Intel has announced new technology standards to advance data center storage to meet the challenges presented by our growing reliance on data.

The new “ruler” form factor – named for its long, skinny shape – shifts storage from the legacy 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch form factors that follow traditional hard disk drives, to the add-in card form factor, which takes advantage of PCIe card slots, and delivers on the promise of non-volatile storage technologies to eliminate constraints on shape and size. The new form factor delivers the most storage capacity for a server, with the lowest required cooling and power needs. The next-generation “ruler” form factor SSDs using Intel® 3D NAND technology will enable up to 1PB in a 1U server – enough storage for 300,000 HD movies, or about 70 years of nonstop entertainment. Both Intel Optane SSDs and Intel® 3D NAND SSDs in the “ruler” form factor will come to market in the near future.

To read more about this article adapted from Intel’s website, click here:
https://newsroom.intel.com/news/intel-delivers-storage-transformation-new-ssd-form-factor-innovative-designs/

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