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Published on June 22nd, 2016 | by admin

Crucial ANZ Launches NVDIMM Server Memory to Help Protect Data Loss

SYDNEY, 22 June 2016 – Crucial has launched its Nonvolatile DIMM (NVDIMM) server memory to help companies protect data in the event of a system power loss. Historically, companies have used uninterruptible power supplies, solid state drives (SSDs), mechanical hard drives (HDDs) or other devices to ensure the security of critical data. While this method of preserving critical data has been effective, the backup and restore times have been very long due to the latency and write times of the SSD and HDD. Today’s applications such as relational databases, scale-out storage, data analytics, and in-memory databases require much faster backup and restore times.

Key Messages:
· NVDIMMs are a new persistent memory category. They use the system’s memory bus to deliver significant increased application performance
· NVDIMMs combine the performance of DRAM with the persistence of NAND
· Ultracapacitor, in a 2.5” drive bay form factor, provides power to NVDIMMs during the backup operation
· System memory speeds start at 2133 MT/s with JEDEC-standard interface

Crucial NVDIMM server memory combines DRAM and NAND onto a single module, providing the performance of DRAM with the persistence of NAND. In the event of a power loss, the NVDIMM will back up all DRAM data to the NAND while utilising a backup power source, known as an ultracapacitor. The DRAM on the NVDIMM ensures critical data can be operated on from a low-latency memory space without the risk of losing it. The NAND on the module ensures that the contents of the DRAM are not lost during a power failure, making the DRAM persistent. When power is restored to the system, the data in the NAND is restored on the DRAM.

During normal operation, NVDIMMs perform identically to RDIMMs, and servers recognise them as such. Critical data such as transaction logs, meta-data, and database logs are written at the speed of DRAM, which for current NVDIMMs is at 2133 MT/s.

“NVDIMM is a persistent memory solution for companies who have valuable data they need to protect in case of a power outage,” said Micron Consumer Products Group Marketing Manager APAC Mathew Luu. “Combining DRAM and NAND, Crucial NVDIMMs safeguard data during power loss, remove I/O bottlenecks that hold servers back, and increase the performance of server applications.”

Crucial NVDIMMs and compatible ultracapacitors are available for purchase through select ANZ partners including:

Blue Chip – http://www.bluechipit.com.au/
Leader Systems – http://www.leadersystems.com.au/

New Zealand
PB Tech – http://www.pbtech.co.nz/

To view a video on the new Crucial NVDIMM go to: https://youtu.be/wM6vgUjIJCk
All Crucial memory is backed by a limited lifetime warranty*.

For more information about Crucial server memory offerings visit www.crucial.com

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