ATTO NVMe smart switch host adapters and Xinnor software RAID preserve NVMe performance advantages while adding flexibility and management capability

ATTO Technology, Inc., a global leader in network and storage connectivity this year celebrating its 35th anniversary, and Xinnor present a comprehensive solution for deploying scalable high-performance NVMe RAID storage that preserves the speed advantages of NVMe while providing additional flexibility and management capabilities.

“This is the RAID solution data center managers have been waiting for,” said Tim Klein, President/CEO, ATTO Technology. “Software RAID on NVMe storage with this kind of performance and value is truly next level.”

The solution combines ATTO ExpressNVM™ NVMe Smart Switch Host Adapters with Xinnor Software RAID (xiRAID), creating the perfect RAID solution for compute-intensive, high-performance systems. These two powerful technologies working together provide an effective, reliable and secure way to deploy NVMe SSD while assuring data integrity.

Xinnor xiRAID is a software RAID solution designed from the ground up to take advantage of NVMe performance. xiRAID provides a high level of system design and management flexibility while keeping host resource utilization to an unprecedented minimum.

ATTO ExpressNVM NVMe Smart Switch Host Adapters are an innovative storage connectivity solution that adds scalability and flexibility to dense NVMe storage ecosystems. ExpressNVM comes with a host of management tools and administrative features that allow data centers and hyper scalers to design smart and flexible enterprise-grade systems while retaining the full performance of NVMe SSDs.

The solution was tested on a Dell PowerEdge server, where eight NVMe SSDs were installed via PCIe Gen4 using the ATTO ExpressNVM adapter and sequential I/O was run across the RAID group. When using xiRAID in RAID5 we were able to achieve 27.5 GB/s in reads and 9 GB/s in write.

“The combination of the Xinnor Software RAID (xiRAID) and ATTO ExpressNVM NVMe Smart Switch Host Adapters is a powerful, yet highly flexible solution that provides affordability, efficient data protection, and drive management for NVMe for mission-critical applications,” said Davide Villa, Chief Revenue Officer at Xinnor.

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