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June 1, 2015updated 30 Aug 2016 12:27pm

SanDisk targets cloud data centres with 2TB SATA SSD

CloudSpeed Eco Gen. II built on 15nm Nand and built for hyperscale apps.

By Joao Lima

SanDisk has introduced CloudSpeed Eco Gen. II SSD, a 2TB storage device for cloud service providers.

The solution is based on 15nm NAND flash and has three times the streaming bandwidth in comparison with HDDs.

Speakng at the hardware conference Computex in Taipai, Taiwan, the storage company the product will lower data centre costs on a per-sq-ft bases for hyperscale applications such as analytics, media streaming and content repositories.

The company said that cloud data services, such as big data analytics, SaaS, IaaS and PaaS environments, are driving radical data centre transformation.

John Scaramuzzo, senior VP for Enterprise Storage Solutions at SanDisk said: "Digital business transformation has put tremendous pressure on cloud service providers to deliver massive capacity and performance with increasing cost efficiency."

Jeff Janukowicz, research director for SSDs and Enabling Technologies at IDC, said: "The compelling value proposition of NAND flash memory, coupled with increasing capacities is enabling wide-spread adoption of SSDs for today’s emerging and demanding cloud requirements…cloud and hyperscale applications, which is helping to propel SSD unit shipments to grow at a 34 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2013 to 2018."

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