Micron Introduces New NVMe PCIe SSD in Its Data Center SSD Portfolio

By Floyd GoodrichApril 24, 2016

Micron Technology, Inc. — a global leader in advanced semiconductor systems— has recently announced the launch of its new NVMe PCIe solid state drives (SSDs). An extension of its impressive portfolio of SATA and SAS SSDs, the new the new NVMe PCIe SSDs offers data center customers the opportunity to build up their legacy data center infrastructures with purpose-built storage systems.

Leveraging  the high-performance NVMe protocol, Micron’s 9100 and 7100 PCIe SSDs, allows an agile, scale-out IT infrastructure that provide diverse flash storage solutions for the demanding data center workloads.

While announcing the launch of Micron 9100 and 7100 PCIe SSDs, Darren Thomas, Vice President of Storage Solutions at Micron said, "As one of the founding innovators of the NVMe storage interface, Micron architected its portfolio of NVMe SSDs to take full advantage of the complete storage solution stack. With the addition of a high-performance NVMe drive to our portfolio—and with the recent addition of SAS—Micron has a product for every storage performance tier within the data center as we know it today."

Designed to heighten business results, the ultra-fast 9100 NVMe SSD, boosts up the system speed 10x faster, as compared to the conventional SATA SSD storage system. Bringing non-volatile memory as close as possible to the processor, the new 9100 NVMe PCIe SSDs with 3.2TB of storage in both a HHHL & a 2.5" U.2 form factor, optimizes data speeds in the most challenging environments.

Efficiently built to process demanding business data, the 9100, with front-bay access to the server, undoubtedly offers the best workload-focused capacity for both read-centric and mixed-used applications.

Reviewing the product, CTO and co-founder at Wikibon, David Floyer commented -  "The range of products Micron is announcing today allows enterprises to improve both the performance of existing platforms and to deploy vastly more functional applications that truly exploit flash technologies; all while leveraging any legacy infrastructure organizations have in place."

Empowering an agile storage platform that adapts to the Open Compute or converged infrastructure, the new Lean Mean and Green storage systems from Micron definitely loads up a punch.

Delivering higher performance and lower TCO, the Micron 7100 NVMe PCIe SSD, provides the most innovative storage solutions for today’s power sensitive applications. Perfect for space crunched environments, the cost effective 7100 NVMe PCIe SSD, is efficiently designed to counter the growing and challenging needs of the industry.

Offering an incredibly higher per watt performance, the pioneering 7100 NVMe PCIe SSDs from Micron, interwoven with convenient form factors, the 7mm U.2 hot-pluggable form factor (2.5-inch with a SFF-8639 connector) and the tiny M.2, is without a doubt the most effective and efficient storage device currently available in the market.

Talking about industry implementations, vice president of infrastructure at Dstillery, Amit Gupta mentioned -  "We perform 50 billion+ web transactions daily, most of which must be read from reliable storage media like Micron's PCIe SSDs. Micron's products have performed exceptionally well and have helped us achieve scale and value for our business."