IDC and Wikibon predict the NVMf market is “where the world is going,” with present adoption focused on high-performance applications that require exceptionally high performance and low latency. However, there is pent-up demand for NVMf storage among a wider set of use cases, as enterprises and service providers seek to optimize their infrastructures in the same way as the Tech Giants.
Excelero’s new patent describes a mechanism for efficient offloading of remote access to NVMe drives by performing the access directly from a network chip, FPGA with network capabilities or a SmartNIC. Doing this conserves precious central CPU cycles and avoids resource-consuming context switches for interrupt handling. Moreover, Excelero’s innovation is applicable to web-scalers such as AWS, Azure and others with FPGA-based environments, in addition to enterprises looking to build scale-out IT architectures.
“There’s a strong global market for FPGA-based solutions in particular that could make tremendous application of Excelero’s latest patent innovation,” said Lior Gal, CEO and co-founder of Excelero. “And with 13 additional patents pending, Excelero continues to innovate in ways to efficiently use NVMe at scale in the software-defined data center of the future.”