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Check in my all-flash server-storage system? You must be mad! I'm taking it on-board

X-IO has devised a portable Axellio all-flash server/storage system that you can take on an airline, with the flash in the overhead locker and the main enclosure in checked luggage in the hold. Er, why? So disaster relief teams have the compute and storage power they need to help plan a better disaster relief response. But …
Chris Mellor, 14 Sep 2017

Scale unveils ludicrously fast HCIA with 20μs latencies

Scale Computing has run lab tests showing hyperconverged virtual machine IO performance using NVM express (NVMe), achieving mean IO latencies as low as 20μs delivered to a guest virtual machine. Scale sells HC1000, HC2000, HC4000 and HC5000 series hyperconverged infrastructure appliances (HCIA) with a HyperCore operating …
Chris Mellor, 30 Aug 2017

Tegile arrays tire of SAS backplane, cosy up to hunky newcomer NVMe

Tegile is moving on from SAS backplanes and has developed an N-Series array product line with NVMe flash drives. This product is said to be capable of delivering up to 3 million IOPS with consistent 200 microsecond latency. Tegile says that, with the N-Series, businesses can consolidate transaction processing, analytics, …
Chris Mellor, 21 Aug 2017

NVMe fabrics could shuffle traditional arrays off to the graveyard

Opinion NVMe-over-Fabrics (NVMeF) shared storage access could kill the legacy storage array business – unless vendors get inventive and somehow continue to supply charged-for data management services alongside NVMeF data access. How do we work this out? An NVMeF setup works with applications in servers requesting a storage IO, and …
Chris Mellor, 21 Aug 2017

Toshiba fires off trifecta of SSDs with 30TB range-topping whopper

Toshiba has a three-way SSD news announcement with SATA, and developing SAS and NVMe products, all using 64-layer 3D NAND chips, plus NVMe fabric software claimed to beat open source code. The PM5 Series is a 12Gbit/s SAS SSD with four-port Multilink technology providing close to PCIE speeds. The PM5 starts at 400GB but scales …
Chris Mellor, 8 Aug 2017
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Cisco's server CTO says NVMe will shift from speed to capacity tier

Interview NVMe storage is becoming denser, faster, than other forms of storage and will therefore become a capacity tier according to Cisco's chief technology officer for UCS Raghunath Nambiar. “Right now people are looking at NVMe from a performance point of view,” Nambiar told The Register in Sydney last week, “but the real game …

Apeiron brings the high-Optane thrills with mix-and-match flash array

Apeiron is speeding its ADS1000 NVMe flash drive array with added Optane drives. The concept was demoed in June, and here, bright and early for the 2017 Flash Memory Summit, the actual product pops up. In June Apeiron's chief revenue officer and VP of marketing Jeff Barber told us: "With a 70/30 read/write mix, where Optane …
Chris Mellor, 7 Aug 2017
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Lenovo sticks Toshiba NVMe SSDs in ThinkSystem server brainpan

Toshiba SSDs are being used to speed Lenovo ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile servers. The PX04P SSD is an NVMe-attached SSD in AIC or 2.5-inch form factor with capacities from 800GB to 3.84TB. It uses 2bits/cell (MLC) flash and delivers up to 660,000/185,000 random read/write IOPS and 3.1/2.5 GiB/sec sequential read/write bandwidth …
Chris Mellor, 26 Jul 2017
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Data analytics startup Iguazio reaps $33m in second funding round

Data analytics startup Iguazio has raised $33m in a B-round. That takes total funding for the three-year-old Israeli firm to $48m. Strategic investors included Verizon Ventures, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, CME Ventures and Dell Technologies Capital, plus existing investors Pitango Ventures, Magma Venture Partners and …
Chris Mellor, 25 Jul 2017

Multi-tier Tegile array mixes NVMe and SAS flash like a big ol' storage wedding cake

Analysis Tegile has announced the first mainstream multi-tiered flash array in the storage industry. What does it do and how does it do it? Tegile has a line of two-tiered hybrid flash and disk drive arrays, and now has a two-tiered all-flash array. Think of the updated IntelliFlash HD as a normal high-performance Tegile all-flash …
Chris Mellor, 6 Jul 2017
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If 282-page doc on new NVMe drive spec is tl;dr, you're in luck

NVMe drives could last longer because of a feature in the new NVM v1.3 specification (282-page PDF). The spec's new features are: Sanitise to erase SSD-stored data – optional Virtualisation to assign SSD storage to virtual machines – optional Streams: optimise data placement to increase endurance for NAND-based SSDs – …
Chris Mellor, 3 Jul 2017
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Apeiron demos 'rocket ship' Intel Optane array tech

Analysis An Apeiron Optane array has five times the throughput, more than 6 times the IOPS, and up to 38 times lower latency than an Aperiron flash array. In a technology demo Apeiron has compared the performance of its ADS1000 storage with NVMe flash drives and Intel Optane 3D XPoint drives. Global sales and marketing exec veep Jeff …
Chris Mellor, 12 Jun 2017
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Travel IT giant Amadeus making eyes at Micron's SolidScale architecture

Analysis Amadeus, the global travel booking business, is testing Micron's SolidScale NVMe flash arrays, thinking they can provide vastly better realtime access to the terabytes of flight information it holds on behalf of airlines and travel operators. Nearly 75,000 travel agencies and more than 11,000 airline sales offices use the …
Chris Mellor, 23 May 2017
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Always late to the party, IBM reveals itself to be NVMe fanboy

+Comment IBM says it's developing systems with NVMe across its storage portfolio, and wants to ignite an industry-wide leap in system performance. Its NVMe-using products will come to the market in the first half of 2018. That's a year away. Apeiron, Excelero, E8, Micron and many others already have NVMe SSD supporting systems and are …
Chris Mellor, 8 May 2017
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Micron moves up stack to Excelero-powered flash array product

+Comment Micron is building SolidScale, an all-flash, scale-out, NVMe over Fabrics access array using Excelero software aimed at low latency and high-throughput data access needs. It is introducing its SolidScale architecture, with multiple nodes connected using high-speed RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) fabric, for low-latency, …
Chris Mellor, 3 May 2017
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Core blimey! 10,000 per rack in startup's cloud-in-a-box

+Comment Say hello to hyperdense server and NVMe storage startup Aparna Systems and its Cloud-in-a-Box system. Originally named Turbostor and founded in February 2013, the company has emerged from stealth with the Orca µCloud, a 4U enclosure that converges compute, storage and networking, and offers, Aparna claims, up to 10,000 cores …
Chris Mellor, 2 May 2017

Pivot3: Acuity hyper-converged with NVMe flash and QoS has landed

Hyper-converged infrastructure supplier Pivot3 is adding an NVMe flash tier with app-priority-based quality of service (QOS). The Acuity software product can, Pivot3 said, enable multi-priority, mixed-use workloads to run in a hyper-converged environment. The support of NVMe SSDs, with their microsecond latency and the SLAs, …
Chris Mellor, 25 Apr 2017
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Fabric maths: Pure + Cisco = end-to-end NVMe

Analysis Pure and Cisco could build an end-to-end NVMe FlashStack using Pure's NVMe-using FlashArray//x and Cisco's NVMe over fabric's Fibre Channel. There are three ingredients contributing to this window of opportunity: Pure's FlashArray//x, which uses NVMe-accessed DirectFlash modules and an NVMe-tuned //X70 controller Cisco's …
Chris Mellor, 12 Apr 2017

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