Thursday, August 8th
8:30-9:35 AM
COMP-301A-1: Computational Storage - Controllers & Technology (Computational Storage Track)
Organizer: Thad Omura, VP Marketing – Flash Business Unit, Marvell

Organizer: Stephen Bates, CTO, Eideticom

Chairperson: Tim Stammers, Senior Analyst, 451 Research

Organizer: Scott Shadley, VP Marketing, NGD Systems

Paper Title: Using Native NVMe-oF SSDs to Advance Computational Storage

Paper Abstract: Native NVMe-oF SSDs enable networked storage capacity to grow independently of compute. Today’s NVMe storage nodes are typically underutilized and can service only locally attached drives through PCIe. In a world of mega datacenters and highly virtualized workloads, this is no longer an efficient scalable architecture. Enter Ethernet, the most common, scalable, best understood, and least expensive fabric available. The result is low-cost storage networking while maintaining low latency and high throughput. NVMe-oF provides a scalable solution for intelligent storage clusters, storage appliances, and a variety of data-intensive applications including artificial intelligence (AI), real-time analytics, and IoT. Full access to Ethernet networking functions makes computational storage more compelling, more powerful, and easier to use.

Paper Author: Shahar Noy, Sr Director Product Marketing, Marvell

Author Bio: Shahar Noy is a senior director of product marketing for Data Center Storage Solutions at Marvell. Shahar joined Marvell’s superhero family in 2017 and other than occasionally saving the world he is busy resolving some of the biggest storage challenges in modern data centers. With over 15 years of industry experience, Shahar and his team play a vital role in the definition, planning, development and marketing of the company’s cutting-edge products and solutions targeted to enhance storage performance and efficiency for both cloud and enterprise applications. Shahar is also involved in continuing the build-out of the ecosystem of emerging technologies and technology partners. Before joining Marvell, Shahar was senior director of Strategic Marketing & Business Development at Micron Technology incubating new consumer and enterprise SSD products and leading the first removable NVMe solution. Prior to this, he was responsible for consumer, mobile, enterprise and industrial segments at SanDisk, winning some of the first mass volume TLC NAND designs. Shahar gained his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the highly respected Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. He also has an MBA from the Marshall School of Business, at the University of Southern California. Shahar admires Tony Stark for his perseverance, intelligence, natural curiosity and cool tech suit – as you can guess, his favorite superhero character is Iron-Man.