Future-Proof: NVMe and NVMe-oF RAID Data Protection Comes to StarWind Backup Appliance

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Future-Proof NVMe and NVMe-oF RAID Data Protection

StarWind, a leading provider of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions for Enterprise ROBO, SMB & Edge, always look to bring the newest in the software-defined data center at reasonable prices and for the long haul. NVMe SSDs are on their sure, rapid track to becoming the storage infrastructure standard. The backup solution from StarWind was already all-NVMe. However, it needed a final touch: eliminate the traditional RAID bottleneck that impairs the realization of the full NVMe potential.

StarWind Backup Appliance now fully removes the usual RAID bottleneck and brings close to 100% NVMe SSD performance thanks to GRAID. Common hardware RAID cards weren’t designed to work with ultra-fast NVMe flash. Software RAID also trotted behind and would substantially diminish the NVMe performance potential while also consuming huge amounts of CPU power. GRAID ensures maximum NVMe performance, reliable data protection, and impressive flexibility at very low TCO.

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GRAID delivers sophisticated software-composed data protection that offers exceptional features and ROI for IOPS-demanding workloads. One GRAID SupremeRAID™ card can easily manage 32 direct-attached NVMe SSDs, as well as deliver 16 million IOPS and 110GB/s throughput (coupled with 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable CPUs, featured in StarWind). Being NVMe-oF-based, no performance is lost over the network. GRAID also takes RAID computation fully onto itself, so all your compute is dedicated only to your applications.
— Leander Yu, CEO, GRAID Technology

Perfected by GRAID SupremeRAID™, StarWind Backup Appliance is the ultimate future-ready backup solution that will make your infrastructure ready for 5G, AI, AioT, and anything else thrown at you in the long run when NVMe and machine learning will become the norm in the very near future. Companies that wish to beat their competitors need to look at the newest in hardware and software and find ways to leverage that in advance to increase their business agility and continuity. Excellence is for the calculated and daring.
Anton Kolomyeytsev, CEO, StarWind

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