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Optimus Extreme™ SAS SSDs are designed for demanding write-intensive application workloads that need the highest levels of performance and reliability. Examples include financial applications and databases associated with workloads that are time-sensitive and produce results that are critical to the businesses they support.
Write-intensive workloads include database logging, data warehousing, high-performance computing (HPC)—especially when the HPC workload supports business decisions such as oil and gas applications—and financial on-line transaction processing (OLTP) applications.
Database logging is a write-intensive workload that allows customers to recover from failures by helping to connect primary and secondary databases. These database logs keep records of all database changes as transactions are updated, and they roll data forward to the point of failure. In cases of unplanned downtime, databases can be restored to a point beyond the last full, offline back-up, because they preserve the last in-flight transactions.
Database workloads require fast and accurate writes to disk, as well as easy access to the stored data. SanDisk Optimus Extreme SSDs support database workloads, even in virtualized computing environments. This is important because many IT organizations are consolidating database workloads to run on fewer physical servers, resulting in more efficient infrastructures that host business workloads in less data center space, and require less power and cooling. By hosting more virtual machines (VMs) per physical server, customers reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and increase return on investment (ROI) for new server deployments that have SSDs, compared with hard-disk (HDD) deployments.
High-performance computing (HPC) workloads consist of high-volume processing of large datasets which are greatly benefited by using flash technology. HPC includes engineering and data-intensive workloads like seismic analysis, oil and gas exploration, weather forecasting, and market simulations. Flash storage SSDs help each server’s application in an HPC cluster to work more effectively and to protect data as it is generated by scale-out applications across the cluster.
(Preliminary Specifications subject to change.)
What products comprise the Optimus SAS SSD product family? The Optimus product family of SAS SSDs is comprised of four Multi-Level Cell (MLC) products: Optimus Eco™ SAS SSDs, Optimus Ascend™ SAS SSDs, Optimus Ultra™ SAS SSDs, and Optimus Extreme™ SAS SSDs. Each product is designed with a combination of high-performance, capacity, endurance, and reliability. The Optimus Eco SAS SSD is designed for mixed-use and read-intensive application workloads. The Optimus Ascend SAS SSD is designed for mixed-use application workloads with higher endurance than the Optimus Eco. The Optimus Ultra SAS SSD and Optimus Extreme SAS SSDs are designed for write intensive application workloads also at different endurance
What are the specific differences for the Optimus SAS Ultra+ products?Each product has a unique endurance range:
What application workload areas would be suited for each member of the Optimus product family of SAS SSDs? That depends on the specific application workload and the read/write ratio required for best performance:
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