Feb 04, 2019
iSCSI has been connecting storage solutions for
decades and over the years manufacturers have been trying to make iSCSI more
efficient with greater speed and lower latency. In theory it is possible to
make iSCSI faster but in practical implementations manufacturers have been at
the mercy of TCP/IP. TCP/IP
offload engines can be inefficient and running iSCSI in software would be
ATTO Technology is excited to announce our
solution to this challenge: ATTO
XstreamCORE® ET 8200 hardware accelerated protocol bridge. In
XstreamCORE ET 8200, TCP/IP is implemented in hardware with only two
microseconds of added latency. This is
the key to improved speed and efficiency for iSCSI.
ET 8200 utilizes multiple parallel I/O acceleration
engines which work together to move data at an extremely fast rate. Combined with the lossless RDMA
Ethernet protocol iSER (iSCSI Extensions for RDMA) and hardware accelerated
iSCSI, XstreamCORE integrates with SAS storage to create high-performance
shared Ethernet storage solutions.
LUNs attached to the ET 8200 are connected via four x4 12Gb SAS ports and
mapped and presented via two 40Gb Ethernet ports as RDMA based ISER and/or
The SAS (and/or SATA) storage can be of any type and in any
combination: JBODs, JBOFs, arrays of flash or spinning disk, and LTO tape. This flexibility allows for re-purposing of
older or unused storage hardware adding to ROI.
This evolution in our line of hardware
accelerated bridges frees system architects from the typical server storage
constraints, helps to reclaim and reuse hardware, contributes to dramatic
performance increases system-wide, and provides long distance cluster
connectivity all in one simple top-of-rack 1U box.
For more information on entire line of ATTO
XstreamCORE hardware accelerated bridges, please
visit our website.
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