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Redlining Windows Performance: 5M IOPs Storage Spaces Direct
and Client RDMA
Chelsio T5 iWARP 10/40GbE adapter solutions enable streamlined, simplified configuration of high-performance RDMA networking for Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct (S2D). iWARP’s ability to work with any standard L2 switch without depending on DCB or PFC or ETS, enables an immediate plug-and-play deployment without requiring a concurrent switch upgrade. In addition, T5 can bring the performance benefits of RDMA to Windows 10, thus enabling superior client-server performance using the existing datacenter infrastructure.

We’re very excited to share major milestones recently achieved by our T5 iWARP solution for Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct.
Chelsio and Microsoft collaborated to demonstrate 5M IOPs for S2D. This establishes the redline performance in cloud storage offering with Windows platforms.

Intel endorsed Chelsio iWARP as the preferred plug-and-play solution to use with Windows Server 2016 S2D among the various RDMA alternatives and published a blog on high IOPS performance achieved with Chelsio iWARP RDMA capable adapters and S2D.

Chelsio announced the release of signed, WHQL Certified drivers for Windows Server 2016. This comprehensive offering includes SMB-Direct, Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), Nano Server, Storage Replica, Network Direct, VxLAN, NVGRE, and SRIOV offload support. Chelsio has also released support for Windows 10 Enterprise Client RDMA enabling high-performance workstation-to-storage access.

Latest Videos Recent Publications
Chelsio added a number of News reports and white papers to its technical library, including:
  • Chelsio published a paper describing the fourth incarnation of RoCE protocol and the actual deployment challenges associated with it.

  • Chelsio published a quick start guide to configure Storage Spaces Direct using iWARP RDMA solution in under 20 minutes with any legacy switch with no special settings or uniform switch requirements in the extended datacenter.

  • Chelsio published a paper demonstrating 5M IOPS Performance with Storage Spaces Direct. This highlights how Storage Spaces Direct, combined with advanced flash-based storage connected by Chelsio’s 40GbE iWARP networking solution, helps users build faster, easy-to-scale and reliable storage for their private cloud deployments.

Learn More
  • See a complete list of recent Chelsio newsletters here.

  • See a complete list of recent Chelsio white papers here.

  • See a complete list of Chelsio performance reports here.

  • See a complete list of Competitive Analysis reports here.

  • See a complete list of Videos here.

  • See a complete list of Webinars here.

In the Wild

ClearPointe case study, utilizing Chelsio 40GbE iWARP adapters, demonstrates the performance of Server 2012-R2 Storage Spaces for cloud storage.

Storage IOPS update with Storage Spaces Direct – Microsoft Blog demonstrating 5M IOPS with Storage Spaces Direct and Chelsio 40GbE iWARP RDMA Adapters.

Microsoft and Intel showcase Storage Spaces Direct with NVM Express – Microsoft and Intel Demo of Storage Spaces Direct with Chelsio iWARP RDMA Adapters at IDF 2015.

Promotional Offers

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Sales Incentives
$100 rebate for every T5 iWARP Unified Wire card sold.

Performance Upgrade
1 coupon per T5 card sold at normal pricing, good for 50% off of list for an equivalent T6 card to be delivered in 4Q16 for new platforms.

Shows and Conferences

Chelsio participated or will participate at

Microsoft World Wide Partners Conference,
Toronto, ON,
July 11-14.

Storage Developer Conference,
Santa Clara, Sept. 19-22

Microsoft Ignite,
Atlanta, GA, Sept 26-30

Latest Software and Drivers

T5 Unified Wire v5.0.0.66 for Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 Client AU

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