Excelero, a provider of software-defined block storage, is launching out of stealth today and announcing version 1.1 of its NVMesh Server SAN software for improving Flash performance for web and enterprise applications at any scale.
Funded in part by Fusion-io Founder David Flynn, Excelero aims to enable enterprises to deploy next-generation data centers modeled after hardware-based hyperscale IT architectures of technology giants like Facebook, Amazon and Google. It claims that with NVMesh, customers can leverage the full performance of NVMe (Non-volatile memory) flash at data center scale, with predictable application performance and astounding price/performance levels for even the most demanding applications.
“The innovation in Flash storage is impressive: the cost per IOP is at an all-time low. But customers cannot leverage the full performance at scale. As a result, they need to compromise on utilization, which takes away their competitive advantage,” said Lior Gal, CEO and Co-founder, Excelero.
“Excelero has worked diligently to enable customers to leverage the full potential of high-performance flash at scale. With NVMesh, customers achieve much closer to 100% capacity utilization without giving up local performance characteristics effectively, which lowers the storage cost dramatically,” Gal added.
NVMesh is a software-only solution that is designed to enable customers to benefit from the performance of local flash with the convenience of centralized storage while avoiding proprietary hardware lock-in and reducing overall storage TCO. Its flexibility allows for both physically converged or disaggregated deployments to create a virtual, distributed non-volatile array. Also, the company claims that the solution is well suited for Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data analytics and Artificial Intelligence as well as web-scale enterprise loads.
Excelero has announced the general availability of NVMesh from today, and has revealed to have bagged early customers which include GE and NASA Ames. In about three years of development, the company claims to have achieved 11 patents or patent-pending innovations for its ability to virtualize the NVMe devices and unify the capacity into a single pool of high-performance storage.