2019 Is The Year Of NVMe
architectingIT, July 30th, 2019
August 11, 2019,
Volume 257, Issue 1

Without sounding too cliched, 2019 looks to be the year of NVMe, as the technology moves to become the leading storage protocol for the enterprise

Chris Evans writes in architectingIT, "NVMe or Non-Volatile Memory Express is a new protocol that allows servers to talk to storage devices like solid-state disks. Within a server, NVMe SSDs connect to the PCIe bus using a range of different form factors. Across a storage network, NVMe-enabled devices communicate to a server using NVMe over Fabrics, or NVMe-oF.

We can compare NVMe to historical SAS, SCSI and SATA storage protocols. Within a server, these solutions required a controller that can be implemented directly on the motherboard or through an add-in card. Across the network, Fibre Channel and iSCSI allow a server to communicate to shared storage. This aligns with the capabilities of NVMe-oF..."

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