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Kingston launches Data Center 500 Series SSDs

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Kingston Digital Europe, the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, has announced its new Data Center 500 Series Enterprise SSDs. DC500R is optimised for read-intensive applications while DC500M is optimized for mixed-use workloads. Both SSDs in the DC500 Series implement Kingston’s strict Quality of Service (QoS) requirements to ensure predictable random I/O performance as well as predictable low latencies over a wide range of read and write workloads.

DC500R is ideal for read-intensive applications such as boot up, web servers, virtual desktop infrastructure, operational databases and real-time analytics. Cloud service providers and software-defined storage architects can leverage the drive’s consistent I/O and latency performance to deliver the QoS needed in demanding read-centric environments. At .5 DWPD (drive writes per day), DC500R allows IT administrators to maximize their investment in storage hardware with a drive that delivers on performance, endurance and reliability.

DC500M is designed for mixed-use workloads in applications that have a more even balance of read and write I/O demands on the SSD.It is ideal for cloud service providers and software-defined storage architects who need a flexible infrastructure to effectively adapt and manage transactional workloads. These workloads include AI, big data analytics, Cloud computing, database applications, data warehousing, machine learning and operational databases. With an endurance rating of 1.3 DWPD, DC500M is ideal for the high-volume rack-mount server market for internal drive bay upgrades, hyperscale data centre servers and cloud service providers requiring low-cost, high-performance storage subsystems.

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