In recent years, the migration towards NAND flash-based storage and the introduction of Non-Volatile Memory Express® (NVMe™) have multiplied the opportunities for technology companies to “do storage” differently1. The rapid growth and diversity of real-time digital businesses has demanded this innovation to allow new products and services to be realized. New storage products have therefore followed trends towards higher bandwidth, lower latency and a reduction in footprint and total cost of ownership – critical improvements for companies relying on large infrastructures. Recent market reports2 forecast that the NVMe market will grow at approximately 15% CAGR to reach $57 billion by 2020. The NVMe market continues to evolve and seeks further technological innovations in three areas:
In March 2018, BittWare announced the 250 series FPGA products which provides innovative solutions to cater to the needs of the storage market. The 250-series product features the Xilinx® UltraScale+™ FPGAs and MPSoCs which offers ASIC-class functionality in a single-chip and fits the technology needs of the storage industry6. By combining NVMe with reconfigurable logic FPGA and MPSoC, BittWare is offering a new class of storage products with a critical differentiator in a fast-evolving market; the flexibility and reconfigurability of the Xilinx devices guarantees that 20-based solutions can remain current as the NVMe standard incorporates new features overtime5.
This application note describes how BittWare’s 250 series of FPGA and MPSoC-enabled accelerator products can be used to allow customers to construct high-performance, scalable NVMe infrastructures for next generation IoT and cloud infrastructures.