Features & Benefits
High Availability NVMe Solution
The NV24P2 features 24 NVMe drives with dual redundant PCIe-based expansion modules, power supplies and an HBA (host bus adapter) for connection to the host. It provides redundant data access to all of the hot swappable drives and with redundant hot swappable power supplies.
Out of Box Capacity at In the Box Speed
NVMe-based SSDs represent the latest emerging solid state storage technology. NVMe is based upon Flash technology, which utilizes PCIe, the same ultra-high speed interface that communicates directly with the CPUs in all servers. Combining NAND Flash with a highspeed interface virtually liminates latency between the storage enclosure and processor, resulting in extremely high performance. Applications such as OLTP (on-line transaction processing) where low latency is a must, gain significant performance advantages.
NVMe is architected to provide significantly greater number of queues than SAS Architecture. Achieving up to 65,000 queues and 65,000 command queue depths are possible.
No Waiting for SAS Interfaces
Traditional enclosures have relied on HDD technology for their storage expansion capabilities, limiting data rates to roughly 3Gbp. This results in milliseconds of latency delay waiting for the media to spin under the head. With HDDs, the latency delay from SAS was tolerable, however, with SSD transfer rates, these latencies are unacceptable. Using NVMe avoids complexity and software overhead from the SCSI protocol.
The NV24P2 is based on an existing high-reliability 2U platform that has been in use for five years. By adapting an existing solution, we could deliver lower total cost with faster time to market. Microsemi, the leading supplier of both PCIe switch and SAS technology, worked jointly with us to develop this solution, delivering yet another first-to-market for a Storage technology.