UPDATED 05:00 EDT / MAY 21 2018

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Pavilion Data Systems launches new storage system for rack-scale applications

Data center storage hardware maker Pavilion Data Systems Inc. has just released what it said is the industry’s first high-performance Non-Volatile Memory Express over Fabric storage platform for “rack-scale” modern applications.

Pavilion Data said it also secured a new $12 million round of funding led by Korea Investment Partners and DAG Ventures, with participation from existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Artiman White Space Investments and SK Telecom. The new round brings the company’s total funding to $33 million.

NVMe-oF is a specification for a high-speed interface used in flash storage systems that offers a more direct connection between the data stored and the computer’s central processing unit.

Pavilion said its new system is designed to provide the performance of more traditional “direct-attached storage,” which is attached to the actual processor using it, together with the economics, flexibility and manageability of shared storage. The idea is to provide a faster, more economical storage platform for the most demanding, data-intensive applications used by enterprises today.

“Shared storage was first introduced in the early-nineties to solve the critical scalability and manageability challenges of direct attached storage,” explained Gurpreet Singh, chief executive officer of Pavilion Data. “For modern, massively parallel applications, the rationale for moving from DAS to shared storage is even more pronounced due to massive growth in data.”

Pavilion Data says its new NVMe-oF platform is scalable enough to handle this massive growth in data volumes, packing up to 1 petabyte of storage capacity within its compact, rack-scale frame. It’s also incredibly fast at transferring data, delivering 20 million 4K input/output operations per second and 120 gigabits per second of bandwidth. The system is also easy to use out-of-the-box, the company said, because it comes with built-in data management services that deliver the reliability and manageability that enterprise users demand.

“Rack-scale flash solutions deliver extremely low latency at scale, a need that applies to a number of different workloads,” said Eric Burgener, research vice president of storage at International Data Corp. “Over the next several years, the revenue growth in this market will benefit significantly from the increasing use IDC is seeing of real-time big data analytics and very high-performance databases in the enterprise.”

Image: Pavilion Data

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