by Adam Armstrong

QLogic & Brocade Demonstrate NVMe Over Fabrics With Fibre Channel

Today at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference in Las Vegas, QLogic and Brocade demonstrated the industry’s first Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) over Fabrics solution using Fibre Channel as the fabric. The demonstration is based on the draft specification of NVMe over Fabrics under definition by the NVM Express, Inc. organization and the draft Fibre Channel over NVMe (FC-NVMe) standards under definition by T11.

NVMe is bringing performance of PCIe SSDs to new heights while reducing latency. Taking this new fast technology over Fabrics enables data centers to utilize NVMe in large-scale storage deployments. This new FC-NVMe proof of concept by QLogic and Brocade provides a foundation for lower latency and increased performance, while providing improved fabric integration for flash-based storage. The new proof of concept will allow organizations to leverage their existing investments in Fibre Channel while reaping the performance benefits of NVMe.

Those interested can see the demonstration at the Brocade Booth, booth #546, at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference in Las Vegas, December 7-10 2015.

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