Virtual data center services provider
Virtual data center services provider, SoftLayer Technologies, has extended its portfolio of available server hardware options with the addition of solid state drives (SSDs).
SSDs are an enterprise-level solution for reliable and secure storage. Unlike disk-based storage drives, SSDs have no moving parts. This decreases their power consumption, cooling needs, and performance latency. It also greatly reduces their risk of mechanical failure, making SSDs more durable than traditional disk-based drives.�
Beyond the advantages of low latency and decreased power and cooling, SoftLayers solid state drive offering provides:
- Latest generation SATA interface
- 10 parallel NAND Flash channels equipped with single-level cell NAND Flash memory
- Native Command Queuing to enable up to 32 concurrent operations
- Sustained sequential read: up to 250 MB/s
- Sustained sequential write: up to 170 MB/s
Joshua Rushe, Vice President of Data Center Operations for SoftLayer noted, Our customers constantly need more from their storage, and not only more volume but also higher levels of performance and reliability. Offering solid state drives is yet another way that SoftLayer is meeting customers needs with an enterprise-class, leading-edge technology solution. SSDs provide greater performance and power efficiency, which can be leveraged to attain a higher margin of cost-effectiveness.
SoftLayer is currently offering the following drives:
- 32 GB SATA Intel SLC Solid State Drive $50.00 per month
- 64 GB SATA Intel SLC Solid State Drive $100.00 per month
Headquartered in Plano, Texas, SoftLayer delivers world-class, on-demand virtual data center services on a global basis from facilities located in Dallas, TX; Seattle, WA; and Washington, DC. SoftLayer integrates all facets of IT to innovate industry-leading solutions that are fully automated. This empowers customers with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management for their IT environment.
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