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: DIY SSDs for Cloud Data Centers

Paper Abstract: With the recent growth in AI/ML & metaverse, storage needs have diversified significantly in cloud data centers. Some cloud data centers run SSD workloads that are compute-intensive, requiring high performance. On the other end of the spectrum, there are host-managed workloads requiring high capacities. In addition to varying workloads, the recent ups and downs in the supply chain are also forcing a need for better SSD inventory management. Customized (or DIY) SSDs are ideally suited to these specific cloud data center needs. In this presentation, we will discuss different SSD development models for cloud data centers and the unique value propositions of a DIY SSD model. Additionally, as NAND technology innovates for larger die densities, lower power, BER, faster interface speeds and LDPC throughput, future cloud data center SSD controllers need to evolve to handle the complexities associated with these innovations. In this session, we will examine these complexities, and the innovations in DIY SSDs that overcome them, in more detail.

Paper Author: Vasanthi Jagatha, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Marvell

Author Bio: Vasanthi Jagatha is Senior Manager of Product Marketing, Flash BU at Marvell. In this role, Vasanthi is responsible for leading the product marketing initiatives for Marvell’s Bravera™ SC5 PCIe Gen 5.0 SSD controller product family for cloud, data center and enterprise flash storage applications. Vasanthi joined Marvell from Intel where she held product management, business development and research engineering roles for Storage and FPGA products. Vasanthi earned a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Arizona State University.