Start-Up Profile: Envemio

Bringing intelligent IO to front end
By Jean Jacques Maleval on 2016.08.22

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Envemio (for En VMe IO)

Laguna Niguel, CA

Date founded
March 2016

Financial funding
The two founders are the investors and he company is not looking for external financial funding.

Founders and investors
They are both storage networking specialists:

  • evemio karnikCEO Milind A. Karnik was previously SVP, global engineering and WW operations, at QLogic from October 2014 to December 2015, founder and CEO of Argil Data Corp., and formerly at LSI from 2009 to 2012 where he finishes as SVP, after being VP at Dell, and during more than 20 years at Intel ending as GM and director of validation, digital enterprise group.
  • envamio WalshVP marketing Shaun Walsh joined Emulex in 2008 and served as SVP of marketing and corporate development. Before that, he was senior director product marketing at QLogic from 2006 to 2008, director product management of Dot Hill in 2005 and 2006, with the same position at SimpleTech in 2003 and 2004, consultant at Excillio Group from 2000 to 2003, VP and GM IB products for JNI for from 1996 to 2000, and began as manager, business programs, for Quantum Retail.

Number of employees
Six, mainly in software, as hardware is subcontracted

Envemio has created a new way to bring I/O and intelligence to next-gen platforms that leverage the NVMe standard. Its patent-pending BayLynx architecture frees networking from the confines of standard PCIe cards and leverages NMVe connect I/O bays to provide scalability, open protocol, network management and end-point analytics. BayLynx is capable of supporting solutions for 1, 2, 5, 10 and 25GbE, later 56Gb IB and 4, 8, 16 and 32Gb FC. Envemio leverages standard NIC controllers, FPGAs and CPUs to provide its new networking and monitoring platform. The BayLynx architecture accelerates, scales, and rightsizes I/O, protocols, direct API drivers and in-line analytics. The advantage of this approach allows servers to provide front-panel I/O for a variety of vertical markets and technology segments that require expanded networking capabilities.

Products description
The I/O Internet controller cards BayPort, based on Intel i350 ASIC, plugs into storage drive bays in standard 2.5-inch NVMe bays and can me mixed with HDDs or SSDs. They are available in dual and quad-port configurations with the choice of RJ-45 CAT 5/6 or SFP cage options.

Envemio's OpenPort Manager enables IT managers and systems developers to use analytics and drivers to bypass technology from a single console. It provides management integration for OEM frameworks and open systems orchestration tools such as OpenStack and lower level driver tools for specific applications such as data plane development kit (DPDK) for telcos.

BayLynx architecture can also incorporate in-line analytics engines such as SOCs, FPGAs, CPUs and GPUs.

Users can leverage the NVMe bay form factor to provide end point intelligence, line rate analytics, protocol termination and software defined features for new computing models.

Envemio was at NVME Solutions Lab during Flash Memory Summit, providing a preview of its Ethernet modules for NVMe-enabled drive bays in NVMe-capable servers.

Released date
Sampling in 12 weeks, production at the end of the year.

Price range
$300 to $500 for four 10GbE ports

Telecom, defense, military, oil and gas, cloud and IoT wanting more IO and front panel IO

Completing IO with not only Ethernet but IB and FC, adding VGA, HDMI and USB in front end, adding ARM processors and IO cards.