Published August 29, 2023
Author Solidigm Team
Article minute read
As the number of connected devices explodes—there are expected to be 29 billion Internet of Things (IoT) in 2030—so does the importance of edge networks. To ensure the data all these distributed devices generate and require is quickly and easily accessible, organizations are increasingly storing it locally, at the edge.
The potential high performance, low latency, and cost savings benefits of edge storage have made it a massive market. Edge computing global revenue is set to reach $274 billion U.S. dollars by 2025. To maximize the value of edge storage and unleash the full potential of edge computing, organizations need high density solid-state drives (SSDs) that can meet (or exceed) their storage performance, capacity, and efficiency requirements.
Here are the top five reasons organizations are choosing Solidigm D5-P5430 for their edge storage needs.
Solidigm delivers high performance, with the fast read and write speeds and low latency required to meet the data demands of real-time applications and ultra-responsive services found at the edge. Solidigm SSDs also provide high endurance, ensuring consistent performance over extended periods of heavy workloads.
Solidigm uses the enterprise and data center standard form factor (EDSFF) E3 Family, which improves the electrical, mechanical, and logical capabilities of SSDs, to maximize storage efficiency and capacity at the edge. This compact form factor, combined with the use of QLC flash, enables Solidigm to provide higher storage capacities in edge servers. This allows organizations to scale their storage to handle exploding data demands at the edge, even when physical space is extremely limited.
Solidigm has proven the reliability of quad-level cell (QLC) flash over four generations of SSDs and has demonstrated this technology can meet the endurance and performance demands required at the edge at a cost-efficient price point. Solidigm SSDs are also rugged and reliable (with no moving parts), so they can withstand the challenging conditions of many edge environments.
Solidigm improves sustainability with energy-efficient SSDs that require less power and cooling to run than traditional storage. This means Solidigm SSDs operate effectively in edge environments with energy constraints.
 Reduce TCO up to 61% compared to hybrid HDD + TLC storage arrays
Analysis based on 100PB object storage solution deployment. Solution parameters: 42U rack capacity, 34U available for storage, 2U servers @ 10x 3.5” HDDs + 2x 15.36TB TLC SSD vs. 24x P5336 drives per server. Max 2U bays based on HPE Proliant DL385 Gen 11 configuration. Calculated duty cycles to deliver equivalent throughput per TB: 20% for HDD array, 8.9% for all-QLC solution. RAID 1 mirroring used for QLC; Hybrid set for Hadoop triplication. D5-P5336 configuration: 61.44TB, U.2, 7000 MB/s throughput, 25W average active write power, 5W idle power. Hybrid configuration: Capacity - Seagate EXOS X20 18TB 3.5” SAS HDD ST120000NM002D (datasheet), 70% short-stroked throughput calculated to 500 MB/s; 9.4W average active power, 5.4W idle power. Max 2U 3.5” bays based on Supermicro 2U SuperServer design. Cache – Micron 7450 15.36TB, 6800 MB/s throughput, 16.6W average active write power, 5W idle power. Common solution attributes: Power Cost = $0.15/KWHr; PUE factor = 1.60; Empty Rack Purchase Cost = $1,200; System Cost = $10,000; Rack Cost for Deployment Term = $171,200. Calculations based on Solidigm TCO estimations as of March 2023. See details in appendix. TCO calculations based on internal Solidigm TCO estimator tool.