Flash array startup E8 whips out benchmarks, everyone will complain
NVMe over Fabrics flash array startup E8 says its box out-performs Dell EMC and Pure arrays by up to 20 times.
E8 is now selling and shipping a 2U by 24 NVMe SSD and NVMe over Fabrics-accessed array, with dual controllers and some logic agents in the accessing servers. It provides a claimed 10 million IOPS with 100 microsecond latency. The array is actually just a bunch of flash drives and uses dual-port 6.4TB NVMe SSDs, the first such array in the storage business.
Dual Ports Drive NVMe SSD Uptick
Solid state drives (SSDs) that use the Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) interface haven't been adopted as quickly as expected, but one storage startup sees the advent of dual port functionality as an opportunity to make inroads the enterprise storage market.
Zivan Ori, CEO and co-founder of E8 Storage, told EE Times in a telephone interview that he sees the industry shifting toward NVMe on both the client and enterprise side. "There's no longer a premium associated with NVMe," Ori said.
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CEO and Co-Founder: Zivan Ori
Tel Aviv-based E8 Storage came out of stealth in May when it said it received $12 million in B-round funding. E8 Storage is developing software-defined NVMe-based storage solutions that will leverage NVMe flash storage for high-performance applications.
Hot data storage technology trends for 2017
As in past years, there's nothing bleeding-edge or impractical here, only newer storage tech that's been proven practical. Hence, while our list of storage technology trends represents the best and brightest the storage industry has to offer, it only includes technologies you can buy and deploy today.
Climb aboard, fasten your seatbelts and get ready to discover our take on what technologies will have the most profound effect on storage shops in 2017.
Storage newbie: You need COTS to really rock that NVMe baby
NVMe drives need NVMe fabrics to give shared arrays the data access latency killing benefits of NVMe. Unlike Nimble architect Dimitris Krekoukias, storage startup E8 believes putting NVMe SSDs in today's all-flash arrays will be futile; it claims we need NVMe fabrics to get the NVMe performance boost.
15 Data Storage Startups
The data storage market has become a hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship. Here are 15 data storage startups that are generating excitement, including E8 Storage.
Software defined networking, the cloud, solid state storage: there are many reasons why the days of buying an expensive storage system from an established vendor may well be numbered. Here are 15 innovative startups that may provide a better way to meet your storage needs.
E8 Storage Unveils NVM Express Array
At the Flash Memory Summit 2016 conference today, E8 Storage unveiled a storage array built using solid-state drives (SSDs) based on a Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Express interface that when attached to a high-speed network provides access to shared storage at speeds that are comparable to a locally attached SSD.
E8 Storage brings out 'software-defined DSSD' NVMe array
E8 Storage is entering the all-flash storage market with an appliance that will cram 24 NVMe SSDs into a 2U box. The vendor promises its SSDs will perform with the same latency and throughput as those attached directly to a host.