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Intel® SSD Data Center S3500 for Low-Cost, High-IOPS VM Datastores

Delivering Low-Cost, High-IOP VM Datastores with the Intel® SSD Data Center S3500 Series—Cloud Expo 13’ Demo

Intel® Solid-State Drives balance performance, endurance, and lower cost to meet virtualization and cloud demands.

One of the largest issues with computing in the cloud and aggregating virtual machines (VMs) onto higher density data center footprints is the issue of shared storage I/O. Many VMs may coexist peacefully and share CPU and memory resources; the addition of 10Gb Ethernet to this equation virtually eliminates network as a point of contention, but storage I/O still remains challenging. At this challenge’s core is the fact that multiple VMs on the same VM datastore interleave predictable I/O to the point it is indistinguishable from random I/O. We call this problem the I/O blender, and at 10 or more VMs per VM datastore this mixer does its worst.

Read the full Intel® SSD Data Center S3500 for Low-Cost High-IOPS VM Datastores Solution Brief.

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