E8 Storage

E8 Storage has developed an ultra–high performance storage appliance for the enterprise and storage-defined cloud. Its unique and patented revolutionary architecture facilitates achieving unparalleled performance without compromising on reliability and availability—all while maintaining low TCO. E8 Storage enables the use of NVMe SSDs in a centralized fashion, getting all the bandwidth and throughput of the SSDs, with latency on par with local NVMe SSDs, while supporting high availability and stringent reliability requirements.

E8 Storage provides 10x the performance of all other all-flash-arrays. Random access latency is so fast that performance is consistent and guaranteed, without any need for caching. E8 Storage can scale out to hundreds of concurrently connected servers.

E8 Storage is designed for Tier-1 usage and high duty cycle by providing double-parity protection without any single point of failure, with all parts replaceable, and relies on standard off-the-shelf NVMe SSDs. E8 drivers coordinate access to the shared enclosure, taking care of multi-pathing and network health detection. The E8 driver auto-balances traffic to make the best usage of the available network paths.

E8 Storage is ideal for real-time analytics, high-performance key-value stores, as well as SQL and NoSQL databases.

For more information, please visit www.e8storage.com.

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The first NVMe SSDs were introduced by Intel in 2014, but those could only be used as local drives within the server. Although HA enclosures and dual-ported drives are extremely common in SAS, they are lacking in NVMe. And having an HA enclosure only addresses half the problem—solving the failure of a networking/controller element. It does not solve what happens when an SSD fails.

An HA solution therefore requires both a no-single-point-of-failure hardware design for the NVMe enclosure as well as RAID for the NVMe drives themselves. With E8 Storage, Intel® dual-port NVMe SSDs such as the D3700 SSD can be deployed in an HA enclosure, with RAID operating at the entire bandwidth and throughput of the SSDs, retaining latency levels on par with local NVMe SSD usage.

With Intel and E8 Storage, Tier-1 availability and reliability finally meet the performance of NVMe.