Containers, clouds, NVMe drive 2020 data storage innovation
Key investment areas include performance-based object storage, cloud and new storage media. Recent investments include startups NVMe over Fabrics company Lightbits Labs, chipmaker Nuvia and all-flash specialist Vast Data.
Investments in data storage vendors topped $2B in 2019
The Israel-based startup created the SuperSSD array for NVMe flash. The Lightbits software stack converts generic in-the-box TCP/IP into a switched Ethernet fabric, presenting all storage as a single giant SSD. Dell EMC led Lightbits' funding, with contributions from Cisco and Micron Technology.
When Combining Competing Storage Architectures Drives True Digital Transformation
For the past decade, “digital transformation” has been a key business goal for many -- applying technology for improved efficiency, increased revenue and enhanced customer experiences. This goal is not easily achieved. Digital transformation requires rethinking storage infrastructure to manage and access all the additional data it brings.
Lightbits Brings Clustered Storage to On-Premises Data Centers
Lightbits Labs, a relatively new company focused on storage for cloud-scale data centers, has introduced what it says is the first NVMe/TCP clustered storage solution.
6 data storage startups to watch in 2020
Venture capitalists showed less interest in funding storage hardware startups in 2019 than previous years. But while most of the investments for data storage startups in 2019 went to mature data protection vendors, a few newcomers picked up enough funding to get on the map.
Lightbits Labs enables native Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) to serve as a switched fabric for shared NVMe flash across server racks.
3 emerging memory technologies that will change how you handle data
A couple of years back, IDC predicted that by 2025 the average person will interact with connected devices 4,800 times per day. Information pouring in from those sensors will fuel machine learning, language processing, and artificial intelligence, all requiring fast storage and more compute horsepower. The next generation of memory technologies will address gaps in today’s storage hierarchy, delivering data where it’s needed for real-time processing. MRAM shows promise at the edge.
When Persistence is a Virtue, MRAM is an Alternative to DRAM and SRAM
Magneto-resistive random access memory (MRAM) is one of those technologies that is often talked about as having the potential to change the computer memory landscape. But in actuality, MRAM has been commercially available since 2006 and is already displacing static RAM (SRAM), dynamic RAM (DRAM), and flash NAND in number of applications inside and outside the datacenter.
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.
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.
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.
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.