SoftLayer Introduces Solid State Drive Offering

March 3, 2009 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Introduces Solid State Drive Offering 

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.” Read more