Thursday, March 14 • 4:25pm – 4:50pm
Pankaj Mehra, VP, Memory Product Planning, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
Cloud datacenters in 2019 should look forward, not backward. Restrictive legacy technologies developed for spinning hard disks prevent us from taking full advantage of the advanced performance and physical capabilities of solid-state storage. Movement of data from processing has traditionally caused increased latency and energy consumption. Intelligent storage such as Samsung’s SmartSSD will overcome these issues by incorporating an FPGA accelerator into the SSD unit, resulting in higher processing performance and improved time-to-insight. NVMe SSDs provide big speed boosts and new architectural flexibility compared to the aging SATA standard, while PCI-Express Gen 4 offers the “bigger pipe” and scalable innovation needed for massive data loads. And system architects and operations teams alike will appreciate flash native form factor SSDs that use space efficiently and enable key enterprise features like hot-swap, power loss protection, and front drive loading. This session will take a closer look at memory storage innovations that are fueling today’s public cloud.