New DIAWAY Keila™ Powered by Excelero NVMesh® Software Provides Top Storage Performance for AI/ML/Deep Learning and HPC Workloads

Storage solution eliminates the GPU storage bottleneck with high throughput, low latency for easy scale-out, seamless turnkey deployment

Tallinn, Estonia, June 24, 2020 – DIAWAY, the big-data storage and networking integrator, today announced a strategic partnership with Excelero and the launch of a new product, DIAWAY Keila™ powered by Excelero NVMesh®. It is a full-fledged, 100% software-defined storage solution built for high-performance computing workloads including both AI/ML/deep learning and data warehouses and containers.

DIAWAY Keila™ powered by Excelero NVMesh includes pre-installed Excelero NVMesh® Elastic NVMe software and a complete infrastructure package.

DIAWAY Keila™ comes with a comprehensive building block of four nodes, where each node is powered by AMD EPYC Rome CPU supporting PCI Gen4 and Mellanox ConnectX®-6 dual 100GbE NIC, as well as six Western Digital's Ultrastar DC SN640 NVMe drives. DIAWAY’s new bundle includes a fully-redundant stack of cutting-edge Mellanox 100G Ethernet switches as well as complete cabling options. Essential to the new solution are a set of professional value-added services such as rack and stack, NBD onsite support, colocation, and IP transit.

Use cases that benefit from DIAWAY Keila™ powered by Excelero NVMesh:

  • Accelerated AI workflows by the elimination of storage bottlenecks;
  • High-performance database storage (SQL, NoSQL, DBaaS);
  • Low-latency container storage (Kubernetes, Docker, Mesosphere);
  • Local burst buffer (storage layer between RAM and persistent storage)

DIAWAY Keila™ powered by Excelero NVMesh answers NVMe over Fabrics demand by solving one of the biggest challenges in computing today. By combining software and hardware elements, this storage solution is able to reach impressive performance levels.

The global NVMe market size is projected to grow from $44.6 billion in 2020 to $163.5 billion (USD) by 2025; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 29.7% from 2020 to 2025 and the majority of this market will be shared between companies providing low latency software-defined storage solutions capable of the blazing-fast handling of ever-growing data volumes.

“Technologies evolve fast and the growing scale now includes industrial IoT, machine learning, artificial intelligence, mobile applications, and cloud. While NVMe is already a default for high-performance storage workloads for most modern servers, there is still a vacuum of scale-out NVMe storage products on the market. We designed DIAWAY Keila™ as the ultimate solution, which unites the perfectly bundled hardware, networking equipment, software and essential datacenter options to deliver turnkey datacenter scale-out NVMe software-defined storage infrastructure," – said Dmitrii Liautov, Managing Partner at DIAWAY.

“By designing DIAWAY Keila™ powered by Excelero NVMesh solution with Western Digital Ultrastar NVMe series SSDs, DIAWAY unlocks native NVMe performance, great scalability, and unprecedented attractive costs per IOPS across the entire TCO term,” said Madars Danilevics, business development manager, EMEAI, Western Digital.

“By building upon Excelero’s NVMesh storage software, DIAWAY has created a solution that’s perfect for today’s demanding AI, machine language and deep learning workloads,” said Lior Gal, CEO and co-founder at Excelero. “By leveraging the latest generation of Western Digital hardware, DIAWAY Keila™ is able to provide our customers with the performance, agility and scalability they need to succeed. We’re delighted to work in partnership with the DIAWAY team.”

DIAWAY Keila™ powered by Excelero NVMesh is available worldwide on DIAWAY’s product page.

About Excelero

Excelero is market leader in distributed block storage software. Founded in 2014 by a team of storage veterans, the company delivers Elastic NVMe software that enables partners to build end-to-end, high-performance storage solutions for AI training and analytics workloads at any scale. With our partners, we enable customers to massively improve their ROI across the entire datacenter: use standard servers, maximize component utilization (NVMe, GPU), minimize overhead and reduce software license costs.

NVMesh is distributed block storage that connects CPUs and GPUs to NVMe flash to create a significant improvement in price/performance from entry level to any scale. NVMesh was designed as a storage layer that eradicates data bottlenecks: access data at any speed in any location. NVMesh delivers 20x faster data processing for multi-server, multi-GPU compute nodes when working with massive datasets for Machine Learning, Deep learning and complex analytical workloads. Follow us on Twitter, on LinkedIn or visit us at to learn more.


DIAWAY is the leading big-data storage and networking integrator for data-intensive global organizations. The company designs, deploys and optimizes systems, software, and storage solutions that enable enterprises, cloud providers, and software companies to generate more value from their data. Headquartered in Tallinn, Europe’s tech capital, DIAWAY develops its partnerships and solutions across the globe with infrastructure footprints exceeding hundreds of petabytes per project. DIAWAY is an official partner to Western Digital® and AMD EPYC™ Elite Partner. For more information, please visit: Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn

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