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Storage processor boosts data centre efficiency

Newly developed architecture increases data centre storage by more than 60x


Start your (storage) engines: The accelerated data center is getting closer to becoming a reality. This week at the Flash Memory Summit (FMS), technology innovator Pliops will be on hand to conduct the first public demonstration of its new, patent-pending technology that accelerates database storage functions. The Pliops Storage Processor enables cloud and enterprise customers to offload and accelerate data-intensive workloads using just a fraction of the computational load and power consumption.

The Pliops executive team (pictured above) has extensive knowledge and experience in NAND flash, SSDs, databases and storage systems. Focused on helping enable a new era of the accelerated data center, the team is developing disruptive innovation to support new levels of data scaling. From left to right: Steve Fingerhut, president and CBO; Uri Beitler, CEO and founder; Moshe Twitto, CTO and founder; Ari Cohen, VP R&D; Mark Mokryn, VP product.

Focused on making databases run faster and more efficiently, Pliops has created a new architecture that overcomes the major inefficiencies of software-only storage engines via a dedicated hardware product. Pliops’ solution solves the scalability challenges raised by the cloud data explosion and the increasing data requirements of artificial intelligence and machine learning applications. The company is on a mission to enable the accelerated data center and is joined in pursuing this vision by investors Softbank Ventures Asia, Intel Capital, Western Digital, Xilinx and Mellanox.

The Pliops Storage Processor offloads and accelerates software Storage Engines, seamlessly integrating with data-intensive applications.

“Accelerated data centres, where dedicated hardware engines will run data-intensive workloads, are the best long-term solution to the problems caused by skyrocketing data volumes and slowing compute performance growth,” noted Steve Fingerhut, president and chief business officer for Pliops. “While the industry attempts to address this challenge by adapting existing technologies, we’re taking an entirely different approach. We started with a clean slate and created a new architecture and data structure that redefines the storage primitive – and enables a whole new world of compute.”

The Pliops Storage Processor delivers over 60x higher read / write performance per core than RocksDB software.