Nimbus Data Partners with SK Hynix to Accelerate Cloud-scale Flash Memory
Agreement on NAND Flash Supply and Technology Cooperation
Aliso Viejo, Calif., September 7, 2016 – – Nimbus Data, developer of ExaFlash™, the world’s most advanced flash memory platform for cloud infrastructure and big data, today announced a strategic supply and technology alliance with SK Hynix, one of the world’s top suppliers of cutting-edge NAND flash.
“ExaFlash is the most scalable all-flash array ever conceived, incorporating up to 276,480 NAND dies, or 4.5 petabytes of raw flash memory, in one fully-redundant system,” stated Thomas Isakovich, CEO and Founder of Nimbus Data. “Our alliance with SK Hynix on NAND flash supply ensures that we can meet the needs of our Tier 1 customers, including leading Web properties, media/entertainment companies, and service providers, with the highest capacity, greatest energy efficiency, and lowest cost per gigabyte.”
The ExaFlash platform offers virtually infinite on-demand scalability, 95% lower energy consumption, unmatched multiprotocol support, and over 50x greater rack density, all at less than half the cost of competing approaches. At the high end, the ExaFlash D-series incorporates 4.5 petabytes (4,500,000 gigabytes) in a fully-redundant 4U form factor, a configuration that would require over 250 U (62x more rack space) with competing scale-out all-flash arrays.
“Our strategic partnership with Nimbus Data will help accelerate flash adoption as a true cost-comparable capacity-superior replacement of traditional hard drive-based arrays,” stated YR Kim, Vice President at SK Hynix. “We are delighted to partner with Nimbus Data’s innovative team to further push the envelope of all-flash scalability, energy efficiency, and data center density, the three factors most critical in reshaping tomorrow’s data center.”
About Nimbus Data
Nimbus Data develops advanced flash memory solutions for cloud infrastructure. ExaFlash® offers infinite on-demand storage scalability, unmatched multiprotocol support, and market-leading energy efficiency. ExaDrive® powers the next-generation of software-defined multiprocessor SSDs, enabling flash memory to become the dominant storage media in the data center. For more information, visit nimbusdata.com, email us at [email protected], and follow us at twitter.com/nimbusdata.
About SK Hynix
SK Hynix, headquartered in Korea, is the world’s top tier semiconductor supplier, offering Dynamic Random Access Memory chips (“DRAM”), Flash memory chips (“NAND Flash”) and CMOS Image Sensors (“CIS”) for a wide range of distinguished customers globally. The Company’s shares are traded on the Korea Exchange, and the Global Depository shares are listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. Further information about SK Hynix is available at www.skhynix.com.