ScaleFlux builds computational storage drives (CSDs) that can be used without host system software changes to speed server host data processing, unveiling a suite of new products earlier this month.
Existing CSDs with, for example, onboard Arm CPUs need host software to to tell them what to do and have on-drive software to process data on the drive. ScaleFlux has developed a line of plug-in CSDs which compress and decompress data transparently to the host system and provide SSDs which perform faster, last longer and can have greater effective capacity than standard SSDs. The compression reduces write amplification which, in turn, extends an SSD’s endurance, doubling or more the rated TB written number.
ScaleFlux senior director of Marketing Brendan Wolfe told an IT Press Tour audience: “The development of software apps to use Arm CPUs in computational storage products needs standards and they are slow to develop. The security aspect needs working out as well, lengthening standards development.” […]