KIOXIA America Showcases Innovative New Software-Enabled Flash Technology, PCIe 4.0 SSDs at 2020 OCP Virtual Summit

Solutions Bring Performance, Efficiency Gains to Hyperscale, Enterprise Data Centers

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#OCPSummit20–From introducing game-changing new technologies to being the first to deliver PCIe® 4.0 U.3 SSDs, KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.), continues to demonstrate its commitment to delivering cutting-edge flash solutions. This dedication will be on full display at this week’s Open Compute Project (OCP) Virtual Summit and Future Technologies Symposium, where KIOXIA will showcase its data center and enterprise solid state drive (SSD) portfolio. At the Summit, KIOXIA will highlight its CM6 and CD6 Series PCIe 4.0 NVMe™ enterprise and data center SSDs, KumoScale™ storage software based on NVM Express™ over Fabrics (NVMe-oF™) and a new Software-Enabled Flash™ (SEF) technology that redefines digital storage.

KIOXIA has the broadest portfolio of SSDs in the market, including SSDs for client PCs, data center, hyperscale, high-end servers and storage systems.

Bringing Next-Level Performance to the Data Center

KIOXIA was the first company to publicly demonstrate PCIe 4.0 SSDs, and is now the first to ship these next-generation drives, which will be demonstrated at OCP. The company’s CM6 Series brings planned performance improvements of up to 2x over its PCIe 3.0 predecessors and is 12x faster than SATA drives1. KIOXIA’s lineup of Gen4 PCIe SSDs also includes the CD6 Series, which is targeted to cloud and scale-out environments.

Redefining Digital Storage

KIOXIA will also introduce SEF technology. SEF combines software flexibility, host control and flash native semantics into a flash native API and purpose-built hardware. SEF will be showcased in KIOXIA’s Executive Track Session led by Eric Ries.

Other KIOXIA Exhibits

  • CM6 Series PCIe 4.0 enterprise NVMe SSDs demonstrating MySQL database performance improvement over PCIe 3.0 SSDs
  • CD6 Series PCIe 4.0 data center NVMe SSDs showcasing object storage performance of over 6.0 GB/s throughput
  • KumoScale NVMe-oF Shared Accelerated Storage Software: Enabling networked NVMe flash at data center scale

OCP Leadership Sessions

Additionally, KIOXIA executives will be featured presenters on various technologies and topics around SSDs, new technologies and applications.

  • Executive Track Session: Eric Ries, “Why Are You Still Using Flash Like a Drive?”
  • Expo Hall Stage Presentation: Neville Ichhaporia, “Improve Scalability and Application Performance with PCIe 4.0 SSDs”

“Large-scale cloud-native environments require consistent innovation, and we’ve demonstrated the capability to deliver the products that cloud data centers need to drive efficiency, reliability, security and performance,” noted Jeremy Werner, senior vice president and general manager, SSD Business Unit, KIOXIA America, Inc. “When we combine our flash and software innovations with the strength of our long-time association with the Open Compute Project and its member companies, we are positively impacting today’s enterprise and hyperscale data centers.”

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About KIOXIA America, Inc.

KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.) is the U.S.-based subsidiary of KIOXIA Corporation, a leading worldwide supplier of flash memory and solid state drives (SSDs). From the invention of flash memory to today’s breakthrough BiCS FLASH™ 3D technology, KIOXIA continues to pioneer cutting-edge memory solutions and services that enrich people’s lives and expand society’s horizons. The company’s innovative 3D flash memory technology, BiCS FLASH, is shaping the future of storage in high-density applications, including advanced smartphones, PCs, SSDs, automotive, and data centers. For more information, please visit

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1 Performance estimates are preliminary and subject to change without notice.

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