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QLC in the Datacenter

QLC in the Datacenter

With the explosion in data content, the use of data has transitioned from simply recording transactions to using it to make important decisions and gain new insights for competitive advantage. As a result, storage has to become faster, cheaper and more scalable. Hard disk drives have been the primary workhorse for a wide range of storage applications including mission critical drives for high performance. However, the relentless cost declines of NAND flash memory have already catapulted NAND flash-based solid state storage to become the solution of choice in performance-critical applications.

In addition, NAND flash memory’s transition from 2D to 3D technology has enabled enterprise SSD capacities already exceeding that of enterprise HDDs. The introduction of QLC technology is expected to drive SSD capacities even higher. Where do fat QLC-based SSDs fit in the datacenter and can they compete with fat HDDs? QLC in the Datacenter examines these questions.


Contents
List of Figures
List of Tables
Executive Summary
The Datacenter
Trends
Datacenter Market
Datacenter Outlook
Servers
Storage
DRAM
Storage Trends
NAND Flash Memory
3D NAND
Device Characteristics
Performance
Retention
Roadmap
Hard Disk Drive Trends
Storage Class Memory
M-class SCM
S-class SCM
Hierarchical Storage Management
Storage Classes
Primary Storage
Nearline Storage
Object Storage
Cold Storage
Applications
Flash in the Datacenter
Public Cloud
Applications
Video Streaming/Video-on-Demand
Gaming
Social Media
Search
eCommerce
Cloud Services
Others
Workload
Private Cloud
Virtualization
Analytics
Web & E-mail Servers
App & File Servers
OLTP
Data Recovery
Other
Workload
Enterprise Flash Demand by Customer
QLC in the Datacenter
Major Players
Toshiba
Micron
Intel
Western Digital (formerly SanDisk)
Samsung
SK Hynix
Prospects for QLC SSDs
Total Cost of Ownership
Value of Reduced Latency of QLC NAND-based SSDs
Applications
Concept of Data Lakes
Architecture for using QLC in the Datacenter
Use Cases for QLC in the Datacenter
Outlook
Appendix
TCO Calculation Assumptions
References
About the Authors
About Forward Insights
Services
Contact

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