Early Prototype of NVM Express over Fabrics Will Be Shown at the
The organization also announced that Revision 1.2 of the NVM Express Specification is in the final stages of ratification.
Delivering application-focused performance for data-intensive workloads, such as real-time data analytics, NVM Express over Fabrics enables end-users to connect remote subsystems with a flash appliance to achieve faster application response times and better scalability across virtual data centers. While the ability to access remote solid state drives over fabrics exists today, typically a SCSI-based protocol is used. This results in increased latency. By using NVMe end-to-end, the latency-contributing SCSI translation is eliminated, resulting in faster access to data. This provides end-users with the ability to harness the performance of hundreds of solid state drives, achieving similar latency whether the SSDs are local or remote.
An early prototype of NVM Express over Fabrics will be demonstrated at the
"NVM Express has redefined the standard for performance of next-generation flash storage devices. EMC is working to deliver industry-leading NVMe solutions to the market, including the breakthrough DSSD™ storage system," said
The demonstration can be seen at the
NVM Express 1.2 Specification
The NVMe 1.2 specification adds features for both enterprise and client systems. For client systems, the NVMe 1.2 specification enables better power management, and other mobile-oriented capabilities, such as a feature that enables SSDs with less or no DRAM, reducing system costs. These features are especially important in the expanding small form factor computing segment. For enterprises, the NVMe 1.2 specification enhances status reporting and expands capabilities including live firmware updates.
The NVM Express 1.2 specification will be available for download in the fourth quarter of 2014 at http://www.nvmexpress.org.
About NVM Express
NVM Express is the optimized, high performance, scalable host controller interface with a streamlined register interface and command set designed for NVM based storage. NVM Express was developed to reduce latency and provide faster performance with support for security and end-to-end data protection. The first NVM Express products began shipping in 2014 and have demonstrated up to six times greater performance and lower latency than SATA solid state drives. NVM Express specifications are owned by
Organizations interested in participating in the development and promotion of NVM Express are invited to become Contributors to
NVM Express is a trademark of