- E8 Storage’s E8-D24 that captured the top prize at the 2016 Flash Memory Summit, winning the “Best of Show” award for the Most Innovative Flash Memory Technology, is based on open hardware architecture and uses off-the-shelf NVMe drives and Ethernet NICs to deliver a far more cost-effective solution than existing storage products. It provides 10 times the performance of other all-flash arrays, and features fast random-access latency that guarantees consistent application availability and overall response times without any need for caching. The new storage appliance achieves latency on par with local SSD latency by optimizing for 40/50/100GE networks. The E8-D24 also extracts the full performance of the SSDs and provides up to 88% capacity utilization of the SSDs. Designed for Tier-1 usage and high duty cycle applications, the E8-D24 is ideal for real-time market data analytics, hyperscale data centers fast block storage, high-performance computing, and SQL and NoSQL databases. The new storage appliance delivers a multitude of highly competitive features, including:
- Offers very high flash density, with 70TB in a 2U rack unit available this year and 140TB available next year.
- Field serviceable and upgradable 2.5” NVMe SSDs
- Supports converged Ethernet networking
- Delivers high availability, enabled by dual controller boards, a no single point of failure enclosure and dual-parity RAID6
- Designed for true Tier-1, high duty cycle usage, supporting non-disruptive software and hardware upgrades and battery backup
- Scalable to over 100 servers per rack
- Delivers half the total cost of ownership of any rack scale storage on the market
- Software-defined fine capacity and performance provisioning
General market availability for the E8-D24 will be in the fourth quarter of 2016.