Memory

Memory solutions for data centre networking applications

7th April 2021
Alex Lynn

SMART Modular Technologies has expanded its support for data centre networking applications with the introduction of DuraMemory high-density, very low profile DIMMs and Mini-DIMMs for hyperscale network switching. These products are suited for maximising network bandwidth and reliability, which is critical to data centre networking requirements.

Network memory dictates the amount of data stored or transferred in switching and routing equipment. Low density as well as poor quality memory can disrupt the performance of a network by acting as a bottleneck to data transfer. The rating and attributes of memory can also greatly affect data centre network’s overall efficiency.

Propriety data centre networking equipment, such as Network Interface Cards (NICs), routers and switches have become highly specialised. Very dense compact equipment is being developed, and as 5G rollouts continue, a shift in network design is critical to support 5G service capabilities. Memory features contained in SMART Modular’s new DuraMemory low profile DIMMs and Mini-DIMMs, which include ultra-low latency and high capacities, enable various networks to connect multiple devices and systems into one, seamless and automated complete system.

SMART Modular’s high density DuraMemory VLP or ULP DIMMs and Mini-DIMMs are also used in hyperscale data centre networking applications to maximise data centre connectivity and throughput.

“We see tremendous opportunity in providing our customers with exact-fit networking memory solutions to support all types of data centre networking equipment,” said Arthur Sainio, Director, product marketing for DRAM for SMART Modular Technologies. He concluded, “SMART Modular maintains the highest quality levels to support customers’ mission-critical use-case requirements.”

Key benefits SMART Modular provides to data centre networking equipment OEMs:

  • End-to-end portfolio of memory products aligned to data centre networking requirements.
  • Data centre networking memory design expertise and support.
  • Long-term product support to OEMs to ensure equipment longevity and serviceability.

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