Methods and systems for electronic storage are provided. A storage system comprises a plurality of storage system front ends, a plurality of storage system back ends, and a plurality of solid state drive (SSD) agents. Each storage system front end resides on a server of a plurality of servers. Each server of the plurality of servers comprises one or more storage system back ends of the plurality of storage system back ends. Each storage system front end is able to receive I/O requests and relay information associated with the I/O requests to a relevant storage system back end. The relevant storage system back end communicates metadata associated with the I/O request to an SSD via an SSD agent.