Integrated Enterprise RAID Optimized for NVMe SSDs

Intel® Virtual RAID on CPU (Intel® VROC) combines the data-protection features of RAID with the high-performance of NVMe SSDs, all without the need for a traditional RAID host bus adapter (HBA).

Intel® VROC leverages Intel® VMD enabled PCIe lanes to directly manage NVMe SSDs. The number of VMD Domains on a given CPU is a function of the number of PCIe lanes. For every 16 PCIe lanes, one Intel® VMD Domain is available.

  • 48 PCIe lanes = 3 Intel® VMD Domains
  • 64 PCIe Lanes = 4 Intel® VMD Domains