Fujitsu will introduce NVMe in its storage portfolio
Businesses today must manage vast volumes of information – and the increasing adoption of data-intensive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and the Internet of Things continues to generate ever more parallel data streams that need to be managed. Fujitsu’s future storage system based on the NVMe protocol and PCIe bus technology will enable customers to manage massive parallel data access, without the need to increase the number of their storage systems.
Fujitsu’s next generation storage systems will deploy native NVMe combined with PCIe connected solid-stated drives to provide massively parallel, previously unattainable data transfer speeds. NVMe-based systems are ideal for data- and processing-intensive tasks, such as in-memory computing and in providing real-time, low-latency, parallel workload processing for multiple applications, both in data centers and at the network edge
The NVMe protocol is able to process up to 64,000 parallel data streams, whereas the SCSI protocol which is being used in current, SAS-based all-flash array can handle only one process at the time. Fujitsu plans to adopt NVMe in future product lines alongside its ETERNUS AF flash storage devices.
Fujitsu already leverages NVMe technology for secondary cache memory in the newly launched ETERNUS DX 8900 S4 hybrid array
and also in its PRIMERGY servers
, offering reliable high performance for latency-sensitive environments.
Notes to editors
The Fujitsu ETERNUS Storage portfolio enables customers to implement differentiated performance tiers of storage, to balance storage response time and costs depending on the usage scenario. Fujitsu plans to offer comprehensive management compatibility between current hybrid, all-flash storage systems and future NVMe storage systems, ensuring operational efficiencies for running differentiated storage tiers in parallel.
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Date: 31 October, 2018