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Kazan Networks Adopts Andes Technology Corporation AndesCore™ N13 For Its Fuji NVMe over Fabrics Platform

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HSINCHU, TAIWAN , Aug. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HSINCHU, TAIWAN – August 1, 2018—Andes Technology Corporation, the leading Asia-based suppliers of small gate count, low-power and high performance 32-bit embedded CPU cores, announced that Kazan Networks, an emerging contender in the enterprise networking and storage market specializing in low latency protocols, has adopted the N13 processor for their Fuji platform of products. Kazan's Fuji platform offers the lowest latency available for NVMe over Fabrics applications and provides the scalability required in data center applications.

"NVMe physical connection provides a direct connection between a server's microprocessors and NVMe devices, which is ideal when populating a server with one or several SSDs," said Murthy Kompella, Vice President Engineering and Co-founder of Kazan. "But NVMe scalability is limited and there is little support for sharing the flash resources among multiple servers. Kazan's Fuji NVMe over Fabric platform removes these limitations by enabling disaggregation of compute and storage without sacrificing performance. Kazan's platform also improves this further, by implementing the entire I/O path in hardware, minimizing latency.  Andes N13 core contributed to the successful completion of the Fuji NVMe over Fabric platform."

"We are delighted that Kazan Networks chose our N13 for the Fuji NVMe over Fabric platform," stated Emerson Hsiao, General Manager of Andes Technology Corp. USA. "As CPU core suppliers, we build solutions to meet a broad range of end applications. Kazan Networks pushed the performance envelope of Andes high-end 21st-century RISC instruction set N13 CPU core. However, with its 8-stage pipeline and clock rate over 1 GHz, the N13 delivered 2.05 DMIPS/MHz to serve the demanding computing requirements of the Fuji NVMe over Fabrics Platform."

About the NVMe Over Fabrics
"NVMe is a specification that allowed an SSD to make effective use of a high-speed PCI Express bus in a computer. That specification, albeit useful within a single computer system, does not support SSD access across networks. To address that issue, NVMe over Fabrics (NVMeoF) was created to enable low-latency NVMe SSDs to scale out to the network in the most efficient way possible, simplifying design, reducing overhead, and improving performance," according to the Hyperion Research LLC report "Flash Storage Trends and Impacts," published in April 2018.

About the NVMe Over Fabrics Market
"By 2021, International Data Corporation (IDC) expects over 50 percent of primary storage revenue to be generated by NVMe-based storage platforms, and NVMe over Fabric will be in use on most of those systems," said Eric Burgener, research vice president, storage of IDC. "It makes sense for enterprises to understand what this technology can do for them so that they can integrate it into their own environments most cost-effectively."

About the N13
The Andes Technology N13 processor is a high-performance CPU core architected for computation intensive applications running on operating systems or as a stored program. The N13 is designed to serve the demanding requirements of application processors in SoCs for consumer electronics such as HDTVs, home media servers, cable and over-the-top set top boxes, as well as SoCs for the switches and routers delivering content to these devices. Complete with Memory Management Unit, L1/L2 cache, Local Memory, DMA, FPU, Vectored Interrupt, and Branch Prediction, the N13 easily runs complex operating system such as Linux. And with an 8-stage pipeline and a clock rate over 1 GHz, the core delivers impressive performance of 2.05 DMIPS/MHz to serve the most demanding computing environments. Furthermore, the N13 AndesCore™ supports the latest AndeStar™ V3 architecture, which is accompanied with toolchain, IDE, RTOS, Linux, middleware, and platform development IP. The N13's strength, plus its ecosystem, provide designers with the competitive edge for success in their embedded system solutions.

About Kazan Networks
Kazan Networks is a privately held startup founded in Dec 2014 by storage networking veterans. The company is located in Auburn, CA, and is currently sharing details about their products to select customers and partners. Find out more about Kazan Networks at https://kazan-networks.com/.

About Andes Technology Corporation
Andes Technology Corporation was founded in Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan in 2005 to develop innovative high-performance/low-power 32/64-bit processor cores and associated development environment to serve worldwide rapidly growing embedded system applications. The company delivers the best super low power CPU cores, including the rising star RISC-V series with integrated development environment and associated software and hardware solutions for efficient SoC design. Up to the end of 2017, the cumulative amount of SoCs containing Andes' CPU IP reaches 2.5 billion. To meet the demanding requirements of today's electronic devices, Andes Technology delivers configurable software/hardware IP and scalable platforms to respond to customers' needs for quality products and faster time-to-market. Andes Technology's comprehensive CPU line includes entry-level, mid-range, high-end, extensible and security families to address the full range of embedded electronics products, especially for connected, smart and green applications. From 2017, Andes expanded its product line and provides a total solution of RISC-V, the RISC-V series as V5 families processors cores include N25/NX25 and upcoming N25F/NX25F and A25/AX25. For more information about Andes Technology, please visit http://www.andestech.com/.

Jonah McLeod
Andes Technology Corporation
510 449 8634
jonahm@andestech.com 

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