It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
Western Digital Announces OpenFlex Storage Architecture and NVMeoF Storage Devices Western Digital Announces OpenFlex Storage Architecture and NVMeoF Storage Devices
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Western Digital Announces OpenFlex Storage Architecture and NVMeoF Storage Devices
Thread Tools
Old 9th August 2018, 14:05   #1
[M] Reviewer
Stefan Mileschin's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Romania
Posts: 142,059
Stefan Mileschin Freshly Registered
Default Western Digital Announces OpenFlex Storage Architecture and NVMeoF Storage Devices

Western Digital on Tuesday introduced its new OpenFlex storage architecture and the first family of products supporting it. The OpenFlex architecture promises to enable operators of datacenters to independently scale compute, storage and network resources by using software composable infrastructure (SCI). Meanwhile Western Digital will share the mechanical specifications of OpenFlex products as well as publicly release its Kingfish API for managing SCI to make OpenFlex an open industry standard.

The OpenFlex architecture relies on storage devices featuring SSDs and HDDs that use an NVMe-over-Fabric (NVMeoF) interface, and can be used to create independently scalable pools of storage connected to computing resources using standard technologies (such as Ethernet, InfiniBand, etc.). Western Digital says that independently scalable pools of various resources will allow customers to better utilize their installed hardware and software, therefore reducing the initial infrastructure investment and the total cost of ownership by eliminating problems like “stranded storage.”

In addition to its hardware OpenFlex architecture, Western Digital is also introducing its Kingfish API, which enables pools of devices to be presented as SCI and arranged into logical application servers. Western Digital says that since said storage pools are directly connected to other resources, logical application servers will not compete for resources and therefore will have more predictable performance. The latter claim looks rather promising, but certainly needs an independent verification. Furthermore, to take advantage of this capability, the Kingfish API has to be supported by popular datacenter software.
Stefan Mileschin is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Western Digital Stuns Storage Industry with MAMR Breakthrough for Next-Gen HDDs Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 14th October 2017 15:06
Western Digital 4TB Red HDD Storage Review Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 18th March 2016 11:04
Western Digital to Demonstrate 4 TB Hybrid Drive at Storage Visions 2015 Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 5th January 2015 16:45
Western Digital Launches the WD Sentinel DX4200 Storage Server Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 9th October 2014 06:50
Western Digital Introduces the My Passport Wireless Portable Storage Drive Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 4th September 2014 08:10
Western Digital Launches RX4100 Rackmount SMB Storage Server Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 31st May 2013 06:49
Western Digital My Book Live 1TB Personal Cloud Storage Review Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 13th May 2013 09:20
Western Digital Completes Acquisition of Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 12th March 2012 07:02
Western Digital picks up Storage Vendor of the Year Stefan Mileschin WebNews 0 15th February 2012 07:23
Western Digital Caviar RE2 – Tweaked RAID 0 storage piotke WebNews 0 2nd July 2006 01:49

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:58.

Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO