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Kingston Digital Europe Co LLP, the flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., has announced the availability of the DC1500M, a U.2 data center NVMe PCIe SSD for mixed-use workloads. Leveraging a high-performance Gen 3.0 x4 PCIe NVMe design, the DC1500M delivers predictable random IO performance as well as predictable latencies over a wide range of workloads.

“DC1500M adds support for multiple namespaces making it ideal for environments including virtualisation and web hosting,” said Tony Hollingsbee, SSD business manager, Kingston EMEA. “From high-performance cloud services, media capture, and transport to a range of big-data applications, DC1500M sets the standard for applications where QoS and predictability of performance are paramount. Data centers need drives that are reliable, have serviceable form factors, and are equipped with the enterprise-grade features that make it easier to maintain SLAs.”

DC1500M is built with long-term performance in mind offering a high-performance Gen 3.0 x4 NVMe PCIe interface to ensure high throughput and low latency in new and existing data center platforms. The drive delivers consistent read/write latencies of <110 µs / <206 µs, respectively. Additionally, adopting the U.2 form factor allows current Gen 3.0 and Gen 4.0 servers and storage arrays to immediately utilise existing PCIe slots and U.2 backplanes while maintaining serviceability with hot-pluggable drives.

Building on the success of previous Kingston U.2 NVMe SSDs, the new DC1500M drive boasts advanced enterprise-class features to enhance long-term performance in high-availability environments. These include end-to-end data path protection, multiple namespace management, power loss protection (PLP), and telemetry monitoring for increased data center reliability.

DC1500M joins the DC1000B NVMe boot drive, the VMware Ready DC500 series SATA SSDs and DC450R to form the most complete range of superior enterprise-class data center storage solutions on the market. The drives are backed by Kingston’s legendary pre- and post-sales support and a five-year limited warranty. DC1500M is available in 960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB and 7.68TB capacities.

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