Everything you ever wanted to know about NVMe
Unshackle your data from slow disks
eBook Promo If you are trying to find the best way to boost the performance of your top-tier applications, look no further than Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe).
In recent years, processors have become ever more powerful as has memory, allowing applications to run faster, but access to data has remained a bottleneck in hugely parallel and information-hungry applications.
Storage performance has improved vastly with the introduction of Solid-State Drives (SSDs) that have gradually taken over from Hard-Disk Drives (HDDs), but the key issue of using older interfaces such as SATA and SAS with Storage Array Networks (SANs) remains an issue.
Step forward Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe), which is a modern protocol designed from the outset to take full advantage of flash and even more advanced, future solid-state technologies such as Resistive Random Access Memory (ReRAM).
NVMe is now becoming the leading interface between enterprise and client systems and storage SSDs, accelerating the transfer of data. Designed to take advantage of flash, it unleashes the power of data-intensive applications that were held back by slower hard drives.
For those who want to learn more about what NVMe storage is and how it works, storage leader Western Digital has put out a comprehensive and easy-to-read e-book that explains it all.
The book's seven short chapters provide an overview of the storage landscape and how it has been transformed by the advent of NVMe technology. Other main topics include:
- The basics of NVMe technology
- What are the advantages of implementing it
- Which applications benefit the most and how NVMe can make them hum
- How to use NVMe in designing your next-generation infrastructure
To read what the experts have to say about NVMe, download the e-book here.