An overview of today’s hottest interface for flash storage, NVMe. This class gives background on the SATA III, SAS, and the NVMe interfaces and how the NVMe interface evolved. It also shows why applications that require high-performance and continuous operations should use the NVMe interface instead of the traditional SATA III and SAS interfaces.
Even if it is the same flash (and often it is not, due to something called flash binning where better-performing flash can be sold for higher profits), the components around the flash and the interface used impact things massively. NVMe is a much simpler, lower latency protocol than either SATA or SAS, based on PCIe. The flash controllers used are often significantly more powerful than SATA or SAS ones, and they can communicate with many flash chips in parallel, allowing for higher throughput and lower latency.
Industry experts have predicted that disaggregation compute and storage accessed with low-latency protocols like NVMe-oF must be used instead of direct access storage to support the scale of the web-scale application growth. This class describes the benefits seen when disaggregating storage from compute for today’s web-scale applications.
Industry experts have predicted that disaggregation compute and storage accessed with low-latency protocols like NVMe-oF must be used instead of direct access storage to support the scale of the web-scale application growth. Attend this short class to learn more about disaggregating storage from compute.
This short class introduces using NVMe-over-Fabrics (NVMe-oF), why it’s important, and its major use cases. We’ll also explore important features NVMe-oF brings to all flash arrays (AFA) and their need to support these use cases.
This class describes how many of today’s HPC applications for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and High-Frequency Trading create an insatiable need for performance. This short class covers how legacy storage architectures can choke NVMe performance at the controller or force inefficient and uneconomical workarounds such as Software-Defined Storage (SDS) or Direct Attached Storage (DAS) and why it no is longer necessary.