The PowerMax 2000 array supports NVMe flash drives. NVMe flash drives enable large-scale block storage to support existing network adapters and host bus adapters. One of the primary advantages of NVMe flash drives is enhanced performance. Other benefits of NVMe-based storage include:
- Lower latency and higher IOPS
- Support for deep queues: 64 commands per queue, up to 64K queues
- Streamlined register interface that minimizes the CPU utilization required to manage I/O operations
- Transparency to databases, so you can realize the benefits of NVMe performance without extra steps
Note: Dell EMC also offers the PowerMax 8000 system, which has even higher scaling and performance capabilities than the PowerMax 2000 that we used in our tests of this solution.