Attala Systems and Microsemi Collaborate to Help Customers Automate Their NVMe Storage Infrastructure
New architecture utilizes DMTF Redfish and SNIA Swordfish APIs, Attala FPGA architecture, and Microsemi enclosure management software to simplify infrastructure management
Attala Systems, a San Jose CA technology company that is revolutionizing storage for the cloud and real-time analytic applications, and Microsemi Corporation, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, have teamed to develop the industry’s first fully-automated NVMe-over-fabrics platform that is compliant with the DMTF Redfish and SNIA Swordfish™ specification. The platform utilizes Attala’s FPGA-based adaptable storage fabric and Microsemi’s Switchtec PCIe storage switches, integrated programmable processor and enclosure management software. The result is a platform that is dynamically responsive to changes in customer environments without the significant operational expense (OpEx) demands historically required to manage such a platform.
“Our focus from day one has been to design and building a cloud-optimized storage infrastructure that minimizes the amount of management overhead required to operate in cloud environments,” said Taufik Ma, co-founder at Attala Systems. “By working with Microsemi, we have been able to automate the enclosure management functions and switching infrastructure to significantly automate system management tasks. The Attala Systems composable storage infrastructure architecture is the realization of that need.”
Collaborating closely with Microsemi, Attala Systems has created a composable, scale-out storage platform that is orchestrated via the industry standard DMTF Redfish and SNIA Swordfish™ specifications. These specifications help to provide a unified approach for the management of storage and servers in hyperscale and cloud infrastructure environments, making it easier for IT administrators to integrate scalable solutions into their data centers and simplifying the way storage can be allocated, monitored and managed.
“Microsemi is proud to work with Attala Systems to reach this milestone,” said Derek Dicker, vice president and business unit manager for performance storage at Microsemi. “Because of their scale, cloud environments pose potentially huge management challenges. Minimizing or eliminating these is critical to allowing cloud service providers to scale their services without scaling costs.”
Microsemi is a premier supplier of high value-add PCIe products including the scalable, low power, high-reliability PFX family of PCIe Gen3 fanout switches, the programmable PSX family of PCIe Gen3 storage switches, and the low power, multi-protocol, adaptive EQNOX™ family of signal conditioners with FlexEQ™ equalization technology supporting PCIe Gen3 and PCIe Gen2. Microsemi's PCIe family is key to building low power and high-reliability data center, communications, defense and industrial servers; workstations; switches; routers; cellular infrastructure and test equipment. For more information about Microsemi's PCIe portfolio, visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/drivers-interfaces-and-pcie-switches/pcie-switches/pcie-switches.
Please come by and visit Attala Systems in Booth 848, and Microsemi in Booth 213, at the Flash Memory Summit, August 8-10, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
About Attala Systems
Founded in 2013 with offices in San Jose, Calif., Attala Systems is an early-stage technology company focused on the design and development of a new generation of storage and networking infrastructure based on the use of FPGAs and cloud-focused self-learning orchestration and provisioning software. By freeing storage architectures from the multiple levels of abstraction inherent in enterprise-based storage systems, Attala significantly improves system performance reduces operational costs for cloud storage providers and those with a need for high-performance, low latency storage systems.
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world’s standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.
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