Category Archives: Storage

Storage Predictions for 2017

Looking at what’s to come for storage in 2017, I find three simple and easy predictions which lead to three more complex predictions.  Let’s start with the easy ones: Flash keeps taking over NVMe over Fabrics remains the hottest storage technology Cloud continues to eat the world of IT   Flash keeps taking over Every […]

How to Get 100G Performance Out of Your 100GbE SDN

The high bandwidth requirements of modern data centers are driven by the demands of business applications, data explosion, and the much faster storage devices available today. For example, to utilize a 100GbE link, you needed 250 hard drives in the past, while today, you need only three NVMe SSDs. After investing in the most advanced […]

SNIA Webcast on Ethernet Storage Interconnects- Join Us Dec 1, 10AM PST

2017 Ethernet Roadmap for Networked Storage So far we have over 600 registered – Don’t miss out! SNIA (Storage Network Industry Association) Ethernet Storage Forum (ESF) with participation from Dell, Intel, Mellanox, and Microsoft will present on what’s happening for 2017 on high-speed interconnects.  Mega-trends driving the industry: What’s out there today and what’s on […]

Mellanox Technologies Honored with Six HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards at the Supercomputing Conference

At SC 16, Mellanox’s commitment to innovation and dedication to cultivating the HPC community has led to multiple honors, including outstanding leadership in HPC.  The Company was honored with six HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards. The six awards span a variety of categories and acknowledge the company’s achievements in delivering high-performance interconnect technology that […]

Mellanox Takes Supercomputing16 by Storm

Although activities have been going on for a few days now, Supercomputing 16 officially opened last night in chilly Salt Lake City, Utah with Mellanox Technologies leading the charge. I’ll be bringing you updates throughout the week starting with today’s milestones and several key announcements. Today’s highlights include: Big news from the TOP500 Supercomputers list […]

Experience with the Freeze Frame File System (FFFS) on Mellanox RDMA

Everyone is talking about the Internet of Things (IoT), but fast, scalable IoT solutions can be difficult to create.  IoT applications often require real-time analysis on data streams, but most software is designed to just read data from existing files.  As a result, the developer may be forced to create entirely new applications that read […]

16 Ways LinkX DAC Cables are “Breaking Out” All Over Servers and Storage

Part I of Three Part Blog Series on Cables & Transceivers CAT-5e cabling and 1GBASE-T have dominated the data center interconnect scene for 15 plus years. However, the transition to 10G Ethernet proved to be a significant hindrance in both power consumption and cost. That’s when Direct Attach Copper (DAC) cabling, aka Twinax, snuck in […]

Ceph For Databases? Yes You Can, and Should

Ceph is traditionally known for both object and block storage, but not for database storage. While its scale-out design supports both high capacity and high throughput, the stereotype is that Ceph doesn’t support the low latency and high IOPS typically required by database workloads. However, recent testing by Red Hat, Supermicro, and Percona—one of the […]

Converging On the Hyper-converged Infrastructure

The world is converging these days.   On tour with Nutanix at their .NEXT events, I just spent the past few weeks hopping from one city to another, and I got myself a serious case of travel vertigo. Whether I was in Beijing, or Tokyo, or Vegas, I kept hearing the word ‘hyper-converged’ being bandied […]

No Wrinkles as Mellanox Powers NVMe over Fabrics Demos at Flash Memory Summit and IDF

Mellanox just rounded out a two very busy weeks with back-to-back trade shows related to storage. We were at Flash Memory Summit August 9-11 in Santa Clara, followed by Intel Developer Forum (IDF) August 16-18 in San Francisco. A common theme was seeing Mellanox networking everywhere for demonstrating the performance of flash storage. The fun […]