Storage company EMC has launched its new flash storage offering, the DSSD D5, set for release in March.
The product is part of a new venture for EMC into what it calls Rack-Scale Flash. It said the DSSD D5 is a completely new architecture designed for the most data-intensive applications, both traditional and next-generation, which require extreme levels of performance and the lowest possible latency.
EMC chief technical officer A/NZ, Matt Zwolenski, said the offering was a response to increased market demand for technologies that can deliver better customer experience, improved diagnosis and response to deliver faster problem solving capability.
“In Australia, DSSD has huge potential to accelerate medical research and the treatment of illnesses, to help scientists gain deeper insight into climate change, to drive greater customer experiences for our banking and communications companies, as well as providing greater engagement opportunities for Australian retailers through real time insights into their customer's needs,” he added.
The PCIe Gen3 solution offers increased density, performance, availability and reduced latency shared flash storage for up to 48 redundant connected servers.
It runs on NVMe technology, to deliver the performance of PCI-attached flash. The D5 is a standalone appliance that is disaggregated from compute, delivering the benefits of shared storage. EMC said the result is next-generation performance with latency as low as 100 microseconds, throughput as high as 100 GB/s, and IOPS of up to 10 million in a 5U system.