Enmotus was founded in August 2010 to develop solutions in the
auto tiering SSD market. The company says "Enmotus provides users with
their critical data when they need it. Our true tiering technology pools flash
storage with traditional hard drives and dynamically moves frequently accessed
data in real time to the high speed flash storage without user intervention.
Responding in seconds to rapidly changing access patterns, the Enmotus solution
creates a new class of affordable tiered storage that combines the capacity of
hard drives with the performance of SSDs. The block based MicroTiering
architecture provides superior read and write performance. For more
information, please visit www.enmotus.com"
- editor mentions on StorageSearch.com and
versus Tiering (Enmotus's SSD blog).
- editor's comments:- November 2012 -
Enmotus is an
SSD software company
technology for SSDs - which the company says will be a good fit in VM
environments. The company's first product release date was originally promised
to be "early 2012". Enmotus demonstrated working working versions
of its fully
MicroTiering technology (pdf) in public for the first time at the
Server Design Summit (November
The company describes its positioning and where it thinks it
fits into the enterprise
SSD architecture landscape clearly
in this paper.
is keen to stress the differences between tiering and caching. These differences
are real - but users in complex environments typically need elements of both -
and I've long believed that the end of the roadmap for such products will be
to have capabilities which span both and which are architecture and applications
aware. That's why in 2009 I grouped all these companies together in the category
which I called SSD ASAPs
- Auto-tuning SSD Accelerated Pools of storage. See also:-
business case for SSD ASAPs - which has more articles and lists of
From what I can see at this early stage of disclosure -
Enmotus aims to be a platform - which supports a wide range of SSDs. The company
talks a lot about "HDDs"
being the back end storage - which is the market for such products today. In the
future - as more enterprise storage migrates to solid state - there will still
be a need for this class of product. It's still too early to say - which of the
100+ contenders in the SSD ASAPs market will establish dominant market
positions and survive.
In August 2012 -
Enmotus presented at the
Flash Memory Summit (Aug 2011)
- and was discussed in this blog -
Strategic Marketing View of Flash Memory Products by
David Lamont of
In November 2014 -
A blog by Enmotus gave the company's view that micro-tiering within the server
box - between the lowest possible latency persistent memory (such as
flash backed DRAM
DIMMs), then up a level to
SATA SSDs and finally
drives - gives users materially different performance and cost
characteristics to merely caching between those devices when they are used in a
hybrid storage appliance.
| tiering between memory
|Editor:- December 8, 2016 - A new blog -
Tiering: the Future of Hyper Converged - by Adam Zagorski,
Marketing at Enmotus
- discusses how hyper-converged infrastructure has evolved along with the
associated impacts from data path latency and CPU overhead. Among other things
Adam notes that...|
"Very soon well have HCI clusters with
several tiers of storage. In-memory databases, NVDIMM memory extensions and
NVRamdisks, primary NVMe ultrafast SSD storage and secondary bulk storage
(initially HDD but giving way beginning in 2017 to SSDs) will all be shareable
across nodes. Auto-tiering needs a good auto-tiering approach to be efficient,
or else the overhead will eat up performance." ...read
where are we
heading with memory intensive systems and software?
|Enmotus demos hybrid arrays|
|Editor:- August 13, 2013 - Enmotus
announced that it
is demonstrating its FuzeDrive
(hybrid SSD ASAP)
solutions (with Toshiba
SSDs inside) at the Flash
Memory Summit. |
"While helping accelerate early adoption
of SSDs, today's caching solutions don't always provide the results users
expect. FuzeDrive avoids using traditional caching techniques, and instead
borrows its concepts from intelligent real time virtualization, data movement
and storage pooling techniques typically found in larger 'big iron' enterprise
systems," said Andy
Mills, CEO and Co-founder of Enmotus.
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