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SMART Storage Systems to Demonstrate Industry's Highest Capacity and Performance Enterprise SSD at SNW


Company will showcase 2.5" Optimus 1.6TB SAS SSD with sustained transfer rate of 1GB/s and will make a new technology announcement at the Show

SMART Storage Systems, an innovative and rapidly emerging enterprise solid-state drive (SSD) technology provider, will showcase the industry's highest performing, largest capacity enterprise-class SSD at SNW Europe, Frankfurt, October 30-31st 2012.

Available with up to 1.6TB of useable capacity, the SMART Storage Systems Optimus Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 2.5" SSD delivers a 1GB/s sustained transfer rate and 100K/50K random read/write IOPS, while also achieving the industry's highest endurance from consumer-grade multi-level cell (MLC) Flash up to 50 DWPD.

SMART Storage Systems will also use the show to make a key global technology announcement.

“This is the first time we have attended SNW Europe and we are using it to make a global technology announcement.  SMART Storage Systems is aiming to redefine storage in the era of data growth, where data centre managers have turned to solid-state drives (SSDs) to provide the throughput needed. However, as budgets remain strained, many have turned to client MLC SSDs to increase the performance capabilities,” stated John Scaramuzzo, President, SMART Storage Systems.

“Since client MLC SSDs are designed for “read mostly” environments and wear out quickly in mixed workload or write-intensive applications, enterprise organisations have seen the total cost of ownership (TCO) continually increase,” he added.

“It is our stated objective to become the new storage DNA for the data centre. Our mission is to drive this message home at SNW Europe, Europe’s premier storage technology event.”

With technologies like SMART Storage Systems’ Guardian Technology Platform now available on SSDs in the market, the barriers to mass adoption are crumbling. The Guardian Technology Platform allows for the lowest cost MLC Flash to be used in mixed-workload and write-intensive applications common in the enterprise. This extends the native endurance of standard MLC flash-based SSDs from less than 1 drive write per day to 50 full drive writes per day for a period of five years. This is changing the game in enterprise storage, allowing organisations to tackle their new data centre challenges with a single SSD that meets all of their requirements.

Furthermore, Esther Spanjer, Director of SSD Technical marketing, will present at SNW Europe two tutorials, one focusing on the realities of solid state storage, comparing the performance, reliability, endurance and cost properties of different SSD approaches, as well as giving a roadmap for how to think about solid state influencing future storage architecture. The other will highlight recent advancements in Flash endurance enhancement technology that increase the native endurance capability of consumer-grade MLC Flash, enabling more cost-effective, enterprise-grade SSDs to be deployed, and data centre managers to avoid the rip-and-replace game.

Date: October 30th
Time: 10.15am, Spektrum 1
Title: Realities of Solid State Storage

Date: October 31st
Time: 9.30am, Spektrum 2
Title: Enabling High-Level Performance with Lower-Cost Solid-State Storage

SMART Storage Systems is also hosting an informal event for the press on Monday 29th October, the evening before the show begins.  For details please contact SMART’s local PR representative.


About SMART Storage Systems
SMART Storage Systems is a technology leader in the design, development and deployment of current and next-generation enterprise solid-state storage products. Combining leading-edge, enterprise-class design, and proven world-class support, SMART Storage Systems leverages its deep expertise in flash and enterprise storage technology. SMART Storage Systems delivers high-quality, high-reliability solutions to a broad customer base, including tier one storage and server OEMs. In support of these designs, SMART Storage Systems provides award-winning innovations in solid-state storage technology, such as NAND high-endurance Guardian™ technology, to a variety of customers in the enterprise storage, enterprise server, data center, defense and industrial markets. SMART Storage Systems is part of the SMART Holdings family of global companies. See for more information.

About SMART Worldwide Holdings
The SMART family of companies are leading designers, manufacturers, and suppliers of electronic subsystems for the most demanding OEMs around the world. The SMART companies have led the way over the past 23 years providing standard and custom products to today's leading global OEMs crossing all major electronic industries. These industries include PC, enterprise and industrial servers, networking, telecom, defense, aerospace, gaming and embedded application markets. Taking innovations from the design stage through manufacturing and delivery, SMART Modular Technologies has developed a comprehensive memory product line that includes DRAM, SRAM and Flash memory in various form factors. SMART Storage Systems offers high-performance, high-capacity SSDs for enterprise, defense, aerospace, industrial automation, medical and transportation markets. SMART's presence in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America enables it to provide its customers with proven expertise in international logistics, asset management and supply-chain management worldwide. See for more information.

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