Kingston Announces Enterprise-Class Solid-Stat Drives

Kingston Introduces E100 SSDs for Big Data and Virtualization Markets

by Anton Shilov
08/27/2012 | 09:33 PM

Kingston Digital on Monday announced the SSDNow E100 SSD, the company’s new enterprise-class solid state drive (SSD). The new drive enables enterprises to accommodate the performance demands required in support of big data and virtualization initiatives. The new Kingston E100 SSD achieves up to 10 times improvements in endurance and reliability over client SSDs on existing hardware.

 

“Companies worldwide have come to depend on Kingston server memory for reliability and performance. We are proud to introduce the SSDNow E100 enterprise-class SSD to help organizations handle such initiatives as big data and virtualized environments. The drive’s higher endurance and reliability, along with higher IOPS make it an integral part of a datacenter where uninterrupted 24/7 operation is mission critical,” said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston.  

The performance and processing requirements required in the rapid analysis of massive data sets and large collections of virtual systems have pushed many servers far beyond their breaking point. The next generation E100 SSD provides vastly higher IOPS [input/output operations per second] compared to hard disk drives, dramatically reducing processing bottlenecks, computer latency and physical system limitations.

According to performance tests conducted by Kingston, an Intel Romley server with six internal SSDNow E100-series SSDs outperform a database server with an external chassis containing 24 HDDs by up to 91.8% while consuming 51% less power.

The new enterprise-class Kingston SSDNow E100 SSD is shipping immediately and is available in 100GB, 200GB and 400GB capacities.