Enterprise & Datacenter SSD Form Factor Working Group
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
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