Intel and KIO Networks Solve Cloud Storage Problems

For companies that provide cloud services, minimizing power and cooling costs while delivering—or improving— on SLAs is imperative. KIO Networks reduced power demand for storage operations by switching from hard disks to the Intel® SSD Data Center Family. Deploying open source-based storage using Ceph also improved operational efficiency, flexibility, and the ability to meet SLA terms. KIO Networks has deployed an Intel SSD Data Center Family with over 1PB of storage capacity.

On average, the old solution with spinning drives was consuming 1.6 times more energy in each rack compared to the new solution with SSDs. While the purchase cost for mechanical drives is less, they use more energy, costing much more to operate and maintain.