Chelsio Demonstrates NVMe Over Fabrics With 40GbE iWARP RDMA At Flash Memory Summit 2016
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Chelsio Communications, Inc., a leading provider of high performance (10Gb/25Gb/40Gb/50Gb/100Gb) Ethernet adapters for storage networking, virtualized enterprise datacenters, cloud service installations, and cluster computing environments, today announced a demonstration of NVM Express ( #NVMe ) over Fabrics using the #Chelsio T5 40GbE iWARP RDMA adapters and #Samsung Electronics’ enterprise-class NVMe solid state drives (SSDs). The demonstration is based on software conforming to the draft specification of NVMe over Fabrics as defined by the NVM Express, Inc. NVMe provides a standards-based approach for PCI Express (PCIe) SSD access that significantly improves performance by reducing latency and streamlining the command set, while providing support for security and end-to-end data protection. NVMe over Fabrics defines an efficient mechanism to utilize these devices in large scale storage deployments and provides investment protection by allowing the latest in innovations and advances in low latency SSD flash to be used over proven Ethernet #iWARP (RDMA/TCP) networking. This enables the NVMe storage devices to be shared, pooled and managed more effectively. The Chelsio demonstration is aimed at providing a foundation for lower latency and increased performance, while providing improved iWARP integration for flash-based storage.