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KIOXIA Launches Data Center NVMe E3.S SSDs on Hewlett Packard Enterprise Systems

KIOXIA Europe GmbH today announced that its lineup of CD7 Series Enterprise and Datacenter Standard Form Factor (EDSFF) E3.S Data Center NVMe SSDs are first to ship on servers and storage from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).

The industry’s first EDSFF drives designed with PCIe 5.0 technology, KIOXIA CD7 E3.S SSDs increase flash storage density per drive for optimized power efficiency and rack consolidation. HPE ProLiant Gen11 servers, HPE Alletra 4000 data storage servers, and the HPE Synergy 480 Gen11 Compute Module are enabled with the latest PCIe 5.0 interface, enabling up to twice the performance over PCIe 4.0, and come with optionally equipped EDSFF E3.S drive bays.

As a natural evolution of the 2.5-inch form factor, EDSFF E3.S is designed for the needs of high-performance flash storage. E3.S enables more dense, efficient deployments in the same rack unit compared to 2.5-inch drives, while improving cooling and thermal characteristics and raising capacities by up to 1.5 – 2x.

“HPE is pleased to work with KIOXIA to offer new CD7 Series EDSFF E3 SSDs to our customers, bringing high performance to our latest generation server and storage product lines,” said Jim Jackson, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “Together, the two companies are focused on continuing to innovate and deliver solutions that improve application performance and efficiency benefits, while lowering TCO.”

Available in capacities from 1,920 – 7,680 gigabytes (GB), KIOXIA CD7 Series SSDs support PCIe 5.0 and NVMe 2.0 specifications, conform to the EDSFF E3.S specification, and feature read-intensive 1 DWPD endurance.

Paul Rowan, Vice President SSD Marketing and Engineering, KIOXIA Europe GmbH said, “Delivering Technology leading SSD’s with greater performance, reliability, and value through our enhanced SSD products is our core focus. It underlies our commitment to partners like HPE, enabling high-performance systems while utilising EDSFF and PCIe 5.0 technologies.”


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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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