Enterprise & Datacenter SSD Form Factor Working Group

EDSFF Charter

The Charter of This Group is To Address and Optimize The Following Two Usages:

  • A high-capacity, hot-pluggable SSD that can fit vertically in 1U, works well in existing server and storage infrastructure, and meets enterprise performance needs. Balanced performance and capacity is #1 priority.
  • A very high-capacity, hot pluggable SSD that can fit vertically in 1U, achieves a cost effective density and is optimized for maximum system capacity and TCO for large data sets. Capacity is #1 priority

EDSFF Tenets

To Meet Both Usages, The Following Tenets Were Established:

  • NVMe is the primary interface for the specification. Other interfaces may be considered later.
  • Form factors will include “new” as well as incumbents. For existing form factors, feedback on improvements will be submitted to the respective standards committees.
  • Avoid unnecessary form factor proliferation
  • Cost optimal: Avoid the use of exotic (and costly) approaches
  • Thermal/Power efficient
  • Real estate-efficient for the SSD
  • Storage density-efficient for the platform

EDSFF Members

EDSFF Promoters

Dell EMC EDSFF
Facebook EDSFF
Hewlett Packard Enterprise EDSFF
Intel EDSFF
Lenove EDSFF
Microsoft EDSFF

Samsung

EDSFF Contributors

Amphenol EDSSF
FIT EDSFF
Micron EDSFF
Molex EDSFF
Seagate EDSFF
Wester Digital EDSFF