New PCIe Interface is an Enterprise Game-Changer

- 2012-03-06

Today, we announced a new 2.5-inch PCIe SSD form factor. What makes this form factor big news is how the new interface is going to be used. Our SSD has been selected as a key storage device in Dell’s PowerEdge 12th generation servers, which use innovative, front-accessible backplane designs that accommodate 2.5-inch SATA, SAS, or PCIe devices, so customers can choose the right combination of data storage and caching devices to suit their needs. These new servers and our 2.5-inch PCIe SSD represent a revolutionary change for the enterprise industry because they enable scalable, hot-swappable, performance upgrades. Customers can easily service the drive or scale performance without powering down the server—a luxury that isn’t possible with existing PCIe card solutions. Not surprisingly to us, this new PCIe form factor is already getting noticed and generating interest. In the video below, I provide a quick explanation of the interface and the serious impact we think it will have on enterprise architectures in the near future.