Seagate expands PCIe Portfolio with new flash accelerator cards


New Delhi: Seagate Technology plc has announced the expansion of its Seagate® Nytro® XP6000 product family with the introduction of two new PCIe flash accelerator cards – the Nytro XP6302 and XP6209 cards. The new cards are designed to address market demands both for high performance and high capacity in a smaller form factor and for thermally challenging environments, such as low-profile servers with lower airflows.

The new Nytro XP6302 card delivers high PCIe flash capacity with competitive performance characteristics in a half-height form factor. The Nytro XP6302 card is designed for optimal density and for graceful performance scaling for high thread count and queue depth workloads. The second expansion to the Nytro portfolio, the XP6209 card adds a new 1.86TB capacity point doubling the capacity. The new 1.86TB SKU addresses customers’ needs for increased capacity density in low-profile and thermally optimized hyper-converged designs.

These new PCIe flash cards are members of the third generation of Nytro® solutions that expand its broad portfolio of PCIe-based flash accelerator products. This broad range of products enables data centre architects to select the right solution for their unique requirements to support everything from hyperscale cloud and enterprise data centres, to big data, virtual desktops and varying server workloads.

“Our ongoing innovation in the Nytro product line continues to propel our leadership in PCIe flash acceleration solutions,” said Manish Muthal, VP – Marketing, Planning, Architecture and PCIe flash solutions, Seagate. “Given the migration towards hyper-converged infrastructure and the vast computing and storage resources needed to churn through massive amounts of information emanating from the cloud, big data, and hyperscale datacenters, high-performance and high capacity solutions in small footprint are a necessity. The addition of the Nytro XP6302 and the 1.86TB XP6209 cards meet these requirements head on.”

The comprehensive Nytro product portfolio of PCIe flash accelerators are designed to deliver high performance and a low CPU burden for the most demanding database applications and I/O-intensive workloads. In addition to these enhancements, the Nytro XP6302 and XP6209 cards feature sophisticated algorithms and dedicated hardware resources to handle complex flash management tasks like garbage collection and wear-levelling.

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