HGST along with NEC Corporation has announced the PCIe SSD Appliance for Microsoft SQL Server – performance-driven reference architecture built on NEC Express 5800 scalable enterprise server series and high-performance HGST FlashMAX II PCIe server-mounted flash storage. This application provides a boost to the performance along with the reduction in the total cost of ownership by reducing the rack space and power requirements. And with the incorporation of HGST’s FlashMAX II devices injects up to 8.8TB of high-performance flash per server, for a near doubling of logical scan rates to 8.2GBps that tackles even the largest SQL workloads.
Apart from performance enhancement, the service is also capable enough of delivering scalability, to keep pace with the changing demands of today’s enterprise data center operations. Commenting about this, Mike Gustafson, senior vice president and general manager, HGST Flash Platforms Group said, “HGST is pleased to work with NEC to provide customers with this validated reference architecture and solution that has proven performance. With the need for high-performance being a driving force in data center operations, the FlashMAX II was built from the ground up to provide unconditional and consistent levels of IOPS across a broad range of applications and workloads at all capacity utilization levels.”
On the other hand, Tomoyasu Nishimura, general manager of NEC IT Platform Division feels, “NEC is excited about this announcement of the reference architecture combining our Scalable Enterprise Server and HGST FlashMax technology, providing secure and scalable capacity with unmatched performance. We have a proven track record with HGST FlashMAX II technology, and we look forward to bringing this appliance as well as others to the market with a superior value proposition.”