Mellanox Technologies : Announces Availability of BlueField Storage Solutions that Accelerate NVMe over Fabrics

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end smart interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the availability of storage reference platforms based on its revolutionary BlueField™ System-on-Chip (SoC), combining a programmable multicore CPU, networking, storage, security, and virtualization acceleration engines into a single, highly integrated device.

BlueField integrates all the technologies needed to connect NVMe over Fabrics flash arrays, with the fastest performance available in the market. BlueField provides 200 Gb/s of throughput and more than 10 million IOPS in a single SoC device. In addition, the powerful on-board multicore ARM processor subsystem enables flexible programmability that allows vendors to differentiate their software-defined storage appliances with advanced capabilities. This makes BlueField the ideal chip to control and connect All Flash Arrays and Just-a-Bunch-Of-Flash (JBOF) systems to InfiniBand and Ethernet Storage fabrics.

“BlueField is the most highly integrated NVMe over Fabrics solution,” said Michael Kagan, CTO of Mellanox. “By tightly integrating high-speed networking, programmable ARM cores, PCIe switching, cache, memory management, and smart offload technology all in one chip; the result is improved performance, power consumption, and affordability for flash storage arrays. BlueField is a key part of our Ethernet Storage Fabric solution, which is the most efficient way to network and share high-performance storage.”

“As data takes over the world, networked storage takes over computing,” said Peter Burris, GM and Chief Research Officer of Wikibon. “The BlueField SoC controller is a leading example of the right technology at the right time.”

BlueField and the BlueField flash array reference platform are being shown at Flash Memory Summit, Aug. 8-10, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Mellanox booth, #138. BlueField samples and storage reference design systems will be available in Q4, 2017.