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Liqid Delivers Disruptive NVMe Solid-State Solutions Based on Marvell's Intelligent NVMe Switch


Liqid's PCIe Fabric Expertise and Marvell's Innovative Data Center
NVMe Technologies Combine to Deliver Breakthrough Solid-State
Performance, Efficiency, and Agility to Enterprises

leading provider of composable software technologies and PCI-Express
(PCIe) fabrics, announced it is working with Marvell
to deliver agile, high capacity, ultra-performance solid-state NVMe™
solutions based on Marvell's new 88NR2241 intelligent NVMe switch. The
new NVMe products will be released under the Liqid Element SSD brand and
built leveraging Marvell's innovative NVMe chipset solutions technology.
The Marvell® 88NR2241-enabled products from Liqid are
designed to provide the data center with enterprise-class storage
performance and reliability necessary to bridge the gap between
traditional workloads, such as databases and virtualization, to
next-generation workflows, including artificial intelligence, machine
learning, VR/AR, and other emerging applications.

"By combining Liqid's expertise in PCIe® fabrics with
Marvell's intelligent NVMe switch, the new Element NVMe offerings bring
an innovative solid-state solution that are designed to achieve
exceptional levels of quality of service with low latency and high data
throughput exceeding critical cloud and enterprise data center
requirements," said Nigel Alvares, Vice President of SSD and Data Center
Storage Solutions at Marvell. "With consistently high IOPs for demanding
workloads, dual-port capability for multi-host access, and power loss
protection for maximum data reliability, the Liqid and Marvell
collaboration sets a new performance and reliability standard targeting
high-performance applications across multiple high-growth market

With multiple patents issued and pending, the new Liqid Element NVMe
Design powered by the Marvell intelligent NVMe switch offers among the
industry's most substantial return on investment (ROI), with full
solid-state performance and features at a consistently lower cost per GB
compared to solutions based on previous specifications. The
collaborative effort between Marvell and Liqid also improves NAND supply
chain flexibility by leveraging standard SSD modules, while also
maximizing cost savings with its Dual Ported capability.

"The 88NR2241 switch is designed to enable one of the highest
performance and widest feature sets available in the market today, and
we are excited to work closely with Marvell to introduce
industry-leading, solid-state NVMe solutions characterized by
unprecedented agility, flexibility, and multi-dimensional value," said
Sumit Puri, CEO and Co-founder, Liqid. "Traditional, high-performance
workloads are giving way to data-hungry artificial intelligence, machine
learning, virtual reality, and other high value applications driving
economic development through the next decade. Liqid Element NVMe
solutions deliver end-to-end data agility for the most demanding
workflows of today and the future, while setting a new value standard
for total cost of ownership (TCO)."

The 88NR2241 powered Liqid Element delivers:

Overview HH-HL Form Factor:                 Overview 2.5" U.2 Form Factor:
- Gen3x8 Interface

- Gen3x4 or x2x2 (Dual Port)

- 7 GBs throughput - 3.6 GBs throughput
- 1.5M IOPs (4KB) - 850K IOPs (4KB)

- 32TB max capacity (w\ 8TB Modules)

- 16TB max capacity (w\ 4TB Modules)

Key Features:
- Managed PCIe switch fabric - High margin signal integrity
- On-board ARM® management processor - Monitoring of error rate, temp, voltage, etc.
- Dual port design – active/active - Active thermal throttling
- HW RAID supported – RAID 0, 1, 10 - Enhanced error recovery
- SR-IOV enabled at fabric level - Patented module stacking methodology
- On-board power loss protection - High density design for max capacity
- Robust hot-plug supported - Efficient thermal dissipation
- NVMe and PCIe Gen3 compliant - Supports M.2 (2280/22110) and NF1 modules
- Native NVMe protocol support - Flexibility to adjust OP % / endurance
- Plug-n-play – no drivers required - Active power management
- UEFI support & bootable - UL & agency certified designs

See the Liqid and Marvell intelligent NVMe switch solutions live, Aug.
26-29, at VMWorld® 2018 in Las Vegas with demos at the
Marvell booth (#2818). Go to
to schedule a demo and discuss the latest NVMe and Liqid Composable
solutions and services.

About Liqid

Liqid is a global leader in software-defined composable infrastructure.
The Liqid Composable platform empowers users to manage, scale, and
configure physical, bare-metal server systems in seconds and then
reallocate core data center devices on-demand as workflows and business
needs evolve. Liqid Command Center software enables users to dynamically
right-size their IT resources on-the-fly. For more information, contact
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About Marvell

Marvell first revolutionized the digital storage industry by moving
information at speeds never thought possible. Today, that same
breakthrough innovation remains at the heart of the company's storage,
processing, networking, security, and connectivity solutions. With
leading intellectual property and deep system-level knowledge, Marvell's
semiconductor solutions continue to transform the enterprise, cloud,
automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. To learn more, visit:

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