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Toshiba Memory, Marvell Awarded 'Best of Show' for NVMe-oF TCP Solution at Flash Memory Summit 2018


Toshiba's KumoScale Storage Software with Marvell's FastLinQ 100GbE
NICs Named "Most Innovative Memory Technology - Storage Networking"

Memory America, Inc.
, the U.S.-based subsidiary of Toshiba Memory
Corporation, today announced that its technology collaboration with
Marvell Technology Group Ltd. for an NVMe-oF™1 (NVM Express™
over Fabrics) over TCP Disaggregated Cloud solution
has received a Flash Memory Summit ‘Best of Show' award in the Storage
Networking category. Toshiba Memory's KumoScale™2 shared
accelerated storage software has successfully tested NVMe-oF TCP
acceleration with Marvell's FastLinQ®3 100GbE NICs. This
enables NVMe-oF to be deployed over existing Ethernet networks and opens
the door for the broader deployment of NVMe-oF.

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Toshiba Memory and Marvell were recognized by the Flash Memory Summit judging panel for their NVMe-o ...

Toshiba Memory and Marvell were recognized by the Flash Memory Summit judging panel for their NVMe-oF over TCP solution that enables disaggregated and virtualized storage for NVMe SSDs. (Photo: Business Wire)

"The next generation of storage architectures will make NVMe over
Fabrics cost-effective, flexible and agile to address the mainstream
needs of on-premise data centers and the cloud," said Jay Kramer,
chairman of the awards program and president of Network Storage Advisors
Inc. "We are proud to recognize Toshiba Memory and Marvell for their
NVMe-oF over TCP solution that leverages existing, standard Ethernet
networks for investment protection along with KumoScale software,
enabling disaggregated and virtualized storage for any NVMe™ SSD."

Toshiba Memory's KumoScale shared accelerated storage software enables
the use of NVMe-oF to make flash storage accessible over a data center
network. KumoScale provides a simple, flexible abstraction of physical
disks into a pool of block storage, all while preserving the high
performance and low latency of direct-attached NVMe SSDs. By delivering
disaggregated, highly-flexible network block storage to NVMe-oF compute
nodes using standard TCP transport protocols, KumoScale allows data
center applications to run more efficiently. Latency improvements over
other fabrics, including FCoE and iSCSI, are also realized – on existing

According to Oded Ilan, general manager of Toshiba's Israel Storage
Design Center, "We are working hard to enable cloud data centers to
maximize flash resources and to accelerate the adoption of disaggregated
flash by adding NVMe over TCP capability to KumoScale. It is extremely
gratifying to have our efforts recognized by the Flash Memory Summit
‘Best of Show' award judging panel. By collaborating with Marvell,
Toshiba Memory makes disaggregated storage in the cloud – with the
agility and efficiency it brings – a reality."

"At Marvell, we are on a mission to simplify and accelerate access to
shared pools of NVMe storage by delivering a wide choice of fabrics,"
said Christopher Moezzi, vice president of marketing, Server
Connectivity Business Unit at Marvell. "We are extremely honored to be
bestowed with a ‘Best of Show' award at Flash Memory Summit 2018 for
innovations jointly owned with Toshiba Memory. NVMe-oF TCP enables
customer investments in flash to scale over existing networks using
Marvell's FastLinQ Ethernet solutions."

Toshiba Memory is a leading provider of NVMe SSDs, technology and
software. For more information, please visit


1: NVMe, NVM Express, and NVMe-oF are trademarks of NVM Express, Inc.

2: KumoScale is a trademark of Toshiba Memory Corporation.

3: FastLinQ is a registered trademark of QLogic Corporation, a Marvell
Technology Group Ltd. company.

All other company names, product names, and service names mentioned
herein may be trademarks of their respective companies.

About Flash Memory Summit

Flash Memory Summit, produced by Conference ConCepts, showcases the
mainstream applications, key technologies, and leading vendors that are
driving the multibillion dollar non-volatile memory and SSD markets. Now
in its 13th year, FMS is the world's largest event featuring the trends,
innovations, and influencers driving the adoption of flash memory in
demanding enterprise storage applications, as well as in smartphones,
tablets, and mobile and embedded systems.

About Toshiba Memory America, Inc.

Toshiba Memory America, Inc. is the U.S.-based subsidiary of Toshiba
Memory Corporation
, a leading worldwide supplier of flash
and solid
state drives (SSDs)
. From the invention of flash memory to today's
breakthrough 96-layer BiCS FLASH™ 3D technology, Toshiba continues to
lead innovation and move the industry forward. For more information on
Toshiba Memory, please visit
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© 2018 Toshiba Memory America, Inc. All rights reserved. Information in
this press release, including product pricing and specifications,
content of services, and contact information is current and believed to
be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change
without prior notice. Technical and application information contained
here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba product

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