Flash Memory Summit 2017 - Seagate has just unveiled their two new Nytro series SSDs, with the new Nytro 5000 and Nytro 3000.
Seagate's new Nytro 5000 is a M.2 SSD while the new Nytro 3000 is a SAS-based SSD, each hitting different segments in the cloud/datacenter markets. The Nytro 5000 is a cheaper, low-power alternative for data center environments at up to 2TB.
For everything over 2TB in the data center, Seagate has the Nytro 3000 whcih comes in up to 15TB (4x more than its predecessor), and reads at up to 2.2GB/sec over the 12Gbps SAS connection. Organizations can opt for the Seagate Nytro 3000 SAS SSD if they need next-gen speeds, reliability, and endurance.
Seagate's Lead Analyst of Storage Switzerland, George Clump, explains: "Seagate is investing heavily in their already broad range of NVMe and SAS enterprise-class products aimed directly at the data center, cloud, and hyperscale storage markets. With some product specifications increasing by as much as five times over the last generation, these products are ideally aligned to meet the ever expanding requirements of this market".
Jim Handy, General Director of Objective Analysis said: "Large-capacity SSDs are in high demand in hyperscale computing, a market that is growing faster than any other sector. Seagate's new SSDs, with their highperformance interfaces and high capacities, should find ready acceptance in this market and other data center applications".