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Best-in-Class and award-winning NVMe-over-Fabric solutions now available at Zstor

Kaarst, 18th of September, 2017

Zstor GmbH, an established company for deploying datacenter projects with local and centralised NVMe Flash solutions like NVMe Flash arrays or NVMe components and their integration into existing IT architectures, has been selected by E8 Storage as their first European channel partner for their high performance NVMe storage appliances. This completes Zstor’s NVMe Flash portfolio with award-winning best-in-class, high performance, and high availability storage appliances to continue its successful track record of offering high-end NVMe solutions.

Zstor has more than two years of experience with NVMe solutions

Since the introduction of NVMe, Zstor has developed, configured, and installed high-performance NVMe solutions for transaction-hungry IT applications. Within private data centers in banks or insurance companies, as well as online booking and shopping systems, the demand for centralised NVMe storage appliances is increasing to deliver performance and scalability for mission critical systems. Zstor delivers tailor-made and application-optimized solutions and offers SSD and HDD solutions that meet customer requirements for high performance at a low TCO.  In addition to all-flash solutions based on enterprise SAS or SATA SSDs, Zstor focuses on NVMe-based JBOF arrays and appliances that offer performance and low latency on par with local NVMe SSDs.

NVMe appliances by E8 Storage available now from Zstor

Zstor is extending its NVMe solution portfolio to offer high availability storage appliances from E8 Storage, a leading enterprise storage company offering high performance NVMe solutions. E8 Storage delivers simple, centralized storage management at the speed of local SSD, without compromising on performance, ease of use and reliability. E8 Storage is ideally suited for high performance, low latency workloads such as real-time analytics, and was awarded the "Best of Show Award" in the category "Most Innovative Flash Memory Enterprise Business Application" at Flash Memory Summit 2017 for their innovative customer implementation.

"Through our partnership with E8 storage, we are adding a reliable technology partner to our NVMe portfolio that delivers high performance, scalability and reliability for accelerating mission critical application performance," says Helmut Kopel, Managing Director of Zstor GmbH. "With E8 Storage NVMe appliances we can deliver centralized, low latency storage over converged ethernet for a high performance, scalable solution at a much lower cost of ownership than local NVMe drives built into each server."

Flash-in-a-Box: Zstor offers State-of-the-Art-Technologies

The E8-D24 appliance offered by Zstor is a high availability appliance with no single point of failure in the hardware and software architecture, and is ideally suited for transaction-intensive applications. Dual-ported, RAID-6 protected enterprise NVMe SSDs are directly accessed by the host servers via RDMA over 100Gb/s Ethernet for high performance with low latency. In addition to the E8-D24, Zstor’s NVMe product portfolio starts with entry level solutions application-optimized and scalable NVMe-Flash arrays (JBOF) for direct connection to servers and server farms or just NVMe cards for use in local servers.

The E8 Storage NVMe appliance brings Intel Optane's performance on the road

Zstor keeps on increasing its know-how through its cooperation with E8 Storage, which will launch a new E8-X24 storage appliance with even higher performance and lower latencies based on new dual-ported NVMe SSDs from Intel (Intel Optane) in the near future.