Wednesday, August 9th
8:30-9:35 AM
SSDS-201-1: SSD Innovations (SSD Technology Track)
Organizer: Erich Haratsch, Senior Director Architecture, Marvell

Paper Title: Vertically Integrated High-resilience SSDs Designed for Cloud Computing

Paper Abstract: Today, there exist tens of millions of Solid State Drives (SSDs) within the Cloud infrastructure. Given the standardized failure rate of 0.4% prevalent in the industry, it is expected that tens of thousands of storage devices may experience failure in a year. To address this challenge, Microsoft is proactively engaged in enhancing the quality of storage devices, minimizing capacity impact, and improving customer experience. Critical capabilities such as telemetry, failure prediction, firmware updates of storage devices, and fault system resiliency are vital to mitigate customer and capacity impact. Microsoft architected vertically integrated solutions to address firmware asserts and hard hang scenarios. These solutions feature handshaking mechanisms with the Storage driver to ensure minimal customer impact. By leveraging these essential capabilities and without increasing capacity, customer failure rate reduced from 0.4% to less than 0.1%, resulting in improved customer experience and predictable capacity allocation.

Paper Author: Ayberk Ozturk, Director, Microsoft

Author Bio: Ayberk Ozturk is an accomplished storage expert with a wealth of experience in the field. Throughout his 15-year career, Ayberk has held positions at several industry-leading corporations, where he has developed a reputation for his technical expertise and ability to design and deploy innovative storage solutions. Ayberk's technical prowess is particularly evident in his current role at Microsoft, where he leads a team in the Azure Memory & Storage organization. In this capacity, he is responsible for ensuring the stability, predictability, security, and reliability of the storage devices deployed within the Microsoft Azure Cloud. Ayberk's contributions to the field of storage have been numerous, and he has been awarded seven patents related to the development and deployment of cutting-edge storage solutions. He earned a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.