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FMS Award

Excelero and Mellanox Win Flash Memory Summit 2018 Best of Show Award for Customer Implementation

Joint solution provides exceptional performance, low-latency in the OpenStack cloud; driving growth in analytics, machine learning, AI where demanding databases need matching storage performance

SANTA CLARA, CA August 9, 2018 – Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined block storage, announced that its NVMesh® storage solution was named a 2018 Best of Show award winner at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara last night. Excelero was recognized along with Mellanox for providing the Most Innovative Flash Memory Customer Implementation at service provider, which offers both public and private OpenStack clouds. deployed Excelero’s NVMesh™ Server SAN on the Boston Flash-IO Talyn server along with Mellanox SN2100 switches to enable exceptional performance with low-latency block storage in its teutoStack Cloud.

Together Excelero and Mellanox enabled to achieve 10x lower IO latency and a 2,000% performance gain with NVMesh compared to Ceph while avoiding costly, less-scalable appliances and proprietary vendor solutions.
@ExceleroStorage and @MellanoxTech win a Best of Show award at @FlashMem - Most Innovative Customer Implementation for @teutoStack deployment #FlashMem @BostonGermany Click To Tweet found Ceph to be durable, scalable and fast for most uses, but with low-latency workloads like databases, Ceph’s performance lagged. The Excelero/Mellanox combination delivered uncompromised performance for all apps, including 8,000 IOPS per virtual machine for its teutoStack private cloud offering, compared to 400 IOPS per VM with Ceph. In addition, due to its design Ceph typically runs at higher latencies of up to 2.5 milliseconds – latency which degrades IOPS performance, especially at low queue lengths. Excelero achieved 10x lower IO Latency – around 250 microseconds – through all layers in the virtual machine. The deployment, done with the help of system integrator Boston Server & Storage Solutions GmbH, positioned to drive growth in analytics, machine learning and AI, where demanding databases require matching storage performance. More details can be found here.

“OpenStack solutions have become a popular way to deploy, control and manage large pools of compute, networking and storage resources,” said Jay Kramer, Chairman of the Awards Program and President of Network Storage Advisors Inc. “We are proud to select Excelero and Mellanox for the Best of Show Innovation Award as it delivered the highest levels of NVMe performance for the service provider needs at”

“Demanding Cloud-as-a-Service infrastructure and platform deployments need more than just performance from Ethernet switches today,” said John F. Kim, director, storage marketing at Mellanox Technologies. “They also need easy automation and management to build scalable Ethernet Storage Fabrics. After trying another switch vendor which failed to meet these key requirements, the Mellanox SN2100 was an obvious choice. We make it easy to integrate our switches with Linux operations, so service providers like can keep their focus on running their business and not running their infrastructure,”

“Few vendors can deliver what’s needed for high-performance storage in hardware-agnostic infrastructures as data centers move away toward software-defined architectures, and especially for OpenStack,” said Lior Gal, CEO and co-founder of Excelero. “We’re honored to have helped set a solid foundation for business growth, and to win a coveted FMS Best of Show award for the second year in a row.”

About Flash Memory Summit

Flash Memory Summit, produced by Conference ConCepts, showcases the mainstream applications, key technologies and leading vendors that are driving the multi-billion dollar non-volatile memory and SSD markets. FMS is now the world’s largest event featuring the trends, innovations and influencers driving the adoption of Flash Memory in demanding enterprise storage applications, as well as in smartphones, tablets, and mobile and embedded systems.

About Excelero

Excelero enables enterprises and service providers to design scale-out storage infrastructures leveraging standard servers and high-performance flash storage. 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 performance and scalability requirements of the largest web-scale and enterprise applications.

With Excelero’s NVMesh, customers can build distributed, high-performance server SAN for mixed application workloads. 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. The solution has been deployed for hyper-scale Industrial IoT services, machine learning applications and massive-scale simulation visualization.

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