Grow The Ecosystem of AIoT Devices with Apacer

Dec 26, 2018


The age of the Internet of Things isn’t approaching – it’s already here. The IoT industry is already seeing innovative developments such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT). As IoT pivots from centralized cloud storage to an edge computing architecture, Apacer remains a crucial supplier of storage devices for IIoT and AIoT applications.

AIoT is less a new industry than it is the combination of pre-existing industries. Data has taken center place as the most important asset, highlighting the importance of memory and storage devices. Beyond storing data, companies will need to rethink how they integrate and analyze data to get the best return on their investment in IoT, while maximizing the benefits of smart storage. Both challenges and business opportunities present themselves.

3D NAND Combines With NVMe, Meaning Higher Performance And Lower Latency

In the development of AIoT, gateways, sensors and built-in smart cameras (AI cameras) play an important role. The sheer variety of smart networking devices means large amounts of data are generated. Naturally, the demand for smart storage devices has increased dramatically.

Apacer now offers a full range of industrial 3D TLC NAND products with two key technologies: Over-provisioning (OP) and DataRAIDTM. OP solves problems related to intensive read/write cycles and lengthens the operational lifetime of SSD devices. DataRAIDTM, on the other hand, offers greater data integrity and repairs corrupted data when LDPC protection fails. Apacer’s extensive 3D NAND SSD series integrates soft- and hard-coding mechanisms to offer excellent reliability and performance. And Apacer’s PCIe series demonstrate high speed and smooth operation, performing reliably even in cloud computing applications.

Double-Barreled Solution to Extend SSD Lifespans

In order to assist customers who are transitioning to industrial automation and intelligent manufacturing, Apacer developed our Double-barreled Solution. The first step is to determine the most ideal SSD for a particular application, including selecting the most suitable firmware. This can be done within Apacer’s CoreAnalyzer2 software and firmware. Users can provide data to CoreAnalyzer2 via a field workload simulation. Then Apacer will analyze it and recommend one or more SSDs that are most suitable for the simulation conditions, along with possible firmware adaptations that may prove beneficial. The second step is to monitor SSD usage remotely, which can be easily done using Apacer’s SSDWidget2.0 software. This offers users the ability to identify which SSDs are approaching the end of their service lives, which can significantly reduce manpower and maintenance costs, increasing cost competitiveness for enterprises. Preventing unwarranted downtime also means data integrity can be ensured.

The opportunities presented by AIoT continue to expand, and the requirements for storage solutions are relatively strict. Apacer will continue to research and deepen its technology, integrating software and hardware development to offer the best storage solutions to customers. The goal of enhancing competitive advantages and profitability will always be a key concern. Apacer and its customers will lay the groundwork for the world of AIoT, and grow the ecosystem of smart networked devices together.