What is SCSI Express and what is it designed to accomplish?
SCSI Express, or SCSIe, is an emerging standard designed to optimize PCIe-based SSD potential. PCI Express is gaining popularity because of the low latency associated with installing the flash storage within the server.
Like NVMe, SCSI Express defines an interface, command set and feature set that takes full advantage of multicore architectures optimizing their driver stacks so they are better able to handle SSD IOPS. Over time, many industry watchers expect that SCSI Express and NVMe will merge.
Editor's note: To learn more about SCSI Express, check out NVMe and SCSI Express emerge, defining specs for PCIe-connected SSDs.
Dig Deeper on All-flash arrays
Related Q&A from Marc Staimer
Object storage has unique features, including erasure coding and multi-copy mirroring, which may make it better suited to data protection than more ... Continue Reading
Why would you attach NAND flash storage directly to the memory channel? Isn't RAM much faster than NAND? Marc Staimer discusses this and more in this... Continue Reading
Marc Staimer takes a closer look in this Expert Answer at how 3D NAND flash vendors keep bit rot from taking place, a vexing challenge given 3D NAND ... Continue Reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.