Meet the demands of big data head-on
The rise in mobile device usage has led to enormous global data demands. As data traffic growth is rapidly increasing, data centers must provide more storage capacity while controlling expenses. However, conventional data center storage, budgets, energy supplies and management tools are lagging behind the demands of big data. CIOs and IT managers face four major challenges in dealing with big data:
Samsung Green Memory Solution 5, the next generation of green memory, is the optimal solution. This innovative offering handles big data demands while reducing overall data center costs. The solution also optimizes the performance of cloud-enabled and virtualized environments where massive amounts of memory are required.
Now, IT departments can leverage Samsung's years of R&D and continuous improvement in memory speed, processing and more. Samsung's Green Memory addresses the increased performance demands and energy efficiency concerns that data centers face when operating more powerful systems.
Boost data center performance while reducing energy use
When IT managers look for the ways to improve data center system performance, they often consider upgrading servers' CPUs. However, switching to a highly efficient memory and storage solution offers superior data center gains in performance, energy efficiency and cost-savings. So, rethinking traditional ways of optimizing data center performance offers big benefits. Samsung Green Memory Solution 5 can boost performance while enhancing energy efficiency and increasing the number of supported users.
Discover true memory innovation with 5th generation Samsung DDR4
With Samsung DDR4's innovative technology, a data center can experience higher speeds, better performance, improved reliability and increased energy efficiency that surpasses the boundaries of its previous-generation memory. Samsung's DDR4 technology offers a fast speed of 2,133 Mb/s, well beyond the existing memory speed limit of 1,866 Mb/s, so it easily handles increased data traffic.
Data centers can experience nearly 15% system performance improvement by simply switching to Samsung DDR4 memory. Even with the enhanced performance, there is no need to sacrifice power. DDR4 helps the data center reduce I/O power consumption by operating at a low voltage of 1.2 V and adopting a Pseudo Open Drain interface.
DDR4 also features improved reliability. It's designed to detect and notify when data transfer errors occur for correction.
Reduce latency and improve bandwidth efficiently with Samsung PCIe SSD
Samsung's SSD technology offers vastly improved bandwidth with lower data latency for superior speeds while still delivering enhanced energy efficiency.
With Samsung 5th generation PCIe SSD, a data center can experience reduced latency for higher performance, improved bandwidth for faster speed and greater energy efficiency.
Data bottlenecks caused by having to transfer data through a Platform Controller Hub (PCH) can be bypassed by switching to the new PCIe SSD from SATA SSD. Now, SSD can be connected directly to the CPU for incredible gains in performance that improve data latency by 83%. And, thanks to PCIe's ultra-high speed interface technology, speeds of 4GB/s can be achieved with five times more bandwidth.
With a low-power process control block (PCB), low-power controller, and low-power NAND design, energy efficiency is improved by more than 140%. Now, much more work can be processed within the same power budget.
Improve TCO with an energy-smart solution
Green Memory can significantly reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by optimizing data center efficiency.
By using Green Memory instead of conventional memory, the number of supported users can be increased while decreasing the amount of server space and energy used. For example, with a server-oriented system that has an investment of $32M and power consumption of 26MKw, applying green memory at the same cost reduces the number of servers from 10,000 to 7,880.2 The power usage is reduced from 2,610 Kw to 2,310 Kw, while the system supports an additional 25M concurrent users.
2Power usage effectiveness (PUE)=1.5, 2013 June Spot price based on CPU, memory, storage and power)
SAMSUNG GREEN MEMORY SOLUTION 4
The combined popularity of mobile devices and cloud computing has led to exponential growth of global data traffic. This has presented the challenge of increasing performance without increasing costs and environmental impact. This heavy traffic requires more data storage, creating an even greater power consumption problem. Samsung has met this challenge with Green Memory Solution 4.
IT equipment consumes 56% of a datacenter's electricity usage. Surveys found that memory (SSDs/HDDs and DRAM) accounts for 32% of IT power consumption. Samsung's Green Memory Solution 4 leads the industry in balancing performance gains with energy efficiency.
Samsung's process technology innovation has been leading to improvements in energy efficiency of memory components. Samsung Green Memory Solution 4 helps datacenters meet today's three major business demands: improved efficiency, reduced power consumption, and increased reliability.
4th Generation Green SSDs are 1.8 times more efficient in terms of IOPS/Watt than 3rd generation. Also 4th generation Green SSDs use 33% less power, and 4th generation Green DDR3s use 7% less power.
Samsung Green Memory benefits every aspect of a datacenter. PC systems with Green SSDs use 10% less power when compared to standard HDDs, web servers using Green SSDs use 13% less power, app/db servers use 20% less, and storage systems with Green SSDs use 58% less power.
Upgrading a datacenter to Samsung Green Memory Solution 4 leads to a 25% reduction in total electricity costs. That 25% percent represents $120,000. The culmination of these savings, along with lessened rental, maintenance, and recovery costs, equates to a total savings of $880,000.
If all of the world's datacenters upgrade to Samsung's Green Memory Solution 4, the world would use 6.2TWh less energy. That is equivalent to eliminating 4.27 million tons of CO2 (carbon dioxide) from our air, saving 109 million trees, and eliminating the emissions from 830,000 cars.
GLOBAL DATA TRAFFIC TRENDS
The combined popularity of both mobile devices and cloud computing has led to the exponential growth of global data traffic. This unprecedented increase has presented a unique challenge to datacenters: increase performance without increasing costs and environmental impact. Samsung has risen to meet this challenge by continually improving energy efficiency through process innovation, culminating in Samsung Green Memory Solution 4, a combination of Green SSD and Green DDR.
Increases in traffic drivers, such as smartphone data usage and mobile video viewing, have occurred in conjunction with growing mobile network speeds. As networks continue to become faster, users will continue to enjoy consuming more and more mobile content. This heavy traffic requires that data storage requirements increase appropriately. All of this speed and all of this storage combine to create an even greater power consumption problem.
IT ENERGY CONSUMPTION
IT equipment represents a disproportionate amount of datacenter energy consumption. Surveys show that IT equipment consumes 56% of a datacenter's electricity usage. When surveys then looked closely at individual IT components, it was found that memory (SSDs/HDDs and DRAM) accounts for nearly one-third (32%) of IT power consumption. Clearly, memory components are the prime objective when it comes to increasing performance while decreasing power use.
Samsung's latest Green Memory Solution, now in its 4th generation, continues to lead the industry in balancing performance gains with energy efficiency.
IMPROVING IT EFFICIENCY
For several years, process technology innovation has been leading Samsung to ever greater improvements in energy efficiency of memory components. Samsung Green Memory Solution 4 helps datacenters meet today's three major business demands: improved efficiency, reduced power consumption, and increased reliability.
Samsung Green SSD: 4th Generation vs. 3rd Generation
Our tests show a marked improvement in this latest generation of Samsung Green SSD. When comparing IOPS per Watt, the 4th Generation 20nm-class 64Gb Green SSD proved to be 1.8 times more efficient than the previous generation's 3nm-class 32Gb SSD.
When comparing the generational differences in power consumption, however, our tests showed that the new 4th generation Green SSDs cut power consumption by an amazing 33%. This figure is especially impressive when making note of the entire host of improvements the 4th generation SSD brings to market.
Samsung Green DDR3: 4th Generation vs. 3rd Generation
Comparing generations showed that the new 4th generation Green DDR3s cut power consumption by 7% compared to 3rd generation. Extending this comparison back to 1st generation shows an incredible difference of 52% less power consumed by the latest generation of Samsung Green DDR3s.
Green Memory in IT Infrastructure
Samsung Green Memory Solution 4 provides substantial power savings at every level of datacenter operations. PC systems with Green SSDs use 10% less power when compared to standard HDDs.
Server systems see even better results when compared to standard HDD configurations. Web servers utilizing Green SSDs can expect to see 13% power savings, while application and database servers can expect to see their power consumption levels reduced by 20%.
Additionally, storage systems featuring 4th generation Samsung Green SSDs experience a remarkable 58% reduction in power consumption when compared to their standard HDD-based counterparts.
Green Datacenter vs. Non-Green
The advances inherent in Samsung's Green Memory Solution 4 truly stand out when put to the test against the current industry standard non-green DDR3 and HDD. Teamed up with Microsoft Server 2012, Samsung's Green Memory performs 5 times faster than today's conventional non-green memory used in conjunction with Microsoft Server 2008 R2.
Once put in terms of the overall bottom line, though, Samsung Green Memory Solution 4 is clearly the hands-down winner. Server and storage power savings reduce costs by 18% and 58%, respectively, leading the way to a 25% reduction in total electricity costs. That 25% percent represents $120,000. The culmination of these savings, along with lessened rental, maintenance, and recovery costs, equates to a total savings of $880,000 for a datacenter.
Creating Shared Value
The benefits of Samsung's 4th generation Green Memory Solution reach far beyond simply the monetary. Samsung is committed to the concept of creating shared value, in this case, by reducing the overall power savings of datacenters. If all of the world's datacenters were to upgrade to Samsung's Green Memory Solution 4, the world would use 6.2TWh less energy. In more practical terms, that number is equivalent to eliminating 4.27 million tons of CO2 (carbon dioxide) from our air, saving 109 million trees, and eliminating the emissions from 830,000 cars.
Switching to Samsung Green Memory 4 is a next-generation solution for your datacenters' efficiency, for your company's bottom line, and for this planet we all call home.