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Kaminario Expands Open Hardware Strategy for NVMe-based K2.N Storage Architecture

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Kaminario, a leading cloud storage software company, is expanding its certified hardware stack for the NVMe-based K2.N storage platform.  K2.N is powered by Kaminario's unique composable storage platform and leverages a fully-converged NVMe / NVMeF hardware stack comprised of industry-leading hardware solutions. Kaminario and its hardware partners are delivering the next generation of cloud-scale storage solutions that provide the highest levels of performance, flexibility, and cost-efficiency. 

"Kaminario's software-focused composable storage platform is designed to leverage best-in class hardware solutions, while giving customers the flexibility to align datacenter infrastructures to their own hardware strategies," said Eyal David, CTO, Kaminario. "Our certified hardware strategy delivers flexibility while ensuring the enterprise-class capability world-class datacenter operators need."

 

E8 Storage Awarded NVMe-oF Industry Standard Compliance Certification

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Today, E8 Storage, achieved a certification of compliance with the NVMe-oF 1.0 specification. Through this certification, E8 Storage's market reach is expanded to new customers relying on conformance to industry standards as part of their overall NVMe storage strategy. 

"E8 Storage has pioneered NVMe disaggregation for web scale customers to and is now proud to be one of the first and so far, the only certified NVMe-over-Fabrics solution in the market," said Zivan Ori, co-founder and CEO of E8 Storage.

E8 Storage continues to focus on software-defined storage which can be deployed on qualified NVMe enabled servers from leading vendors such as Western Digital, Dell, HP and Lenovo. 

 

Excelero Awarded Key Patent for Making NVMe over Fabrics (NVMf) More Efficient

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Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined block storage, was assigned US patent #9,971,519 today -  its second US patent -  governing a technique of performing NVMe access directly from a chip. This intellectual property (IP) will be utilized in upcoming SmartNIC-based versions of its flagship NVMesh Server SAN and provides customers with more efficient ways to use distributed NVMe using the open standard NVMf. Excelero is also in talks with NIC manufacturers about licensing this technology, which will help accelerate not just NVMesh, but also NVMf from any vendor.

IDC and Wikibon predict the NVMf market is "where the world is going," with present adoption focused on high-performance applications that require exceptionally high performance and low latency.  However, there is pent-up demand for NVMf storage among a wider set of use cases, as enterprises and service providers seek to optimize their infrastructures in the same way as the Tech Giants.
 

E8 Storage Announces InfiniBand Support

Today, E8 Storage announced the availability of InfiniBand support for its high performance, NVMe storage solutions. E8 Storage support for InfiniBand will be seamless for customers who now have the flexibility to connect via Ethernet or InfiniBand when paired with Mellanox ConnectX InfiniBand/VPI adapters. 

"InfiniBand connectivity combined with the full potential of flash as delivered by E8 Storage is an almost unstoppable partnership in terms of speed, low latency and scalability. Together, this makes E8 Storage and Mellanox a powerful combination for data center implementations and for databases that drive financial trading systems, real-time data analytics, and healthcare applications," commented Scott Sinclair, senior analyst at ESG.

The move comes as a direct response to HPC customers that wish to take advantage of the high speed, low latency throughput of InfiniBand for their data hungry applications. The announcement also strengthens E8 Storage's long-standing technology partnership with Mellanox that originally enabled the integration of E8 Storage's rack scale flash architecture with selected Mellanox adapters.

 

E8 Storage Launches First Software Only Product to Power NVMe Storage Solution

Written by David Marshall

Today, E8 Storage launched its new E8 Storage Software only product offering, available for a selected range of pre-qualified servers from vendors such as Dell, HP and Lenovo.

Powering the company's high-performance, high-availability shared NVMe storage solutions, the E8 Storage Software is now available as a software only purchase for customers to install on their supported hardware of choice.

"Enterprises require ever faster infrastructure to handle both new and existing applications, and meeting that need can be complex and expensive," said Tim Stammers, Senior Analyst, Storage, 451 Research.  "E8 Storage is pioneering the use of NVMe flash and a software-defined architecture to address this problem. Allowing customers to run E8 Storage's software on their choice of commodity hardware increases their ability to control costs, as well as making deployments more flexible."

NVMe will replace traditional flash, not just co-exist with it, says majority of IT respondents in new European study

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Recent research carried out by the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), a leading IT research, analysis, and strategy firm, and sponsored by storage innovators including Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined block storage, has revealed that:

  • Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) flash is expected to eventually replace traditional flash storage by 87% of European IT professionals whose organizations are currently using or considering NVMe technology (60% of all respondents).
  • Almost 60% of organizations have begun to implement a Software-Defined Storage (SDS) solution or are committed to it as a long-term strategy.
  • Business intelligence/data analytics, digital media, collaboration and Internet-of-Things (IoT), are most responsible for storage capacity growth today, with eCommerce, and social networking data not far behind.
  • Over half of organizations are likely to consider purchasing their storage infrastructure from a startup, a reversal of longstanding perceptions.