TECH SUPPLIER May 2020 - Market Perspective - Doc # US46284520

DriveScale and Mellanox Collaborate to Move the Capabilities of Composable Infrastructure Forward

By: Eric BurgenerResearch Vice President, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group

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This IDC Market Perspective explores storage software vendor DriveScale's announcement of support for the Mellanox BlueField SmartNIC in March 2020. The integration of these two technologies into DriveScale's Composable Platform highlights a number of important trends that IDC expects will help transform the storage industry over the next two to four years, including SmartNICs, NVMe over Fabrics, and composable infrastructure. This IDC Market Perspective briefly explores those new technologies and discusses the importance of this announcement for DriveScale and Mellanox customers.

"Today's business dynamics demand a more flexible IT environment than ever before, and composable infrastructure meets that requirement very well," said Eric Burgener, research vice president, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, at IDC. "DriveScale's software-defined Composable Platform provides a flexible 'infrastructure as code' solution that can accommodate a variety of different types of hardware to support a wide range of logical infrastructure configuration options. The use of Mellanox BlueField SmartNICs in these configurations can help further enhance the benefits of using composable infrastructure."


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