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DC400 CASE STUDY - Medium Enterprise Computer Software Company


This case study of a medium enterprise computer software company is based on survey of Kingston DC400. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Kingston DC400:

  • Product pricing
  • Non-delivery on performance expectations

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Kingston DC400 that the surveyed company uses:

  • Uses flash in the following ways at their datacenter:
    • As directly attached
    • Attached to their SAN
    • Tiered with hard drives and SSDs
  • Uses flash in the following applications:
    • A SQL database
    • An OLTP database
    • Virtualized servers


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Kingston DC400:

  • Deployed DC400 to:
    • Improve application performance
    • Meet market and customer performance expectations
  • Agreed that disk latency is extremely important to their application.
  • Decreased application latency by >50% or more since deploying DC400
  • Improved the performance of their application by >50% with DC400 when compared to their previous solution.
  • Most impactful DC400 attributes for their application:
    • Read bandwidth
    • Write bandwidth
    • Low latency
    • Latency consistency

Company Profile

The company featured in this case study asked to have its name publicly blinded because publicly endorsing vendors is against their policies.

Company Size:
Medium Enterprise

Computer Software

About Kingston DC400

Kingston’s DC400 SSD offers consistent application performance and low latency over a wide range of read/write workloads, and standard as well as user-adjustable over-provisioning to improve random IOPs performance, making it ideal for datacenters.

Learn More:

Kingston DC400 – Performance-Optimized SSD

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