Fabric technology boosts SAN performance
Claimed to enable high performance computing (HPC) –like storage for existing storage area networks (SANs), Mangstor offers SANConnect technology.
Designed to connect NVMe over Fabric (NVMf) storage arrays to existing iSCSI or Fibre Channel (FC) SANs as a fast storage caching layer, it will be provided as a plug-in within the upcoming Titan software release.
According to the company, it boosts performance of existing SANs by layering an intelligent, higher performance, non-volatile memory cache, paired with the low latency, high performance characteristics of the company’s NVMf storage software.
Existing SANs based on FC or iSCSI have very high latencies that limit performance, explains the company. By adding NVMf arrays using SANConnect as a fast caching tier, the technology brings the millions of random 4kbyte read and write IOPS and associated low latency of Titan software as a caching layer to existing SANs. Customers can migrate from traditional SANs and spindle-based storage to upgrade existing SANs to high performance storage fabrics. This can be done in a phased manner without incurring the costs and complexities of uprooting and building such fabrics from the ground up, said the company, at this month’s Flash Memory Summit.