Networks are embracing great transformations in the era of all-flash data centers. As services explode and storage media change, the service performance of the storage network rapidly improves 10-fold or even 100-fold. All-flash data centers require higher network bandwidth and lower latency. The traditional FC network, however, cannot meet these requirements, and has become a major bottleneck hindering the entire system architecture development. Emerging services are calling for a faster and higher-quality network. In addition, network, computing, and storage teams worked together to perform in-depth reconstruction of the overall system architecture and protocol layer, and finally proposed NVMe over Fabric technology, which has become a new standard for the next-generation storage network.
Huawei's data center network team joins hands with the storage team and launches NoF+, aiming to construct an easy-to-use storage network that provides higher storage performance, cost-effectiveness, reliability, and maintainability, thereby empowering the entire NoF industry.