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Marvell Introduces Industry’s First Native NVMe RAID 1 Accelerator

by Juan Mulford
Marvell NVMe RAID Accelerator

This week, Marvell introduced the industry’s first native NVMe RAID 1 accelerator targeting virtualized, multi-tenant cloud, and enterprise data center environments. The first of Marvell’s partners to support this new accelerator is Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), in the HPE NS204i-p NVMe OS Boot Device. It is offered on select HPE ProLiant servers and HPE Apollo systems to target various workloads such as virtualization, AI, analytics, HPC, and HCI and optimize IT environment’s reliability, efficiency, and performance.

This week, Marvell introduced the industry’s first native NVMe RAID 1 accelerator targeting virtualized, multi-tenant cloud, and enterprise data center environments. The first of Marvell’s partners to support this new accelerator is Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), in the HPE NS204i-p NVMe OS Boot Device. It is offered on select HPE ProLiant servers and HPE Apollo systems to target various workloads such as virtualization, AI, analytics, HPC, and HCI and optimize IT environment’s reliability, efficiency, and performance.

Marvell NVMe RAID Accelerator

The IT industry is experiencing a significant transition regarding storage, from legacy SAS and SATA to the novel NVMe SSDs. With this new solution, Marvell is offering data centers fast-track the move to higher performance flash storage. The NVMe RAID 1 accelerator lowers data center total cost of ownership (TCO) by offloading RAID 1 processing from server CPU resources, maximizing application processing performance. And with the HPE NS204i-p NVMe OS Boot Device, IT organizations are empowered to deploy a “plug-and-play,” NVMe-based OS boot solution that protects the integrity of flash data storage while delivering an optimized, application-level user experience.

The NVMe RAID 1 accelerator is compatible with the most popular operating systems (OS), including Windows, Linux, and VMware native OS NVMe host drivers. It is based on a DRAM-less architecture that lowers power consumption. Its architecture and compatibility make it ideal for enterprise-class SSD boot applications. Moreover, it easily provides operating system and recovery data protection that is physically isolated in the server from volume user data. The NVMe RAID 1 accelerator in the HPE NS204i-p NVMe OS Boot Device, solves typical virtualized CPU overloading for RAID 1 processing across two separate drives. The accelerator offloads RAID 1 processing to hardware and directly connecting to two NVMe SSDs, enabling the HPE solution to consume a single PCIe slot. The HPE NS204i-p NVMe OS Boot Device is a single PCIe card that includes two 480GB NVMe M.2 SSDs and enables customers to mirror their OS through dedicated hardware RAID 1.

Availability

The HPE NS204i-p NVMe OS Boot Device is available today for select HPE ProLiant Gen10 and Gen10 Plus servers and HPE Apollo Gen10 and Gen10 Plus systems.

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