Fungible shifts focus to SAN performance, power

“Fungible has a very fast 2×24 slot all-flash SAN node because of its hardware design and software. It looks to have a story to tell on power and space efficiency and should appeal on these three bases to customers looking for multi-petabye SAN deployments with NVMe SSDs.

PCIe gen 4 SSDs will stress storage controllers more than gen 3 drives, and gen 5 SSDs will up the stress further. If Fungible is correct in its analysis of x86 controller memory limitations, the tide of SSD development is flowing its way.”

Read the article by Blocks & Files Founder, Chris Mellor

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DPUs Aren’t Just For The Cloud

DPUs will have a significant impact not just on cloud data center design, but also enterprise server design. Read the Forbes article by Jim McGregor Fungible Testing Computational Storage on DPUs

Fungible, a developer of Data Processing Unit (DPU) chips for offloading east-west networking operations including storage array access from server X86 CPUs, is testing computational storage applications on the DPUs to accelerate database operations.

Data center knowledge SmartNICs Power the Cloud, Are Enterprise Datacenters Next?

The SmartNIC market and technology are reviewed in this The Register article interviewing Zeus Kerravala(ZK Research). He points out that the best way to approach this technology is with a fully integrated offering, like Fungible! Composable Data Infrastructure is the future, and it is here now at Fungible, Inc.

Fungible FSC 4.0 Fungible Partner Exchange

Allows resellers, distributors, and technology providers to connect, collaborate, and grow composable infrastructure capabilities by delivering technology solutions necessary to cloudify world’s data centers.

Fungible GPU-Connect Announced

Fungible has announced Fungible GPU-Connect (FGC) to solve the challenges caused by the growing demand for AI/ML that results in stranded and underutilized GPUs, especially in Edge Data Centers.

Cloudifying Data Centers with Fungible DPU

With workloads becoming more diverse and demanding, and data growing faster than ever, data centers are in desperate need of modernization to keep up with public cloud’s agility and efficiency.

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Storage Field Day 23

ist Storage Field Day 23. Dort treffen sich die Sponsoren der Veranstaltung mit Storage-Analysten und -Influencern, und sprechen vor laufender Kamera über ihre Produkte und Technologien.

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Fungible Releases FSC 4.0 and Fungible Storage Initiator

Fungible announced a significant upgrade to its Fungible Storage Cluster (FSC) software with FSC 4.0, leveraging the Fungible DPU to deliver workload-centric block storage and empower data center cloudification.

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Fungible Announces Fungible Storage Cluster 4.0

Fungible, Inc., a pioneer in data-centric computing revolutionizing the agility, performance, economics, reliability, and security of data centers around the world, today announced a significant upgrade to its Fungible Storage Cluster (FSC)

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Hot Cloud Tech Companies To Watch In 2022

There has been a lot of hand-wringing about the future of the cloud in the markets recently, with a market correction in some of the high-flying cloud technology stocks. But the markets are likely to bounce back.

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Gems 2022

The Coldago Gem list is a the result of a new annual study showing 5 players to watch in the coming months as a result of their vision, product development and execution with a serious aspect on the technology and product innovations.

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The 2022 Futuriom 40

Every year, Futuriom names the strongest private companies in key markets for cloud and communications infrastructure, including cloud cybersecurity. Today, we have released our new Futuriom 40 report which includes all the details on these companies, as well as the major cloud technology trends driving their success.

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Podcast: 88 – Coldago Gems 2022

Wow I finally decided to unveil the Gems 2022 and record a short episode about them. Discover the 5 companies I invite you to watch in 2022. Happy listening.

Fungible Boasts Hyperscale Datacenter Record

Startup Fungible Inc. says it’s set a new world’s record for datacenter storage processing with a component that disaggregates, virtualizes, and then pools solid-state-drive (SSD) flash storage in hyperscale datacenters.

SmartNICs Set to Infiltrate Enterprise Networks

Enterprise infrastructure that supports data center, cloud and edge networks could someday be dominated by one of its tiniest components–the smartNIC or data processing unit (DPU).

GigaOM Takes Notice of DPUs

Data Processing Units (DPUs) help organisations build denser, faster, more efficient and cost-effective IT infrastructures, with the goal of providing an overall lower total cost of ownership.

Fungible Denkt Anders

Op sommige momenten is het even nodig dat iemand met een frisse blik naar een probleem kijkt. De Amerikaanse startup Fungible lijkt hiervan een voorbeeld te zijn. Datacentra maken gebruik van computersystemen die draaien rond CPU’s (central processing unit) en GPU’s (graphical processing unit). Rond deze twee centrale bouwstenen worden de computers gebouwd. Fungible voegt daar nu een derde component aan toe: de DPU oftewel een data processing unit.

The 10 Hottest Semiconductor Startup Companies Of 2021

These semiconductor startups are offering novel ways to improve the performance, efficiency, economics and bandwidth of servers and beyond with new takes on CPUs, accelerators and connectivity solutions.

GigaOm Sonar Report for Data Processing Units (DPU)

A data processing unit (DPU) is a hardware accelerator usually installed on commodity x86 servers in the form of a generic PCIe card or as part of a SmartNIC (a sophisticated network interface card). Its main function is to offload specialized compute tasks from the general-purpose system CPU, improving overall performance and efficiency of the entire infrastructure.

SDSC and Fungible Claim Record HPC Storage Performance

Fungible Inc., a data-centric computing company, and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego, today announced they have shattered the NVMe over TCP storage initiator performance world record, achieving 10M IOPS,* beating the old record of 6.55 IOPS.

Fungible Expands Global Sales Channel with India-Based Partner Savex Technologies

Fungible Inc., a pioneer in data-centric computing, announced its latest channel ecosystem partner Savex Technologies, one of India’s largest Information and Communication Technology Distributors. Fungible is increasing its investment in India by building out its sales organization and further developing its design center in Bangalore.

Heterogeneous Computing Is About Optimizing Resources

The rapid emergence of the Compute Express Link (CXL) specification is an excellent example of heterogenous computing — but not all heterogenous computing is necessarily CXL. Rather, it’s about connecting to whatever mix of compute, memory, and storage will best tackle a given workload, without out the need to over-provision.

GigaOm Sonar for Composable Infrastructure

Unlike traditional infrastructure designs, which are based on servers that have a finite quantity of local resources such CPU, GPU, RAM, network connectivity, and storage, a composable infrastructure is organized in disaggregated resource pools that can be reconfigured quickly depending on momentary application needs

Fungible Doubles Down on NVMe over TCP by Delivering Fast Storage Initiator Solution

Fungible Inc. is adding new capabilities and products to its Storage Cluster product portfolio.

The Storage Initiator (SI) cards allow standard servers to access NVMe/TCP storage targets using the fastest and most efficient implementation of NVMe/TCP, providing enhancements to the security and usability of the entire data platform, and make deploying NVMe/TCP effortless in existing data centers.

Fungible FC200 FC100 FC50 NVMe/TCP DPU Adapters Launched

This is one of those interesting announcements. Fungible announced its FC200 DPU adding a dual 100GbE NVMe/TCP adapter. This announcement is helping to scale its NVMe/TCP offerings as that becomes a hotter industry topic.

Fungible: Functioning Data Centers with DPU

300 Millionen Dollar Startgeld für ein Startup sind nicht gerade wenig. Vor allem, wenn sie schon in den Anfangsjahren eines jungen Unternehmens investiert worden sind.

Fungible Enhances its Storage Cluster for NVMe Over TCP

Fungible, a start-up pursuing DPU accelerated data center computing, announced new capabilities enabling its Fungible Storage Initiator (SI) cards installed in standard servers to access NVMe over TCP (NVMe/TCP).

Fungible Launches New NVMe/TCP Solution

Fungible Inc., a pioneer in data-centric computing, today announced it is adding new capabilities and products to its Fungible Storage Cluster product portfolio.

Fungible Brings DPUs to PCIe Card Form Factor

Fungible today announced the availability of its Storage Initiator cards, bringing the capabilities of its data processing units (DPUs) to a standard PCIe form factor.

What Does a DPU Do?

Learn the basics of data processing units: What they are, what they do, who’s making them and who’s adopting them. Then decide whether your data center might use one someday.

Noteworthy SmartNICs: Comparative Review

Modern cloud-native workloads are more and more being designed as microservices running on servers distributed across data center networks. This article describes what constitutes a SmartNIC while highlighting select SmartNICs from among the market-leaders.

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Fungible Appoints Eric Hayes as CEO

Fungible has appointed Eric Hayes as its new CEO and member of Fungible’s Board of Directors, succeeding Pradeep Sindhu, who has served as Executive Chairman and CEO since Fungible’s inception. Sindhu will continue his role as Executive Chairman and assume the role of Chief Development Officer, where he will lead the engineering teams responsible for the company’s products and solutions.


Fungible Can Solve the Public Cloud Hotel California Problem

DPU startup Fungible recently briefed Blocks & Files on its views regarding Intel’s Infrastructure Processing Unit. Co-founder and CEO Pradeep Sindhu said it was inadequate as a data centre cost saver, lacked imagination, and couldn’t help solve the public cloud’s trillion-dollar paradox, also known as the Hotel California problem.


Fungible Claims Fastest Storage Node on the Market, at 6.55 million IOPS

Dutch high-performance computing (HPC) researchers have reported a Fungible storage node delivering 6.55 million random read IOPS to a single server. Fungible claims this is the world’s highest performance between a single server reading data and a single storage target.


Top Composable Infrastructure Platforms & Vendors 2021

The Fungible Data Center enables end users to create bare-metal servers on-demand to address changing application needs. Infrastructure can operate at peak utilization and efficiency by pooling and deploying compute, storage and network resources on demand. This eliminates overprovisioning and offers flexibility for unknown workloads.

The 10 Hottest Semiconductor Startups Of 2021 (So Far)

Fungible wants to make hyperscale data centers available for any organization with its turn-key Fungible Data Center solution that is powered by its namesake data processing unit. With the recently launched data center solution, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based startup claims it can easily slice and dice compute, storage, network and GPU resources on demand while providing “performance, scale and cost efficiencies not even achievable by hyperscalers.”

Podcast #81: The Composable Data Center With Fungible

The Fungible data center offers the ability to create infrastructure on the fly, pulling from CPU, GPU, and storage resources as needed. This allows for better utilization and a cloud-like model in terms of consumption. Underpinning the Fungible model is their own data processing unit (DPU), which handles most of the work. In fact, their FS1600 NVMe over TCP storage platforms have no traditional x86 CPU at all running exclusively on the DPU.

The 50 Coolest Software-Defined Data Center Vendors Of 2021

Fungible offers data-centric platforms powered by its data processing unit that disaggregates compute and storage recourses across the data center. In March, the company unveiled the Fungible Data Center, a secure offering with a centralized software suite that aims to transform data centers from complex and expensive silos into simple on-demand powerhouses.

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9 Enterprise-Storage Startups to Watch

Young storage companies are innovating products that range from storage arrays to mainframe storage management to cloud storage and more.

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Fungible Data Centers – A Deep Dive Discussion

The networking industry has been on an evolutionary path from monolithic systems toward open, disaggregated and virtualized infrastructure. Here, we feature a deep dive discussion on the Fungible Data Center architecture with Srinidhi Varadarajan, SVP Solutions at Fungible, and Pardha Pyla, VP Product Solutions & Design at Fungible.

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What is the Fungible Data Center?

We’re talking about hyperconvergence, disaggregation, composable architecture, GPUs. We’re talking about The Next Generation Data Center all wrapped into one thing. Fungible addresses that we are reaching the cracks in the performance of IO.


The Coolest Data Center Companies In 2021: The Data Center 50

Fungible seeks to revolutionize the performance, economics and security of scale-out data centers by enabling the disaggregation of compute and storage resources. The company recently launched Fungible Storage Cluster, dubbing it the world’s fastest all-flash NVMe disaggregated storage platform.


Podcast: Computational Storage & DPU : Le Monde de Demain ?

C’est une technologie encore méconnue, un monde foisonnant et complexe, mais qui sera surement le moteur de nos futures architectures ! Cette semaine nous vous proposons de découvrir le Computational Storage et les DPU (Data Processing Unit)…


Processor Makers Embrace the Network Computer

The DPU is not an entirely novel concept: the architecture evolved from the Smart Network Interface Controller (SmartNIC) that began to appear in servers several years ago. Rather than attempting to load all the functions needed for a cloud application into individual server blades, the emphasis in computer design for data centres is on scaling out.

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2021 Best Tech Startups in Santa Clara

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Santa Clara, California. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to: revenue potential, leadership team, brand/product traction, and competitive landscape. Additionally, all companies must be independent (unacquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

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Scale-Out Data Centers: The Best is Yet to Come

Modern data centers are upending the benefits of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI). Composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI) is gaining traction but is not realizing its full potential due to bottlenecks in the critical path to and from the network. Fungible democratizes CDI through the invention of the Fungible DPU, realizing the holy grail of Fungible Data Centers.

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Fungible Unveils “World’s Fastest” NVMe Disaggregated Storage Platform

Powered by the Fungible Data Processing Unit (DPU), the Storage Cluster is a high performance, secure, scale-out, disaggregated data storage platform, delivering 15 million IO/s in a 2RU form factor, scaling linearly to 300 million IO/s in a single 40RU rack, and extending further to many racks.

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Chip Startup Fungible Pitches AWS-Like Storage Hardware

Fungible, the chip startup that says its aim is to put smaller cloud providers on a more equal hardware footing with the likes of Amazon Web Services, has launched its first storage system for data centers, powered by its processors.

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Fungible Champions Software-Defined Storage Breakthrough

Fungible aims to make high-performance disaggregated storage attainable for data centers of any size with the launch of the Fungible Storage Cluster, the first in a series of data-centric platforms planned by the company.

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Fungible Ships its Disaggregated NVMe Storage Platform Powered by DPUs

The new Fungible Storage Cluster delivers 15M IOPS in a 2RU form factor, scaling linearly to 300M IOPS in a single 40RU rack, and extending further to many racks. The company says its high-performance design improves $/IOPS by at least 3x compared to existing software-defined storage solutions by consolidating workloads and increasing utilization of storage media.


Scaling-Out Data Centers With the Fungible Data Processing Unit

In this video, Pradeep Sindhu, Co-Founder and CEO of Fungible, shares observations about scale-out data centers and the key innovations of Fungible’s Data Processing Unit (Fungible DPU™) which has been positioned as the “third socket” in data centers, complementing the CPU and GPU.

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Fungible F1 DPU for Distributed Compute

The idea of a data-centric era is a message many companies are using these days. For example, the Intel Data-Centric Innovation Summit happened on August 8, 2018 (8 is a lucky number in Chinese influenced cultures.) Pradeep’s view is of servers that are hyperdisaggregated. The view is that there are x86 compute servers, GPU servers, SSD servers, and HDD servers. In any event, these fundamental scale-out server types are designed for a common purpose: to make their most valuable resource available on the network. As that is the goal, the Fungible DPU can serve as the common endpoint.

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Juniper, Samsung, Alibaba Jump on Fungible DPU

Fungible today at Hot Chips 2020 announced a new class of microprocessor it calls the Fungible data processing unit (DPU), which won endorsements from Alibaba Cloud, Juniper Networks, and Samsung Electronics.

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Fungible Inc: Our DPU Composes Much Smaller Data Centre Bills

Fungible, a California composable systems startup, claims its technology will save $67 out of every $100 of data centre total cost of ownership on network, compute and storage resources. The company this week launched its first product, a data processing unit (DPU) that functions as a super-smart network interface card. Its ambitions are sky-high, namely to front-end every system resource with its DPU microprocessors, offloading security and storage functions from server CPUs.

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Chip Startup Debuts With Fungible Data Processing Unit (DPU)

Well-funded startup Fungible is coming out of stealth with what it calls a data processing unit along with a software stack that will power storage appliances.

Fungible launched today with two versions of its data processing unit (DPU) microprocessors: one for storage systems and one for networking servers. The vendor also developed a TrueFabric network and storage software stack. Founder and CEO Pradeep Sindhu said Fungible will deliver complete storage systems built around its DPUs and TrueFabric by the end of 2020.


Introducing PEP: A New Storage Performance Metric

Current metrics used to compare the performance of storage systems are inadequate. The industry needs a new storage performance metric that is fair, broadly applicable and intuitive. In this article, Dr. Menon introduces the performance efficiency percentage (PEP). It overcomes current limitations and is applicable to both scale-up and scale-out.

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New Scale-Out Storage for the Cloud World

A new type of storage system is emerging that’s being targeted at cloud data centers. They are being designed to scale out, support NVMe over TCP protocols with remote storage as fast as local storage, provide high-performance networked erasure coding, and support volumes with flexible durability.

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Data Centers Need to Become Data-Centric

Today’s CPUs are 30 times slower than I/O. The core problem is that servers are compute-centric while applications are becoming data-centric. Ready to liberate your data center with an architecture designed for data-centric workloads?