IBM Flashsystems and Brocade/Broadcom is currently finalizing our NVMe/FC-VMware 7-FS9200 testing with Emulex Gen7 FC host adapters and Brocade/IBM Gen7 FC switches at the IBM Washington System Center. The results will be published in an upcoming ESG whitepaper. We are seeing some very good results from the testing. As Roger has mentioned, the host sees quite a bit of the value but if a user can see a significant improvement in transaction processing with improve overall system efficiency, I think they will see the benefit for moving to NVMe over FC.
We will post the link to the paper here as soon as it is published and feel free to let us know how your NVMe testing goes if you are comfortable with that. Regards,Brian LarsenDirector, Partner Business DevelopmentBroadcom