Micron Technology, Inc., today introduced a new solid-state drive (SSD), providing enterprise customers with a compelling price-to-performance NAND Flash memory storage option. This new drive is designed for read caching, direct attached storage (DAS) and booting virtual desktop infrastructures — all key applications for servers and blade designs.
The new drive, called the RealSSD™ P400e, enhances Micron's tiered enterprise SSD portfolio with an entry-level enterprise solution. Micron's portfolio now covers the entire enterprise storage spectrum, from boot applications (the new RealSSD P400e), to data storage (RealSSD P300) and caching applications (RealSSD P320h).
Storage architects and system administrators demand an increasingly lower total cost of ownership (TCO). Many have previously attempted to achieve this by using client SSDs that are not designed to handle rigorous 24 x 7 enterprise workloads. The new P400e meets those demands. By leveraging Micron's expertise in multilevel cell (MLC) NAND design, wear management and SSD firmware, the P400e drive delivers excellent input/output operations per second (IOPs) per dollar, along with enterprise endurance and reliability.