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|Sphere 3D Launches HVE NVMe Appliances|
SAN JOSE, Calif.,
The amount of data being stored and accessed continues to increase and the demands for faster processing, larger-capacity memory, and storage grow with it. Whether utilizing applications that leverage large quantities of data such as video or imagery, or legacy structured and unstructured data from financial, healthcare, and government verticals, the need for immediate access to this data is placing significant pressure on infrastructure in the data center to try and keep up. NVMe, often referred to as “Flash 2.0”, can be utilized for executing heavily loaded or mission-critical business applications and is a key component of future data centers.
Adopting standardized protocols and interfaces like NVMe is an important next step in the popularization of flash SSD storage. Per G2M research, the NVMe market is growing fast, with a 95% CAGR rate and a forecast of 60% of enterprise storage appliances adopting the NVMe technology by 2020. NVMe provides a standard access method which reduces latency while significantly improving storage performance.
“The HVE NVMe solution coupled with our proprietary software defined storage, our Desktop Cloud Orchestrator™ (DCO) software, and our VDI software is what differentiates our offering from others in the market,” said Dave Harmon, Vice President of Virtualization. He added, “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.”
Availability and Configurations
The HVE NVMe appliances have technologies for on-board I/O priority scheduling adjustment, large block sequential write, global garbage collection, and other utilities to achieve predictable 500µs latency. With endurance ratings of 3 (1,2)DWPD and up to 17.5 (3)PBW per drive, NVMe technology provides a much-improved endurance and reliability solution per performance option than eMLC SSD technology. Able to deliver up to 800K/200K R/W stable random IOPs(4,5) per drive with 88µs(6) latency, the new HVE appliance performance makes it an industry leader.
HVE ConneXions, recently acquired by Sphere 3D, is a fast growing technology provider of next generation converged and hyperconverged infrastructure. Its engineering philosophy is dedicated to creating Manageable, Scalable, Reproducible, and Predictable (MSRP) solutions based on proven virtualization technologies running on high-performance, next generation platforms. For more information and technical specifications on the HVE product line, visit www.hveconnexions.com.
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1. 5-year Endurance (DWPD, Disk Writes per Day): Disk write times per day over 5 years
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