Premium NVMe SSD

Our next generation update for Server hosting is ready: Server with new Premium NVMe SSD systems. Providing by Intel and AMD we extend our server platform with direct selectable NVMe editions.

We extend the s1.* edition in our server portfolio with optional selectable NVMe SSD storage. We called this edition n1.* in X different levels.

How-to?

So, how can I start with this server editions? Just like the other editions. Login to Cloud Management Suite > Select CREATE > Server and take one of the n1.* editions.

Use-cases

Fast storage is necessary for workloads capturing large amounts of data. Storage-Optimized servers use NVMe (non-volatile memory express), which an interface protocol explicitly built for modern SSDs. It takes advantage of parallelism to deliver disk performance that can be an order of magnitude faster than our regular SSDs. Because storage is directly attached to the hypervisor (instead of being connected via network), these servers are ideal for workloads that require a high number of transactions with low latency, like:

  • Large, high-performance NoSQL databases, like MongoDB, Elasticsearch, and TimeScaleDB
  • Monitoring and analytics software, like Prometheus and Grafana
  • Other kinds of data warehouses

About NVMe

NVM Express (NVMe) or Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface Specification (NVMHCIS) is an open, logical-device interface specification for accessing a computer’s non-volatile storage media usually attached via PCI Express (PCIe) bus. The acronym NVM stands for non-volatile memory, which is often NAND flash memory that comes in several physical form factors, including solid-state drives (SSDs), PCI Express (PCIe) add-in cards and M.2 cards, the successor to mSATA cards. NVM Express, as a logical-device interface, has been designed to capitalize on the low latency and internal parallelism of solid-state storage devices.

Architecturally, the logic for NVMe is physically stored within and executed by the NVMe controller chip that is physically co-located with the storage media, usually an SSD. Version changes for NVMe, e.g., 1.3 to 1.4, are incorporated within the storage media, and do not affect PCIe-compatible components such as motherboards and CPUs.

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