Düsseldorf, 27. March 2014 – Toshiba’s "Total Storage Innovation" vision has led the company to focus its enterprise product offering on providing solutions for tiered storage infrastructures that can be designed to cost-effectively meet the storage needs of the modern datacentre. Tiered storage architectures utilise the key benefits of the eSSDs and HDDs to provide the appropriate storage solution according to how frequently and how quickly the data needs to be accessed.
Automated algorithms select the most effective form of storage depending on cost, performance, availability, protection and recovery speed requirements. Access speeds are graduated, starting with the highest at the top of the pyramid and decreasing to the lowest at the bottom.
The lowest tier houses offline and nearline data that is required for archiving, back-up and compliance. This data is typically stored in 7,200 RPM HDDs. The ascending tiers store business critical and online data with the faster 15,000 RPM HDDs towards the top of the pyramid. Super-fast eSSDs sit at the top of the pyramid, and these are used to store mission critical data that needs to be accessed frequently.
Toshiba is the only company to provide a full range of drives that includes high performance eSSDs and enterprise HDDs as well as nearline HDDs. Recent product launches that support the tiered architecture approach include the PX02SNx and HK3R ranges of eSSDs designed for read-intensive applications, the AL13SX range of 15,000 RPM HDDs for mission critical applications, and the MG04 series of high capacity nearline drives which are available in capacities up to 5TB.
According to a whitepaper commissioned by Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) and published by IDC, NAND flash-based storage is set to account for up to 15% of data centre storage. The whitepaper, titled "Beyond Capacity: Storage Architecture Choices for the Modern Datacenter" discusses many of the difficult decisions that companies face when implementing storage solutions.
The IDC whitepaper is available for download at https://storage.toshiba.eu/cloud/idc .
About Toshiba Electronics Europe
Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) is the European electronic components business of Toshiba Corporation, which is ranked among the world’s largest semiconductor vendors. TEE offers one of the industry's broadest IC and discrete product lines including high-end memory, microcontrollers, ASICs and ASSPs for automotive, multimedia, industrial, telecoms and networking applications. The company also has a wide range of power semiconductor solutions as well as storage products like HDDs, SSDs, SD Cards and USB sticks.
TEE was formed in 1973 in Neuss, Germany, providing design, manufacturing, marketing and sales and now has headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, with branch offices in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. TEE employs approximately 300 people in Europe. Company president is Mr. Takashi Nagasawa.
For more company information visit TEE’s web site at www.toshiba-components.com
Toshiba Corporation is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing US$61 billion.
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