Marvell has announced an expansion of its NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) portfolio. Solutions include the Toshiba Memory native NVMe-oF Ethernet solid state drive (SSD) with Marvell’s NVMe-oF SSD converter controller, and a Marvell NVMe-oF Ethernet SSD controller, optimised to expedite SSD makers’ time to market and drive broad data centre adoption of Ethernet Bunch of Flash (EBOF) architectures.
Marvell first announced its Ethernet-based technology at last year’s Flash Memory Summit, and the technology is being pushed forward by multiple storage end users, server and storage system OEMs and SSD makers. The new Toshiba Memory 2.5 inch in-form factor Ethernet SSD is a market-ready product with Marvell’s NVMe-oF SSD converter controller technology integrated. These SSDs can be used with Marvell’s Ethernet switch products, enabling optimal storage disaggregation, eliminating costly CPU and DRAM components and increasing overall data centre storage performance.
“Our new NVMe-oF Ethernet SSD controller represents another industry first from Marvell and marks a key milestone in advancing our end-to-end Ethernet storage strategy,” said Nigel Alvares, vice president of marketing for the flash business unit at Marvell: “By integrating the powerful capabilities of our NVMe-oF Ethernet technology with our best-in-class SSD controller technology, our customers will benefit from substantial reductions in power, space and overall cost. We look forward to continued ecosystem collaboration for broad adoption of our disruptive EBOF architecture.”