Zstor’s NV-Series NVMe over Fabric Systems Now Available with 100GbE Technology

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Performance Accelerated with Doubled Capacity and the Fastest Converged Network Interfaces - Showcased in Booth #1440 at ISC High Performance Conference 2016 -

Kaarst, 20th of June, 2016

Zstor, a leading provider of high performance storage solutions for compute-intensive applications, today announced its second generation of NVMe over Fabric (NVMeoF) systems. The Zstor NV-Series delivers the low latency benefits of NVMe technology to a shared storage environment and enables flash memory via high speed network connections with Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) centrally to attached servers. Now supporting the latest 100GbE technology with up to four channels, the Zstor NV-Series fits perfectly into 100GbE network environments reducing Read latency to 110 microseconds and Write latency to 30 microseconds.

At ISC High Performance Conference 2016 in Frankfurt, Zstor shows its new generation of NVMeoF solutions with technology partner Mangstor Inc. in Booth #1440 at the Messe Frankfurt venue, Tor Ost (East Gate), Hall 3, beginning today at 3:00 pm and concluding Wednesday, June 22nd at 6:00 pm. For more information about ISC High Performance Conference 2016, select www.isc-hpc.com.

The Zstor NV-Series makes this storage array portfolio ideally suited for database applications such as OLTP, OLAP, data mining and data warehousing, and for High Performance Computing (HPC) applications, especially for blade server environments and server farms. The connectivity is realized via the latest converged network technology supporting up to 100 Gb/s data transfer rates and suitable for industry standard 100GbE switches, such as Mellanox’ latest SN2700. More than three million random Read IOPS (4K blocks) delivers the low latency benefits of NVMe via RDMA into attached servers.

Developed in cooperation with technology partner Mangstor Inc., the Zstor NV-Series is equipped with up to 48TB of high-speed SSD capacity. The multicore platform uses Mangstor NVMe SSDs that are driven by a 100-core DSP and algorithms optimized to deliver leading performance by efficiently managing and scheduling the individual NAND memory cells. This ability to run advanced device control logic on a highly-efficient multicore DSP (rather than on the host server processors) provides a key performance advantage. This innovative offload architecture results in I/O performance with very low and very consistent latency to attached application servers.

“Using the latest 100 Gb network technology, the connectivity portfolio within our NV-Series is rounded off. Based on customer requests, we can now tailor our solutions with 25, 40, 50, 56 Gb and several InfiniBand or Ethernet ports,” said Helmut Kopel, CEO at Zstor. “This is needed to bring the NVMe low latency benefits of installed 48TB to a huge number of attached application servers.”

To interoperate with leading operating systems on attached application servers, Zstor’s NV-Series includes drivers for Windows and Linux operating systems. The drivers provide a local block storage interface that enables servers to efficiently access storage in block mode or through the file system on the server, bypassing legacy iSCSI or FC storage I/O interfaces. This results in application servers that have the industry’s highest bandwidth and lowest latency SSDs with the cost and efficiency benefits of not having to populate every server with dedicated SSDs.

The Zstor NV-Series starts with equipped capacities up to 48TB raw that provides a range from 5.4TB up to 32TB net capacity. The robust 2U rackmount chassis is powered by a high compute multicore platform and depending on the model, the Zstor NV-Series varies from two to four high-speed Ethernet or InfiniBand ports with up to 56 Gb/s data transfer rate per port. A limited 5-year hardware warranty is included. Quotes can be requested via the Zstor sales team at .