Western Digital’s OpenFlex™ Data24 NVMe-oF storage platform extends the high performance of NVMe flash to shared storage. It provides low-latency sharing of NVMe SSDs over a high-performance Ethernet fabric to deliver similar performance to locally attached NVMe SSDs. Unsurpassed connectivity in its class using Western Digital RapidFlex NVMe-oF controllers, allows up to six hosts to be attached without a switch, like a traditional JBOF.
OpenFlex Data24 NVMe-oF storage platform can also be used as a disaggregated storage resource in an open composable infrastructure environment using the Open Composable API. The platform can also be specified with two RapidFlex adapters for simpler environments and as a direct replacement for SAS external storage. OpenFlex Data24 is built to deliver high availability and enterprise-class reliability.
Below is a snapshot of our test bench and results from the testing done on LustreFS and Western Digital Ultrastar Data24 NVMf enclosure. You can read about this test in detail in the blog post.
Western Digital designs and manufactures various storage devices and solutions. The company’s product portfolio includes solid state drive (SSD), hard disk drive (HDD), flash-based embedded storage products, and flash-based memory wafers and components. Its products are used in a wide range of notebook, desktop, Internet of Things, and automotive, industrial and connected home applications. The company markets products under the G Technology, SanDisk, Western Digital and WD brands. It serves various original equipment manufacturers, distributors, resellers, and consumers.