Chelsio, Wistron to deliver 40G Ethernet iWARP-based NVMe over fabrics storage

Chelsio Communications, Inc. and Wistron Corporation said they have announced plans to collaborate to bring to market a 40Gigabit Ethernet iWARP-based Wistron NVMe over Fabrics scale-out storage solution.

The Wistron solution will be the industry´s first storage array supporting NVMe over 40G iWARP fabrics packaged through an RDMA cluster scale-out architecture while delivering dramatically lower latency and higher IOPS than traditional SAN solutions.

Leveraging Chelsio´s iWARP technology, the new solution tightly integrates flash storage technology and software with industry-standard RDMA fabrics to satisfy the increasing needs of high-performance business applications to deliver the highest performance and lowest latency solution versus legacy Fiber Channel.

The Wistron WS-A7424-10 dual port NVMe storage array platform will be on display in the Chelsio booth#3306 at SC15 in Austin, TX, November 17-19.

Chelsio´s Terminator 5 ASIC offers a high performance, robust third generation implementation of RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) over 40G Ethernet, the Internet Wide Area RDMA Protocol — iWARP. T5 delivers end-to-end RDMA latency that is comparable to InfiniBand, using standard Ethernet infrastructure.

Chelsio´s iWARP is in production today in GPU applications, in storage applications as a fabric for clustered storage, for Lustre and other storage applications, for Microsoft Azure Stack storage, for HPC applications, and for remote replication and disaster recovery. It is a high performance, robust, reliable, and mature protocol that enables direct data placement, CPU savings, and RDMA functionality over TCP/IP and legacy Ethernet switches and internet with no performance penalties.

Chelsio is a recognized leader in high performance (10G/40G/100G) Ethernet adapters for networking and storage within virtualized enterprise data centers, public and private hyperscale clouds, and cluster computing environments. Chelsio´s innovative, fifth generation protocol acceleration technology (T5) powers its high performance 10G/40G Ethernet adapters with a clear roadmap for 25G/100G Ethernet solutions in 2016.