computing performance in enterprise data centers to unprecedented territory. Seagate’s latest include a 60TB serial-attached SCSI (SAS) solid-state drive (SSD) — the largest capacity SSD ever demonstrated, and the 8TB Nytro® XP7200 NVMe SSD. These two new products represent the high-performance end of Seagate’s enterprise products lineup — providing a complete ecosystem of HDD, SSD and storage system products.
The 8TB Nytro XP7200 NVMe SSD and the 60TB SAS SSD are the most recent additions to Seagate’s data center product lineup, and are engineered to enable enterprise IT pros to obtain more value from the ever-growing amount of data they must manage, even under the most demanding usage scenarios. The 60TB SAS SSD provides twice the density and four times the capacity of the next-highest capacity SSD available today. This represents the capacity needed to store 400 million photos on a typical social media platform, or 12,000 DVD movies. Its single controller architecture also offers the lowest cost per gigabyte for flash available today.
Seagate’s 60TB SAS SSD also simplifies the configuration process for determining “hot” and “cold” data, allowing data centers to use the same enterprise HDD 3.5″ storage form factor. This eliminates separating out different types of data for near-term access versus longer-term storage, often based on best-guesses or estimations of future data usage. Alternatively, data centers can utilize an SSD that helps meets their need to quickly manage and ensure access to increasingly large amounts of data without the need to add more servers, or incorporate additional management processes and steps. This drive’s flexible architecture also provides a pathway for data centers to readily move from 60TB to 100TB or more of data in the future — still in the same form factor..
Seagate’s 8TB Nytro XP7200 NVMe SSD is able to accommodate the hyperscale needs of data centers looking to grow along with their data while still being able to readily access and process it — commonly seen with applications involving high-performance computing, scale-out databases and big data analytics, including weather modeling and scientific research. Featuring a single PCIe interface for high-speed data transfers and four separate controllers, the Nytro XP7200 NVMe SSD delivers processing power up to four times faster than comparable drives, but minus the added cost, higher power consumption and higher latency associated with a PCIe switch or bridge. Applications are able to process more transactions faster, using industry-high bandwidth through a single PCIe slot, and require no additional hardware. Also, this technology readily integrates into all-flash system arrays.
According to Brett Pemble, general manager and vice president of SSD products for Seagate, “The explosion of data can translate into more value for enterprise users, if they have the right means to accommodate that data. If anything is certain, it’s the fact that across industries, the limits of data growth are boundless. Seagate is committed to staying on top of this growth and, in turn, ever-changing customer needs, and providing new and varied technologies to help customers stay ahead of the data management curve. New products like the 8TB Nytro XP7200 NVMe SSD and 60TB SAS SSD are testament to that.”
Seagate will be demonstrating the 8TB Nytro XP7200 NVME SSD and 60TB SAS SSD at Flash Memory Summit 2016, from 8/9 though 8/11 in Santa Clara, CA. You can visit Seagate at booth #505 in the Santa Clara Convention Center. The 8TB Nytro XP7200 NVMe SSD will be available through Seagate’s channel partners in Q4 of 2016. The 60TB SAS SSD is currently a demonstration technology, with future availability for some time in 2017.