Liqid Enables Industry-First Unified Multi-Fabric Support for Composable Infrastructure

May 1, 2019

LAS VEGAS, May 1, 2019 — Liqid, provider of a comprehensive composable infrastructure platform, announces unified multi-fabric support for composability across all major fabric types including PCIe Gen 3, PCIe Gen 4, Ethernet, Infiniband, and laying the foundation for the up-coming Gen-Z specifications. Liqid’s upcoming release of its Command Center 2.2 software will enable IT users to dynamically compose servers from pools of CPU, GPU, FPGA, NVMe, and NICs regardless of underlying fabric type. This milestone makes Liqid Command Center Software the most complete and adaptive solution in the marketplace. Extending the company’s ability to simultaneously compose infrastructure across multiple fabric types and laying the foundation for future architectures positions Liqid for unrivaled industry leadership.

“Providing Ethernet and Infiniband composability in addition to PCIe is a natural extension of our expertise in fabric management and aligns with our mission to facilitate data center disaggregation,” said Sumit Puri, CEO and Co-founder, Liqid. “We’re pleased to be able to offer our customers an increasingly flexible approach to composability by enabling Liqid Command Center with simultaneous management of multiple fabric types.  This is an important achievement towards delivering an industry-leading unified software solution to enable multi-fabric composable infrastructure.”

Liqid Command Center Software is purpose-built to enable dynamic, bare-metal composability utilizing pools off-the-shelf hardware connected across intelligently-managed fabrics. With the ability to compose across PCIe, Ethernet, and Infiniband Liqid is dramatically increasing the utilization, flexibility, and ease of use of valuable data center resources.  IT administrators can realize the benefits of on-demand, adaptive infrastructure composed simultaneously across multiple fabric types. Resources such as NVMe storage, GPUs and FPGAs can be deployed across the data center as needed, via multiple fabrics, and monitored through a single pane-of-glass GUI.

Additionally, Liqid is a member of the Gen-Z consortium and is actively enabling support for the new protocol in future releases of Liqid Command Center Software.  Liqid is “future-proofing” fabric management for users who seek the performance and utilization efficiencies promised by composable infrastructure deployed with Gen-Z.

“Evolving artificial intelligence and machine learning workloads and new communication protocols such as 5G are pushing legacy data center architectures to a breaking point. These dynamic applications demand a dynamic and flexible data center framework,” said Eric Slack, Sr. Analyst with the Evaluator Group. “With the advent of composable infrastructure, and now with Liqid’s cross-composability on PCIe, Ethernet, Infiniband and upcoming fabrics such as Gen Z, Liqid will drive the widest array of protocols for its comprehensive suite of composable infrastructure solutions.”

Liqid Command Center Software Release:

  • Support for composability over PCIe Gen4

  • Support for composability over Ethernet 10/25/100 Gb

  • Support for composability over Infinband 10/25/100 Gb

  • Composable storage with NVMe-oF (RoCE)

  • Composable GPU with GPU-oF (GPUDirect RDMA)

  • General availability of Liqid Command Center 2.2 is expected in 2H-2019

Liqid is actively participating at Dell Technologies World 2019, including: 

  • Liqid World Chat: Tuesday April 30, 2019 at 3:40PM PDT, Theater A; abstract available here

  • Gestalt IT’s Tech Field Day Extra: Wednesday May 1, 2019 at 3:00 PM PDT; livestream available here

  • Booth #1338:  Live demonstrations of Liqid solutions at Dell Technologies World 2019

Go to www.liqid.com to schedule a demo and discuss the latest Liqid composable solutions and services. Follow Liqid on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay up to date with the latest Liqid news and industry insights.

About Liqid

Liqid provides a comprehensive software-defined composable infrastructure platform. Liqid Composable platform empowers users to manage, scale, and configure physical, bare-metal server systems in seconds and reallocate core data center devices on-demand as workflows and business needs evolve. Liqid Command Center software enables users to dynamically right-size IT resources on-the-fly.


Source: Liqid

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