The Marvell 88SN2400 enables a revolutionary architecture that supports true scalable, high-performance disaggregation of storage from compute by bringing low latency access over the fabric and exposing the entire SSD bandwidth to the network by using a simple, low-power and compute-less Ethernet fabric instead of a traditional PCIe fabric controlled and managed by an enterprise-class server SoC with integrated 100GE controllers.
The 88SN2400 can also be architected in Ethernet Bunch of Flash (EBOF) storage appliances. In a typical high-end 2U24 shelf with Gen3x4 SSDs, the solution can support up to 18M IOPS. Utilizing a Marvell Ethernet switch that supports 2Tb/s and the 88SN2400, data center operators can benefit from a 150GB/s pipe of pooled storage, and better power consumption per IO compared to general purpose architectures. Optimized for a small footprint, the 88SN2400 can be attached to existing backplanes providing ease of service and eliminating single point of failure. Marvell converter technology can also be designed into future Marvell SSD and emerging storage class memory controllers