Virident Systems has announced the Virident FlashMAX II, the company’s next-generation PCIe SSD for enterprise environments. According to the company, the FlashMAX II features the highest capacity (550Gbytes to 2.2Tbytes) in a low-profile PCIe plug-in card format, with industry-leading performance (48,000 to 350,000 Read IOPS and 105,000 to 217,000 Write IOPS). The FlashMax II also features support for VMware ESXi and VDI environments for optimal performance of virtualized desktops and applications. Pricing for the FlashMAX II PCIe SSD starts at $6000.
PCIe SSDs deliver appreciably more IOPS performance than SAS and SATA SSDs. For more on PCIe SSds, see the Denali Memory Report’s coverage of a previous announcement of a PCIe SSD from this same company, “Virident PCIe SSD delivers 320,000 read IOPS with 24-year service life.”