Lightboard Video: Overcoming the Challenges of Deploying NVMe Flash at Scale

The main advantages of NVMe flash drives are the low latency and high performance per drive. Those advantages are also the biggest challenges: each drive can generate hundreds of thousands of IOPS but if those drives are installed in a traditional storage array, much of the potential raw performance is lost due to limitations of the controllers. The customer is forced to use more drives and more controllers to obtain the performance they need. This problem is compounded by flash capacity, which continues to increase in density. The result is the customer ends up buying more drives than they should to meet performance requirements and ends up with terabytes of wasted capacity.

In our latest Lightboard Video, Storage Switzerland and Excelero discuss how to reach the full performance potential of NVMe drives while still maintaining the capacity efficiencies of a shared storage environment.

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George Crump is the Chief Marketing Officer at VergeIO, the leader in Ultraconverged Infrastructure. Prior to VergeIO he was Chief Product Strategist at StorONE. Before assuming roles with innovative technology vendors, George spent almost 14 years as the founder and lead analyst at Storage Switzerland. In his spare time, he continues to write blogs on Storage Switzerland to educate IT professionals on all aspects of data center storage. He is the primary contributor to Storage Switzerland and is a heavily sought-after public speaker. With over 30 years of experience designing storage solutions for data centers across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS, SAN, Virtualization, Cloud, and Enterprise Flash. Before founding Storage Switzerland, he was CTO at one of the nation's largest storage integrators, where he was in charge of technology testing, integration, and product selection.

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