By Amber Huffman Members of NVM Express, Inc. have recently returned from sunny Santa Clara, where we attended yet another Flash Memory Summit. The event was devoted to providing the storage community with the latest technology updates, forecasts, and roadmaps for non-volatile memory—but it also indicated that NVM Express is more prominent than ever and [...]
By J Metz and Bill Lynn Welcome to part III of our blog series, “NVMe™ Form Factors”. If you’re joining us late, don’t worry. You can catch up on part I and part II and then meet us back here for the finale. Now that we’ve talked through the history of NVMe and its building [...]
NVMe™ Form Factors Blog Series Part II: “NVMe Building Blocks – Controller, Buffer Memory, Media and Form Factors”
By J Metz and Bill Lynn Thank you for joining us for Part II of our blog series, “NVMe Form Factors”. If you missed part I, you can catch up here. Now let’s get down to the topic at hand—the building blocks of NVMe™. Building Blocks An SSD consists of an SSD controller chip, some [...]
By J Metz and Bill Lynn Non-Volatile Memory Express (what a mouthful!) has become top-of-mind when it comes to advances being made in the tech world. In a very short period of time, NVMe™ seems to be everywhere. It’s been the hot topic for developer conferences, storage conferences, data center blogs – and rightfully so. [...]
By Amber Huffman We are catching our breath after the exciting and productive annual 2018 NVM Express Member Meeting and Developer Day earlier this month. We spent two days with over 200 folks gathered in one place discussing the past, present and future of NVM Express™ technology. It was a packed event and I want [...]
A few years ago, for the readers of Storage Insiders, it became apparent that future SSDs would not end their lifecycle on a SAS, let alone a SATA interface
An optimally-running data center must have a storage protocol (a standard for storage software, features and so on) and a hardware interface that is developed and tuned for the media device.
There are three points within the storage infrastructure that will use NVMe; internal to the storage system, intra-connectivity between storage systems and inter-connectivity to physical servers.