Several next-generation storage systems have come to market with the goal of delivering flash as a service to high-scale, distributed applications.
These products take advantage of some of the following technology developments in the storage and networking space:
- Standards-based PCIe-Connected SSDs
- RDMA-Capable Ethernet Networking up to 100 Gb/s
- A Standard, Inbox Storage Protocol Designed for PCIe-Connected SSDs (NVMe)
- A standard, Inbox Protocol for remotely Accessing NVMe devices (NVMe-Over-Fabrics, or NVMeOF). Red Hat 7.4 includes NVMeOF support.