E8 Storage and Mellanox® Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX) today announced a technology partnership designed to deliver an end-to-end shared NVMe solution for high-performance enterprise storage applications. The integration of E8 Storage’s rack scale flash architecture with the Mellanox Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) network adapters enables converged networking with very low latency and very high throughput and bandwidth. This announcement coincides with today’s launch of E8 Storage’s D24 flash appliance – the industry’s first centralized, highly available NVMe solution.
E8 Storage allows a customer to enjoy the benefits of local flash – including bandwidth, throughput and latency – with the benefits of centralized storage – including shared volumes, centralized provisioning, highly available storage and fault tolerance. E8 Storage’s patented architecture has been designed to maximize the performance of NVMe for high-performance enterprise applications, including real-time market data analytics, hyperscale data centers and high-performance computing.
“E8 Storage introduces unparalleled high performance and low latency for cloud and enterprise storage applications by allowing usage of shared NVMe in a centralized fashion, yet without compromising on the inherent benefits of local SSD usage,” said Zivan Ori, CEO and co-founder of E8 Storage. “By partnering with leading eco-system vendors like Mellanox, we are able to offer customers an all-in-one proven solution.”
“Mellanox is excited to be working with E8 Storage on this ground breaking product introduction,” said Rob Davis, Vice President of Storage Technology at Mellanox. “E8 Storage’s solution providesan outstanding example of how NVMe can be accessed remotely over RoCE to unleash the high speed and low latency of flash storage. Mellanox’s end-to-end product line of 25, 50, and 100GbE switches, RDMA adapters, and cables are the ideal fit for networked flash solutions such as the E8 Storage rack-scale solution.”
Mellanox has been a proven leader in the establishment and demonstration of the NVMf standard as well as both RoCE and InfiniBand networking. The company’s interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency with the highest throughput and lowest latency available. E8 Storage is emerging as a notable player in the enterprise flash storage market, with a unique and patented architecture for implementing NVMe in a distributed fashion. This allows E8 Storage to scale centralized storage performance to levels that would otherwise require very expensive hardware.
About E8 Storage
Privately-held E8 Storage provides the next generation of flash storage with a rack scale architecture for the enterprise and software-defined cloud, delivering 10 times the performance for half the cost of existing storage products, while using only off-the-shelf hardware. The company was founded in 2014 by storage industry veterans from IBM-XIV, Zivan Ori and Alex Friedman, who serve as CEO and VP R&D respectively. The company is venture-funded by Accel Partners, Magma Venture Capital and Vertex Israel, with R&D operations in Tel Aviv, Israel, and sales and marketing in Santa Clara, Calif.
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Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions and services for servers, storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure. Mellanox intelligent interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance. Mellanox offers a choice of high performance solutions: network and multicore processors, network adapters, switches, cables, software and silicon, that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage, network security, telecom and financial services. More information is available at www.mellanox.com.
Maya Lustig, E8 Storage
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