Data Center and Critical Infrastructure

First All-Flash DDR4 Memory Module Lowers Datacenter Costs by 70%

06 August 2015

Diablos Memory1. Source: DiabloDiablos Memory1. Source: DiabloDiablo Technologies has announced the launch of Memory1, an all-flash server system memory technology. Delivering 4x the capacity of the largest DRAM modules, which means greater capability on fewer servers and the lowering of datacenter costs by up to 70%. System memory slots that currently hold 128 or 384 gigabytes of DRAM memory —will house four terabytes of Memory1 and process data-intensive applications that were previously beyond reach.

Diablo, with this achievement, replaces other expensive DRAM with its low cost, high capacity flash, while delivering the performance an enterprise demands for. Deployed into standard DDR4 DIMM slots, it is compatible with standard motherboards, servers, operating systems and applications. Memory1 will be broadly available this fall.

The technology brings the low cost and high capacity of flash to large-scale enterprise and datacenter customers. It targets environments that require large memory footprints per server for workloads, such as big data analytics and complex Web applications. On average, Memory1 enables a four-to-one server reduction, and one customer use case requires 90% fewer servers. Diablo plans on initially focusing on delivering Memory1 to cloud and hyperscale datacenters, which stand to see significant economic benefits because of their scale.

"Memory1 represents a major evolution in server architecture. The needs of the large-scale datacenter are changing, with a very sharp focus on increasing capability to win the Internet while managing tight constraints on cost and power. The Memory1 platform allows customers to leverage NAND flash as pure system memory in a seamless manner, with no changes to their hardware and software stacks," says Riccardo Badalone, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Diablo Technologies. "The business impact on datacenter economics and application performance is dramatic. We have seen customers envisioning everything from aggressive server consolidation all the way to doubling and tripling individual machine profit. The implications of this technology cannot be overstated."

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See Memory1 at Flash Memory Summit from August 11-13 in Santa Clara, California, Booth #413



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