Apacer’s SFD 25A Cloud-Based SSD Overcomes Bottleneck of Big Data Access * * According to IDC research, business data storage has expanded continuously at a compound annual growth rate of 3.9%. Global data storage is estimated to expand 50 times larger at the year of 2020. Therefore, how to employ “Information Lifecycle Management” (ILM) has become a must-know in developing cloud-based storage technology and big data structure. The concept of Information Lifecycle Management is to store application system and a company’s most heavily accessed data (certain trivial operations such as searching for e-mails and updating database etc.) in the SSD with the fastest response speed as On-Line storage. The secondary information can be stored in low-priced traditional hard disks as Near-Line storage. As for backups and archives, they can be stored in lower-cost storage media, such as magnetic tapes, as Off-Line storage. Through automatizing the Information Lifecycle Management, the company can reduce over 40% of its Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The structurehighlights the balance between information value and storage costs. According to this management structure, corporate demand for storage capacity and transmission speed of SSD will be expanded gradually. For this reason, Apacer has launched a high-end cloud-based SSD – SFD (SATA Flash Drive) 25A, which surpasses SATA 2.0 interface SSD of enterprise server. With adoption of SATA 3.0 transmission interface, SFD 25A achieves double transmission capacity and large storage capacities up to 256 GB. SFD 25A is suitable for On-Line storage in cloud storage center to save the cost of server space so as to optimize its operating conditions featuring in high-speed, stability and power savings. Jeff Lin, Embedded Application Business Unit Director of Apacer, suggested that, “Apacer SFD 25A Cloud-based SSD highlights its performance by the breakthrough in efficiency, boasting a maximum sequential transmission speed up to 475/440 MB/sec and Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPs) up to 70,000. It overcomes the bottleneck faced by traditional hard disks using mechanical hard drives, making it as efficient as Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) consisting of over a hundred mechanical hard drives. The excellent performance of SFD 25A SSD boosts the efficiency of data processing in cloud computing center, and companies can achieve outstanding efficiency within limited budget.” Apacer is one of the few Taiwanese manufacturers capable of developing software, hardware and firmware and launching the entirely new SFD 25A Cloud-based SSD in response to the trend of big data storage ahead of its industrial peers. It also boasts rigorous manufacturing quality, excellent customizability and real-time technical supports. Besides, to reduce the risk of out-of-stock and compatibility issues by providing customers with stable supply and high reliability, Apacer offers the unique Fix B.O.M. longevity support upon customers’ recognition and verification of the products. With the highly reliable supply, Apacer becomes one of the world’s top 10 PC SSD suppliers. Samples of the new SFD 25A will be available at the beginning of the fourth quarter in 2013 for customers to run test. For more details, please feel free to contact local Apacer sales representatives.

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