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VMworld 2017: Kingston Demos 2.5″ U.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Tuned to Maximize Efficiency in Virtualized Environments
  • Part of Family Delivering the Industry’s Fastest and Most Advanced NVMe Solutions
  • Demonstrations Highlight U.2 NVMe PCIe SSD Performance for the Most Demanding Virtualized Environments and as the Emerging Storage Standard for Servers

Las Vegas, Nev. & Fountain Valley, Calif. ─ August 28, 2017 ─ Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it will demo the forthcoming DCU1000 2.5″ U.2 NVMe PCIe SSD at VMworld® 2017 (booth #1112). DCU1000 makes Kingston® one of the industry’s most complete providers of end-to-end data performance solutions — from leading server memory products to its highest performance NVMe SSD solutions. At VMworld, Kingston and its partners will provide a variety of demonstrations highlighting the performance capabilities of DCU1000, the industry’s fastest NVMe SSD for the U.2 form factor as well as other DC-series NVMe data performance solutions.

As more mainstream servers launch with U.2 NVMe SSD slots, DCU1000 is the perfect solution to optimize virtual machine performance management throughout the datacenter infrastructure, eliminating many data bottlenecks that are storage-bound. Whether deployed in the Cloud, on-premises or hybrid environments, Kingston’s industry-leading NVMe SSD is perfectly tuned for policy-based, software-defined storage and storage virtualization. DCU1000 maximizes virtual machine (VM) agility while reducing the data center footprint required to support higher performance workloads.

“Kingston’s DCU1000 offers reliable and consistent high data performance in the U.2 form factor, delivering what IT leaders need to optimize virtualized and multi-Cloud environments on the latest generation of servers,” said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston. “With our family of Server Premier memory and NVMe PCIe SSD solutions, we meet the data and server storage performance needs of virtualized enterprise environments in which fully optimized mobility is essential, and legacy software business software applications must be scaled in performance to maintain a competitive edge.”

As adoption of the Intel Purley Platform featuring the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family (formerly known as “Skylake-SP”) takes hold in the marketplace, PCIe NVMe SSD and server DDR4 memory capacities will grow rapidly. Each CPU features 48 PCIe lanes as well as a total of 12 memory slots (6 channels in 2 banks per processor). With a variety of Cloud options including private, public and Cloud service providers, software such as VMware’s Cross-Cloud Architecture allows securing, running and managing Clouds in a common operating environment. DCU1000 SSDs and Kingston’s Server Premier memory provide the end-to-end data solutions that power the hardware needed to accomplish this.

VMworld Demos by Kingston: Data Agility for a Virtualized World

Kingston’s family of Server Premier memory and PCIe NVMe SSD data performance solutions are available in the industry’s widest variety of form factors and are designed to meet the requirements of the most taxing use cases where data performance is critical to success. To showcase its products at VMworld, the company worked with its industry-leading partners to create demos that speak directly to the requirements of modern data centers in which virtualization is the rule, not the exception. With superior data performance, Kingston solutions facilitate more efficient container orchestration, VM cloning and VMotion™ at near-memory speeds, and deliver the real-time data support necessary to achieve significant improvements in parallel processing for VMs, maximize existing datacenter assets, increase business mobility, and better facilitate the ongoing digitization of business operations. Demonstrations include:

  • NVIDIA Quadro Raw 8K Graphics Rendering Demo
    The next evolution in faster high-definition video capture for broadcast is here. See the DCP1000 paired with the powerful NVIDIA Quadro P6000 GPU render raw 8K Red camera video footage in real time at 25 frames per second in Adobe Premier Pro using the Mercury Playback Engine.
  • DCU1000 High Density, Extreme Performance
    Kingston demonstrates the upcoming DCU1000 U.2 NVMe SSD in a 10-Bay 1U server chassis from AIC. Populating 10 DCU1000 SSDs (totaling 40 physical drives) in a compact 1U server form factor illustrates density and scaling of the Kingston U.2 design and the extreme performance of NVMe.
  • DCP1000 Wall Of Video
    Kingston will show approximately 500 individual videos running from a single DCP1000 NVMe PCIe SSD. The 500 videos will be displayed on a customized 42U rack with LCD screens attached broadcasting the videos. Visitors to the Kingston Booth (#1112) can easily walk around the wall of videos and get a closer look.
  • Composable Infrastructure Demo
    DCU1000 will be part of live CI demo that shows dynamic assignment of DCU1000 storage devices to CPU nodes.

About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.

Kingston Digital, Inc. (“KDI”) is the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Established in 2008, KDI is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please visit kingston.com

Editor's Note:

For additional information, evaluation units or executive interviews, please contact David Leong, Kingston Technology Company, Inc., 17600 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, CA USA 92708, 714-438-1817 (Voice). Press images can be found in Kingston’s press room at kingston.com/company/press/

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