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PLDA Announces Integration of Their PCIe 3.0 Controller IP into Kazan Networks' NVMe over Fabric™ Fuji ASIC, Providing a Dramatic Increase in Scalability and Flexibility for Storage Applications

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PLDA and Kazan to Highlight their Products at Flash Memory Summit
2018 in Santa Clara, CA from August 7 – 9, 2018

PLDA, the industry leader in PCI Express® IP solutions and Kazan
Networks, a leader in advanced storage technology based on the NVMe over
Fabric (NVMe-oF™) standard, today announced the integration of PLDA's
XpressRICH3™ PCI Express Controller IP into Kazan's Fuji NVMe-oF Bridge
ASIC. Ensuring low latency and high throughput over the PCI Express
interface is a major requirement for NVMe-oF designs and Kazan has
selected PLDA's XpressRICH3 PCIe Controller IP for their network storage
device because of PLDA's extensive track record in developing and
licensing high performance customizable PCIe Controller IP. Both
companies will highlight their product lines at the upcoming FMS show.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here:
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180806005265/en/

Kazan Networks' NVMe-oF Bridge (Photo: PLDA)

Kazan Networks' NVMe-oF Bridge (Photo: PLDA)

NVM Express™, or NVMe, is the interface of choice for high-performance
solid-state storage devices and its physical connection is based on the
PCI Express protocol. The PCIe interface provides a direct connection
between a server's microprocessors and NVMe devices attached directly to
the server. While this type of configuration is ideal when populating a
server with a few SSDs, it rapidly reaches limitations in more extensive
configurations.

NVMe over Fabric, commonly referred to as NVMe-oF was developed to solve
these challenges. By mapping the NVMe command set onto an existing
fabric, the number of devices capable of being attached to a system
increases from a handful to several thousand. Furthermore, pooling flash
capacity immediately becomes a practical application, allowing a more
efficient design for datacenters and enabling composable infrastructures.

"PLDA is thrilled to contribute our best-in-class XpressRICH3 IP to
Kazan Networks' innovative NVMe-oF ASIC, and enable the industry's best
discrete bridge solution for storage applications," said Stephane
Hauradou, CTO of PLDA.

Murthy Kompella, Kazan Networks' VP of Engineering stated "We selected
PLDA's XpressRICH3 PCIe IP to ensure we had the fastest, most flexible
PCIe interface for our Fuji NVMe-oF bridge."

About PLDA's XpressRICH3 IP:
PLDA's XpressRICH3 IP is a
highly configurable PCIe 3.0 interface Soft IP designed for ASIC and
FPGA implementations supporting endpoint, root port, switch port, bridge
and advanced features such as SR-IOV, multi-function, data protection
(ECC, ECRC), ATS, TPH, Advanced Error Reporting (AER) and more.
XpressRICH3 is the industry's PCIe IP of choice for enterprise-class
applications requiring the highest performance, reliability, and
flexibility.

About Kazan Networks' Magma NVMe-oF Bridge:
Kazan Networks
has developed the world's lowest power and fasted NVMe-oF bridge
solution, designed specifically to enable NVMe JBOFs to connect directly
to an NVMe-oF network. Plugging into a standard x16 PCIe slot in a JBOF,
a single Fuji adapter board is capable of delivering 2.8M IOPS (4kB) and
over 11GB/s. Add up to 6 adapters to a 2U/24SSD JBOF and you will see
performance topping 17M IOPS / 65GB/s! And there's no set of
high-powered embedded processor required like other, RNIC-based
"solutions."

For more information:

About PLDA

PLDA is a leading developer and licensor of Semiconductor Intellectual
Property (SIP) specializing in high-speed interconnect protocol
standards. Since 2001, PLDA focuses on implementation of the PCI Express
protocol (maintained by the PCI-SIG Industry Consortium), and has
established itself as a leader in that space with over 3,000 customers
and 6,200 licenses in over 60 countries. PLDA is a global technology
company with offices in Silicon Valley, France, Bulgaria, Taiwan, and
China. For more information visit http://www.plda.com.

About Kazan Networks
Kazan Networks is a privately held
startup founded in Dec 2014 by storage networking veterans. The company
is located in Roseville, CA, and is currently shipping products to
select customers and partners. Find out more about Kazan Networks at www.kazan-networks.com
.

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