Excelero Expands its NVMesh® Offering to Lenovo’s ThinkSystem Portfolio
Already proven combination of Lenovo data center solutions with Excelero’s NVMesh delivers efficient, scale-out shared NVMe storage for any network, application or protection level
SAN JOSE, CA April 4, 2019 – Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined block storage, announced a collaboration with Lenovo Data Center Group to provide Excelero’s NVMesh™ software-defined block storage solutions to Lenovo customers and channel partners worldwide. The collaboration will make it even easier for organizations to benefit from NVMe Flash storage’s superior throughput and efficiency at web-scale and at any scale.
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Already proven in Lenovo deployments at SciNet, Canada’s largest supercomputing facility, and at a London-based machine learning firm, Excelero’s NVMesh provides an optimal choice for web-scale deployments and in Big Data uses in concert with Lenovo’s ThinkSystem™ portfolio, rated #1 in customer satisfaction and reliability according to ITIC®, leading 140 industry benchmarks as of April 2, 2019.
The offering also benefits mainstream data center storage applications, since Excelero’s latest NVMesh2 solution now supports TCP/IP and Fibre Channel, and offers flexible protection levels and customized management controls. As NVMe Flash nears price parity with traditional Flash, Lenovo and Excelero enable an even wider range of organizations to achieve heightened storage capacity, flexibility and scale-out support without changing networking protocols or storage fabrics.
“Lenovo’s ThinkSystem portfolio is ideal for Excelero deployments – it’s a high-quality solution that balances high IOPs, low latency, high performance, and cost-efficiency,” said John Majeski, general manager of software and solutions, Lenovo Data Center Group. “We are delighted to expand our work with Excelero to enable Lenovo’s global channel organization to help customers leverage Lenovo’s high-quality solutions in concert with Excelero’s innovative NVMesh software.”
“Lenovo has been making savvy moves in the data storage arena for quite some time, and formalizing its work with Excelero is yet another one,” said George Crump, president and founder of industry analyst firm Storage Switzerland. “Both companies’ offerings are well suited to serve the high-performance community, as well as to broaden NVMe’s appeal to more traditional applications.”
Excelero’s NVMesh enables shared NVMe across any network and supports any local or distributed file system. Customers benefit from the performance of local flash with the convenience of centralized storage while reducing the overall storage TCO.
“We are seeing increased demand in the market for highly efficient, agile storage – not only for in high-performance-computing but also for web-scale companies and for mainstream applications. With Lenovo as our partner, Excelero’s NVMesh2 is well positioned to capture it,” said Patrick Guay, vice president of strategic accounts at Excelero. “We’re extremely proud to be the first shared NVMe storage software chosen by Lenovo, and look forward to expanding our business together.”
Excelero delivers low-latency distributed block storage for web-scale applications such as AI, machine learning and GPU computing. Founded in 2014 by a team of storage veterans and inspired by the Tech Giants’ shared-nothing architectures for web-scale applications, the company has designed a software-defined block storage solution that meets the low-latency performance and scalability requirements of the largest web-scale and enterprise applications.
Excelero’s NVMesh enables shared NVMe across any network and supports any local or distributed file system. Customers benefit from the performance of local flash with the convenience of centralized storage while avoiding proprietary hardware lock-in and reducing the overall storage TCO. NVMesh is deployed by major web-scale customers, for data analytics and machine learning applications and in Media & Entertainment post-production and HPC environments.
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