E8 Storage and Mellanox Collaborate to Drive High-Performance Centralized NVMe Storage Arrays
Aug 8 16
E8 Storage and Mellanox Technologies Ltd. announced a technology partnership designed to deliver an end-to-end shared NVMe solution for high-performance enterprise storage applications. The integration of E8 Storage's rack scale flash architecture with the Mellanox Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) network adapters enables converged networking with very low latency and very high throughput and bandwidth. This announcement coincides with today's launch of E8 Storage's D24 flash appliance - the industry's first centralized, highly available NVMe solution. E8 Storage allows a customer to enjoy the benefits of local flash - including bandwidth, throughput and latency - with the benefits of centralized storage - including shared volumes, centralized provisioning, highly available storage and fault tolerance. E8 Storage's patented architecture has been designed to maximize the performance of NVMe for high-performance enterprise applications, including real-time market data analytics, hyperscale data centers and high-performance computing. Mellanox has been a proven leader in the establishment and demonstration of the NVMf standard as well as both RoCE and InfiniBand networking. The company's interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency with the higher throughput and lowest latency available. E8 Storage is emerging as a notable player in the enterprise flash storage market, with a unique and patented architecture for implementing NVMe in a distributed fashion. This allows E8 Storage to scale centralized storage performance to levels that would otherwise require very expensive hardware.
E8 Storage Launches Centralized NVMe Solution for Enterprise Storage
Aug 8 16
E8 Storage launched the storage industry's first-ever centralized, highly available rack scale flash appliance based on Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) drives. The E8-D24 is the first array that provides an uncompromised trifecta by combining the high performance of NVMe drives, the high availability and reliability of centralized storage, and the high scalability of scale-out solutions. E8 Storage's E8-D24 is based on open hardware architecture and uses off-the-shelf NVMe drives and Ethernet NICs to deliver a far more cost-effective solution than existing storage products. It provides 10 times the performance of other all-flash arrays, and features fast random-access latency that guarantees consistent application availability and overall response times without any need for caching. The new storage appliance achieves latency on par with local SSD latency by optimizing for 40/50/100GE networks. The E8-D24 also extracts the full performance of the SSDs and provides up to 88% capacity utilization of the SSDs. E8 Storage achieves best-of-breed latency, throughput and bandwidth, truly leveraging the strength of the NVMe drives. Performance metrics are as follows: Latency (4KB, QD=1): Read: 100µs, Write: 40µs; IOPS (4KB): Read: 10M, Write: 4M; Throughput (GB/s): Read: 40, Write: 20. Designed for Tier-1 usage and high duty cycle applications, the E8-D24 is ideal for real-time market data analytics, hyperscale data centers fast block storage, high-performance computing, and SQL and NoSQL databases. The new storage appliance delivers a multitude of highly competitive features, including: Offers very high flash density, with 70TB in a 2U rack unit available this year and 140TB available next year, Field serviceable and upgradable 2.5" NVMe SSDs, Supports converged Ethernet networking, Delivers high availability, enabled by dual controller boards, a no single point of failure enclosure and dual-parity RAID6, Designed for true Tier-1, high duty cycle usage, supporting non-disruptive software and hardware upgrades and battery backup, Scalable to over 100 servers per rack. Delivers half the total cost of ownership of any rack scale storage on the market, and Software-defined fine capacity and performance provisioning. General market availability for the E8-D24 will be in the fourth quarter of 2016.