Stefaan Vervaet, Solutions Leader, Western Digital

Josh Goldenhar, VP Products, Excelero

For those looking at implementing Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence or high-performance workloads, low latency at scale is crucial to stay competitive. The flash optimized NVMe protocol has been on the market for multiple years now and has been instrumental in delivering the latency and throughput performance required to keep up with these high-velocity performance workloads. The key to success is in how you architect this NVMe enabled storage tier from day one to maintain the benefits it provides, as you scale up your performance and your capacity needs. The majority of scale-out file and block solutions are not designed to take advantage of this new technology at scale. This new solution of Excelero and Western Digital addresses exactly this challenge.