Gestalt IT, NVMe-oF: the Next Evolution, January 5, 2021
As the tides of information technology ebb and flow, these are the days of our lives. Once massive storage and data transit networks were built in parallel and only converged at specific points allowing for the utilization of the storage resources.
TechRepublic, NVMe: A Cheat Sheet, October 8, 2020
As adoption of solid-state drives (SSDs) increases in enterprise, professional, and consumer markets, the practice of shimming flash memory onto interfaces and form factors designed for traditional mechanical hard drives for the sake of cross-compatibility is falling out of style. In order to fully utilize the potential of solid-state storage technology, industry stakeholders have devised NVM Express as a standard interface for SSDs to communicate with computers.
Computer Weekly, NVMe-over Fabrics: How NVMe-oF Revolutionizes Shared Storage, October 6, 2020
It’s almost a decade since the NVM Express Workgroup released the first version of the NVMe standard. Since then, the technology has become an increasingly common interface for solid state storage.
CIO, 3 Reasons to Consider NVMe and SCM, September 25, 2020
Traditional storage simply isn’t engineered to handle the speed that these applications require and the volumes of data. However, two recent improvements in storage technology – Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) in conjunction with Storage Class Memory (SCM) – can help solve this issue.
EE Times, NVMe-oF Is Ready to Go the Distance, September 24, 2020
Is 2020 the year NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) finally takes off? As an extension of the somewhat mature non-volatile memory express (NVMe) protocol, the NVMe-oF specification uses NVMe to connect hosts to storage across a network fabric.
Apple Insider, How to Use an NVMe Drive to Upgrade Your Mac’s SSD, September 19, 2020
If you’re not able to shell out $1000 or more for a new machine, you can squeeze out a few more years with a storage upgrade for some older MacBook Air or MacBook Pro models. Here’s how to do it.
PocketLint, How to Improve Your Gaming Performance with Blazing Fast NVMe SSDs, August 25, 2020
NVMe SSDs are the newest standard of Solid State Drive. These modules offer blazing fast read and write speeds that can improve the performance of your games by reducing load times, minimizing installation duration and improving your overall operating system experience too.
eWeek, Eight Reasons Why PCIe 4.0 is Important for Flash Storage, August 24, 2020
For a decade and a half, PCIe connectivity hardware has delivered improved computing performance despite a smaller footprint on motherboards. The PCIe serial bus has helped usher in new advancements in computing applications, from increased capacity drives for in-memory processing to larger-capacity scratch disks and graphics processing units (GPUs) for 3D video and graphics processing.
Anandtech, The Next Step in SSD Evolution: NVMe Zoned Namespaces Explained, August 6, 2020
In June we saw an update to the NVMe standard. The update defines a software interface to assist in actually reading and writing to the drives in a way to which SSDs and NAND flash actually works.
Help Net Security, Things to Consider When Selecting Enterprise SSDs for Critical Workloads, July 30, 2020
The process of evaluating solid state drives (SSDs) for enterprise applications can present a number of challenges. You want maximum performance for the most demanding servers running mission-critical workloads.
TechTarget, NVMe Zoned Namespace Lowers Costs and Improves Performance, July 27, 2020
The NVM Express consortium recently ratified the NVMe Zoned Namespace Command Set specification. It defines an interface for enabling host software to communicate with non-volatile NAND flash storage.
Storage Review, What is NVMe-oF?, July 27, 2020
In recent years, we continue to experience how storage performance is getting faster, which has been challenging the old storage protocols that have become a bottleneck for data centers. In this article, we take a quick look into Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe). Further, we overview NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) and NVMe over RDMA over Converged Ethernet (NVMe over RoCE), a new protocol specification developed to solve bottlenecks of modern storage networks.
EE Times, NVMe Drives Ready to Embrace Own Form Factors, June 1, 2020
Just as NVMe freed SSDs from relying on legacy technologies designed for spinning disks, the Enterprise & Data Center SSD Form Factor (EDSFF) family has been purpose-built for NVMe-based drives, whether they contain flash or another storage class memory (SCM) such as Intel Optane.
TechTarget, NVMe-oF Storage Technology and Terms Explained, May 28, 2020
Storage has picked up a lot of speed in the last five years with the adoption of NVMe and persistent memory. Those changes have storage network technology scrambling to avoid becoming the bottleneck in a storage system.
Blocks and Files, Will NVMe Become the Universal Block Storage Access Protocol?, May 27, 2020
Facebook’s virtual OCP summit earlier this month hosted two provocative presentations that suggested NVMe could become a universal block access protocol. How realistic is this prospect?
TechTarget, Get to Know Edge Storage and the Technology Around It, April 30, 2020
Edge computing is no longer theoretical. It’s making its way into the enterprise, with products and services that move compute and storage closer to where data is generated and used. IDC recently underscored this trend with a prediction that more than half of new enterprise IT infrastructure deployed will happen at the edge within three years. That’s up from 10% today. So, what does this mean for edge storage and storage infrastructure in general?
TechTarget, Get to know NVMe protocol basics with these related terms,, March 31, 2020
The NVMe protocol has had a significant effect on data center storage technology in the past few years, and that doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon.
DigiconAsia, Three storage trends that will shape the data experience in the new decade, March 17, 2020
According to IDC, by the year 2022, half of the Asia Pacific’s economies will have been digitalized. This means we are now at the inception of one of the biggest migrations in history, as organizations recreate new and existing processes in the digital realm.
DCIG, Four Advances in Storage Technology that are Redefining High-End Storage, March 6, 2020
DCIG recently updated its research into enterprise storage and has begun working on reports covering the high-end storage array segment of the marketplace. As we looked at the results and spoke with vendors, it became clear that several recent advances in storage technology are redefining the high-end.
IT Pro Portal, What’s in store: Five storage trends to look out for in 2020, March 4, 2020
We’ve entered a new year and a new decade, so it seems an appropriate time to take stock and consider the key themes in the tech and storage industry for the months ahead.
How-To Geek, NVMe vs. SATA: Which SSD Technology Is Faster?, February 27, 2020
NVMe drives are a big deal in computer storage right now, and for good reason. Not only does an NVMe solid-state drive (SSD) leave most older SSDs in the dust, it’s also blazing fast compared to standard 3.5- and 2.5-inch drives.
Network World, What You Need to Know about NVMe-oF™, February 18, 2020
The era of NVMe-over-Fabrics (NVMe-oF™) is quickly approaching. By 2025, most data centers will likely have adopted NVMe-oF for some part of their architecture.
DataStorageAsean, Top Business Benefits of NVMe Storage, February 4, 2020
As traditional hard drives are being slowly but surely replaced by flash-based SSDs and become more mainstream, the SATA transfer protocol is no longer sufficient to deliver the speeds required for businesses to get the most out of their SSD storage investments.
eWeek, Five NVMe Storage Improvements and Why They Matter, January 23, 2020
Data is everywhere and must land somewhere. Somewhere, every bit of data that is created inhabits a piece of IT hardware: a storage array, a cloud service server, a desktop storage device, a deep freeze-like digital archive.
TechTarget, 5 Tips to Drive Edge Computing Storage Success, January 21, 2020
Storage at the edge used to be about ensuring remote offices and transient staff had adequate ways to capture and retain the data they generated. Today, IoT devices have changed all that, generating huge amounts of data while often having limited connectivity.
Network World, Survey Says End-to-End NVMe™ is in Your Future, January 13, 2020
There’s always an adoption curve when it comes to new technologies. In today’s digital landscape, where industries are constantly being disrupted by new applications and use cases driven by IoT, machine learning, AI, and analytics, those not on the NVMe™ adoption curve may get left behind.
StorageSwiss, The Requirements of AI at Scale Storage Infrastructures, January 9, 2020
Artificial Intelligence (AI) at scale raises the bar for storage infrastructure in terms of capacity and performance. It is not uncommon for an AI or machine learning (ML) environment to expect growth to dozens if not hundreds of terabytes of capacity. Despite what vendors that only offer all-flash arrays might claim, these environments are simply too large to be stored on only one tier of all-flash.
Forbes, Digital Storage Projections for 2020, Part 3, January 2, 2020
Enterprise storage demand is growing due to the increasing amount of data generated by IoT, artificial intelligence (AI) and other big data applications. The introduction of advanced wireless networks, such as 5G will increase the need for storage, not only at the data center, but also at the edge and in endpoints.
Forbes, Digital Storage Projections For 2020, Part 2, December 23, 2019
This will be the second in our set of three blogs about projections for the digital storage and memory industry for 2020 (the start of a new decade). Our last blog dealt with magnetic storage. This one will focus on the current state and projections for solid state storage and memory.
StorageSwis, 2020 Will Be THE Year for NVMe-oF, December 10, 2019
Technology rarely has “a year.” In most cases, what is that technology’s year is the accumulation of previous years’ worth of work until one year pushes the technology over the top in terms of adoption. With that admission, 2020 will be the year for Non-Volatile Memory Express over Fabric (NVMe-oF), even though it has been several years in the making.
postPerspective Magazine, Storage Trends for M&E, December 10, 2019
Media and entertainment content is growing in size due to higher resolution, higher frame rates and more bits per pixel. In addition, the amount of digital content is growing as increasing numbers of creators provide unique content for online streaming channels and as the number of cameras used in a given project increases for applications such as sports 360-degree immersive video projects.
Government Technology, The Quiet Revolution Within Data Centers, November 19, 2019
With near-constant change in data center technologies, it’s often difficult to separate incremental innovation from a once-in-a-decade sea change. The new NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) protocol, its use in NVMe solid state drives (SSDs, sometimes referred to as “flash”) and its ability to be used over a network (NVMe over Fabrics) is the latter.
Channel Asia, 5 Disruptive Storage Technologies for 2020, November 18, 2019
For decades, storage technology progress was measured primarily in terms of capacity and speed. No longer. In recent times, those steadfast benchmarks have been augmented, and even superseded, by sophisticated new technologies and methodologies that make storage smarter, more flexible and easier to manage.
Computer Weekly, NVMe-over-TCP brings super-fast flash over standard IP networks, November 14, 2019
While NVMe has brought super-fast flash storage access speeds to storage media, NVMe-over-fabrics extends it to wider deployments in the datacentre.
Computer Weekly, Is NVMe flash the right choice for you?, November 5, 2019
With the traditional spinning-disk hard drive going the way of vinyl, tape cassettes and even the compact disc, NVMe flash storage is set to take over as the enterprise storage format of choice – at least for performance-hungry operations.
Data Center Knowledge, How the Latest NVMe Specs Make Flash Storage in the Data Center Better, October 23, 2019
As NVMe adoption in the enterprise rises, the new specs seek to simplify flash management for data center operators.
Venture Beat, NVMe vs. SATA: Which NAND Storage Do You Need?, October 18, 2019
NAND flash media solid state drives (SSDs) have largely displaced hard disk drives (HDDs) in client systems and continue making deeper inroads into servers. So the question increasingly becomes less “Should I deploy SSD?” and more “What kind?”
Storage Unpacked, NVMe 1.4 Deep Dive Part II with J Metz, October 4, 2019
This podcast episode continues the discussion with Dr J Metz and focuses on the detail of NVMe 1.4 and NVMe over Fabrics 1.1.
EE Times, Is Storage Class Memory the NVMe Endgame?, October 1, 2019
The NVM (non-volatile memory) Express (NVMe) specification has come a long way from its inception as a single standard conceived by a working group to an expanding ecosystem of specifications.
Storage Unpacked, NVMe 1.4 Deep Dive Part I with J Metz, September 27, 2019
This week Chris and Martin talk to J Metz, R&D Engineer in Cisco Systems’ Advanced Storage division
TechTarget, NVMe-oF products are changing the face of data storage, September 25, 2019
The NVMe interface is rapidly becoming the preferred interconnect for flash disks and all-flash arrays because of its superior performance and lower system overhead.
The Register, You’re praying your biz won’t be preyed upon? Have you heard of our lord and savior NVMe?, September 5, 2019
The amount of data being collected and held in systems is – yes, we know – increasing, as organisations generate and store data for real-time or post-real-time analysis.
TechTarget, 5 Ways NVMe Storage Benefits Your Business, August 26, 2019
NVMe started out as a host controller interface designed to quickly transfer data between a host computer and a target SSD using a PCIe bus. The goal was to cut latency, improve performance, provide parallel I/O and maybe even reduce power consumption, among other NVMe storage benefits. But the technology has evolved into much more.
Computer Weekly, How to Deploy NVMe Flash Storage for Artificial Intelligence, August 16, 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI) applications are inherently data-intensive, with multiple reads and writes to the file system. And, at the outset, the AI algorithm absorbs tremendous amounts of training data as it learns the parameters of its job.
TechTarget, NVMe flash hot; Optane, SCM still warming up, August 15, 2019
NVMe flash has made it into the mainstream enterprise storage technology list, while the storage class memory flavors that are considered successors to NAND flash remains in the emerging category.
Architecting IT, 2019 is the year of NVMe, July 30, 2019
We’re on the eve of Flash Memory Summit 2019, an event that will talk about Flash storage products and applications. At the core of the discussion is NVMe, Non-Volatile Memory Express. Without sounding too clichéd, 2019 looks to be the year of NVMe, as the technology moves to become the leading storage protocol for the enterprise.
Network World, NVMe over Fabrics enterprise storage spec enters final review process, July 26, 2019
NVM Express Inc., the developer of the NVMe spec for enterprise SSDs, announced that its NVMe-oF architecture has entered a final 45-day review, an important step toward release of a formal specification for enterprise SSD makers.
TechTarget, What’s the future of NVMe storage in the data center?, July 25, 2019
NVMe SSD technology has come a long way over the past several years, helping a growing number of enterprises address the storage requirements of increasingly demanding applications.
EnterpriseAI, NVMe over Fabrics Advances, July 25, 2019
Efforts to move NVM Express technology over fabrics into enterprise datacenters advanced this week with progress toward a new industry specification entering its final review.
EE Times, NVMe/TCP Improves Data Storage, June 27, 2019
For a long time, people in the IT space took storage for granted. That’s because drive companies continued to squeeze more capacity into less space and reduce cost per gigabyte. Responding to that, users learned that storage was cheap and essentially limitless. They adjusted their behavior accordingly by saving everything. That strategy no longer works. Non-volatile memory express (NVMe/TCP) can help.
Non-Volatile Memory Express, or NVMe, is quickly becoming the go-to solution for high-performance enterprise storage.
AnandTech, NVMe 1.4 Specification Published: Further Optimizing Performance and Reliability, June 14, 2019
Just over two years after the last major update, a new version of the NVM Express protocol specification for SSDs has been published.
MESA, Top 5 Reasons M&E Needs NVMe Now, June 5, 2019
Hollywood has its fair share of name dropping. But have you heard the latest four-letter word in M&E: NVMe? NVMe is the new kid on the block for accessing high-speed next-gen SSDs that store huge volumes of media content.
DZone, Advancing Application Performance with NVMe Storage, Part 3, June 4, 2019
NVMe storage’s strong performance, combined with the capacity and data availability benefits of shared NVMe storage over local SSD, makes it a strong solution for AI/ML infrastructures of any size.
DZone, When Performance Matters, Think NVMe, May 22, 2019
The demand for more IT resource-intensive applications has significantly increased today, whether it is to process quicker transactions, gain real-time insight, crunch big data sets, or to meet customer expectations.
Network Computing, NVMe: Lower Prices, More Features Expand Use Cases, May 15, 2019
The wide adoption of Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) over the last few years has completely revolutionized the storage industry in no small part due to lower prices and better performance.
Network World, NVMe over Fabrics creates data-center storage disruption, May 14, 2019
It’s quite a mouthful, but Non-Volatile Memory Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) is shaping up to become perhaps the most disruptive data center storage technology since the introduction of solid-state drives (SSD), promising to bring new levels of performance and economy to rapidly expanding storage arrays.
EnterpriseAI, NVMe Fabrics Enter Express Lane, May 6, 2019
As the volume and velocity of data grows exponentially, storage vendors are increasingly promoting NVM Express as a device interface for accessing non-volatile storage media.
Evaluation Engineering, What is NVMe-oF interop testing and why is it important?, May 2, 2019
Nonvolatile memory express (NVMe) has gained incredible adoption as a low-latency interface for connecting host systems with SSDs.
ZDNet, NVMe Goes Mainstream, April 30, 2019
NVMe runs over the PCIe interconnect, so in its original form it is fast and has low latency.
Aithority, Capitalizing on Today’s Data Boom and High Performance Applications with NVMe-oF Storage, April 24, 2019
Data is being created everywhere, by everyone, all around us, all the time – from everyday activity like email, text and other communication – to creating photos and videos on our personal devices – to IoT like smart fridges, pedometers and cars – to business applications like banking, healthcare and manufacturing – the list is absolutely endless.
ITworld, Everything you need to know about NVMe, the insanely fast future for SSDs, April 6, 2019
As SSDs become more common, you’ll also hear more about Non-Volatile Memory Express, a.k.a. NVM Express, or more commonly—NVMe.
Dataversity, How NVMe Helps Manage and Maintain the Data Boom, March 29, 2019
Every day there is an unfathomable amount of data – nearly 2.5 quintillion bytes – being generated all around us.
TechTarget, NVMe over TCP Details and Features You Need to Know,, March 14, 2019
The latest revision of the NVMe over fabrics specification, NVMe-oF 1.1, includes support for the TCP transport binding.
Make Tech Easier, What You Need to Know About NVMe SSD,, March 13, 2019
Storage technology has evolved by leaps and bounds since the dawn of the computer age. Today’s leap forward is NVMe, a storage system that promises to exponentially increase the bandwidth available to storage devices.
TechTarget, 7 NVMe Storage Gotchas to Avoid, March 11, 2019
Failing to use the right type of NVMe for a particular application — or deploying the correct technology in the wrong way — can lead to performance problems and needless additional costs, not to mention a great deal of aggravation. Fortunately, most common NVMe storage errors can be avoided by doing some advance research.
Semiconductor Engineering, Making Things Simple with NVMe/TCP, March 7, 2019
Whether it is the aesthetics of the iPhone or a work of art like Monet’s ‘Water Lillies’, simplicity is often a very attractive trait… The Non-Volatile Memory over PCIe Express (NVMe) technology that is now driving the progression of data storage is another place where the value of simplicity is starting to be recognized, in particular with the advent of the NVMe-over-Fabrics (NVMe-oF) topology that is just about to start seeing deployment.
Computer Weekly, NVMe startups’ different routes to flash performance gains, February 13, 2019
NVMe (non-volatile memory express) is a new flash storage protocol that eliminates a lot of the overhead of legacy protocols such as SAS and SATA.
Electronic Design, NVMe over Fabrics: The Storage Panacea for Fibre Channel?, February 12, 2019
The next quantum leap in storage technologies is driving the need for faster storage fabrics to transport this increase in data.
TechTarget, Hot data storage technology trends for 2019, February 11, 2019
Once again, we put on our prognostication glasses to conjure up what we believe will be the hottest data storage technology trends over the next 12 months.
EE Times, NVMe Over TCP Will Take Time to Eclipse RDMA, February 7, 2019
This year is already predicted to be a big one for NVMe-over-Fabric, and NVMe over TCP is expected to be a significant contributor.
DATAVERSITY, Fueling Growth in Financial Services with High Performance NVMe Data Storage, February 7, 2019
Every day, new application workloads are being developed for online services, and many companies flounder because they are unable to process growing data volumes at a sufficiently fast pace.
The Next Platform, Why NVMe Will Flash Forward in 2019, February 6, 2019
Disaggregated storage has become the norm in large-scale infrastructure and we expect that in 2019 those who are pushing the limits with NVMe will have quite a successful year—vendors as well as their hyperscale and high performance computing users.
TechTarget, 7 misconceptions about the NVMe protocol and NVMe technology, January 31, 2019
See what you need to know to avoid some of the common misperceptions about NVMe technology and making possibly expensive mistakes with your organization’s NVMe architecture.
TechTarget, 7 misconceptions about the NVMe protocol and NVMe technology, January 31, 2019
See what you need to know to avoid some of the common misperceptions about NVMe technology and making possibly expensive mistakes with your organization’s NVMe architecture.
ZDNet, The Biggest Storage Trends of 2018, December 28, 2018
The NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory express) standard has been a staple of industry shows for several years.
TechTarget, New NVMe Interface Specification Focuses on Management, December 27, 2018
The NVMe interface is quickly becoming the industry standard for establishing communications between in-band host software and SSDs.
Forbes, Digital Storage Projections for 2019, Part 2, December 24, 2018
This is the second in our three-part 2019 digital storage projection blog series. This part looks at 2018 trends and future developments in solid state storage, memory and fundamental computer architectures.
TechTarget, NVMe Flash Storage is Coming to an Enterprise Near You, December 18, 2018
Hyperscale data centers are the early adopters of non-volatile memory express flash, as vendors lay out plans to further flash devices and NVMe fabrics in coming years.
StorageSwiss, Busting the NVMe Flash Myths, December 5, 2018
NVMe is the next wave of all-flash systems coming to market. These systems are fast, dense and scalable.
EE Times, NVMe Hits a Tipping Point, November 30, 2018
You know you’ve made it when you get your own show. The fact that there’s a show dedicated to NVM Express (NVMe) next month solidifies an industry-wide sentiment that the host controller interface and storage protocol hit a tipping point in the last year.
TechTarget, Which NVMe Fabric Will Win Out?, October 24, 2018
You have several NVMe fabric options when deploying NVMe over Fabrics.
TechTarget, NVMe Fabric Options Include Fibre Channel, RDMA, October 17, 2018
Planning NVMe over Fabrics? Then get to know all about the Fibre Channel and RDMA fabric options to decide which of the two approaches fits your network best.
TechTarget, NVMe-oF Fends Off Scale-Out Storage Challenges, October 15, 2018
NVMe over Fabrics has proven to be a useful fix for the problems faced by scale-out storage architectures, and vendors and users alike are taking notice.
Tech Republic, NVME: A Cheat Sheet, October 14, 2018
As adoption of solid-state drives (SSDs) increases in enterprise, professional, and consumer markets, the practice of shimming flash memory onto interfaces and form factors designed for traditional mechanical hard drives for the sake of cross-compatibility is falling out of style.
Enterprise Storage,, How Fast Are NVMe Speeds?, October 2, 2018
It’s no surprise that NVMe speed is impressive: A blue-ribbon consortium of storage and server vendors developed NVMe as a high-performance interface specification that accelerates NAND SSDs using the PCIe bus.
Cloud Tech, OpenStack and NVMe-over-Fabrics: Getting higher performance for network-connected SSDs, September 18, 2018
The evolvement of the NVMe interface protocol is a boon to SSD-based storage arrays.
TechTarget, With NVMe-oF, who needs rack-scale PCIe?, September 14, 2018
NVMe over networks is winning out as the best way to offer shared, flash-based storage systems, with Dell EMC, NetApp, Pure Storage, Western Digital and startups in the game.
TechTarget, NVMe over FC is happening, and it’s time to prepare, September 7, 2018
The extent to which the recently published FC-NVMe standard lowers performance latencies in Fibre Channel SANs will be interesting to watch in the coming months.
Enterprise Storage, NVME: 5 Key Facts about Nonvolatile Memory Express, September 7, 2018
Short for Nonvolatile Memory Express, NVMe is a protocol that makes solid state drives (SSDs) faster, and it’s becoming increasingly popular among enterprise users.
Forbes, Honoring Women Leaders Digital In Storage, August 22, 2018
Women who have been involved in the annual Flash Memory Summit (FMS) started Superwomen in Flash networking events four years ago to promote and celebrate the success of women in the memory/storage industry, and with the goal of encouraging more women to enter and succeed in the storage industry.
TechTarget, How NVMe technology will rock the enterprise storage boat, August 3, 2018
Nonvolatile memory express represents one of the biggest changes to the way storage devices connect to servers in years.
TechTarget, NVMe market and technology rapidly evolve, August 3, 2018
The nonvolatile memory express specification, developed to maximize the benefits of flash-based storage, has evolved quickly and significantly since it was a gleam in the storage industry’s eyes in the mid-2000s.
Datanami, The Future of Storage: Hardware, July 26, 2018
Fueled by massive growth in data creation, the state of data storage hardware is evolving at a considerable rate at the moment.
Network World, Why NVMe? Users weigh benefits of NVMe-accelerated flash storage, July 19, 2018
IBM has an answer for some of the biggest trends in enterprise data storage – including Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe), artificial intelligence, multi-cloud environments and containers – and it comes in a 2U package.
The Tech Report, SD Express gives removable storage speeds a leap forward, June 27, 2018
Nobody can deny that SD and microSD cards are useful, but I groan every time I have to use one. Their performance starts at “abysmal” and tops out at “mediocre.” That might change soon.
Network World, What is NVMe, and how is it changing enterprise storage, June 20, 2018
NVMe (non-volatile memory express) is shaking up the enterprise storage industry.
Network Computing, The NVMe Transition, May 31, 2018
The buzzword of the moment in the storage industry is NVMe, otherwise known as Non-Volatile Memory Express.
Forbes, What If All Data Were Hot Data? Flash Storage Hits Two Inflection Points, May 29, 2018
The history of data storage ranging from our devices to our data centers amounts to a years’ long progression of bigger, faster, and over time, cheaper.
Inside HPC, The Effects of Flash Storage on Storage Infrastructure, May 24, 2018
Flash storage has attained significant market growth over the years, with enterprise SSD revenues nearly quadrupling between 2012 and 2017.
Enterprise Storage, NVMe vs SATA: Comparing Storage Technologies, May 23, 2018
Flash storage can sure live up to its name, but there’s always room for speed improvements, particularly in the data center.
Network World, Why NVMe over Fabric matters, May 18, 2018
With NVMe over Fabric, a big limitation on SSDs in the enterprise is going away. This will be worth the upgrade.
Electronic Design, NVM Express Reels in Management, Networking Support, May 15, 2018
NVM Express (NVMe) group is finalizing the NVMe 1.3 standard, adding new features such as management and networking support.
TechTarget, Five NVMe-oF questions you’ve been dying to ask, May 14, 2018
The NVMe over Fabrics specification is growing in popularity, thanks to its ability to reduce latency and increase performance.
Forbes, NVMe Is The New Language Of Storage, May 3, 2018
So said Amber Huffman, Intel Fellow, at the NVM Express Working Group Meeting in San Jose, CA.
Network Computing, 6 Reasons SSDs Will Take Over the Data Center, April 30, 2018
The first samples of flash-based SSDs surfaced 12 years ago, but only now does the technology appear poised to supplant hard drives in the data center, at least for primary storage.
Electronic Design, A Storage Story: NVMe over Fabrics and Fibre Channel,, April 9, 2018
The next quantum leap in storage technologies is driving the need for faster storage fabrics to transport this data surge.
Enterprise Storage, Enterprise Storage Hardware Systems Guide, April 4, 2018
Enterprise storage environments continue to evolve, which means that storage hardware systems are evolving in step.
TechTarget, How to get the full benefits from NVMe flash storage, April 3, 2018
Consolidate and increase the density of your organization’s workloads in a flash storage system to take full advantage of NVMe’s parallelism and reduced latency.
Storage Insider, What is NVMe? (Roughly translated German), March 8, 2018
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
Seagate Blog, Why NVMe Matters for the Future of Data Centers, March 7, 2018
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.
Enterprise Tech, Why NVMe is the Storage Protocol of Choice for High Performance Workloads, March 2, 2018
NVMe has quickly become the storage medium of choice for high performance applications.
StorageSwiss.com, What is Scale-Out NVMe?, March 1, 2018
The first step for NVMe flash is to use them internally in servers and storage systems.
Datacenter Dynamics, The Network Renaissance: From Fibre Channel to an Ethernet Storage Fabric, February 26, 2018
In a previous blog post, I wrote about how Ethernet Storage Fabric (ESF) is the logical choice as the next-generation storage network because of its superior performance, intelligence, and efficiency.
Search Storage Germany, NVMe: New architectures go beyond performance limits (Roughly translated German), February 26, 2018
Non-volatile Memory Express (NVMe) can not yet reach its full potential due to some legacy issues. New architectures will be able to overcome these limits.
The Register, How flash is panning out in the enterprise, February 14, 2018
Flash storage was once a plaything for moneyed-up, high-performance tech elite.
TV Technology, A Solid State of Non-Volatile Memory, February 12, 2018
Even as a mature, diverse and reliable technology—magnetic spinning disk drives (aka hard disk drives or “HDDs”) continue to grow in capacity, performance and cost benefits.
The Datacenter Journal, Industry Outlook: NVMe and NVMe-oF for Storage, February 7, 2018
This week, Industry Outlook asks David Woolf, Senior Engineer of Datacenter Technologies at the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), about NVMe and NVMe-oF and their role in storage and the data center.
Moor Insights & Strategy, Storage Industry 2018: Predictions For The Year To Come, January 24, 2018
When it comes to storage, this new year certainly won’t be boring. A number of technologies and market movements have been percolating over the past few years and will reach full steam in 2018—impacting the landscape for enterprise suppliers and enterprise buyers alike.
EE Times, NVM Express Set for Busy 2018, January 8, 2018
Following on the heels of a major specification update and its eighth annual plug fest, NVM Express is poised to have a busy year as it continues to develop the base NVMe specification while expanding the NVMe Management Interface (NVMe-MI) specification and one for accessing SSDs on a PCIe bus over fabrics.
Network Computing, Networking 8 Ways Data Center Storage Will Change in 2018, January 8, 2018
The storage industry was on a roller coaster in 2017, with the decline of traditional SAN gear offset by enterprise interest in hyperconverged infrastructure, software-only solutions, and solid-state drives.
Forbes, Digital Storage Projections for 2018, Part 2, January 2, 2018
This is the second piece in our three-part series looking at developments in digital storage and non-volatile memory in 2017 and projecting trends into 2018.
Network Computing, Hard Disk Drives Cling to Life as SSDs Take Off, December 20, 2017
Despite recent developments in hard-disk drive technology, solid-state drives are on the way to becoming the solution of choice for enterprise storage.
EE Times, UNH-IOL Adds NVMe-oF Testing and Certification, December 19, 2017
The University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab (UNH-IOL) has announced testing services, software, and an integrators list for Non-Volatile Memory Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF).
SearchStorage.com, NVMe SSD storage costs won’t hinder market takeover, December 18, 2017
Experts anticipate that NVMe SSD storage will become the predominant solid-state drive standard.
The Next Platform, A Purified Implementation Of NVM-Express Storage, December 13, 2017
NVM-Express holds the promise of accelerating the performance and lowering the latency of flash and other non-volatile storage.
Computer Weekly, Storage briefing: The evolution of software-defined storage, December 13, 2017
The term “software-defined” has been somewhat misused over the years, but was initially meant to represent storage systems that didn’t have a tight coupling between hardware and software.
SearchStorage.com, NVMe SSD speeds explained, December 11, 2017
The NVMe protocol is quickly becoming the industry standard for supporting solid-state drives and other nonvolatile memory subsystems.
Enterprise Storage Forum, Data Storage and Analytics: 10 Tips to Make it the Perfect Marriage, December 8, 2017
In the past, data storage was kind of dumb. It sat there inert – waiting for an application to come along and do something with it.
VMblog.com, E8 Storage 2018 Predictions: The Proliferation of NVMe, Ethernet, and All-Flash Arrays, December 7, 2017
From my view at E8 Storage, I see a few things happening in the storage market that indicate shifts in standards, protocols and drives in 2018.
SearchStorage.com, NVMe-oF and storage class memory set to disrupt storage, December 5, 2017
Five years ago, flash technology transformed the storage market forever. Today, flash-first arrays are the new normal. Will a new shared storage access protocol called nonvolatile memory express over fabrics combined with the advent of storage class memory prove as disruptive to traditional storage over the next five years as NAND flash technology was in the recent past?
SearchStorage.com, Trends in data storage 2018: Five hot techs to watch, December 5, 2017
As the sun sets on 2017 — and rises over 2018 — we once again present the technologies and trends in data storage that we think will shine brightest and have the most sway over data centers in the coming year. It’s time for Hot Techs 2018!
ITworld, Hyperconvergence gathers speed in 2018, November 29, 2017
Hyperconvergence is on a roll. Enterprises are shifting storage investments from legacy architectures to software-defined systems in an effort to achieve greater agility, easier provisioning and lower administrative costs.
The Next Platform, Assessing The Tradeoffs Of NVM-Express Storage At Scale, November 27, 2017
NVM-Express isn’t new. Development on the interface, which provides lean and mean access to non-volatile memory, first came to light a decade ago, with technical work starting two years later through a work group that comprised more than 90 tech vendors.
TechBeacon, Emerging server technologies: 6 hot trends to watch, November 7, 2017
Whether the servers running your company’s applications are on your developers’ desks, in your data center, or in your private cloud, the technologies inside the racks are what enable—or throttle—application speed, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness.
Computer Business Review, NVMe: Making flash even faster for the supercomputing future, November 7, 2017
In the latest installment of CBR’s Tech Express Series, Tom Leyden gives you everything you need to know about NVMe.
SearchStorage.com, Are you ready for NVMe storage and the future of flash?, November 3, 2017
Flash storage has radically changed the IT landscape. While the most obvious benefit is improved application performance, Enterprise Strategy Group research shows flash users have experienced improved reliability and resource utilization, as well as reduced TCO.
StorageSwiss.com, StorageShort: Why Does The Data Center Need NVMe Over Fabrics?, October 17, 2017
The NVMe protocol allows servers or storage systems to communicate to flash storage with more optimally. This PCIe-based architecture enables larger command sets and IO queue depths resulting in lower latency and greater performance.
eWeek, Persistent Memory a Key Topic at Storage Visions Conference, October 16, 2017
Despite what you may have read, the biggest and most important meta-trend in the IT business isn’t cloud computing. It’s not so-called “digital transformation,” and it’s not big data analytics. Nor is it software-defined anything.
DataCenter Knowledge, Is RDMA the Future of Data Center Storage Fabrics?, October 4, 2017
Flash, NVMe, and storage-class memory like Intel’s Optane are speeding up storage significantly, and they’re a good fit for the workloads that are driving the greatest demand for storage, such as containers, big data, machine learning, and hyperconverged infrastructure, all of which use file and object storage rather than the block storage of SANs.
EBN, Making the Affordability Case for Huge SSDs, September 19, 2017
32GB solid state drives (SSDs) are already sampling and 50TB and 100TB are expected next year. The new 3D NAND process, coupled with in-chip die stacking, is increasing the capacity per chip at a tearaway pace. New form factors are being checked out.
Tom’s Hardware, NVMe: What You Want to Know and Why You’re Going to Need It, September 19, 2017
Serial ATA technology arrived in 2003, bringing with it smaller cables, hot swapping capability, I/O queuing, and a jump in throughput from PATA’s 133 MB/s to SATA’s initial speed of 1.5 Gbit/s (roughly 187 MB/s).
TechTarget, How NVMe over Fabrics will change the storage environment, September 6, 2017
Expect NVMe to supplant SCSI and SAS protocols for SSD storage and NVMe over Fabrics to find a place in high-end networking deployments for transporting data.
The Data Center Journal, NVMe: The Change Agent for Next-Gen Data Centers, August 9, 2017
NVMe-enabled storage infrastructures are not only seeing wide deployment, but they’re now entering other data center areas that were once typically reserved for legacy HDDs and SSDs.
IT Business Edge, New Storage for a New Digital Era, August 9, 2017
Solid-state storage continues on a path toward greater speed and higher density, leading to an increasingly diverse set of solutions that, frankly, is starting to trend toward the unusual.
InfoTech Spotlight, NVMe Revolution Takes Center Stage At Flash Memory Summit 2017, August 4, 2017
At the Day One Forum, NVM Express to Present on the NVMe Market and Specification Advances, Features and Software Support for Client, Cloud and Enterprise Segments.
TMC News, NVM Express Plugfest Ushers in Next Wave of NVMe and NVMe-MI Devices, August 4, 2017
Combined, the Newly Certified NVMe and NVMe-MI Products Propel the NVM Express’ Plugfest Program past its 100th Product Milestone.
Mobility TechZone, NVM Express Plugfest Ushers in Next Wave of NVMe and NVMe-MI Devices, August 4, 2017
Combined, the Newly Certified NVMe and NVMe-MI Products Propel the NVM Express’ Plugfest Program past its 100th Product Milestone
IT Pro Portal, NVMe to replace flash, EU IT pros agree,, August 3, 2017
Advanced protocols are set to become a ‘dominant storage networking protocol’.
New Electronics, Single package SSDs with 64-Layer 3D flash memory, August 3, 2017
The BG3 series from Toshiba Electronics Europe is a single-package ball grid array (BGA) solid state drive (SSD) product line based on the company’s latest 64 layer, 3-bit-per-cell TLC BiCS FLASH.
Flash Memory Summit, NVME Revolution Takes Center Stage at Flash Memory Summit 2017, August 3, 2017
At the Day One Forum, NVM Express to Present on the NVMe Market and Specification Advances,
Features and Software Support for Client, Cloud and Enterprise Segments
Electronic Design, New Storage Options Dominate Flash Memory Summit, August 2, 2017
Check out some of the latest storage technology making its way to this year’s Flash Memory Summit.
TMCnet, UNH-IOL to Present on NVMe-MI, August 2, 2017
The Flash Memory Summit 2017 will take place next week in Santa Clara, California.
Storage Swiss, NVMe and NVMe Over Fabrics Critical To Next Generation Storage Architectures, August 1, 2017
The storage media used to be the slowest component within the storage architecture.
HPC Wire, NVM Express Plugfest Ushers in Next Wave of NVMe and NVMe-MI Devices, July 31, 2017
NVM Express has certified more than 100 market-ready products in just four years.
StorageReview, NVM Express Certifies Over 100 Market-Ready Devices, July 31, 2017
Today NVM Express Inc. announced that over one hundred market-reay products have been NVMe certified in the last four years.
Storage Swiss, When Does Your Data Center Need NVMe?, July 20, 2017
NVMe is a new protocol that most data centers will use within the next several years in addition to SCSI.
EE Times, Does NVMe Have a Place in Industrial Embedded and IoT?, July 17, 2017
Is NVM Express (NVMe) overkill for embedded, industrial applications?
NetworkWorld, NVM Express spec updated for data-intensive operations, July 5, 2017
The NVM Express 1.3 spec aims to make SSDs even faster for analytics and virtualization
EE Times, NVMe Spec Gets Major Update, June 27, 2017
The NVM Express (NVMe) specification is getting its first major update in nearly three years, putting it on the cusp of becoming the defacto standard for SSD interfaces.
Datanami, New NVMe Spec Emphasizes Data Analytics, June 22, 2017
The latest release of a non-volatile memory interface and storage protocol emphasizes the enterprise shift to analytics, virtualization and other data-intensive workloads while riding the coat tails of the robust solid-state storage sector.
Storage Review, NVM Express Releases 1.3 Specification, June 21, 2017
Today NVM Express, Inc. announced that it has completed and has released its NVMe 1.3 specification.
Design & Reuse, NVMe Revision 1.3 Expands Reach of Fast Storage for Enterprise, June 21, 2017
NVM Express, Inc., the organization that developed the industry standard NVM Express (NVMe™) specification for accessing solid-state drives (SSDs) on a PCI Express (PCIe®) bus as well as across Fabrics, today announced the completion and release of its NVMe 1.3 specification.
NVM Express Fuels the NVMe Revolution with the Industry’s Most Powerful Storage Interface
Infoworld, NVM Express Has Transformed Fast Storage in the Cloud – and it’s Coming to Enterprise (sponsored), June 21, 2017
If we go back to 2009, the work to define NVM Express (NVMe) had just begun, and around that same time, Microsoft Azure made its first major purchase of Serial ATA (SATA) based solid-state drives (SSDs) to help accelerate its storage servers by offloading the storage commit log.
Storage-Insider, The NVMe express train takes off, June 6, 2017
SSDs are commodity. Progress in price and capacity at a standstill.
Tom’s HARDWARE, NVMe 1.3, ready SSD specifications for the future, May 26, 2017
Here are the novelties of the NVM Express (NVMe) 1.3 specification, the first upgrade from 2014. Many new features, many options, that will help mature future NVMs SSDs.
TeckKnow, NVM Express has published new NVMe 1.3 Specification, May 26, 2017
NVM Express, the particular group behind the NVMe protocol, has announced the NVMe 1.3 specification.
PC Gamer, The updated NVMe 1.3 specification introduces new features to fast SSDs, May 25, 2017
The first major update to NVMe in over two years.
Guru3D, NVMe 1.3 Specifications are finalized with new features, May 25, 2017
As you guys know, NVM Express (NVMe) is a logical device interface specification for accessing non-volatile storage media attached via a PCI Express (PCIe) bus.
TechPowerUp, NVMe 1.3 Specification Published, May 25, 2017
NVM Express, the special interest group behind the NVMe protocol, which enables significantly higher performance on flash-based storage devices, compared to the AHCI protocol, published the NVMe 1.3 specification.
TechReport, NVMe 1.3 arrives with a host of handy features, May 25, 2017
NVMe drives are just beginning to hit the mainstream, and the interface’s designers have published the 1.3 revision of the NVMe specification.
eTeknix, Official NVMe 1.3 Specification Have Been Released, May 25, 2017
NVM Express, Inc. is the consortium responsible for the development of the NVM Express specification, and they’ve now released the NVMe 1.3 specifications
HardForum, NVMe 1.3 published., May 25, 2017
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HardOCP, NVMe 1.3 Specification Brings New Features to SSDs, May 25, 2017
After nearly two and a half years, the NVMe specification has finally been bumped up to 1.3, bringing new capabilities and support for both client and enterprise SSDs.
AnaandTech, NVMe 1.3 Specification Published With New Features for Client and Enterprise SSDs, May 24, 2017
The first major update to the NVMe storage interface specification in almost two and a half years has been published, standardizing many new features and helping set the course for the SSD market.