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Attala Systems, Intel® and Ericsson jointly demonstrate networked composable storage infrastructure for hyperscale cloud solutions at VMworld in Las Vegas.

“This collaboration with Attala Systems and Ericsson has created a fundamentally new approach for cloud and communicatons service providers.” - Dan McNamara, corporate vice president of the Programmable Solutions Group at Intel

Attala Systems, the company which is reinventing cloud storage infrastructure with its Field-Programmable-Gate-Arrays (FPGAs) based fabric, demonstrates its Composable Storage Infrastructure products with the Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000 at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas. Attala’s Composable Storage Infrastructure offers superior storage performance, fully-automated infrastructure orchestration, and zero-touch bare metal provisioning, resulting in greater resource efficiency and reduced TCO (Total Cost of Ownership). The combination of Ericsson’s offering, Attala’s next-generation storage infrastructure technology, Intel® Rack Scale Design (Intel® RSD), and Non-Volatile Memory Express® (NVMe) Intel solid-state drives (SSDs) has the potential to enable service providers to generate and support more clients, transactions and revenue-generating services.

“Attala has created a fundamentally new approach for composable, high-performance networked storage infrastructure that enables more flexibility and better performance for service providers,” said Anders Vestergren, head of Product Line Software-Defined Infrastructure, at Ericsson. “We are excited to work with Attala Systems, exploring the possibility of integrating their solution into the Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000.”

Ericsson’s system uses a combination of hardware disaggregation and next-generation management software and orchestration to optimize hyperscale cloud resources for storage, compute, and networking across Private, Public, Enterprise and Telecom Cloud domains. Based on Intel RSD, the Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000 can use the innovative service-provider specific storage capabilities within Attala’s Composable Storage Infrastructure to drive storage disaggregation and composability. Intel RSD disaggregates compute, storage, and network resources, while introducing the ability to pool these resources as needed. In doing so, it simplifies management and creates the ability to dynamically compose resources based on workload-specific demands.

“Storage and data center operators can ratchet up to the next level of capability for their infrastructure by using Intel RSD, FPGAs, and NVMe SSDs to create elastic pools of high-performance storage,” said Dan McNamara, corporate vice president of the Programmable Solutions Group at Intel. “This collaboration with Attala Systems and Ericsson has created a fundamentally new approach for cloud and communicatons service providers.”

Attala’s Composable Storage Infrastructure enables Ericsson’s Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000 to utilize disaggregated storage without having the provisioning, orchestration, and management headaches normally associated with disaggregated storage. By using FPGA technology as a key component of the Composable Storage Infrastructure, Attala’s solution allows rapid response to changes in product needs, while still providing the high performance and low latency necessary for cloud-based storage. The composable infrastructure also enables Ericsson to achieve the disaggregation of compute, storage, and networking that is critical to the flexibility of the Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000. Following the demonstration at VMworld, Ericsson and Attala Systems, are planning trials with select customers.

“Working with world-class companies such as Ericsson and Intel has enabled Attala to bring to market a revolutionary new technology – the composable storage infrastructure,” said Taufik Ma of Attala Systems. “Our Composable Storage Infrastructure has been built specifically for the cloud and its unique demands. Think of it as an ‘elastic block storage solution on steroids’ that provides both unmatched scale-out and performance capabilities.”

About Attala Systems
Founded in 2013 with offices in San Jose, Calif., Attala Systems is an early-stage technology company focused on the design and development of a new generation of storage and networking infrastructure based on the use of FPGAs and cloud-focused self-learning orchestration and provisioning software. By freeing storage architectures from the multiple levels of abstraction inherent in enterprise-based storage systems, Attala significantly improves system performance reduces operational costs for cloud storage providers and those with a need for high-performance, low latency storage systems.

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