MaxCDN Servers upgraded with Solid State Drives (SSDs)
July 28, 2010 | David Henzel
We have upgraded all our servers (Pull Zone and Push Zone servers) from the normal Hard Disk Drive (HDD) to blazing fast Solid State Drive (SDD). By introducing the latest SSD technology into our network architecture we have successfully reduced our network latency by providing high-speed disk Input/Output capabilities, allowing us to deliver data and files faster.
SSDs are very different compared to the traditional hard disk drives in terms of how they write or retrieve data on microchips.
Advantages of SSD’s:
- There are no moving heads or spinning disks which results in faster random access of data because there is no “Seeking Motion” as required in HDD’s
- Consistent read performance because physical location of data is irrelevant for SSDs.
- Lack of moving parts provides higher mechanical reliability, lower power consumption and emits less heat than HDD’s.
SSD’s in the servers will allow customers to have faster file operations, ultimately speeding up our Content Delivery Solutions even further. With MaxCDN you can always be assured that we will be quick to react to new technology changes and always pass on any network architecture savings and benefits back to our loyal customers.