Efficient, Agile Data Platform
For Any Cloud

From the inventors of NVMe/TCP, Lightbits is software‑defined, disaggregated block storage for private, edge, and public clouds.

Any I/O Intensive
Application Environment.
Any Cloud.

Any I/O Intensive Application Environment. Any Cloud.
App Environment

Benefits of Disaggregated Storage for Cloud-Native Applications

  • Scale compute and storage independently
  • Uses existing TCP/IP network, runs on any standard hardware
  • Single storage cluster can service multiple tenants and heterogeneous application environments
  • High IOPs, consistent low latency
  • High storage utilization, both capacity and performance
  • Storage-based replication and recovery
  • Intelligent Flash Management and rich data services, better flash endurance, lower TCO
Benefits of Disaggregated Storage for Cloud-Native Applications

Native VMware Support

  • Certified with VMware vSphere 7 Update 3
  • Integrated with VMware vCenter for single Pane-Of-Glass management of the entire storage infrastructure directly from vCenter

High Performance and Consistent Low Latency

  • Ideal primary tier storage for database and analytics workloads
  • High IOPS and throughput - 4.7M IOPS, 22GB/s
  • Low latency - 160μs latency, reduced tail latency
  • High I/O performance for container-based workloads

Rich Data Services

  • Thin provisioning
  • Elastic RAID
  • Data reduction/ compression
  • Data replication across multiple nodes
  • Snapshots and clones for persistent volumes

Container-Optimized

  • Kubernetes CSI plugin; seamless support for microservices
  • 1:100s; Lightbits cluster to Kubernetes clusters
  • Storage for containers within the same or adjacent cluster to the application
  • Multi-tenancy

No Speciality Networks Needed

  • Works on standard Ethernet networks & NICs
  • No RDMA configuration required on the network switches

Application Scalability

  • Better database performance and response time
  • 50% reduction in cost compared to local flash
  • 3x increase in flash utilization
  • Reduce Opex by 10-15x

Native VMware Support

  • Certified with VMware vSphere 7 Update 3
  • Integrated with VMware vCenter for single Pane-Of-Glass management of the entire storage infrastructure directly from vCenter

High Performance and Consistent Low Latency

  • Ideal primary tier storage for database and analytics workloads
  • High IOPS and throughput – 4.7M IOPS, 22GB/s
  • Low latency – 160μs latency, reduced tail latency
  • High I/O performance for container-based workloads

Rich Data Services

  • Thin provisioning
  • Elastic RAID
  • Data reduction/ compression
  • Data replication across multiple nodes
  • Snapshots and clones for persistent volumes

Container-Optimized

  • Kubernetes CSI plugin; seamless support for microservices
  • 1:100s; Lightbits cluster to Kubernetes clusters
  • Storage for containers within the same or adjacent cluster to the application

No Speciality Networks Needed

  • Works on standard Ethernet networks & NICs
  • No RDMA configuration required on the network switches

Application Scalability

  • Better database performance and response time
  • 50% reduction in cost compared to local flash
  • 3x increase in flash utilization
  • Reduce Opex by 10-15x

NVMe/TCP Extends NVMe Across the Entire Data Center with TCP/IP Fabric

NVMe® was designed for high-performance direct-attached PCIe SSDs and was later expanded with NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF™) to support a hyperscale remote pool of SSDs. The industry has widely accepted that this new NVMe-oF model will replace Direct Attached Storage (DAS) and become the default protocol for disaggregated storage in cloud infrastructure. NVMe over TCP (NVMe/TCP) is the most powerful NVMe-oF technology, providing high performance with reduced deployment costs and design complexity. NVMe/TCP extends NVMe across the entire data center using simple and efficient TCP/IP fabric.

Technology Innovations that Deliver a Compounded Level of Infrastructure Savings

Intelligent Flash Management improves endurance 20x

Intelligent Flash Management improves endurance 20x

Intelligent Flash Management extracts 20X more endurance from immensely dense and lower cost QLC SSD.

TCP/IP Networking lowers TCO

TCP/IP Networking lowers TCO

Lightbits utilizes NVMe over TCP, therefore it doesn’t require special software, network cards or switch settings.

Disaggregated architecture improves flash utilization 85%

Persistent Storage improves storage utilization 85%

Lightbits persistent volume storage service  improves storage utilization, both capacity and performance.

Works With Your Existing Application Workloads

Savings Calculator

Total Savings: $24,388,975

Better Storage Economics

Discover how much the Lightbits Data Platform could save you

Run Apps up to 16x Faster with Lightbits

When compared to Ceph Storage, Lightbits delivers 16X better performance for workloads running in containers as OpenShift Kubernetes environment.

69% of Enterprises are testing or have deployed Kubernetes.

Lightbits delivers the needed performance for Container Native Apps.

Lightbits outperformed Ceph with identical hardware:

  • 16x for 4KB writes (common for databases)
  • 2-16x better performance across read and write performance
  • Lightbits offers higher resiliency and efficiency with erasure coding

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