ZNS SSDs

Accelerating applications for data at scale

Higher Performance

Accelerating applications for data at scale 

Higher QoS

Lower complexity of operations results in up to 65% lower tail latencies, translating into higher quality of service (QoS)

Higher Efficiency

Eliminates device garbage collection to return storage resources to the user

The rate of human and machine generated data is outpacing industry bit supply. Data centers need to maximize storage efficiency and utilization to keep up. Zoned storage is the answer.

Zoned Storage SSDs allow applications to sequentially write data into distinct zones for improved data placement and data management. Zoned Namespace (ZNS) NVMe™ 1.0 SSDs eliminates device garbage collection which leads to higher performance and higher QoS.

ZNS SSDs improve overall data center system efficiencies and utilization, enabling multi-tenancy and helping data centers meet the challenges of explosive data growth.

Ultrastar DC ZN540 NVMe SSD

Ultrastar DC ZN540

Enterprise Grade MySQL™ with native ZNS compatibility

Western Digital and Percona have fully integrated device, protocol and software to achieve a full stack MySQL solution based on ZNS and MyRocks.

Using the Ultrastar DC ZN540 and Percona Server for MySQL OLTP, workloads can unlock a new level of performance with best-in-class latencies, maxed out device throughput under real world workloads (not synthetic IO based benchmarks) and 7-25% more usable space per device. All free of license costs or vendor lock-in due to the open source software and NVMe ZNS standard.

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Application Acceleration

If you use RocksDB, we can make it better

ZNS + RocksDB = Maximum Performance

Many of the next generation “NewSQL” databases leverage the power of RocksDB as their storage engine. Western Digital has created ZenFS a file system plugin that allows for RocksDB based applications to directly integrate with ZNS devices. Eliminate background garbage collection on the SSD and filesystem to leverage the full performance of the underlying flash media.

Use Western Digital’s open source contributions to supercharge your RocksDB based workloads on the ZN540 with little to no modification.

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Create the next BIG thing in data

With ZNS, developers can ensure applications will achieve the best performance possible on flash media. Fully integrated applications will benefit from sub-millisecond latencies as the norm, consistent read performance even under heavy write load, and no performance degradation over time as the drive is used.

Western Digital is committed to enabling and building a thriving ecosystem for ZNS – Join us in our pursuit of the next generation of the datacenter.

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DATA SHEET

Ultrastar DC ZN540 Data Sheet

WHITE PAPER

Zoned Storage Now Encompasses Both HDD & SSD Technologies