KIOXIA’s KumoScale Software Added to Prestigious UNH-IOL NVMe-oF Integrator’s List

SAN JOSE, Calif., December 5, 2019 – KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.), the U.S.-based subsidiary of KIOXIA Corporation, today announced that its KumoScale™ storage software with NVM Express™ over Fabrics (NVMe-oF™) v3.11 has been added to The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory’s (UNH-IOL) official Integrator’s List. In order to be considered for inclusion on the list, technologies must undergo conformance testing performed by the UNH-IOL through laboratory tests or during an NVMe™ plugfest. Successful completion of this testing provides a level of assurance that the product being tested will function properly in NVMe-oF environments.


Developed with a strong focus on virtualizing, managing and securing data, the KumoScale software suite provides a feature-rich storage abstraction for containers and virtual machines. It delivers secure flash access, API access to orchestration frameworks, among other capabilities, and takes advantage of the unique performance characteristics of NVMe SSDs. KumoScale software was the first storage software technology to be granted NVMe-oF certification by the UNH-IOL, and KIOXIA America continues to submit new releases of the software suite for certification. “Ensuring the interoperability of technologies with the NVMe standards is at the heart of what we do,” noted David Woolf, senior engineer, Datacenter Technologies, UNH-IOL. “KumoScale block storage software was the first of its kind to be listed on the NVMe-oF Integrator’s List back in 2017. We commend KIOXIA for their continued software innovations and for making NVMe-oF more deployable in cloud data centers.”


“As our customers transition their data center infrastructures from DAS-based storage to disaggregated, shared-storage models, they need to ensure that they are building around standards-compliant products,” noted Joel Dedrick, vice president and general manager, networked storage software, KIOXIA America, Inc. “The UNH-IOL’s Integrator’s List is an excellent resource. Successfully completing the rigorous testing processes brings our customers peace of mind that our KumoScale software suite will support their NVMe-oF integrations.”


KIOXIA is a leading provider of NVMe SSDs, technology and software. For more information, please visit kumoscale.kioxia.com.


About KumoScale

KumoScale™ software is a leading high-performance block storage software suite for on-premise clouds. Combining the speed and responsiveness of born-in-the-cloud software with the staying power of one of the world's largest flash memory makers, KumoScale software uses NVMe™ technology to enable flash as a service.


About KIOXIA America, Inc.

KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.) is the U.S.-based subsidiary of KIOXIA Corporation, a leading worldwide supplier of flash memory and solid state drives (SSDs). From the invention of flash memory to today’s breakthrough BiCS FLASH™ 3D technology, KIOXIA continues to pioneer cutting-edge memory solutions and services that enrich people's lives and expand society's horizons. The company's innovative 3D flash memory technology, BiCS FLASH, is shaping the future of storage in high-density applications, including advanced smartphones, PCs, SSDs, automotive, and data centers. For more information, please visit KIOXIA.com.


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