Toshiba Expands Enterprise SATA SSD Options on Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers

Including self-encrypting devices
This is a Press Release edited by on 2017.04.24

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Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) announces that Dell EMC is incorporating its HK4 Series 1.8" and 2.5" Data Center SATA SSDs into Dell EMC's PowerEdge 13G servers.

HK4 Series SATA SSDs offer enterprise-optimized latency, power, performance and encryption capabilities for enterprise applications such as web servers, file servers, media streaming, VOD, search engines and warm storage. It is is equipped with Toshiba's proprietary Quadruple Swing-By Code (QSBC) error correction technology, an ECC providing improved data protection and reliability.

"Dell EMC customers will now have more choices with this new collaboration, and the addition of Toshiba data center SSDs will offer customers choice in reliable, high performing and secure technology to support enterprise environments and applications," said Ravi Pendekanti, SVP server solutions product management and marketing, Dell EMC. "An enhanced Dell EMC PowerEdge 13G Server portfolio with Toshiba HK4 encrypted data center SSDs offers our customers better options for securing their critical company data."

As previously announced, new IDC market reports1 identified Toshiba as the fastest growing vendor in both the worldwide $25 billion HDD drive segment, as well as in the $17 billion SSD segment in 2016 over 2015, as measured by revenue and units. Toshiba pushes to strengthen its SSD lineup and develop game-changing storage technologies for datacenter and enterprise storage.

"Toshiba brings decades of storage experience and a broad product portfolio to Dell EMC and their customers," said Steve Fingerhut, SVP and GM, SSD and HDD business units, TAEC. "Today's news further illustrates our continued push to solve customer challenges with innovative storage products and our alignment as a long-term storage supplier of SSDs to Dell EMC."

1Fastest growing vendor as measured by revenue, based on IDC Worldwide Solid State Storage Quarterly Update: 4Q16 Summary (Feb 2017 IDC Doc #US41259317) and IDC Worldwide 4Q16 HDD Shipment Results and Four-Quarter Forecast Update (Feb 2017 - Doc #US42306617). 2015 revenue and unit baseline includes separate results from companies merged in 2016.