VMWorld 2019 News Bits
This week VMworld 2019 took place in San Francisco, California. While we covered the major announcements from the VMware and Dell Technologies, there were several other smaller announcements. These announcements come from vendors such as Apstra, Lightbits Labs, Cohesity, Rackspace, Supermicro, and Check Point.
Enterprise storage suppliers bring their toys to VMWorld
Suppliers of ancillary products are integrating themselves deeper into the VMware environment as it becomes a dominant platform for enterprise server computing. Let’s look at some of the products on show at VMworld in San Francisco this week.
10 Coolest Flash Storage and SSD Technologies of 2019 So Far
Lightbits Labs in April introduced SuperSSD, calling it the industry’s first scalable, Ethernet-attached SSD offering targeting the storage performance, capacity and reliability requirements for artificial intelligence and machine-learning training systems. SuperSSD was purpose-built for fast and massive parallel access to data. The technology virtualizes and manages a large pool of NVMe SSDs with a global flash translation layer (GFTL) for efficient storage utilization and wire-speed access to very large data sets across existing network and compute infrastructures.
Network Growth And Enterprise Storage
This blog presents survey results indicating telco perceptions of the growth and use of 5G networks and particularly the growth of edge computing. We also talk about some recently announced solutions for enterprise storage, including the Seagate Exos platform and its integration with Cloudian Software. We also talk about Lightbits and NVMe over TCP and new SSDs from Toshiba that have been certified with Excelero’s NVMesh software defined block storage.
Lightbits Labs soups up NVMe fabric with all-flash SuperSSD
One month after launching its disaggregated NVMe storage software, Lightbits Labs is jumping into the hardware game. The startup this week introduced SuperSSD, an NVMe-oF all-flash array targeted at AI and cloud applications. The 2U form factor hosts the Lightbits LightOS operating system and 24 NVMe SSDs.
Lightbits Labs raises $50 million for software-defined 'disaggregated' server technology
Datacenters with servers directly attached to solid-state drives (SSDs) often suffer from an imbalance of storage and compute: Either there’s not enough processing power to go around, or physical storage limits get in the way of daily data transfer operations. Four-year-old startup Lightbits Labs claims it has the solution to the perennial underutilization problem, and it’s raising money to prove out its approach. The company today announced that it has raised $50 million in funding led by strategic partners Dell EMC, Cisco, Micron, SquarePeg Capital.
NVM-Express Storage Goes Mainstream Over Ethernet Fabrics
Among the emerging themes for 2019 in the datacenter, one of them is that NVM-Express is finding its place in the storage hierarchy. NVM-Express started out as an important interconnect inside of storage systems, but its extension across network fabrics is very likely going to have a more transformative effect on datacenters as it allows for storage to be disaggregated from compute, enabling the kind of disaggregation and composability that, thus far, only the biggest cloud builders and hyperscalers could afford to create for yourself.
Let there be Lightbits: Hardware-software tag team touts block-level storage at SSD latencies
Israeli startup Lightbits Labs has launched storage software to run NVMe over TCP with optional hardware acceleration. The system is said to support scale-out shared external block access storage at latencies similar to direct-attached SSDs.
Lightbits Labs launches TCP-based NVMe-over-fabrics storage
Lightbits Labs capped more than three years of product development with introductory offerings that turn the mature Transmission Control Protocol into a switched fabric for shared NVMe flash storage. The startup launched three products for NVMe over fabrics: LightOS disaggregated storage software, the LightBox NVMe all-flash array and an optional LightField accelerator card to offload data services.
Data center co Lightbits Labs raises $50m
Israeli data storage center company Lightbits Labs has raised $50 million in funding led by DellEMC and with the participation of Cisco, Micron, Square Peg Capital and Walden International. this is the company's third financing round after a seed round of several million dollars in 2016 and more than $10 million in 2017.