Intel Introduces Solid-State Drive Pro 2500 Series

Newest addition to the SSD professional family provides performance, security, and manageability to businesses of all sizes. By ChannelPro

Intel Corporation has expanded its Solid-State Drive (SSD) professional family with the addition of the Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series. This new business-class SSD offers lower total cost of ownership, security and manageability features, and fast SSD performance.

Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series includes advanced security features and capabilities designed for businesses ranging from small companies through large IT-managed enterprises. Security and remote manageability features, combined with lower annualized failure rates (AFR) than hard disk drives (HDDs), help to reduce the need for resource-intensive deskside visits.

To help businesses mitigate the threat of data breaches, the Pro 2500 Series SSDs are self-encrypting drives (SED) utilizing hardware-based 256-bit encryption to protect data. Additionally, the new Intel drives feature the Trusted Computing Group’s OPAL 2.0 standard and are Microsoft eDrive capable. These policy-based controls help to prevent data breaches and support crypto erase to repurpose the drive for reuse.

“The need to protect assets, keep an eye on the bottom line, and ensure employees have the best tools is a challenge for IT departments,” says Rob Crooke, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group. “The Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series is a well-rounded solution to help balance those often competing needs. Adding the Pro 2500 Series to the Intel SSD Professional Family delivers a powerful storage solution to help businesses of all sizes meet their critical IT needs.”

In an environment with Intel vPro Technology, with Intel Setup and Configuration Software, and security software, the Pro 2500 Series drives can be managed remotely allowing IT to monitor and report drive health as well as track assets and remedy faults. Embedded and Internet of Things applications can also take advantage of the remote manageability features to help limit the number of IT professionals needed to oversee devices. To assist in protecting user data and lower the total cost of ownership, applications such as ATMs and remote digital signage can be updated, monitored, and managed remotely.

The Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series will be available in both 2.5-inch and M.2 form factors and in capacities ranging from 120GB to 480GB. For more information on Intel SSDs, visit www.intel.com/ssd.