NVMe is fast flash storage, but big five suppliers take it slowly

Even with the inevitability of NVMe, major storage vendors are slow to take the plunge. While many have upgraded the back end of their arrays to accommodate NVMe drives, implementing a true end-to-end solution is proving to be a daunting technology challenge. For vendors like Pavilion Data, NVMe is so fundamentally different than SATA or SAS, we have chosen to re-architect our array from the ground up for NVMe. By implementing an internal PCIe fabric with 20 controllers, the Pavilion Data array can deliver extremely low latencies in an inconspicuous 4 RU package that is ideal for rack-scale design. Read…