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Nimbus Data Launches the World's Largest Solid State Drive – 100 Terabytes – to Power Data-Driven Innovation

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ExaDrive DC series raises the bar in SSD power efficiency, density,
and write endurance

Nimbus Data, a pioneer in flash memory solutions, today announced the
ExaDrive® DC100, the largest capacity (100 terabytes) solid state drive
(SSD) ever produced. Featuring more than 3x the capacity of the closest
competitor, the ExaDrive DC100 also draws 85% less power per terabyte
(TB). These innovations reduce total cost of ownership per terabyte by
42% compared to competing enterprise SSDs, helping accelerate flash
memory adoption in both cloud infrastructure and edge computing.

"As flash memory prices decline, capacity, energy efficiency, and
density will become the critical drivers of cost reduction and
competitive advantage," stated Thomas Isakovich, CEO and founder of
Nimbus Data. "The ExaDrive DC100 meets these challenges for both data
center and edge applications, offering unmatched capacity in an
ultra-low power design."

Optimized to Maximize Flash Storage Capacity
and Efficiency

While existing SSDs focus on speed, the DC100 is optimized for capacity
and efficiency. With its patent-pending multiprocessor architecture, the
DC100 supports much greater capacity than monolithic flash controllers.
Using 3D NAND, the DC100 provides enough flash capacity to store 20
million songs, 20,000 HD movies, or 2,000 iPhones worth of data in a
device small enough to fit in your back pocket. For data centers, a
single rack of DC100 SSDs can achieve over 100 petabytes of raw
capacity. Data centers can reduce power, cooling, and rack space costs
by 85% per terabyte, enabling more workloads to move to flash at the
lowest possible total cost of ownership.

Plug-and-Play and Balanced Performance for
Diverse Workloads

Featuring the same 3.5" form factor and SATA interface used by hard
drives, the ExaDrive DC100 is plug-and-play compatible with hundreds of
storage and server platforms. The DC100's low-power (0.1 watts/TB) and
portability also make it well-suited for edge and IoT applications. The
DC100 achieves up to 100,000 IOps (read or write) and up to 500 MBps
throughput. This equally-balanced read/write performance is ideal for a
wide range of workloads, from big data and machine learning to rich
content and cloud infrastructure.

"The release of such a high capacity flash device that is fully
compatible with HDD form factors opens up the opportunity to turbo
charge big data platforms while at the same time improving reliability,
significantly reducing device count, increasing data mobility, and
lowering the TCO of multi-PB scale storage platforms," said Eric
Burgener, research vice president of Storage at IDC. "Devices of this
class will allow flash to cost-effectively penetrate a broader set of
use cases outside of tier 0 and tier 1 applications."

Superior Reliability and Complete Data
Protection

The ExaDrive DC100 is protected by an unlimited endurance guarantee for
5 years. By doing away with confusing drive-writes-per-day restrictions,
the DC100 offers peace of mind, reduces hardware refresh cycles, and
eliminates costly support renewals. Embedded capacitors ensure that
buffered data is safely protected if there is a sudden power loss.
Encryption, multiple ECC processors, and a secure-erase feature ensure
data security. The DC100 offers a mean time between failures (MTBF) of
2.5 million hours.

Availability, Certifications, and Pricing

The ExaDrive DC series includes both 100 TB and 50 TB models. It is
currently sampling to strategic customers and will be generally
available in summer 2018. Nimbus Data has qualified the DC series in
storage and server enclosures from major vendors. Pricing will be
similar to existing enterprise SSDs on a per terabyte basis while
offering 85% lower operating costs. Overall, the ExaDrive DC series will
cost 42% less per terabyte over a 5-year period compared to existing
enterprise SSDs. This TCO advantage factors in the superior endurance,
balanced read/write performance, power savings, cooling savings, rack
space savings, component reduction, and lower refresh costs.

About Nimbus Data

Nimbus Data develops advanced flash memory solutions that power
data-driven innovation. Our solutions accelerate data storage, simplify
data management, and improve data protection for cloud infrastructure,
analytics, artificial intelligence, rich content, scientific computing,
and much more. To learn more, visit nimbusdata.com.

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