Excelero, founded in
2014, and headquartered in Santa Clara, Cailf., enables enterprises and service
providers to design scale-out storage infrastructures leveraging standard
servers and high-performance flash storage. The company's Software-Defined
Storage NVMesh enables customers to design Server SAN infrastructures for the
most demanding enterprise and cloud-scale applications, leveraging standard
servers and multiple tiers of flash. |
Excelero product overview
|Who's who in SSD? - Excelero |
editor - StorageSearch.com
- March 2017
Excelero emerged from stealth in
company is active in the market for enterprise
SSD software and takes
advantage of an ecosystem which had been building up since 2012 thanks to
pioneeering fabric switch chips from
PLX and then reinforced in
2014 by HBAs and a shared memory architecture for HPC from
A3CUBE. The SSD industry
had been been exploring solutions which could leverage fabrics of
PCIe SSDs in low
latency shared memory and shared storage environments.
A key factor
which unlocked market receptiveness to this idea and a big market opportunity
was standardization on NVMe protocols as a command / API framework for PCIe
SSDs which was the effective successor to the decades old
SCSI. NVMe (supported by
vendors) had been created around the assumptions of low read latency in the
And another helpful factor for Excelero was the
emergence of a great many standard compatible NVMe over Fabrics SSDs in
That provided a competitive hardware base which could be leveraged by a
software vendor who had the aspiration of providing a hardware neutral
framework which could make them work together at near wire speed.
with this kind of performance had been seen in the year before from several
vendors - notably Mangstor
and EMC. But those earlier
software fabric systems had been tied to proprietary systems if you wanted the
changed in SSD year 2016?
RAM news - ain't what it used to
utilization ratios and the software event horizon
controllernomics - is that even a real word?
hidden segments in the enterprise for rackmount SSDs
what's in a number? -
a shorthand to describe any SSD accelerated server
|a new name
in SSD fabric software|
|Editor:- March 8, 2017 - A new
SSD software company
- Excelero - has emerged from
stealth today. |
Excelero which describes itself as - "a
disruptor in software-defined block storage"
version 1.1 of its NVMesh® Server SAN software "for exceptional Flash
performance for web and enterprise applications at any scale."
company was funded in part by Fusion-io's founder
Editor's comments:- An easy way to understand what this kind
of software can do for you is to see how Excelero created a petabyte-scale
shared NVMe pool for exploratory computing for an early customer - NASA/Ames.
The mitigation of latency and bandwidth penalties enabled by the new
environment enabled "compute nodes to access data anywhere within a data
set without worrying about locality" and helped to change the way that
researchers could interact with the data sets which previously had been
constrained in many small islands of low latency. ...read
the white paper (pdf).