Odie is a Global Leader in the high technology industry working in aero-space, defense, design, manufacturing, cloud, hyper-converged (HCI), Internet of Things (IoT), data center and enterprise server, storage, IT markets. He is a skilled builder, leader and manager of highly effective, cost optimized, world-wide engineering organizations. Odie has managed teams in USA, China, Taiwan, England, India and Malaysia.
The industry will see an increased uptake in E1 and E3 drive form factors, as these NVMe-based devices provide improved performance and lower latency over traditional SAS-based SSDs. The overall physical design of these products also enables better management of airflow, increasing thermal efficiency. The E1 form factor and its single-port design lends itself well to hyperscalers and companies that have more node-based, erasure-coding protection schemes and architectures, where entire nodes can fail and go offline without degrading access to data. The newer E3 form factor, which includes a dual-port design, ensures high availability and will be the winner for NVMe Gen 5 SSDs in the traditional enterprise storage market. The E3 design will eventually replace U.2 and U.3 products.15 February 2022