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Flash Memory Summit 2018: DataCore to Showcase Why Software-Defined Storage and Powerful Enterprise Data Services are Needed to Accelerate NVMe-oF Adoption

DataCore Software, a leading authority in software-defined storage (SDS), will showcase how its customers have used the company's powerful software to protect investments and ease transitions to technologies including NVMe at the Flash Memory Summit 2018. DataCore will be presenting a session titled: "Software-Defined Storage and the Customer Path to NVMe over Fabric (NVMe-oF)" that will highlight its SDS enterprise data services and demonstrate the ease of provisioning and auto-tiering any mix of NVMe or SCSI-based storage pools to Windows and Linux hosts.

Additionally, DataCore will preview initial ‘pre-tuning' I/Ometer performance results for enterprise-class data services and storage delivered ‘over the NVMe-oF wire' and a wire trace showing less than 0.015ms latency. The presentation is available here.

NVMe and NVMe-oF technology promises new levels of performance for flash-based storage systems. However, for large, distributed systems, the problem remains of deploying, managing, and migrating data and applications. Software-defined storage can provide a basis for managing all types of storage at the speed required to realize the benefits of NVMe. A software-defined storage solution can eliminate changes to hosts, provide quality of services, automate data migration, support NVMe with the existing fabric network, and provide a wide range of enterprise-class data services such as continuous data protection, load-balancing, HA mirroring, auto-tiering, and data migration. DataCore's software-defined storage solution allows for the adoption of varied implementations of NVMe including local SSDs and NVMe over Fibre Channel using standard HBAs, and end-to-end NVMe for workloads demanding minimum latency.

While there is always the need for more performance, customers have been slow to adopt NVMe-oF since there is a lack of software services and an easy path for businesses to transition without suffering the costs and disruptions required to benefit from this technology. Instead, customers are forced into a 'rip and replace' abandonment of current investments. DataCore's software-defined storage platform is a bridge that unifies and abstracts legacy and new storage. It allows customers to seamlessly integrate new technologies like NVMe-oF and gain the benefits without having to sacrifice past investments.

Customers worldwide have used DataCore's proven software solutions across diverse storage devices spanning multiple generations. DataCore software-defined storage, powered by patented adaptive parallel I/O technology, maximizes utilization of multi-core processors to solve the I/O bottleneck in order to achieve even greater productivity and further consolidation of server technology by allowing more applications, VMs and workloads to run. By doing so, DataCore is able to dramatically cut latency and drive the most I/O performance from both existing storage systems and new all flash arrays and NVMe devices which support a much higher level of device parallelism, enabling IT departments to get maximum performance and value from their investments.

Join DataCore at Flash Memory Summit 2018 where Senior Director of Engineering Product Management Ben Treiber will discuss the challenges and issues learned from its customer base and how software-defined storage and parallel I/O technologies can overcome the challenges and disruptions slowing down the migration to achieving NVMe-oF benefits.
Published Tuesday, August 07, 2018 8:57 AM by David Marshall
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