Talking Tech with Travis: Episode 6 – End-to-End NVMe Software

NVMe/TCP uses the standard TCP/IP internet and Ethernet infrastructure protocols to deliver a direct Storage Area Network (SAN) fabric connection from an initiator, like a Dell EMC PowerEdge server, to a target storage device, such as a Dell EMC PowerStore array. As Ihab Tarazi, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Dell Technologies Infrastructure Solutions and Ecosystems, points out, NVMe/TCP combines the best of today’s networking and storage technologies to enable a host of exciting capabilities. NVMe/TCP will make an especially big difference for organizations that need multi-cloud connectivity and want to support distributed SANs or edge deployments with standard connectivity.

Networkwide automation and discovery become possible when you combine NVMe/TCP with Dell Technologies SmartFabric Storage Software (SFSS). You gain an IP-based SAN that can incorporate multiple operating systems as well as all Dell Technologies storage solutions. SFSS is a containerized, cloud-native, open-source software that greatly improves connectivity performance and latency. SFSS integrates with VMware vCenter and vSphere for enhanced SAN manageability and automation.

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About the Author: Travis Vigil

Travis Vigil is Senior Vice President leading Portfolio and Product Management for Dell’s Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG). He and his team are responsible for the Product, Offer and APEX (as-a-Service) Roadmap for Dell’s Server, Storage, Data Protection, CI/HCI, Networking, and Solutions portfolios. He has over 20 years of Product Management, Marketing and Business Operations experience with technology companies including Dell and Intel.

In previous roles at Dell, he served as Senior Vice President for Storage & Data Protection Product Management, and Senior Vice President for Business Operations focused on Dell’s Server, Storage and Networking Business with commercial customers.

He has a B.S. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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