Swissbit Products for Data Center Applications

A staggering amount of cloud applications, each with an ever-increasing individual complexity is covered by one-size-fits-all SSD solutions provided by the mainstream market. Under real world workloads, a standard Data Center SSD degrades by 50-75% over a period of 4-10 months. Cloud service providers are confronted with significant reduction of performance and increased latency that do not meet the service levels required by end customers. Additionally increased cost for early replacement of the storage SSD and additional service costs reduces the profitability of datacenters. Hence, there is significant potential to improve efficiency.

The Swissbit Data Center SSDs can be optimized to a specific customer application environment, offering best in class sustained performance over a prolonged period of time, higher endurance and lowest service cost compared to SSD solution available from the mainstream market.

 

Mainstream market SSD

Swissbit Data Center SSD

Performance

Optimized for FoB peak performance
Inconsistent performance over the lifetime of the SSD

2x - 5x times better consistent steady state performance over the entire lifetime of the SSD

Endurance

Datasheet endurance not achievable in real life conditions

2x greater SSD endurance compared to mainstream-market solutions

Latency

Unpredictable latency behavior with significant spikes impacting application responsiveness

Consistent low latency resulting in reliable and predictable service levels

Use case

One-size-fits-all

Optimization for individual use cases and applications

Data Center applications with varying requirements

Big Data and Cloud Computing

Big Data

Deep analysis of captured and stored data requires high amount of fast storage with parallel operation of writes and reads. The data size depends highly of the data source.

Streaming Technology

Video Streaming & Production

Video streaming is a steadily growing business replacing traditional TV. Massive amounts of data is written once and read with multiple streams in parallel.

Machine Learning

Machine Learning

Machine learning takes a multitude of training data samples to build an optimized model that can be used to identify conditions and decide on actions.

AI

Artificial Intelligence

AI or artificial intelligence is closely connected to machine learning and covers the analysis of data, the evaluation of scenarios and the resulting reactions.

IoT

IoT

The Internet of Things stands for a myriad of different applications. Data Centers are used at the edge where preprocessed data needs to be stored for further analysis or documentation.

Computational Storage

Computational Storage

Computational storage shall offload processing tasks from the CPU and perform parallel operations within the storage. This new field of data processing requires dedicated computing elements within the storage device.

Sustained performance


Most off-the-shelf SSDs, even special Data Center versions, degrade both in performance and in endurance due to non-optimized Flash management. Swissbit Data Center SSDs are tuned to typical Data Center workloads instead of artificial benchmarks. In best case, the tuning depends on the workload analysis of a specific customer application session. As a result, the sustained write performance remains constant over a high number of drive fills and the full endurance life can be utilized. Comparable mainstream SSDs drop significantly over time and require an early replacement due to insufficient performance way before the end of the drive lifetime is reached.

Data center SSD performance comparison chart

 

The Swissbit Optimization Process

Swissbit individually tunes the SSD Flash management so that the ratio between sustained performance and endurance is optimized to the real world workload of the customer application. This fine-tuning of the flash parameters enables the 2x-5x better steady state performance and the up to 2x higher endurance compared to mainstream data center SSDs.

Step 1 – Know your workload:

  • Get in touch with the Swissbit Data Center team to parameter your individual workload profile. Most likely, it will fit into an already predefined workload cluster.
  • You don’t know your real workload? No problem -> benefit from an optional workload analysis to learn more about your individual use case.

Step 2 – Test and trial: Based on your individual use case Swissbit can provide you with a tailored SSD firmware that exceeds your current SSD solution on:

  • Sustained steady state performance
  • Latency
  • Endurance/lifetime
  • Lifetime costs

Step 3 – See your investment paying off:

  • The Swissbit N4200 is specifically designed and optimized for typical Data Center workloads. It delivers 2x - 5x better consistent steady state performance with a steady state, consistent latency, and endurance over its life under Real World, Complex Workloads without any host modifications.
  • Realize 2x greater drive endurance resulting in a significant reduction in drive replacements over the life of the platform.

Benefits from the Swissbit Solution

Industry Requirement
Swissbit Solution

Lower Operations Cost

Designed to robustness

  • Hardware and Firmware optimized for long lasting field operation

Endurance Optimized

  • Optimization of the flash management to the analyzed real workload

High sustained performance

  • Firmware structures tuned for minimal performance drop

Lower Life-time Cost

Reduced maintenance cost

  • No need for premature SSD replacement

Lower cost per rack unit

  • Less number of SSDs per rack for same sustained performance

Better performance ratio

  • High sustained performance per TB capacity

Best-in-class service & support

  • In System workload analysis and tuning, only by Swissbit

Reduced Business Spending

Increasing number of customer applications on same rack space

  • More total performance per rack

Increased revenue per rack space

  • Reduced SSD exchange

Reduced capital spending for maintaining high performance

  • 2-5x longer sustained performance from the same SSD

Swissbit Data Center Solutions

Why Swissbit ?

  • Competent and trustworthy partner: more than 20 years of experience with sophisticated storage and security solutions in the industrial market with „Made in Germany“ products.
  • Best quality products and solutions: Our products are designed for highest reliability, endurance and quality standards.
  • Unique technical support and customer relationship: Knowledgeable application engineers and technical sales available for product consultancy.

Do You Have Any Questions?

Europe

+49 (30) 936 954 400

sales@swissbit.com

USA

+1 (978) 490 3252

salesna@swissbit.com