Attala Systems Announces Its High Performance Composable Storage Infrastructure Technology for the Cloud
New architecture eliminates inefficient legacy enterprise networking constructs, uses Intel® FPGAs to accelerate cloud performance.
Attala Systems today announces the demonstration of their new high performance storage technology at the 2017 Flash Memory Summit, August 8-10 2017 in Santa Clara, CA. Attala’s revolutionary architecture is designed from the ground up for use in cloud environments such as those operated by cloud service providers (CSPs), e-commerce sites, managed service providers (MSPs), telco providers, financial services, and real-time digital enterprises, and provides significant advantages over enterprise-focused all-flash arrays (AFAs) and software-defined storage (SDS) platforms. The company, which has been in stealth mode until now, possesses a management and advisory team of seasoned executives from across the storage networking and server industry.
“As flash proliferates as the de facto storage media for cloud infrastructure, adapting existing storage architectures to the cloud can be counterproductive” said Mike Heumann, Managing Partner, G2M Research. “Conventional AFAs and SDS appliances architectures can bring significant performance inefficiencies and costs to cloud environments. Attala Systems’ combination of an FPGA-based solution and self-learning orchestration and provisioning capabilities, has the potential to remove many of the inefficiencies of conventional storage architectures.”
Cloud-based storage providers are always seeking new ways to scale their infrastructure to support more clients, transactions or revenue-generating services, while providing superior performance, agility and reduced operational costs. A flexible data networking infrastructure, combined with automated provisioning and orchestration, significantly reduces TCO and operational costs. Attala Systems end-to-end solution utilizes FPGA-based hardware to accomplish these goals, and is purpose-built for cloud storage infrastructure. By being an end-to-end system, it also avoids the “DIY” performance and deployment risks associated with 3rd party/open-source software based solutions. The result is an adaptable storage infrastructure that is essentially an elastic block storage (EBS) solution “on steroids”.
“We are excited to be working with Attala Systems,” said Dan McNamara, Corporate VP of the Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) at Intel. “Intel FPGAs are enabling the next-level of capability for cloud and Enterprise infrastructure. “By taking advantage of the flexibility of Intel FPGAs to accelerate networked NVMe performance and automation, Attala Systems is providing new and significant capabilities to cloud storage operators.”
Attala Systems executives have a proven track record of creating and commercializing disruptive data center technologies. They include Sujith Arramreddy, Taufik Ma, and Sai Gadiraju. Sujith was a cofounder of both ServerWorks and ServerEngines, where he architected entire product lines and helped drive the acquisition of those companies by larger established companies. Taufik was one of the key executives responsible for the growth of Intel’s CPU and chipset business, and helped drive Aarohi Communications and Emulex to success as a marketing executive. Sai has been an engineering and operations executive at ServerWorks, Server Engines, and Emulex, and has been responsible for developing and commercializing dozens of product lines over his career. Rounding out Attala Systems is an advisory board consisting of Jay Kidd (partner at Wing Venture Capital, with CTO roles at NetApp and Brocade) and Chris McBride (multiple customer-facing executive roles at Baffle, BlueArc, McData, Hitachi Data Systems, and other companies).
“Our focus from the ground up has been on designing and building a cloud-optimized storage infrastructure,” said Taufik Ma, co-founder at Attala Systems. “In discussions with our customers, the need to build storage differently than it has been done in enterprises always comes across unambiguously. This is why companies such as Microsoft and Amazon opted for brand new approaches. Our architecture, developed with help from Intel’s Programmable Solutions Group, is the realization of that need.”
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.
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