Scaling Data Center Storage
Learn how to meet explosive new demand
As the world moves online at an increasing pace, data and application workloads continue to grow exponentially. Unfortunately, processor performance isn’t. Computing performance is now forecasted only to double every 20 years, but at the same time, SSDs are getting cheaper, denser, and faster, especially NVMe SSDs. Increasingly, the overall server architecture cannot take full advantage of SSDs, making it more challenging to keep up with growing performance demands.
Today’s infrastructure runs up against two inherent bottlenecks:
- CPU limitations due to higher computational loads
- Storage I/O’s as a result of high data amplification
Fundamentally, SSDs are improving at a much faster rate than CPUs, which results in inefficient processing and wasted storage. Without a better technology solution, companies have no choice but to deploy more CPUs and SSDs as a performance stopgap that results in ballooning capital and operating expenses. Ultimately, the answer is not more server and storage hardware. Companies that don’t address skyrocketing computational inefficiencies will quickly find themselves falling behind innovative competitors that leverage hardware accelerators to innovate more efficient and scalable solutions. Rather than expending more resources, companies need to work smarter – specifically by taking advantage of hardware accelerators that can deliver an order of magnitude more efficient infrastructure. Acceleration using the Pliops Extreme Data Processor turns this potential into reality.