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SoftLayer Introduces Solid State Drive Offering

March 3, 2009 by  

Webmaster NewsDALLAS — SoftLayer Technologies has extended its portfolio of available server hardware options with the addition of solid state drives (SSDs). SSDs are an enterprise-level solution for reliable and secure storage. Unlike disk-based storage drives, SSDs have no moving parts. This decreases their power consumption, cooling needs, and performance latency. It also greatly reduces their risk of mechanical failure, making SSDs more durable than traditional disk-based drives.

“Our customers constantly need more from their storage, and not only more volume but also higher levels of performance and reliability,” said Joshua Rushe, Vice President of Data Center Operations for SoftLayer. “Offering solid state drives is yet another way that SoftLayer is meeting customers’ needs with an enterprise-class, leading-edge technology solution. SSDs provide greater performance and power efficiency, which can be leveraged to attain a higher margin of cost-effectiveness.”

Beyond the advantages of low latency and decreased power and cooling, SoftLayer’s solid state drive offering provides:
• Latest generation SATA interface
• 10 parallel NAND Flash channels equipped with single-level cell NAND Flash memory
• Native Command Queuing to enable up to 32 concurrent operations
• Sustained sequential read: up to 250 MB/s
• Sustained sequential write: up to 170 MB/s

SoftLayer is currently offering the following drives:
• 32 GB SATA Intel SLC Solid State Drive $50.00 per month
• 64 GB SATA Intel SLC Solid State Drive $100.00 per month

About SoftLayer Technologies
Headquartered in Plano, Texas, SoftLayer delivers world-class, on-demand virtual data center services on a global basis from facilities located in Dallas, TX; Seattle, WA; and Washington, DC. SoftLayer integrates all facets of IT to innovate industry-leading solutions that are fully automated. This empowers customers with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management for their IT environment. For more information please visit www.softlayer.com or call 866.398.7638.

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