Pavilion has launched HPCinnovation.com, a thought leadership storage solution website, to bring awareness to the third wave of storage for High Performance Computing (HPC) environments, the company announced on Friday.
“The goal of this site is to give back to the industry by providing thought leadership and technical resources for IT professionals with high-performance computing environments that enable them to do a deeper dive on next-generation storage technologies,” said Amy Love, Chief Marketing Officer at Pavilion Data Systems.
HPCinnovation’s third wave of storage, developed by disruptive technologies including NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF), Hyperparallel Flash Arrays (HFAs) and RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE), has the potential to fundamentally reshape the storage market by offering users affordable performance at scale.
The third wave of storage began with NVMe which freed SSDs from legacy disk interfaces. HFAs then eliminated the bottlenecks imposed by the legacy dual-controller architecture of All Flash Arrays (AFAs) with a switch-like design enabling multiple controllers to access storage simultaneously to deliver unprecedented performance.
“One upside from this unprecedented work from home environment is that people can dive deeper into topics of interest. IT leaders looking into newer technologies that can accelerate their business’ performance can expand their knowledge regarding how the emerging ‘third wave’ of storage is driving results in production environments and evaluate how it could help their organizations,” added Love.
NVMe-oF and RoCE have enabled storage arrays to provide the same or better performance than direct-attached storage (DAS) solutions over a fabric. The third wave of storage gives organizations the performance of DAS with the efficiency and manageability of a SAN.
HPCInnovation.com will provide technical briefs, real-world customer use cases, white papers, links to industry organizations, and an ask an engineer questions function. Supported by Pavilion Data Systems, HPCInnovation.com presents the content for educational purposes.
“Pavilion Data Systems initially caught our eye for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML). As the 3rd wave of storage emerges, lots of questions come to mind,” said Enrico Signoretti, Sr. Data Storage Analyst at GigaOM. “Pavilion has taken a pragmatic approach to market education with a new website,www.HPCinnovation.com. There is some really useful information here, I applaud the approach to education over advertising.”
Pavilion is the inventor of the world’s first Hyperparallel Flash Array. Built for NVMe from the ground up, Pavilion brings unprecedented scalability, unmatched performance density, and an OpenChoice of NVMe SSDs and NVMe-oF topologies. Across a variety of industries, Pavilion has a proven solution that brings scale-up and scale-out storage to organizations worldwide.