This technical series is intended to help system architects, engineers, and IT administrators better understand the limitations of traditional memory and storage options, how those limitations lead to performance and capacity gaps in your data center, and finally how Intel® Optane™ technology is helping to fill those gaps with a new industry-disrupting architecture.
More than 10 years after NAND SSDs were introduced, Intel® Optane™ SSDs significantly decrease latency for storage, offering a balance between bandwidth and latency allowing the processor to get to more of its data faster.
This paper discusses endurance issues and properties of NAND SSDs and traditional memory, and it shows how Intel® Optane™ media can overcome those issues when used in either Intel® Optane™ DC SSDs or Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory modules.
Frank Hady is an Intel Fellow and the Chief Optane Systems Architect in Intel’s Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group (NSG). He leads research and definition of Intel® Optane™ technology products and their integration into the computing system.