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
Western Digital EDSFF