Vexata Unveils Storage Operating Systems for NVMe


The amount of data that most IT organizations are now being tasked to process has grown considerably with no end in sight. That’s putting a lot of pressure on systems that were never designed to process that much data. Vexata today formally unveiled an Active Data Fabric storage operating system designed from the ground up to increase utilization rates by making sure active data is given the highest throughput priority.

Vexata CEO Zahid Hussain says Active Data Fabric is a software-defined operating system that can be deployed across a controller, router and data node consisting of solid-state disks (SSDs). Alternatively, IT organizations can opt to deploy Active Data Fabric on a public cloud.

Regardless of the deployment model, Hussain says Active Data Fabric will increase the performance of Tier One applications by a factor of ten.

“Utilization on existing systems is low,” says Hussain. “The reason for this is that there are a lot of bottlenecks getting to the data.”

Fresh off raising an additional $54 million in funding, Hussain says Active Data Fabric employs advanced analytics to optimize placement of data in a way that makes sure active data is being placed on the fastest storage nodes that are accessed over a NVMe interface.


As NVMe systems become more widely deployed, it will become apparent that existing storage operating systems are not going to be able to keep pace. The challenge now is finding a software path forward that taps into the next generation of advanced infrastructure.