FMS2019: Liqid Uncages ‘Honey Badger’ — World’s Fastest Gen4 NVMe Storage for Unprecedented Data Performance

Liqid’s LQD4500 NVMe PCIe Add-In-Card (AIC) Delivers 4-million IOPS and 24 GB/s, in Capacities up to 32 TB, to Crush the Most Demanding Workloads

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ArtificialIntelligenceFlash Memory Summit 2019Liqid, provider of the world’s most-comprehensive composable infrastructure platform, announced today the availability of the industry’s fastest NVMe storage. The Liqid Element LQD4500 PCIe Add-In-Card (AIC), codenamed “Honey Badger” for its fierce, lightning-fast performance in an ultra-thin full-height, full-length (FHFL) form factor, is based on Liqid’s award-winning composable fabric and software. The offering takes advantage of the newly available Gen 4 PCI-Express (PCIe) specifications to significantly outperform legacy architectures and deliver up to 4-million IOPS of random performance, more than 24 GB/s of throughput, and ultra-low transactional latency of 20 us. The device is available in capacities up to 32 TB to neutralize even the most demanding mission-critical, data-intensive workloads.

Liqid is conducting live demonstrations of industry-leading Liqid Element LQD4500 with industry-leading partners at Flash Memory Summit 2019, August 6-8, including Phison Electronics Corps. (219), One Stop Systems, Inc. (119), Toshiba Corporation (307), and PCI-SIG (949).

“The sheer scale of modern data storage environments restricts how effectively businesses can leverage their valuable data for actionable intelligence. Solutions such as Liqid’s Honey Badger NVMe AIC, that offer both ultra-high performance and density by fully embracing the increased throughput and latency reductions of Gen 4 specifications, introduce new opportunities to address this dilemma,” said Scott Sinclair, Senior Analyst, Storage Systems & Software, Enterprise Strategy Group. “With adaptive resource management built into the Liqid’s core software, the Honey Badger can jump-start or significantly augment composable infrastructure with data performance not previously available, making it a compelling solution for the most demanding environments.”

Fully Composable, Gen 4 NVMe for Ferocious Data Center Applications

Liqid’s ultra-low-latency, intelligent fabric ensures IOPS performance, agility, capacity, and bandwidth for the LQD4500 and all Liqid Element NVMe solutions. Composable NVMe storage can be leveraged at enhanced Gen 4 speeds in tandem with disaggregated pools of GPUs, FPGAs, CPUs, and Intel® Optane™ for artificial intelligence, 5G IoT & edge computing, dynamic cloud deployments, high-performance computing, and other high-value applications.

The Liqid Element LQD4500 architecture also enables multiple drive configurations ranging from maximum performance to maximum redundancy. Featuring enterprise-class power failure protection for increased reliability, LQD4500 prevents data loss and ensures that data is secured in the event of power failure or other catastrophic events.

Liqid Element LQD4500 brings unprecedented performance density at the node and rack level, delivering queries-per-second (QPS), transactions-per-second (TPS), parallel threads or simply raw IOPs and low latency.

The LQD4500 device delivers features including:

  • 24GBps Reads at 128K blocks
  • 16GBps Writes at 128K blocks
  • Up to 4M 4K IOPS
  • 20us latency
  • Up to 32TB raw capacity
  • Power fail protection
  • NVMe 1.3 support
  • Enterprise class features
  • SED and TCG support

“Liqid is an innovation leader in PCIe-based fabrics, and again we are setting the bar with the industry’s highest performing, highest density Gen 4 NVMe storage solution capable of 4-million IOPS and 24GBps to drive advancements in fields critical to business, government and scientific research deployments,” said Sumit Puri, CEO and Cofounder, Liqid. “Leveraging the benefits of Gen 4 PCIe, IT users deploying the Honey Badger across Liqid composable infrastructure can further maximize performance and efficiency dynamically composing Gen 4 NVMe alongside other high-value data center resources.”

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About Liqid

Liqid provides the world’s most comprehensive software-defined composable infrastructure platform. The Liqid Composable platform empowers users to manage, scale, and configure physical, bare-metal server systems in seconds and then reallocate core data center devices on-demand as workflows and business needs evolve. Liqid Command Center software enables users to dynamically right-size their IT resources on-the-fly. For more information, contact [email protected] or visit Follow Liqid on Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.


Robert Brumfield

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