Intel is targeting data center clients with the launch of its 910 Series solid state drives. This range of product comes with PCIe interface. Intel is hoping to achieve the status of preferred replacement for hard disk drives in data centers. The growing adoption of technologies like virtualization and cloud computing are also helping data center operators realize the benefits of using SSDs over HDDs. Currently Intel is offering SSDs in 800GB and 400GB variants. They come at a price tag of $3859 and $1929 respectively.
Data center managers would weigh the advantages delivered by these SSDs in terms of high price.
The products promise increase in endurance and performance. For a data center manager it might make more sense to invest in these products in spite of the slightly high price tag for the many benefits that it can deliver.
The endurance promised by Intel is in the range of a 30- fold improvement. The 800GB version can touch a mark of 2 gigabytes per second as far as performance goes.
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