Today, data creation and consumption are growing at unprecedented rates. IDC predicts that there will be 4.1 Zettabytes of consumer storage by 2016. Over 50% of all enterprise storage is external, and the amount of external storage is growing at 50% annually. With all this, it’s easy to see why data delivery is critical to both enterprise and consumer applications.In the storage interconnect realm, Fibre Channel has been synonymous with SANs for many years. However, an increasing number of storage vendors and enterprise SANs are starting to move away from FC and are installing alternative interconnects in their data center storage infrastructure. Ethernet is most common in general enterprise infrastructures, and InfiniBand now transports over 25% of all HPC storage traffic.<WW consumer digital storage growing at 66% annually.>
Low latency and the mean to get there is RDMA. Scalability is latency. The main focus should be latency.
EDR – 2014-2015
1. Mellanox’s Technological Advantage
Michael Kagan – Chief Technology Officer
October 25, 2013