E8 Storage, a flash storage provider
for enterprise and software-defined cloud, launched a centralized, rack scale flash appliance based on Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) drives. The company claims that the E8-D24
is the first array that provides a trifecta by combining Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) drives, a centralized storage, and scale-out solutions.
“As businesses of all sizes consider how to digitally transform to provide better products and services to their customers and to maintain competitive differentiation, the demands on enterprise storage infrastructure are outpacing the capabilities of legacy designs,” said Eric Burgener, Research Director Storage, IDC.
Newer, software-defined shared storage architectures are emerging – such as E8 Storage’s solution – that leverage high performance, off the shelf components like NVMe SSDs, and completely change the infrastructure density and cost equations. Latency-sensitive workloads can benefit significantly from these systems that deliver throughput and latency on par with hyperconverged offerings while bringing to bear all the efficiency benefits of shared, disaggregated storage.
E8 Storage explains that E8-D24 is based on open hardware architecture and uses NVMe drives and Ethernet NICs to deliver a cost-effective solution than existing storage products. The company claims that its new product provides 10 times the performance of other all-flash arrays, and features fast random-access latency that guarantees consistent application availability and overall response times without any need for caching.
“After many months of anticipation, we are really excited to reveal the details of our phenomenal E8-D24. Our Tier-1 North American POC customers have already recognized that the cost-performance of E8 Storage puts it in a league of its own,” said Zivan Ori, CEO and Co-founder, E8 Storage.
At 10 million IOPS, with 100µs latency, E8 Storage has broken new ground as the highest performing storage appliance based on commodity hardware ever to hit the market. We’re also seeing huge interest from a variety of high-growth vertical market segments.
The company further adds that E8-D24 is designed for high duty cycle applications, and is ideal for real-time market data analytics, hyperscale data centers fast block storage, high-performance computing, and SQL and NoSQL databases.