SANBlaze Announces New Non-Volatile Memory Express over Fabrics (NVMf) Ethernet Test Solution
Thursday, October 26, 2017. Littleton, MA –– SANBlaze, a leading innovator in storage emulation and validation, announced support for Non-Volatile Memory Express over Fabrics (NVMf) Ethernet Test Solution is available in the latest version of VirtuaLUN™. Having already released FC-NVMe for Fibre Channel networks, this adds NVMe test support for 25/50/100G Ethernet networks utilizing the RoCE/RDMA transports on Mellanox Connect-X adapters.
NVMf extends the reach of NVMe flash drives over existing Ethernet transport, providing a foundation for improved storage performance and enhanced use of existing SAN infrastructure. Using RDMA with NVMe over Fabrics includes any of the RDMA technologies, including InfiniBand, RoCE and iWARP. The development of NVMe over Fabrics with RDMA is defined by a technical sub-group of the NVM Express organization.
“Supplementing our FC-NVMe validation solutions with NVMe over Fabrics using RDMA capabilities will continue to meet our customers’ needs and stay aligned with their roadmaps. It is the primary focus of ours to maintain and build our partnerships with both leading storage providers, large scale data centers and storage startups,” stated Mitul Patel, SANBlaze Senior Product Manager
NVMe provides a standards-based approach for PCIe® solid-state storage 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 NVMe devices in large-scale, shared storage deployments. It also provides investment protection by allowing the latest in innovations and advances in low latency SSD flash to be used over proven Ethernet networks. This enables the NVMe storage devices to be shared, pooled, and managed more effectively.
SANBlaze is pleased to offer NVMf with RDMA over RoCE functionality now, via our Early Adoption software program. Early adopters will have the advantage of accelerating their development schedules through the use of SANBlaze Emulation capability to facilitate and enhance the development process in a true NVMe Fabric environment. Please contact SANBlaze directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding this program.
SANBlaze Technology, Inc. is a pioneer in SAN Emulation and validation technologies and a leading provider of storage solutions for embedded systems. SANBlaze emulation and validation products provide storage engineers, test, QA and manufacturing teams with scalable, high performance and configurable emulated environments for FCoE, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, SAS NVMe, FC-NVMe, NVMf targets and initiators. SANBlaze emulation systems are installed at most major storage hardware and software vendors worldwide.