Complete Data Centers Open Up A World Of Possibilities


HVE Debuts NVMe Applications That Drive Innovation
-Dave Harmon, Vice President, Virtualization – HVE ConneXions

Every minute, increasingly more data is being created and fed into servers across the world. Over 100 terabytes of data are uploaded daily to Facebook alone and that’s just the beginning! Experts predict that data production will be 44 times greater in 2020 than it was in 2009. Every single photo, tweet, like, feature, and line of code represents another stack of bits being added to the ever-towering storage pile. This means that every organization, no matter what they do, is in a very real sense becoming a data company.

Whether it’s a high definition video, or large amounts of unstructured data from the government, healthcare sector, or corporate world, the future of data access will revolve around exciting new NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) technology. Brand new appliances that support revolutionary new NVMe technology have become available directly from HVE ConneXions, a Sphere 3D company. This new product provides an astonishing mix of high performance, better durability, low latency, and reduced power-consumption.

Not only is data use increasing at record speed, the need for immediate access is growing at a similar pace. This desire for on demand access is directly impacting the infrastructure of data centers. NVMe, also known as “Flash 2.0” cushions this impact and can be used to execute heavily loaded or mission-critical business applications at a moment’s notice. Future data centers will “bake” this technology directly into their designs to support the data-heavy applications of tomorrow.

Our introduction of these NVMe appliances furthers our mission to revolutionize the approach to virtualization of intense workloads like database access (OLTP), server virtualization, desktop virtualization, and high-transaction based applications. Our solutions are really the canvas for our customers. Because we can provide them speed and great performance, they can innovate and add features to their platforms.

Applications running on NVMe storage aren’t just faster than current solutions; they also enable SCM (Storage Class Memory) that can be used as storage because of its persistence. The NVM Express (NVMe) or Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface Specification (NVMHCI) is a logical device interface specification for accessing non-volatile storage media attached via a PCI Express (PCIe) bus. This market is expected to reach $57 Billion by 2020 with a 95% CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate). 

For high IO applications and desktop virtualization workloads along with sectors that require large and often unstructured data access needs for legacy systems like government, the educational sector, healthcare, and corporate enterprise, NVME technology will allow for unprecedented innovation. NVMe technology is a completely new way to process data over 10 times faster than SSD (Solid-State Technology) with over 3 times the endurance. HVE appliances that support NVMe technology allow for storage capability available as either converged or hyper converged “Datrium Ready” open converged nodes.

This technology is set to become an extremely important component for new analytics, applications, systems management, and computing models. Also, with the advancements in Intel processors and the fact that manufacturers of NVMe have opened up PCI bus processing and provided enhancements to their NVMe controller(s), this technology is primed to be the “go to” for Tier 1 storage offerings. I mean, who doesn’t want 10x improvement on speed and latency plus 3x the endurance? This certainly seems like a no brainer to me!

To learn more about this exciting technology, visit HVE ConneXions online!