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Solid-State Drive Applications & Benefits in IT Environments

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Explore the benefits & applications of solid-state drives (SSDs) in IT environments.

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Solid-State Drive Applications & Benefits in IT Environments

  1. 1. Solid-State Drive Applications & Benefits in IT Environments
  2. 2. Thank You for Attending!
  3. 3. Webinar Logistics ■ Audio Visual ■ Polls ■ Questions & Answers ■ Event Hashtag #SSDsOrBust ■ Technical Problems – Marketing@AventisSystems.com
  4. 4. Let’s Take a Poll
  5. 5. Today's Speakers ● Audio & Visual ● Questions & Answers ● Polls ● Technical Problems Kevin Campbell, National Account Manager at Aventis Systems Kyle Taylor, National Account Manager at Aventis Systems
  6. 6. Agenda I. A Brief History II. Technology Overview III. Applications in IT IV. SSDs in Servers & Storage Arrays V. SSDs in Client Devices VI. Conclusion - Are SSDs Worth It? ➢ Special Announcement
  7. 7. A Brief History Texas Memory Systems Develop 16K SSD RAMDisk in DOS/Win SanDisk Creates Flash-Based SSD Texas Memory Systems Releases RamSan Line Fusion-IO Releases PCI-e SSD 1980 1990 2000 2010
  8. 8. Technology Overview Classifications 1. Consumer Devices 2. Client 3. Enterprise
  9. 9. Technology Overview Key Components 1. Controller (Flash Storage Processor) 2. Non-Volatile Flash Storage (NAND) 3. Buffer/Cache 4. Battery/Capacitor 5. Host Interface
  10. 10. Technology Overview Form Factors 2.5” SATA Laptop standard, good for servers mSATA Motherboard card for newer laptops 2.5” SAS Dual ports for dual controller storage arrays PCIe Low latency, high bandwidth, PCIe Blade SATA Express PCIe with NVMe
  11. 11. Technology Overview Types of Flash Memory 1. Single Level Cell (SLC) a. Fastest b. 100k program/erase cycles 2. Multi Level Cell (MLC) a. Slower b. 10k program/erase cycles 3. Triple Level Cell (TLC) a. Consumer use ➢ Phones, tablets
  12. 12. Technology Overview Consumer/Client vs. Enterprise Enterprise Requirements Focus a. Data Integrity b. Performance c. Capacity d. Cost Consumer a. Cost b. Capacity c. Performance d. Data Integrity
  13. 13. Technology Overview Data Integrity / Availability 1. Reliability a. Improvements ➢ Controller ➢ Media b. Capacity is a factor 2. Endurance <> Reliability 3. Availability a. Dual Port SAS
  14. 14. Technology Overview Performance - Relative L1 processor cache ~1ns L2 processor cache ~4ns Main memory ~100ns PCIe SSD read 16-60μs (16,000- 60,00ns) SAS/SATA SSD read 50-200μs (50,000- 200,000ns) Disk read 4-50ms (4- 50,000,000ns)
  15. 15. Let’s Take a Poll
  16. 16. Applications in IT Implementation Models 1. SSDs in Server as Disk 2. Hybrid Storage Arrays a. Tiering 3. All Solid State Storage Arrays 4. Caching
  17. 17. Applications in IT Caching 1. Storing frequently accessed data on very fast media 2. Array-based flash caching 3.Server-based flash caching
  18. 18. Applications in IT Storage Tiering ▪ Faster most I/O-intensive workloads ▪ Slower least I/O-intensive workloads SSD Tier 3 SAS Tier 2 SATA SATA Tier 1
  19. 19. Applications in IT Virtualization 1. Virtualization throws I/O into a blender. All I/O is now random I/O! 1. 10 VMs doing sequential I/O to the same datastore=random I/O Tier 2 1. Hard Disk drives are good at Tier 1 sequential, less good at random
  20. 20. SSDs in Servers & Storage Arrays Data Integrity & Availability = Highest Importance ▪ Require Full Data Path Protection ▪ Enterprise - Capacitor / Battery ▪ Designed for Longer Service Life
  21. 21. SSDs in Servers & Storage Arrays Performance ▪ Enterprise - Very Consistent ▪ Storage Arrays - Mismatched ➢Impact on Latency & Quality of Service
  22. 22. SSDs in Client Devices Benefits & Challenges ▪ Benefits • Startup Time • Read/Write Performance • Power Consumption • Durability ▪ Challenges •Cost
  23. 23. SSDs in Client Devices Benefits & Challenges Alternatives • SSD or HDD Cache • Intel SRT Technology • SSHD (Solid-State Hybrid Drive) • Larger RAM cache on drive controller
  24. 24. Let’s Take a Poll
  25. 25. Conclusion - Are SSDs Worth It? Feature War Winners Features SSDs HDDs Drive Startup Time √ Random Access Time √ Data Transfer Rate √ √ Read Performance √ √ Noise √ Heat √ Shock / Vibration √ Power √ Cost √
  26. 26. Conclusion - Are SSDs Worth It? Application & Performance Cost Capacity Performance
  27. 27. Conclusion - Are SSDs Worth It? The Short Answer... THAT DEPENDS…
  28. 28. Conclusion - Are SSDs Worth It? Remember These Requirements? Consumer a. Cost b. Capacity c. Performance d. Data Integrity Enterprise a. Data Integrity b. Performance c. Capacity d. Cost
  29. 29. What Does the Future Hold?
  30. 30. What Does the Future Hold? Memory Channel Flash PCM - Phase Change Memory
  31. 31. Find Us on Social Media /AventisSystems @AventisSystems company/Aventis-Systems- Inc.
  32. 32. Questions & Answers
  33. 33. www.AventisSystems.com

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