Cavium Demos NVMe over Fabrics Performance at Flash Memory Summit

August 8, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 8, 2017 — Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM) will showcase a broad range of NVMe over Fabric solutions including FC-NVMe on Gen 6 Fibre Channel and NVMe over Fabrics concurrently over RoCE and iWARP on Cavium FastlinQ 45000/41000 Series Ethernet NICs at the Flash Memory Summit 2017 at Booth #815 from August 8-10, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

The NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) specification is an emerging technology that gives data center networks unprecedented access to NVMe SSD storage. It delivers efficient scaling of NVMe-based SSDs over data center fabrics including Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) networks (iWARP and RoCE), as well as, Fibre Channel.  This enables faster, more scalable connections between servers and storage as well as between storage controllers and NVMe enclosures.

Cavium is leading the transition to NVMe over Fabrics by enabling a broad range of high-performance solutions that seamlessly transition customer infrastructure and applications from legacy storage to current and next-generation flash/NVMe, and is the only solution supplier offering both NVMe-oF over Universal RDMA and Fibre Channel Adapters.

The Flash Memory Summit 2017 will feature the latest technology trends, the most exciting products, and the broadest coverage of a rapidly expanding market around flash, fabrics and end-to-end solutions. Cavium participation in Flash Memory Summit 2017 spans multiple live performance and interop demonstrations, speaking sessions by industry experts and product showcases. Key demonstrations and engagements include:

  • Demo: Breakthrough performance from an  end-to-end FC-NVMe solution with QLogic Gen 6 Fibre Channel delivering more than 2 million NVMe IOPS on the innovative SPDK-based software-defined storage framework @ Cavium Booth #815
  • Demo: Industry’s only solution that delivers technology choice and investment protection to customers with concurrent RoCE and iWARP transports for NVMe over Fabrics @ Cavium Booth #815
  • Demo: Concurrent FCP and FC-NVMe end-to-end multi-vendor interoperability demonstration featuring QLogic Gen 6 Fibre Channel @ FCIA Booth #828
  • Breakout Session: “Accelerate Access to Networked Flash with FC-NVMe” @ Forum V-31 on Thursday, August 10th at 8:30 a.m.
  • Expert Panel: “Ultra-Fast NVMe Storage Networks for Next Generation Flash Array” Session 303-B @ Forum W-32 on Thursday, August 10th at 1:30 p.m.
  • Expert Panel: “NVMe over Fabrics Does Networking Part 2b” @ Forum A-12 on Tuesday, August 8th at 5:00 p.m.

Cavium QLogic NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe) Solution

Next-generation data intensive workloads utilize low latency NVMe flash-based storage to meet ever increasing user demand. By combining the lossless, highly deterministic nature of Fibre Channel with NVMe, FC-NVMe delivers the performance, application response time, and scalability needed for next generation data centers, while leveraging existing Fibre Channel infrastructure. Currently shipping QLogic 2690 Series of Enhanced Gen 5 and 2700 Series of Gen 6 Fibre Channel adapters are FC-NVMe ready and are being evaluated in FC-NVMe fabrics by multiple customers and partners across the industry.

Cavium FastLinQ NVMe over Ethernet Universal RDMA (NVMe-oF) Solution

Driven by the performance demands of NVMe, high-performance, low latency networking is a fundamental requirement for a fabric to scale out. Ethernet-based RDMA fabrics with their exceptional low latency and offload capabilities will become a popular choice for NVMe over Fabrics.  Cavium FastLinQ 45000/41000 Series Ethernet NICs support Universal RDMA (RoCE, RoCEv2 and iWARP concurrently) and deliver the ultimate choice to customers for scaling out NVMe over a general purpose Ethernet fabric.

Cavium FastLinQ 40000 Series 10/25/40/50/100GbE, QLogic 2690 Series Enhanced Gen 5 16GFC and 2700 Series Gen 6 32GFC adapters are available from Cavium and multiple leading OEMs and ODMs.

For more information, visit www.qlogic.com/nvmeof and cavium.com/fastlinq.

To schedule a meeting with Cavium, please contact your local sales account manager or Lilly Ly (lly@cavium.com). Please enter Flash Memory Summit 2017 in the subject line.

About Cavium

Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), offers a broad portfolio of infrastructure solutions for compute, security, storage, switching, connectivity and baseband processing. Cavium’s highly integrated multi-core SoC products deliver software compatible solutions across low to high performance points enabling secure and intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data Center and Service Provider Equipment. Cavium processors and solutions are supported by an extensive ecosystem of operating systems, tools, application stacks, hardware-reference designs and other products. Cavium is headquartered in San Jose, CA with design centers in California, Massachusetts, India, Israel, China and Taiwan.


Source: Cavium

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