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Smart IOPS Exits Stealth Mode

Announcing fast PCIe NVMe SSDs and flash appliances
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2016.09.07

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Smart IOPS, Inc. announced a fast NVMe SSD series that offer 1.7 million and 3.4 million random 4KB IO/s.

Smart IOPS' Data Engine SSDs deliver industry-leading dollar per IOPS, and sequential read speeds of 6,800MB/s.

Compatible with the latest NVMe specification, half-height half-length add-in card Data Engine SSDs range from 2TB to 10TB in capacity.

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Specs of Data Engine SSDs Add-In Cards
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"We are extremely excited to reveal the phenomenal Data Engine NVMe SSD family at the FMS event," said Ashutosh Das, CEO and co-founder, Smart IOPS. "Data Engine SSD products represent the highest-performing, best-in-class enterprise NVMe SSDs targeting latency-sensitive workloads such as in-memory analytics, high transaction trading applications, NoSQL database, and custom line-of-business applications that are the life blood of small and large enterprises."

Dr. Manuel d'Abreu, co-founder and chief scientist and SVP, Smart IOPS, who is an IEEE Fellow, and a former fellow at SanDisk, attributed this performance breakthrough to the company's patent-pending TruRandom technology: "TruRandom is an innovative new technology born out of the convergence gap in storage, networking and compute. It dramatically improves the performance of flash-based storage sub-system architecture. Tight integration between our in-house design controller and firmware suite introduce advanced data pattern recognition heuristics for data access such that random and sequential I/O requests become indistinguishable - a feat not achieved by today's competing NVMe products. By democratizing I/O, be it sequential or random; read or write, small or large blocks, Data Engine SSDs offer unprecedented processing power that enable today's most demanding datacenter applications scale to new heights."

Additionally, the firm showcased its flash appliance that is based on a variation of its Data Engine SSD building block. When fully-configured, the company's shared flash appliance is capable of producing an 200 million IO/s, equivalent to 800GB/s of data bandwidth. It believes that the economics of present generation of flash storage does not fully service the needs of enterprises and large scale datacenters. By blending its TruRandom technology in a system appliance configuration, the company intends to deliver performance and availability at a TCO that is a fraction of the cost of all-flash  arrays.

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Specs of Smart IOPS Shared Flash Appliance
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Smart IOPS plans to ship Data Engine SSD to key customers in early Q3'2016, and on a larger scale in Q4'2016. The shared flash appliance is expected to begin sampling in 1H'2017.

Based in Cupertino, CA, Smart IOPS exited stealth mode earlier this month at the Flash Memory Summit.

The company was founded in 2013 by industry veterans from Intel, Micron, SanDisk and Juniper Networks.

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