March 8th, 2017 by Adam Armstrong
Excelero Comes Out Of Stealth & Releases NVMesh 1.1
Today a new player has come out of stealth and is ready to bring something different to the market, Excelero. Excelero is also launching it’s first product today, a Server SAN software called NVMesh 1.1. Accorinding the Excelero, its new product is designed to offer exceptional Flash performance for web and enterprise applications at any scale.
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Founded in 2014 and funded in part by Fusion-io’s founder David Flynn, Excelero has designed a Software-Defined Block Storage solution that meets performance and scalability requirements of the largest web-scale and enterprise applications. The company states that it can enable enterprises and service providers to design scale-out storage infrastructures leveraging standard servers and high-performance flash storage. Early customers include GE and NASA Ames.
NVMe interface has been showing the world new levels of performance. Hyperscale environments can take advantage of the benefits of NVMe technology but currently have a utilization rate as low as 25%. Excelero new product can virtualize all of the NVMe devices and unify the capacity into a single, high-performance storage pool. From there, companies can provision the high-performing storage to applications as needed. NVMesh also supports NVMe over Fabrics (NVMf) transport.
The result of 3 years of development and 11 patents (10 still pending), NVMesh 1.1 is a 100% software-only solution that lets users benefit from the performance of local storage with the convenience of centralized storage. NVMesh can scale NVMe performance linearly at almost 100% efficiency. It does this by shifting data services from centralized CPU to complete client-side distribution. NVMesh is highly flexible and can be deployed as physically converged or disaggregated. Ideal use cases include: Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data analytics, and Artificial Intelligence as well as web-scale enterprise loads.
From a performance perspective, NVMesh uses its patented Remote Direct Drive Access (RDDA) technology to logically disaggregating storage from application servers. With one customer, NVMesh was able to hit 140GB/s of aggregated throughput and 30 million random 4k IOPS, and an average latency under 200µs. This was performed on a cluster of 128 x86 servers.
Availability and pricing
NVMesh 1.1 is generally available today and will be priced per server or per NVMe drive.