NVMe over Fabrics - High Performance Flash moves to Ethernet

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Monday, September 19, 2016
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There is a new PCIe based very high performance flash interfaced called NVMe available today from many flash device suppliers. This session will explain how this local server based technology is now expanding its capabilities to the network. And with protocol offload technology is able to maintain local performance level. The original NVMe technology was developed by an industry standards group called NVM Express. It was driven by the need for a faster storage hardware interface to the operating system to allow applications to take advantage of the much higher performance of solid state vs. hard drives. There is now a new standards effort underway to enhance this technology for use across a network. Called NVMe over Fabrics, it utilizes ultra-low latency RDMA technology to achieve device sharing across a network without sacrificing local performance characteristics.