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KIOXIA Ethernet SSD Storage Announced

by Adam Armstrong
KIOXIA Ethernet SSD

KIOXIA America, Inc. announced new direct-attached, network-attached devices with the KIOXIA Ethernet SSD Storage. This didn’t solely come from KIOXIA, they have been working with several players in the industry including Marvell, Foxconn-Ingrasys and Accton. These companies are working together to bring Ethernet Bunch of Flash (EBOF) technology solutions to market, this announcement being the first of many steps.

KIOXIA America, Inc. announced new direct-attached, network-attached devices with the KIOXIA Ethernet SSD Storage. This didn’t solely come from KIOXIA, they have been working with several players in the industry including Marvell, Foxconn-Ingrasys and Accton. These companies are working together to bring Ethernet Bunch of Flash (EBOF) technology solutions to market, this announcement being the first of many steps.

KIOXIA Ethernet SSD

 

As data grows and becomes more valuable there are more and more issues that need to be address. For one is capacity, though several companies have solutions for this. Another big issue is bandwidth increases and a decrease in processing time. This is where an EBOF system would come in. Through an Ethernet fabric that can scale flash and optimally disaggregate storage from compute, an EBOF storage system is said to bypass the cost, complexity, and system limitations inherent with standard JBOF storage systems. This new system should be able to accelerate applications and workloads where disaggregated low-latency, high bandwidth, highly available storage is needed.

EBOF System Highlights:

  • Simpler EBOF design with KIOXIA Ethernet SSD connecting directly to the embedded Ethernet switch inside EBOF
  • Available EBOF 2U systems can connect up to 24 KIOXIA Ethernet SSDs with up to total 600 gigabits per second (Gbps) storage throughput
  • Each system supports 2.4 terabits per second (Tb/s) of connectivity throughput which can be split between network connectivity and daisy chaining additional EBOFs
  • High performance: 670K IOPS per drive, over 16M IOPS per 24 bay EBOF (@4KB random read)
  • Runs Marvell EBOF SDK, leveraging the SONiC network operating system and enabling advanced discovery and management functions

KIOXIA Ethernet SSD Features:

  • Support for single or dual 25Gb Ethernet and RoCEv2 RDMA connection
  • NVMe-oF 1.1 and NVMe 1.4 compliance
  • 2.5-inch1 15-millimeter (mm) Z-height form factor
  • Capacities supported: 1920/3840/7680 GB
  • Two-die failure recovery and other reliability features
  • Support for Redfish and NVMe-MI storage management specifications
  • Support for IPv4 and IPv6 architecture

Availability

KIOXIA Ethernet SSD are sampling now with key partners and customers.

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