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Micron Accelerated Solutions

What This New Architecture Can Do

We estimate that companies using NVMe SSDs deployed in application servers today are on average using less than 50% of their IOPS and capacity. That’s a lot of untapped value. You can unlock the full potential of NVMe’s performance and value and share it across applications with the new MicronSoftware Defined Storage Reference Architecture using Excelero NVMesh.

The Micron SDS Reference Architecture with Excelero NVMesh innovates ahead of NVMe over Fabric (NVMeoF) technology to deliver the benefits of shared storage along with the performance of a localized deployment, bringing forward the anticipated benefits of NVMeoF while intercepting the standard when it matures. The result? Quick data delivery thanks to its extremely high throughput and faster time to results because of its unprecedented low latency. Plus, you get the agility you need to deploy applications faster and scale without limits.


Data centers built on frame-based arrays filled with bays of spinning media kept the data far removed from compute. This traditional architecture can’t process, analyze and store business-critical data efficiently at the volume, velocity and variety that it’s being created – much less support real-time analysis. To truly realize the promise and potential of your data, you need an IT infrastructure that can handle the demands and challenges posed by large, growing and complex data sets. Micron can help — with solutions that have been architected, optimized and tuned from the storage core to the application level. The reference architectures within the Micron Accelerated Solutions below give you a lab-proven starting point for your next project.

SOLID Ready Seal of Approval

Our Micron Accelerated Solutions simplify and accelerate the transition to an agile infrastructure by providing tested, proven reference architectures for next-generation enterprise and hyperscale applications — including software-defined storage platforms, virtualized workload infrastructures, open-source solutions and big data environments. We award our SOLID Ready seal to these industry-leading solutions evaluated and developed by Micron engineering teams and our partners to ensure SOLID performance.

SOLID Ready Means:

  • Optimized for flash
  • Fully tested and documented
  • Easy to configure
  • Compelling value proposition

Why Micron

The advent of high-performance SSDs has highlighted the importance of solution design to ensure the best application performance is gained from the right SSD investment. Micron’s Storage Solutions Center brings decades of experience to solution design and strong application collaboration with industry software leaders, so you can start your next project with a solid foundation.

Whether you build on leading-edge open-source or industry titan software foundations, these reference architectures get you production-ready in a flash.

Micron Accelerated Solutions are detailed in the series of reference architectures below.

Explore Our Reference Architectures



Micron Accelerated Solutions for VMware vSAN Ready Nodes

Enable state-of-the-art data center efficiencies with all-flash Accelerated VMware vSAN™ reference architectures, powered by Micron enterprise SSDs and advanced DRAM. These all-flash VMware vSAN platform designs provide predictable high performance that’s easy to deploy and manage — ideal for powering business-critical workloads and simplifying IT infrastructures.

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Micron Accelerated Solutions for Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct

Microsoft’s premier software-defined storage solution enables bare-metal applications and virtualized infrastructures to use a single, scalable, high-performance storage infrastructure using industry standard x86 server platforms. Leverage Micron’s optimized-for-flash reference architectures for fast, reliable deployments in your data center.

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Micron Accelerated Solutions for Ceph Storage

Reduce acquisition costs and drive better results for web-scale active archives,  content repositories, OpenStack™ cloud infrastructures and distributed databases with the Micron Accelerated Ceph Storage Solution. Leveraging the combined resources of Micron, Red Hat and Supermicro, these pre-tested solutions – built with our enterprise-grade SSDs and advanced DRAM – deliver high- performance block and object storage services.

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Micron Accelerated Solutions for Excelero NVMesh

When your application needs the ultimate in storage performance, you need NVM Express® (NVMe™). The challenge is that NVMe has been locked inside individual servers, wasting capacity and performance. That’s why Micron has coordinated with software providers to create a software-defined storage solution with our fastest NVMe-based SSDs. The result is NVMe performance with data center-class scalability.

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