Apr 29, 2015

New direct-attached storage option for fast, big data applications


We recently launched a new Direct Attached Storage option for Internap’s bare-metal configurations. Customers with data-intensive workloads will benefit from Intel’s faster, more robust S3710 series Solid State Disks, which are now available across all of our bare-metal server locations.

Customers with intensive write applications or who simply require higher IOPS than Intel’s DC S3500 series will find this upgrade very useful. S3710 series SSDs can increase random write IOPS by more than three times compared with the S3500s, meaning more transactions for every storage dollar spent.

Intel DC S3500 Intel DC S3710
Endurance Rating (lifetime write) Up to 880TBW Up to 24.3PBW
Sequential Read Up to 500MB/s Constant 550MB/s
Sequential Write Up to 450MB/s Up to 520MB/s
Random Read (100% span) Up to 65,000 IOPS Up to 85,000 IOPS
Random Write (100% span) Up to 14,600 IOPS Up to 45,000 IOPS
Overprovisioning Firmware Fix No Yes

The S3710 is available in four options:

  • 200GB @ $150/SSD/mo
  • 400GB @ $300/SSD/mo
  • 800GB @ $600/SSD/mo
  • 1.2TB @ $900/SSD/mo

The upgrade to the S3710 series SSDs goes a long way in improving performance of write-heavy or IOPS-intensive applications.

To order the new S3710 series SSDs, new customers can call 1.877.843.7627 or chat with us, and existing Internap customers can contact their account executives.

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