Several key factors, both technological and commercial, are creating demand for a new approach to high performance I/O:
- Non-volatile memory (NVM) device technologies are continuing to develop and improve, and media capacities are increasing rapidly.
- Diverse many-core processor strategies are pushing higher I/O volumes and more demanding I/O profiles.
- A new generation of high-business-value markets are taking advantage of analytics and machine learning and further stressing performance boundaries.
This paper is intended to inform business readers with I/O-intensive computing environments about the IME solution that manages at-scale flash to eliminate file system bottlenecks and voids old rules for application I/O optimization.