Micron's 9200 Series — Next Gen, High-End Enterprise NVMe SSDs

By Floyd GoodrichSeptember 3, 2017

Micron, a world leader in memory and semiconductor technology, introduced the next-generation of high-end enterprise NVMe SSDs — the 9200 Series — at this year's Flash Memory Summit.

The company's latest flagship solid-state storage features an innovative architecture that enables organizations to seamlessly manage the increasing diversity of business-critical workloads while conserving power and rack space with high-density 3D NAND storage. 

Micron's new 9200 NVMe SSDs integrate the cost-efficient capacity of 3D NAND with the proven throughput and response time of the NVMe protocol. The SSDs, built from the ground up, unleash high performance, industry-leading speed, and unprecedented reliability that effortlessly optimize data centre efficiencies. 

"The Micron 9200 Series of NVMe SSDs are specially designed to deliver the blazing fast speeds, low-latency, and high-capacity needed to handle massive files, images and multimedia assets created by today's complex application workloads," said Eric Endebrock, Vice President SSD and Systems, Storage Business Unit, Micron Technology, Inc. "With the Micron 9200 SSDs added to our SSD playbook, we are providing customers a rich portfolio of storage solutions to manage their changing business needs."

Take Workloads Head On

Today's data centre ecosystem is getting more complicated than ever before, demanding speedy processing, faster decision-making, and precise analysis of large data sets. This is fuelling the need for denser data centres that can ensure data persistence, reliability, and scaling of storage infrastructure without adding latency.

Micron's high-performance 9200 NVMe SSD family is an enabler of next-generation enterprise IT. The SSDs are specifically designed to provide the foundation for Micron SolidScale platform, which leverages higher capacities for improved workload optimization and lower TCO.

With 9200, Micron SolidScale will be capable of 250TB per node, higher than the highest performing NVMe SSD available in the shared storage today. The best-in-class SSDs, when compared to Micron's nearest competitor in an OLTP workload, recorded 45% faster performance with twice the capacity.

Key Capabilities of Micron 9200 High-End Enterprise NVMe SSDs

Micron's leading-edge 9200 NVMe drives breathe fresh life and agility into ageing legacy infrastructures. The series is ideal for high-capacity use cases like OLTP, high-performance computing (HPC), application/ database acceleration, and high-frequency trading (HFT).

Prime capabilities of the industry-leading NVMe SSDs include:

  • Turning Raw Data Into Real-Time Insights - Accelerate applications with Micron's 9200 series. The top-of-the-line SSDs deliver random read/write transfer speeds that reach up to 900K and 275K IOPS. Sequential read/write transfer speeds achieve up to 5.5 and 3.5 GB/s with ultra-low latency and high performance.
  • Unmatched Capacities - Scale out and optimize server-storage architecture with the industry's highest capacities. The 11TB, Micron 9200 series is the first of its kind that shatters the 10TB industry benchmark.
  • Lowest Cost/IOPS - Micron 9200 NVMe SSDs deliver amazing cost benefits. The high-class SSDs leverage exceptionally low cost/IOPS, at about $0.01/IOPS, as compared to high-end HDDs that cost over $1/IOPS.

The Micron 9200 series, designed for storage-hungry workloads, offers a wide range of endurance levels for the most demanding data centre applications. The innovative storage architecture, combining NVMe protocols on a PCIe connection, ensures faster flash performance, typically up to 10X faster than a SATA SSD.

To know more about Micron 9200 series and for product queries, please contact WPGA Memory Specialist Dana Slater.