Will the Nonvolatile Memory Express (NVMe) and SCSI Express standards increase adoption of PCIe-connected SSDs?
PCIe offers very low latency and high performance, as well as eliminates host bus adapter costs and reduces power consumption. Storage latency has become more important than ever for new applications dealing with big data and supporting data analytics. Getting the most out of solid-state storage to support the real-time needs of these applications is critical. Bypassing the traditional SCSI stack can greatly shorten the I/O path for an I/O request.
NVMe and SCSI Express are aimed at simplifying and standardizing the manufacture of PCIe-connected devices. As consumers see the value of getting the most out of their investment in solid-state storage and pricing continues to drop, we will see an increased adoption of PCIe.
Dig Deeper on Server-based SSD implementations
Related Q&A from Leah Schoeb
Leah Schoeb of Evaluator Group discusses which operating systems provide TRIM support in this Expert Answer.continue reading
Leah Schoeb of Evaluator Group discusses SSD pricing and use cases when SLC flash makes sense in this Expert Answer.continue reading
Leah Schoeb of Evaluator Group discusses how primary storage deduplication increases efficiency and longevity of solid-state storage.continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.