Micron Technology, Inc., (Nasdaq: MU) today announced the release of its Micron(r) 7400 SSD equipped with NVMe. It offers industry-leading flexibility in form factors, PCIe Gen4 performance, and the most advanced security features to meet the storage requirements of high-volume Data Center workloads. With this range, Micron is providing the most comprehensive range of storage options for data centers. SSDs available.1 With seven forms of design and seven form factors, Micron’s Micron 7400 SSD will allow the switch to the next-generation server architectures.
The data center continues to grow because of the explosive increase in data volume and the proliferation of applications that require the highest performance. The requirement to analyze, process and protect data that can provide useful insights is driving technological advancements in the data centre, which requires the development of new storage technologies.
“Our customers need improved storage density and efficiency to run their businesses,” said Jeremy Werner, corporate vice general manager and president for Micron’s Storage Business Unit at Micron. “The Micron 7400 SSD is flexible in its ability to address myriad applications and system interoperability requirements, enabling deployments and delivering value from edge to cloud.”
Broad SSD Portfolio for the Data Center
The increasing performance and wide use of SSDs in data centers is leading to the need for new, more efficient forms to accommodate requirements for data-centric workloads. These form factors offer quick, reliable, and affordable data center storage for different scenarios of use. Micron 7400 SSD Micron 7400 SSD is its own PCIe Gen4 M.2 22x80mm form factor with protection against power loss, in addition to 2.5″ U.3 storage for data centers with fifteenmm as well as seven millimeter thicknesses.2 It also includes three sizes of the brand new E1.S Enterprise and Data Center SSD Form Factor (EDSFF) that offer higher density, enhanced performance through flash as well as improved cooling and power options.3 This variety allows customers to switch away from conventional servers and instead opt for EDSFF server designs using just only one SSD. It offers a broad range of capacity from 400GB up to 7.68TB The range supports small to large capacity applications.4 The SSD also offers endurance options for just one and three drives each day to accommodate writes and read-intensive applications.5 The SSD utilizes the complete capability of vertical integration from Micron to deliver industry-leading innovation in everything from controllers to firmware, as well as cutting-edge technology for DRAM and NAND, to the top of the line in front-end and back-end manufacturing.
PCIe Gen4 Performance That Scales
Its Micron 7400 SSD is more than doubled in IOPs per watt, and has a higher throughput as compared to the prior generation.6 Its backwards-compatible with PCIe Gen3 systems eases the transition of customers to Gen3 transition to Gen4 platforms. The drive supports 128 namespaces that increase scaling for virtualized environments, such as hyperconverged infrastructures and software-defined storage.7 It additionally supports Open Compute Project (OCP) deployments in qualified environments.8 OCP developed and published specifications that have helped build an active ecosystem, resulting in an uniform approach to simplify integration and speed up the time to market.
Protection with Hardware Driven Performance
Utilizing years of in-house security experience With years of experience in security, the Micron 7400 SSD is a tested standard-based features such as TCG-Opal 2.01 and IEEE-1667 as well as new security features to protect data both in-flight and at-rest. These improvements help meet the new demands as businesses search for more efficient solutions to protect data both cloud and on-premise environments. Micron created an application called the Secure Execution Environment (SEE) to separate and process security transactions in order to provide additional security against an ever-changing range of threats. SEE substantially improves your data’s security in the cloud using special memory and secure codes, and an encryption microprocessor.
“The Micron 7400 SSD offers wide appeal for deployments from edge to cloud,” said Patrick Moorhead, chief analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy. “Varied applications and workloads with unique requirements can benefit from the high performance and efficiency of new form factors as well as security features designed to protect against network and physical attacks.”