SOLARFLARE DEMONSTRATES NEW STORAGE FABRIC THAT STAYS TRUE TO ETHERNET: NVMe™ OVER TCP

Posted on August 21, 2017

FLASH MEMORY SUMMIT, SANTA CLARA – AUGUST 8, 2017 — Solarflare, a pioneer in the development of neural-class networks, today demonstrated the world’s first NVMe over fabric based on TCP, along with Samsung Semiconductor Inc. and Supermicro.

TCP promises to open the market for NVMe over fabrics by leveraging the native Ethernet transport, without requiring the deployment of network protocols such as data center bridging (DCB), iWARP or RoCE. NVMe over TCP uses Ethernet to provide IT organizations with the same high bandwidth, low latency performance as iWARP and RoCE, but over a familiar transport deployed in 90% of the 100 million Ethernet ports shipped into their data centers each year.

View the demo in Solarflare booth #638 at Flash Memory Summit. Solarflare XtremeScale NICs with NVMe over TCP support will be commercially available on September 30, 2017 “NVMe over fabrics are the tip of the iceberg for low latency networking using standard TCP,” said Ahmet Houssein, vice president of marketing at Solarflare. "The largest IT organizations in the world are looking for solutions that are true to core Ethernet standards like TCP for their massive scale-out environments.