April 30th, 2018 by Adam Armstrong
Toshiba Showcases Several SSD Solutions At Dell Technologies World
Today at Dell Technologies World 2018, Toshiba Memories America, Inc. is onsite showcasing several of its flash solutions. Dell Technologies and Toshiba have partnered for a long time with Toshiba being one of the diamond-level conference sponsors. Toshiba will be showcasing SSD technology for server and storage application solutions.
For its SSD technology, Toshiba will be showcasing their usage in several Dell EMC products ranging from high-end enterprise servers down to client devices. This includes Toshiba's 96-layer BiCS FLASH 3D Memory in eSSDs, boot solutions, client SSDs, and SED SSDs. Dell and Toshiba work together placing the drives in devices including Dell EM PowerEdg servers with vSAN, Dell EMC XC HCI appliances with Nutanix, Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers with SQL Server and HammerDB (both Intel and AMD based), Dell ESI (Extreme Scale Infrastructure) with SQL Server, HammerDB and Cassandra, and Dell EMC S2D (Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Node) with software defined storage.
While it is nice to see familiar products working together, it is more interesting to see the recently announced Kumoscale NVMe over Fabrics (NMe-oF) being demoed. According to Toshiba, KumoScale enables the use of NVMe-oF to make flash storage accessible over a data center network, providing a simple and flexible abstraction of physical disks into a pool of block storage, all while preserving the high performance of direct-attached NVMe SSDs.
Toshiba will be showcasing the above solutions and potentially more at booth #404 of the Dell Technologies Solutions Expo from April 30 through May 2.