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New Demartek Technical Guide to Help IT Professionals Deploy RoCE in 2017

As the industry jumps into the New Year, IT departments everywhere will be searching for innovative solutions to process the growing complexity of increasingly larger data sets. Many IT managers will be tasked with accelerating the performance of their data centers and doing so under tighter budgets, which makes the challenge even more difficult. Fortunately, network protocols such as RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) have emerged [...]

By | January 4, 2017|

Breaking Through the New Storage Bottleneck

The transition from Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) to Solid State Drives (SSDs) is one of the most significant storage trends occurring in the industry today. This major shift is happening for two important reasons: Even though HDD-based systems have lower upfront costs, the inevitable breakdown due their moving parts (motors, heads, etc.) results in higher Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Although SSD deployments are initially more [...]

By | November 30, 2016|

New RoCE Interoperability List Features Higher Test Speeds, Additional Vendors

It’s that time again! Having finalized the RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) test results from Plugfest 29, the IBTA is pleased to announce the availability of the new RoCE Interoperability List. Designed to support data center managers, CIOs and other IT decision makers with their planned RoCE deployments for enterprise and high performance computing, the latest edition features a growing number of cable and equipment vendors and [...]

Incorporate Networking into Hyperconverged Integrated Systems to Gain a Market Advantage

The concept of hyperconverged integrated systems (HCIS) emerged as data centers considered new ways to increase resource utilization by reducing infrastructure inefficiencies and complexities. HCIS is primarily a software-defined platform that integrates compute, storage, networking resources. The HCIS market is expected to grow 79 percent to reach almost $2 billion this year, driving it into mainstream use in the next five years, according to Gartner. Since this market [...]

By | August 22, 2016|

Dive into RDMA’s Impact on NVMe Devices at the 2016 Flash Memory Summit

Next week, storage experts will gather at the 2016 Flash Memory Summit (FMS) in Santa Clara, CA, to discuss the current state of flash memory applications and how these technologies are enabling new designs for many products in the consumer and enterprise markets. This year’s program will include three days packed with sessions, tutorials and forums on a variety of flash storage trends, including new architectures, [...]

By | August 5, 2016|

Big Data and the Need for Speed

“CGRB server room” by Shawn O’Neil is licensed under CC BY 2.0 We are living in an age of unprecedented data growth and the rate at which this data is being created is only accelerating. Multimedia creation – images, videos and music – from both personal and professional sources is one significant driver of this trend. In 2014, YouTube revealed that about 300 hours of video [...]

By | June 28, 2016|

Plugfest 28 Results Highlight Expanding InfiniBand EDR 100 Gb/s & RoCE Ecosystems

We are excited to announce the availability of our latest InfiniBand Integrators’ List and RoCE Interoperability List. The two lists make up the backbone of our Integrators’ Program and are designed to support data center managers, CIOs and other IT decision makers with their planned InfiniBand and RoCE deployments for enterprise and high performance computing systems. To keep data up to date and as useful as possible, both documents are [...]

Dive into RoCE – Visit the RoCE Initiative’s Resource Library

The RoCE Initiative is committed to increasing RDMA awareness among system architects and IT managers that design, deploy and operate Ethernet-based data centers. A pillar of our educational program is the Resource Library, which contains a growing list of RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) whitepapers as well as a glossary of relevant industry terms associated with the technology. Experts from InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) member companies generously provided materials [...]

By | February 10, 2016|

RDMA Interconnects Paving the Way for NVMe over Fabrics Technology

NVM Express (NVMe) technology is quickly being recognized as an innovative, high performance interface for solid-state drives (SSDs) as well as newer persistent memory solutions. NVM Express, Inc.developed the standard to define a new storage interface protocol that optimized non-volatile memory storage system performance, namely in PCIe-based SSDs. At its core, NVMe helps eliminate the data throughput and latency bottlenecks within local storage systems caused by traditional [...]

By | February 3, 2016|

IBTA Wants You – Guide the Future of InfiniBand, RoCE and Performance-Driven Data Centers

Bill Lee, IBTA Marketing Work Group Co-Chair For any organization, the New Year provides a great opportunity to reflect on the past and set a healthier course for the future. Companies can take a variety of internal actions to prepare for impeding market changes, but rarely do they have the power to influence the course of an entire industry on their own. For those devoted to [...]

By | January 25, 2016|

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