NVMe Drives

With up to 6x better performance compared to classic SSD disks, NVMe drives are the new benchmark for fast storage

What is an NVMe disk?

Like traditional SSDs, NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) disks are based on NAND Flash memory. By sitting directly on top of the PCI Express (PCIe) bus, previously used by other devices like graphics cards, NVMe disks are not affected by the bottlenecks of the SATA interface.


Speed

Speed

The PCIe x8 connection delivers both increased read/write and bandwidth performance.

Consistency

Consistency

OVH NVMe disks are integrated on OVH servers as “data center” disks, offering stable and predictable performance.

Security

Security

Intel Data Center NVMe disks have protective mechanisms which ensure end-to-end data integrity.

Capacity

Capacity

The storage capacity of NVMe disks available at OVH starts at 450GB and goes up to 1.6TB.

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NVMe Performance

Bandwidth

Bandwidth

While a SATA III connection offers a maximum speed of up to 750 MBps, a PCI Express lane delivers speeds of up to 985 MBps. NVMe disks use 8 PCI Express lanes for communication, or up to 2.8 GBps read speed (for an Intel DC P3700 disk).

Latency

Latency

PCI Express delivers a significant increase in read/write performance, and therefore, the number of read/write operations per second (IOPS). For example, an Intel DC P3700 disk offers up to 460,000 read IOPS. Latency is around 20 us, compared to 5 ms for a traditional SSD disk.

Applications of NVMe

Website

Website

Reduce website response time by improving read/write speed.

Database

Database

Optimize database access by implementing a cache system on NVMes that host important databases.

Big Data

Big Data

Take advantage of NVMe disks’ lightning-fast response times for demanding Big Data workloads (online advertising, real time display, etc.).

HPC

HPC

Reduce computing time of intensive write needs with Intel DC P3700 disks available on premium, customizable HG/FS MAX servers.

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Davy Cremer

"Our website load speed is very important to us and the performance gains produced by NVMe drives are amazing..."

Davy Cremer Managing Director, Cognix System

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