Toshiba and PX02SM Enterprise SSD series Meets VMware Interoperability Standards

By CIOReview | Wednesday, September 23, 2015
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IRVINE, CA: Semiconductor and storage products manufacturer, Toshiba announced that its PX02SM Enterprise SSD series has achieved VMware Ready status. The latest development indicates that after a detailed validation process PX02SM Enterprise SSD series PX02SMB160 has achieved VMware’s highest level of endorsement, and can be found in VMware Solution Exchange (VSX).

The 2.5” Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Solid State Drive (SSD) PX02SM model comes with four different range of capacity as 200GB, 400GB, 800GB and 1.6TB. This SSD model is suitable to use for cache layer for VMware virtual SAN 5.5 environment, and also cache and capacity layer for VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 generation.

Some of the highlights of the product include; delivering higher performance to use for cache layer and offering higher endurance capability as DWPD=10 level. The system also relies on utilizing eMLC technology, which is a type of multi-level cell (MLC) flash enhanced to accommodate more write cycle than the consumer grade MLC flash.

The mainstream series incorporates additional capabilities that enhance performance as well as reliability, including Toshiba’s proprietary Quadruple Swing-By Code (QSBC) for improved error correction. The SSDs are optimized for servers and storage applications requiring a balance between endurance, cost and performance. 

“We are in the business of helping our customers, and this certification means customers can experience impressive performance and usability in virtualized hyperscale environments with the reliable Toshiba drives they already know and use,” says Cameron Brett, Director of Enterprise SSD Marketing, Toshiba Electronics.

The VMware Ready program gives the product an additional identification benefit of the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program, which makes it easy for the customers to recognize partner products certified to work with VMware infrastructure. The TAP program includes best-of-breed technology by partnering with the shared commitment to bring the best expertise and business solution for each unique customer need. Now, the customers can use these products and solutions to help lower project risks and realize cost savings over custom built solutions.

“By using the PX02SM Enterprise SSD series with vSphere 6.0, enterprises can incorporate additional capabilities that enhance performance as well as reliability, including Toshiba’s proprietary Quadruple Swing-By Code (QSBC) for improved error correction. The SSDs are optimized for mainstream server and storage applications requiring a balance between endurance, cost and performance.”