Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP now supports NVMe-over-TCP for simpler, lower-latency shared block storage

Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, a service that provides fully managed shared storage built on NetApp’s popular ONTAP file system, today announced support for the NVMe-over-TCP (NVMe/TCP) block storage protocol. Using NVMe/TCP, you can accelerate your block storage workloads such as databases and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with lower latency compared to traditional iSCSI block storage, and simplify multi-path IO (MPIO) configuration relative to iSCSI.

FSx for ONTAP provides you with multi-protocol access to fully managed shared storage, including the iSCSI protocol for deploying applications such as databases and VDI that rely on shared block storage. NVMe/TCP is an implementation of the NVMe protocol that transports data over TCP using traditional Ethernet as a fabric. With this launch, you have the option of using NVMe/TCP to provide shared block storage for these applications in order to take advantage of NVMe/TCP’s lower latency and simplified setup.

NVMe/TCP is available on all second-generation Amazon FSx for ONTAP file systems in all AWS Regions where they’re available. To learn more, visit the FSx for ONTAP user guide.

Source:: Amazon AWS