Preview of the Lightbits Cloud Data Platform Now Available on the AWS Marketplace

Lightbits | August 02, 2022 | Read time : 03:28 min

Lightbits, the first software-defined NVMe data platform for any cloud, today announced a preview of Lightbits on Amazon Web Services (AWS). When used with Amazon Storage Optimized Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances that leverage Intel Xeon Scalable processors with built-in AI accelerators or AWS Graviton, Lightbits delivers enterprise-grade, resilient block storage that is easy to use and provides greater cost-efficiency compared to other cloud-based block storage solutions. It offers great value for enterprise organizations who want to right-size their block storage on AWS while boosting performance and operating IO-intensive database and analytics applications.

Lightbits delivers cloud-native and redundant NVMe/TCP storage with an unmatched combination of enterprise-rich data services, resiliency, high performance and scalability that simplifies infrastructure management and operations for database and analytics applications. It’s easy to use and install with AWS Marketplace or AMI-based setup, automated upgrades, and automated healing capabilities. Additionally, it features compression, thin provisioning, and auto-scaling allowing for maximum capacity planning efficiency–no more worrying about running out of space or allocating the correct volume capacity or performance. Furthermore, Lightbits meets the growing demands of VMware and Openstack workloads, while also enabling full cloud-native persistent storage integration for Kubernetes. For IT organizations with a hybrid implementation, Lightbits offers one unified storage namespace whether the data resides on-premises or on AWS.

“With Lightbits on AWS, we can deliver cloud-native, software-defined, and NVMe-powered solutions customers need to enhance their operational efficiency and performance, Lightbits on AWS delivers unmatched scalability, enterprise-rich features, and performance while delivering significant cost savings in CAPEX and OPEX. Customers can deploy the most demanding applications without worrying about running out of IOPs or storage capacity.”

Amir Michael, Chief Technology Evangelist at Lightbits

A Lightbits cluster will be significantly more cost-efficient and more performant than other popular block storage alternatives on the Public Cloud. The Lightbits advantage is one of efficiency, economics, and performance. Customers will pay only for what they use, not for what they provision. Lightbits meets applications demands with over 1.5M/volume IOPs, snapshots and clones, and high-speed restore are included with no per-use fees.

“Intel processors provide the foundation for many cloud computing services deployed on AWS. Using Lightbits on Amazon Storage Optimized EC2 instances fueled by Intel Xeon Scalable processors offer IT organizations a faster, more secure, and cost-effective cloud storage platform to accelerate innovation. Enterprise IT organizations require solutions to operate in a hybrid, multi-cloud environment so we are excited to be working with Lightbits to extend their solution portfolio to the AWS Marketplace,” said Niv Zilberman, Vice President and General Manager, Datacenter & AI Business Innovation Office at Intel.

About Lightbits Labs
Lightbits Labs (Lightbits), is on a mission to make high-performance block storage simple, scalable, and cost-efficient for any cloud. Lightbits offers a Cloud Data Platform that delivers efficiency, simplicity, and agility for modern data centers. Inventors of the NVMe® over TCP (NVMe/TCP) protocol, Lightbits is leading the digital data center transformation by making software-defined storage that is easy to deploy at scale and delivers performance equivalent to local flash to accelerate cloud-native applications in bare metal, virtual, or containerized environments.


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