Break free from the limitations of legacy data center SSD form factors with the revolutionary new E1.L and E1.S Intel® SSDs based on Enterprise and Data Center SSD Form Factor (EDSFF). Designed from the ground up, EDSFF-based SSDs deliver the building blocks for scalable solutions. Increased operational efficiency and massive space consolidation reducing the storage physical footprint, results in lower TCO. Featuring a common connector and pinout, the array of flexible, future-ready features enable a broad range of interoperable designs.
Designed to Meet Top Data Center Storage Challenges
Creation of EDSFF was guided by three principles: enable scale, optimize total cost of ownership, and enable dynamic range of solutions.
These principles were driven by key data center storage challenges, as surveyed from top IT decision makers, including: ability to scale capacity to support data and application growth, driving down the cost of storage—lowering operating and capital expenditures, while increasing storage agility, and deliver required application performance without compromises. With a healthy and growing ecosystem, Intel supports EDSFF as the data center form factor standard of the future.
Now You Have Options
The E1.L and E1.S give you options for a variety of data center needs.
E1.L is a form factor optimized for disaggregated systems. Providing high per server capacity, E1.L enables up to 32 drives per rack unit for massive storage power. In addition to capacity, this form factor provides key features of thermal efficiency, full serviceability, scalability, and future ready performance.
E1.S provides the best of U.2 and M.2.—a scalable, flexible, power, and thermally efficient SSD building block. This form factor was designed for high-volume hyperscale, and allows system flexibility, increased storage density, modular scaling, improved serviceability, and more efficient cooling optimized for 1U servers.