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i3D.net is proud to have a partnership with Samsung. Samsung has proven to be a solid and reliable partner in delivering Solid State Drives (SSDs) to i3D.net’s servers. In the past, i3D.net had been using SSDs from various suppliers, as Rick Sloot, COO at i3D.net, says:
i3D.net is an international managed hosting provider based in Rotterdam. The company was founded in 2004 and now operates thousands of servers spread over 35 points of presence on 6 continents. i3D.net’s servers process a high amount of data as our servers are used for game hosting, data processing, and storage. This requires both high transfer rates and high numbers of input and output operations per second; which cannot always be processed on a Hard Disk Drive (HDD). Therefore, SSDs are used as a solution for storage in servers. Unlike an HDD, an SSD does not have any moving mechanical parts. Besides, SSDs reduce latency as they are much faster than HDDs. Performance, endurance, and power efficiency are essential for i3D.net’s data center environment. For i3D.net it is essential to use devices that have enough speed and performance while reducing latency. This requires a type of disk that can store and process data quickly.
i3D.net was looking for quality SSDs with a long lifecycle. Samsung’s products have proven to be of valuable quality. This resulted in a partnership between Samsung and i3D.net. The servers in our data centers require solid and stable storage, and therefore i3D.net uses Samsung SSDs. Currently, i3D.net uses the PM863 and PM883 models of SSDs.
The main reason for choosing Samsung as a partner is that Samsung SSDs provide fast boot-up time, file searching, app start-ups, and very low downtime and power usage. Samsung has proven to deliver high quality, low latency, and high-performance drives.
Another advantage of Samsung SSDs is quick delivery. As Rick explains: “Samsung fulfills our orders quickly and these rapid delivery times enable us to respond quickly to our customer demands. In the past, we had some issues with other suppliers and a longer delivery time. With Samsung, the delivery time is usually within one business day. It is unique we found a supplier that always has stock, and because we deliver quickly this enhances our customer satisfaction.”