The growth of digital content, currently 50 percent per year, presents a strong secular expansion opportunity for storage over the next decade.  Getting timely access to that data is essential to improving the user experience in an array of cutting edge applications.  The introduction of PCIe based SSDs has shattered the performance ceiling of legacy storage interfaces.  A PCIe interface can deliver 4GB/sec data rate and devices have demonstrated over one million IOPs on a mainstream CPU platform.  The new NVMe interface protocol is targeted at these high performance applications.  NVMe enables both a standard driver to be written for each OS and interoperability between implementations which reduces OEM qualification cycles.  NVMe frees SSDs from legacy protocol support requirements and enables the next level of performance.  Existing software investments are preserved by use of the NVMe standard drivers that are available for all the major operating systems. 

LSI is committed to advancing technologies that bring real value to customers.  LSI PCIe based SSDs are being deployed and achieving a level of performance that opens new opportunities for our end users.  We look forward to the continued evolution of NVMe because of the benefits it provides to our customers.  Low latency, fast throughput, and high IOPS are the features required from the market as they move to PCIe connected storage; NVMe helps to delivery these value propositions to the end user.  LSI will have a full line of Flash Storage Processors (FSPs) that support NVMe in addition to traditional legacy storage interfaces.  LSI is committed to providing leadership in storage to help solve the customer data deluge problem.  NVMe is well suited as a next generation storage interface to help address this issue.

Jack Hollins
NVMe Board member
Strategic Marketing Manager, LSI