August 9th, 2016 by Adam Armstrong
Mangstor Announces TITAN NVMf Software For Storage Arrays
Today at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California, Mangstor Inc. announced that its TITAN NVMe over Fabric (NVMf) Target Software Storage Stack is now available. Mangstor claims that its TITAN software can deliver high-performance and ultra-low latencies through tight integration of NVMe SSDs with Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) Network Interface Cards (NICs) and efficient use of x86 server capabilities.
According to Mangstor, its TITAN software can deliver key capabilities that enable IT managers to dynamically provision NAND flash memory locally or remotely, and with centralized management. These capabilities include accelerated application response times, efficient storage resource sharing, tiering, scalability, connectivity to existing SANs, and operational efficiencies. The software also features advanced capabilities such as storage caching, cluster management, and NIC support up to 100 Gbps speeds. The management software included within TITAN is a scalable REST API and GUI tools that enable IT managers to easily deploy and manage large clusters of NVMf storage.
Another advantage of TITAN is centralized management. Through a single web-based management interface, users can manage entire clusters of NVMf storage arrays. This should simplify management as well as allowing easier and faster storage system configurability in the datacenter and the ability to manage these systems in a more reliable manner. The software supports multiple fabric options, including Mellanox RoCE (Ethernet) and Infiniband, as well as emerging RDMA fabrics such as Intel OmniPath.
Mangstor claims that NVMf arrays based on TITAN software are able to scale up to petabytes of capacity and deliver performance of millions of IOPS, with latencies under 200μs. When more capacity is needed one needs only to add an array, that will have little effect on latency. These NVMf arrays would be ideal for data-intensive storage, latency-sensitive applications, and real-time analytics
TITAN is available now for OEM customers and storage provider partners worldwide.