Many enterprises around the globe are adopting both virtualization and cloud storage solutions. Thus, the demand for powerful and intelligent plug-and-play acceleration of their IO and applications has increased as well.
Catering to these demands and to provide both OEM and cloud computing customers – seeking predictable performance at reasonable costs – with a PCIe SSD cache accelerator, Santa Clara-based integrated silicon solutions provider, Marvell Semiconductor Inc., has unveiled a new NVRAM-powered PCIe SSD cache solution called DragonFly NVDRIVE.
Designed for large-scale Internet and cloud computing data centers, the new DragonFly NVDRIVE is an enterprise-class PCIe SSD caching solution with built-in SSD modules.
Available for $2,995, the new DragonFly NVDRIVE PCIe SSD cache solution extends the company’s DragonFly NVCACHE and NVRAM adapter product offerings.
As the world’s first NVRAM-powered PCIe SSD cache solution, the new DragonFly NVDRIVE PCIe SSD cache solution delivers high price/performance and ease of use for cloud computing data centers. It can scale both bare metal and virtualized server applications, such as Web servers, OLTP and analytic databases, as well as NoSQL and big data distributed applications.
Featuring useable SSD capacity of 750GB up to 1.5 TB, along with integrated non-volatile DRAM cache, the new Dragonfly NVDRIVE will be sampling later in Q1 2013 with OEM and cloud computing customers.
Also featuring robust data protection, including RAID and HA peer-to-peer synchronous mirroring software, the new Dragonfly NVDRIVE has been incorporated with rich command line interface (CLI) and cache policies for granular file/block object level configurations.
The cache mode sustained performance of the solution exceeds 200,000 4K random IOPS, 3GBps throughput and sub-10us average latency.
Completely integrated with DragonFly Manager for GUI-based administration and performance monitoring, the new solution also features enterprise-class embedded write-back cache software, as well as hypervisor integration that facilitates virtual machine migration, HA, snapshots, clones and more.
Alan Armstrong, VP of marketing of Marvell (News - Alert) Semiconductor’s Storage Business Group, said in a statement, “The NVDRIVE is a game-changing extension of the popular DragonFly NVRAM and NVCACHE family. It delivers the same unprecedented application acceleration as the existing NVCACHE solution, but now seamlessly integrates with onboard SSD modules for plug-and-play ease of use.”
Armstrong added, “The innovative application of non-volatile DDR memory, highly optimized caching algorithms, and entry enterprise SSD modules creates a converged solution that is ideally suited for mixed-workload cloud data centers. The NVDRIVE raises the bar on affordability and performance, and its unique cache automation and consistent write latency capabilities will be sought after by both OEM and cloud computing customers who require predictable performance at reasonable costs.”
In other recent news, Marvel unveiled its Avastar 88W8864, a wireless local area network (WLAN) system-on-chip (SoC) and the 802.11ac 4x4 solution. The program is built to improve the throughput of enterprise and retail access points and the robustness of wireless video distribution.
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Edited by Braden Becker