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Intel unveils its 3D NAND Solid State Drives

26 Aug 2016

Intel has just introduced six new 3D NAND solid state drives (SSDs) to meet the needs of consumer, business, Internet of Things and data center applications.

The company says its new solid state drives are a cost-effective replacement for traditional hard disk drives.

According to Intel, the drives will help customers accelerate user experiences, improve the performance of apps and services across segments, and also reduce IT costs.

The company has also recently released its DC S3520 data center series of SSDs, which it claims is far better suited for new customers making the initial transition from hard disk drives to SATA solid state drives.

A week ago Intel debuted its silicon photonics, taking data center technology to a whole new level.

The technology replaces copper wires with optical cables and electrons with light, while still using the same manufacturing methods companies use to make processors.

The new releases are 100G optical transceivers for interconnecting data center network switches. These laser-based systems are apparently capable of shifting 100 Gigabits per second over cables up to two kilometers long.

According to reports, Intel’s data center unit, is its most-profitable and fastest-growing business.

The company credits the success in this particular space to continued innovation of its optimized and scalable platform.

Diane Bryant, senior vice president and GM of the Data Center Group at Intel, recently revealed Intel’s acquisition of Artificial Intelligence start up Nervana.

She says artificial intelligence is at the center of innovation.

“AI is all around us, from the commonplace, to the cutting edge.”

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