See who’s using Excelero
to improve their storage

Technicolor

GE

SciNet

NASA

Our Approach

Excelero’s customers are our most valuable assets: they have been helping us to improve our product, define use cases and enter markets with pent-up demand for a new approach to scale-out, high-performance storage. Here ’s a selection of our most interesting case studies.

4K Streaming @ 60fps to 50+ Workstations Concurrently

“Now, with innovations like the shared NVMe storage such as Excelero provides, Technicolor can enjoy a hardware-agnostic approach, driving down costs and enabling flexibility for tomorrow while not sacrificing performance.” – Amir Bemanian, Engineering Director at Technicolor.

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Use Case

Any-K production & post-production.
Streaming, editing and reel presentation to simultaneously active workstations.
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The Challenge

4K & 8K video is changing requirements for storage performance and capacity.
Workstations need high BW & low latency performance for streaming, editing, and reel presentation.
Customers need future-proof solutions that will support 10k.
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Solution

With just 6 standard servers powered by 3D NAND, NVMesh enabled 4K streaming @ 60fps to 50+ workstations concurrently.
The solution gives twice the performance of competing solutions at 50% of the cost and requires a much lower data center footprint.

4K Streaming @ 60fps to 50+ Workstations Concurrently

“Now, with innovations like the shared NVMe storage such as Excelero provides, Technicolor can enjoy a hardware-agnostic approach, driving down costs and enabling flexibility for tomorrow while not sacrificing performance.” – Amir Bemanian, Engineering Director at Technicolor.
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Use Case

Any-K production & post-production.
Streaming, editing and reel presentation to simultaneously active workstations.

The Challenge

4K & 8K video is changing requirements for storage performance and capacity.
Workstations need high BW & low latency performance for streaming, editing, and reel presentation.
Customers need future-proof solutions that will support 10k.

Solution

With just 6 standard servers powered by 3D NAND, NVMesh enabled 4K streaming @ 60fps to 50+ workstations concurrently.
The solution gives twice the performance of competing solutions at 50% of the cost and requires a much lower data center footprint.

62% reduction in Oracle licensing costs doing the same amount of processing

20-22 GB/s per RAC node
Create a 10TB table space in 34 minutes
Query scans are 9 times faster than the compared EMC solution for NVMesh

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Use Case

High-performance, Database Storage.
Cluster performance is a key priority for large Oracle environments, especially for customers with tables that size up to billions rows and serve thousands of users driving analytics against that data.

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The Challenge

Traditional AFA storage solutions give latencies of slightly less than 1 millisecond; customers often get thousands of queries a day and some of these can take over an hour to run.
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Solution

NVMesh offers latencies of single digit microseconds. This significantly speeds up database scans and queries. Running Oracle database on NVMesh enables customers to reduce the number of licenses needed for their clusters.

62% reduction in Oracle licensing costs doing the same amount of processing 20-22 GB/s per RAC node

Create a 10TB table space in 34 minutes

Query scans are 9 times faster than the compared EMC solution for NVMesh

CASE STUDY

Use Case

High-performance, Database Storage.
Cluster performance is a key priority for large Oracle environments, especially for customers with tables that size up to billions rows and serve thousands of users driving analytics against that data.

The Challenge

Traditional AFA storage solutions give latencies of slightly less than 1 millisecond; customers often get thousands of queries a day and some of these can take over an hour to run.

Solution

NVMesh offers latencies of single digit microseconds. This significantly speeds up database scans and queries. Running Oracle database on NVMesh enables customers to reduce the number of licenses needed for their clusters.

10x lower IO latency than Ceph through all layers in the virtual machine

Excelero’s NVMesh features a Cinder block storage driver that was designed to provide low-latency access to distributed, high-performance NVMe flash storage. Thanks to its unique RDDA technology and client-side archi- tecture, NVMesh enables 10 times lower IO latency and 20 times higher IOPs performance than Ceph.
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Use Case

High-performance block storage for OpenStack.
New workloads such as machine learning and artificial intelligence are creating new opportunities for service providers but also bring unseen performance requirements for OpenStack Clouds.
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The Challenge

Ceph is a popular storage solution for OpenStack, but the layered architecture has a big impact on the performance and makes the solution less attractive for new low-latency workloads.
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Solution

TeutoStackCloud runs NVMesh on SuperMicroservers from Boston Limited along with MellanoxConnectX-4 and ConnectX-5 NICs running 2x25Gb Ethernet to each client node. It uses OpenStack Cinder to manage storage though the NVMesh Cinder driver.

10x lower IO latency than Ceph through all layers in the virtual machine

Excelero’s NVMesh features a Cinder block storage driver that was designed to provide low-latency access to distributed, high-performance NVMe flash storage. Thanks to its unique RDDA technology and client-side archi- tecture, NVMesh enables 10 times lower IO latency and 20 times higher IOPs performance than Ceph.
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Use Case

High-performance block storage for OpenStack.
New workloads such as machine learning and artificial intelligence are creating new opportunities for service providers but also bring unseen performance requirements for OpenStack Clouds.

The Challenge

Ceph is a popular storage solution for OpenStack, but the layered architecture has a big impact on the performance and makes the solution less attractive for new low-latency workloads.

Solution

TeutoStackCloud runs NVMesh on SuperMicroservers from Boston Limited along with MellanoxConnectX-4 and ConnectX-5 NICs running 2x25Gb Ethernet to each client node. It uses OpenStack Cinder to manage storage though the NVMesh Cinder driver.

Reducing NVMe TCO for Predix Cloud with 70%

“Excelero has created a unique software-only architecture that allows the industry to use NVMe to the full potential, at cloud scale.”
—Darren Haas, head of cloud engineering at GE

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Use Case

Industrial Internet of Things with cloud servers.
Digital Twin: simulation of real-world machinery.

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The Challenge

Build a scalable, high-performance storage tier, adaptable to different workloads.
Optimize utilization of NVMe drives from 25% to 85%.
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Solution

Excelero NVMesh gives applications access to NVMe SSDs across the network at local speeds, enabling maximum capacity & performance utilization.

Reducing NVMe TCO for Predix Cloud with 70%

“Excelero has created a unique software-only architecture that allows the industry to use NVMe to the full potential, at cloud scale.”
—Darren Haas, head of cloud engineering at GE
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Use Case

Industrial Internet of Things with cloud servers.
Digital Twin: simulation of real-world machinery.

The Challenge

Build a scalable, high-performance storage tier, adaptable to different workloads.
Optimize utilization of NVMe drives from 25% to 85%.

Solution

Excelero NVMesh gives applications access to NVMe SSDs across the network at local speeds, enabling maximum capacity & performance utilization.

Pooling NVMe Within GPFS NSDs enables new Science use cases

 

80 pooled NVMe devices give 250GB/s of throughput and 20M random 4k IOPS

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Use Case

Large-scale modeling, simulation, analysis and visualization.
Visualizes supercomputer simulation data on 100s of compute nodes.
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The Challenge

Finish check pointing faster and start running the job.
Achieve performance of 250GB/Sec at the lowest price.
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Solution

NVMesh by Excelero enables SciNet to create a petabyte-scale unified pool of high-performance flash distributed retaining the speeds and latencies of directly-attached media.

Pooling NVMe Within GPFS NSDs enables new Science use cases

80 pooled NVMe devices give 250GB/s of throughput and 20M random 4k IOPS

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Use Case

Large-scale modeling, simulation, analysis and visualization.
Visualizes supercomputer simulation data on 100s of compute nodes.

The Challenge

Finish check pointing faster and start running the job.
Achieve performance of 250GB/Sec at the lowest price.

Solution

NVMesh by Excelero enables SciNet to create a petabyte-scale unified pool of high-performance flash distributed retaining the speeds and latencies of directly-attached media.

Pooling NVMe enables new Science use cases at NASA

“By reducing random access latency to large data sets, humans can interact with the computing environment in a more natural fashion”

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Use Case

Large-scale modeling, simulation, analysis and visualization.
Visualizes supercomputer simulation data on 128 monitors from a 128 node cluster.

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The Challenge

Interactive work is generally small IOs.
Introduction of high-performance local NVMe SSDs create the problem of data locality.
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Solution

NVMesh by Excelero enables NASA to create a petabyte-scale unified pool of high-performance flash distributed retaining the speeds and latencies of directly-attached media.

Pooling NVMe enables new Science use cases at NASA

“By reducing random access latency to large data sets, humans can interact with the computing environment in a more natural fashion”

PR - THE REGISTERCASE STUDY

Use Case

Large-scale modeling, simulation, analysis and visualization.
Visualizes supercomputer simulation data on 128 monitors from a 128 node cluster.

The Challenge

Interactive work is generally small IOs.
Introduction of high-performance local NVMe SSDs create the problem of data locality.

Solution

NVMesh by Excelero enables NASA to create a petabyte-scale unified pool of high-performance flash distributed retaining the speeds and latencies of directly-attached media.

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