June 14, 2016 (San Jose, CA) Apeiron® Data Systems, Inc., the developer of Direct Scale-out Flash announced today its successful qualification of the new Samsung PM1725 NVMe SSD. Apeiron has developed the world’s only native NVMe storage network, and therefore can support any SSD using the NVMe interface. The successful completion of this testing represents the fourth NVMe drive option available from the company. In addition to the unprecedented number of NVMe SSD options, Apeiron has shattered the published performance of all other NVMe systems. Throughout the qualification process, the system delivered a sustained 18.4 million IOPS from a single ADS1000 enclosure. With 32 integrated ports of 40GbE and 24 NVMe SSDs, this system packs incredible performance and density in to a mere 2U form factor. Each enclosure can be integrated into a larger NVMe storage network, capable of supporting thousands of NVMe drives and hundreds of servers – all of this with better than internal NVMe SSD performance. Compared to other all NVMe storage products, the ADS1000 provides over 180% better performance, and is less than 50% of their footprint. Because the ADS1000 is capable of integrating any commercially available NVMe SSD, Apeiron is the only company able to match the applications’ workload with the appropriate drive profile ─there are no proprietary SSD or Flash card requirements.
In using our PM1725 SSD with Apeiron’s latest NVMe SSD option – the Direct Scale-out Flash ADS 1000, data center managers will be able to realize the full performance potential of Samsung’s most advanced NVMe storage technology,” said Michael Williams, vice president, memory product planning, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. “The PM1725 represents the leading edge in NVMe performance capabilities and Apeiron’s Direct Scale-out Flash solution maximizes its usefulness in enhancing the effectiveness of storage technology for data center management.”
The Direct Scale-out Flash ADS1000 delivers extreme performance in a shared infrastructure. This integrated storage and networking solution leverages the components, resiliency and simplicity of 40Gb Ethernet to provide an ultra-low latency NVMe network. This network is indistinguishable from internal server storage. To the client, the ADS1000 looks and acts like any other internal PCIe connected storage. However, the Apeiron technology is actually delivering all the capabilities, economics and scale of a shared storage environment. The typical latency and complexity of storage networking is eliminated by Apeiron’s “NVMe over Ethernet” (NoE) technology. The integrated 40GbE switching is so fast that Apeiron has moved the bottleneck to where it belongs; the NAND architecture itself. Because the ADS1000 can leverage any commercial NVMe drive, the solution is designed to support future NVMe drive innovations in density and performance. A few suppliers such as Samsung Semiconductor have already shown the potential to reduce the typical NAND latency to less than 10 microseconds.
Apeiron brings NVMe out of the individual server and into a highly efficient storage network. The ADS1000 provides a single pool of high performance NVMe that IT can allocate to an unlimited number of servers. With petabyte-scale NVMe storage, no external switching and significantly improved CPU utilization, Apeiron provides a compelling TCO/ROI that is hard to ignore.