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Category: Performance and trade-offs

Applications and servers see performance gains with ScaleFlux drives vs. other enterprise NVMe SSDs. By offloading the CPU from storage processing and optimizing flash memory to reduce write amplification, latency can be greatly improved, and bottlenecks alleviated by keeping traffic off the bus. By using dedicated hardware on the drive compression can be processed nearly 100x faster than in the CPU. The latency and performance improvements are direct gains from doing hardware-based compression in the SSD controller ASIC. The benefits for network traffic are more second-order improvements – by increasing the effective storage space in the server, the server can reduce the number of times it needs to fetch data from across the network, alleviating network traffic.

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Laura Balp

Laura Balp

After almost 10 years in the B2B marketing field for tech companies, I use my skills in digital marketing to help companies like ScaleFlux thrive. On a personal note, I'm a curious and well traveled French woman living in the captivating city of San Francisco :)