SuperMicro to Ship ULLtraDIMM Servers in Q42014

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chartToday SanDisk and Supermicro announced that the SanDisk ULLtraDIMM SSDs will begin shipping this year in Supermicro’s server and storage platforms. By implementing flash storage on the memory bus, ULLtraDIMM offers cost-effective storage with extremely low latency.

The ULLtraDIMM SSD was designed to expand the reach of flash storage throughout the data center and scale to meet the requirements of any enterprise application – no matter how bandwidth or capacity intensive,” said John Scaramuzzo, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Storage Solutions at SanDisk. “We are very excited to partner with Supermicro in offering this innovative, ultra-low latency storage solution to help their customers accelerate the performance of their cloud, virtualization, HPC and other applications and experience the benefits of a flash-transformed data center.”

In this video, SanDisk describes how the ULLtraDIMM™ SSD provides flash-based storage in a DIMM for factor for applications that demand ultra-low latency.

Memory channel storage options like SanDisk’s ULLtraDIMM consistently deliver lower storage latencies than data center SAN solutions can,” said Eric Burgener, research director for IDC’s storage practice. “There are a number of different application environments, including database, VDI, and mixed virtual workloads, that can directly benefit from these types of lower latencies, and more and more organizations are deploying them. With this design win under its belt, it’s clear that SanDisk’s partners are seeing a good market opportunity for these types of host-based storage solutions.”

Developed in partnership with Diablo Technologies, ULLtraDIMM SSDs are expected to begin shipping in Supermicro’s SuperServer and SuperStorage platforms in Q4 2014.

In related news, today Diablo announced Carbon2, the second-generation of their Memory Channel Storage (MCS) platform.