How the Latest NVMe Specs Make Flash Storage in the Data Center Better
Data Center Knowledge, October 24th, 2019
November 3, 2019,
Volume 259, Issue 5

As NVMe adoption in the enterprise rises, the new specs seek to simplify flash management for data center operators

"As is typical for most new technologies, enterprises have been slow to adopt the latest versions of the NVMe specs, with hyperscale cloud platforms responsible for much of the adoption to date. But enterprises are starting to catch on," notes Mary Branscombe in Data Center Knowledge.

"NVMe 1.4, released in July, includes hyperscale features for isolation, predictable latency, and write amplification. But the higher performance and lower system requirements of NVMe as the interconnect for flash drives and arrays are driving acceleration of the spec's use in the enterprise, with NVMe shipments (measured by gigabytes) predicted to exceed combined SAS and SATA this year..."

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