How do NVMe SSDs shape the future Data Center?

SSDs are enabling the hyper-convergence era, increasing infrastructure utilization and increasing data center flexibility, however, traditional storage device interfaces are limiting the performance which Non-Volatile memory can bring to the platform.  To enable continued scaling of SSD performance, the industry has created a new SSD interface standard, and created a new SSD form factor, using PCI Express* as the interconnect vs. traditional SATA or SAS interfaces.  This new direction is called NVMe*.

Intel has introduced a family of SSDs in these new form factors, called the Intel® SSD Data Center Family for NVMe*

I was honored when asked to help create a video introducing this new SSD family, and explaining how they are changing the face of the data center.  I was so honored in fact, that I donned a bowtie!   This latest line of SSDs from Intel brings up to 6x the performance of the previous SATA SSDs, with 1/2 the latency, and 1/2 the CPU cycles needed for each IO request!  If you are looking for a high level overview of the benefits of NVMe SSDs, here is a four minute video where I take you “Under the Hood”.

Under the Hood: Intel® Solid-State Drives for a More Flexible Data Center - YouTube

If this video left you wanting more information about NVMe, here are several links which go into the next level of detail:

I would love to hear your stories, comments, and bowtie recommendations… Tell us how you are using SSD technology to do more with less, or change the future!




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James Myers

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Enterprise and Cloud IT Infrastructure Trend setter, Accelerating Business and improving TCO through IT Hardware Innovation, Big Data, SDS, Database, Virtualization, Hyperconvergence, SDI, HDD, SSD and Data Storage Expert James has been working in the Data Storage market since the turn of the century, helping enable more instant and affordable access to your data. Contact James on Twitter @DoeboizMyers