Systems, founded in 2011 and headquartered in Shanghai. Beijing, develops
enterprise-grade flash based storage devices and solutions such as its
industry leading PCIe SSD product lines. The company's founders and
team are Silicon Valley veterans who have around 150 patents in this
Shannon Systems -
who's who in SSD? - Shannon Systems
editor - January 2015
Shannon Systems was founded in 2011 and
designs products for the PCIe
Shannon Systems (in Q3 2014) described its positioning
itself as being "the leading provider of PCIe flash and associated flash
systems in the China market."
Shannon's flagship product - the
Direct-IO - is a hot pluggable SFF-8639 connector enterprise PCIe SSD.
other things Shannon's product range includes gen 2 PCIe SSDs in half-height,
hal-height (with upto 1.2TB capacity) and full-height, half length (upto 6.4TB
The 6.4TB model (one of the highest capacity enterprise
PCIe SSDs in this form factor) has a peak power consumption under 25W.
a paper presented at the 2014 Flash
Memory Summit -
efficient RAID-5 systems across SSDs at the FTL Layer (pdf) the company
explained (like other vendors have done before) the disadvantages of using
traditional RAID-5 in a
flash array - and the advantages of placing "parity" type mechanisms
directly in the SSD controller at the FTL level.
| re in-situ SSD
There is much evidence to support the idea that both
applications performance and data storage efficiency can be greatly improved if
the flash management and apps management processor are either the same CPU - or
if they can talk to each other in a more effective way.
|12 key SSD
ideas which changed in 2014|
"Shannon Systems is the leading provider of PCIe flash and associated
flash systems in the China market."
...from the company's
presentation (pdf) at the 2014 Flash
say hello to Shannon Systems |
|Editor:- August 6, 2014 - I hadn't heard of
before. But I got a nice email this morning from Xueshi Yang,
CEO and co-founder who said he has been reading StorageSearch.com "for
quite a number of years now" and also said that his company is showing
their products at Flash Memory
Among other things - Xueshi Yang said - "Shannon
System is a startup I co-founded in 2011 in China after I left
company is dedicated to the enterprise flash storage market. Currently, we focus
on the high performance PCIe market with our proprietary controllers and
software systems. In April this year, we
the industry first 6.4TB PCIe SSD with a single controller, which boasts 67us
read access latency and 9 us write access latency (all in 4KB, random). While in
June, we introduced a PCIe SSD with SFF-8639 interface, which is hot-pluggable.
We currently serve over 100 customers in China, including Tier 1 internet
companies, as well as other named customers such as China Mobile, China Telecomm