Category Archives: NVMe Over Fabrics

What does Football have to do with NVMe-oF Networking?

Everybody likes a good analogy, even better if it’s a football analogy. First to clarify, by saying Football I mean Soccer.  I know that in some places that’s an important clarification.  In my neighborhood, we played football and we used our legs 😊. Now that we settled that I would like to present my view […]

Simplifying Composable Infrastructure with NVMe Hardware Virtualization

  Today, Mellanox introduced NVMe SNAP technology enabling hardware virtualization of NVMe Flash storage, to achieve all the efficiency and management benefits of remote storage, with the simplicity of local storage. At the 2009 World Swimming Championships in Rome, controversial new full-body swimsuits came to prominence and gave the top swimmers the edge they needed […]

Mellanox Takes the Lead at NVMe Plugfest to Simplify Deployment While Ensuring Interoperability

For two weeks during the last half of June, the University of New Hampshire’s InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) hosted this year’s NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory express) and NVMe-oF (NVMe-over Fabrics) plugfests. Each were four day events comprised of approximately ten companies coming together to test over 20 devices including NVMe initiators, drives and storage controllers. Mellanox Spectrum […]

NVMe Over Fabrics on InfiniBand, the World’s Fastest Storage Network

G2M Research, an analyst that specializes in solid state storage, just held a webinar on October 24th 2017, about NVMe and NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF). In it, they predicted rapid growth in the NVMe market, including rising demand for specialized network adapters, and they named Mellanox as the “Highest Footprint” vendor with the largest share […]

NVMe Over Fabrics Passes First Multi-Vendor Interoperability Test

Earlier this week, at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) in Durham, another milestone in the life of NVM Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) technology occurred. A successful multi-vendor interoperability test! Last year, I wrote about the release of version 1.0 of the open industry standard for NVMe-oF by NVMe.org; it was a defining milestone for […]

Excelero Unites NVMe Over Fabrics With Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

Two Hot IT Topics Standing Alone, Until Now… Two of the hottest topics and IT trends right now are hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and NVMe Over Fabrics (NVMe-oF).  The hotness of HCI is evident in the IPO of Nutanix in September and HPE’s acquisition of Simplivity in January 2017. The interest in NVMe-oF has been astounding […]

Storage Predictions for 2017

Looking at what’s to come for storage in 2017, I find three simple and easy predictions which lead to three more complex predictions.  Let’s start with the easy ones: Flash keeps taking over NVMe over Fabrics remains the hottest storage technology Cloud continues to eat the world of IT   Flash keeps taking over Every […]

Seven Predictions for 2017

As we look forward to 2017 it is time to peer out into the distance and think about what will happen during the year:   2017 will mark the beginning of the Hunger Games for high performance Optical Component Startups. This fight to the death battle is inevitable, because there is no de-facto industry standard […]