Solid Cost-to-Performance Benefits and Proven Endurance
Featuring an I/O pattern designed to support applications with heavy write workloads, SanDisk Lightning Write-Intensive SAS SSDs are optimized for data management, endurance for high-speed storage, and server environments. These solid state drives (SSDs) use a parallel processing architecture that provides predictable performance, low response times, and proven endurance for superior reliability. They are ideal for mission critical, 24/7 application workloads with a 50/50 read/write mix.
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, in cases of downtime, they roll data forward through the point of failure. In cases of unplanned downtime, databases can be restored to a point beyond the last full, offline back-up, due to flash storage’s non-volatile memory, which preserves the last transactions prior to the downtime.
ERP Workloads with Database Transactions
End-to-end supply chain workloads support global businesses, where any interruption in the updates to centralized databases could mean a real-time interruption in business processes. The ERP applications feed a never-ending series of updates to the databases, or data warehouses, that hold “the single version of the truth” for the entire corporation. That’s why it’s so important to support write-intensive workloads with high-performance systems with non-volatile solid-state storage (SSDs) that protect vital data, even in the event of a temporary power failure somewhere along the worldwide supply chain.
High-Performance Computing (HPC)
High-performance computing 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.
Lightning Write-Intensive SAS SSDs support creation of unending streams of video, images, and audio data for entertainment, informational, and recording purposes. For most of these workloads, accurate and rapid delivery is important to preserving the customer experience. For others, accurate delivery is vital to maintaining data integrity, both for recording and archival purposes.