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Kioxia Releases Latest Version of KumoScale NVMe Storage Software

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 28, 2022 — KIOXIA has released version 3.21 of its KumoScale storage software built around the NVM Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) protocol. Designed for data center-scale, cloud-centric deployment, KumoScale storage system software delivers high-performance NVM Express (NVMe) flash storage as a disaggregated networked service. Combining the speed and responsiveness of cloud-born software with the power of one of the world’s largest flash memory manufacturers, KumoScale storage system software uses NVMe technology to enable flash as a service. in software-defined storage. (SDS) for Kubernetes infrastructures, OpenStack infrastructures and bare metal infrastructures.

Key features of KumoScale software version 3.21 include a cluster-wide command-line interface (Cluster CLI), compatibility with OpenStack Yoga multipathing, and interoperability with Microsoft Azure Active Directory.

C cluster-scale KumoScale software

The new KumoScale Cluster CLI tool is built on Python programming language and runs on most popular operating systems. It provides a user-friendly abstraction of the KumoScale REST (REpresentational State Transfer) API. Production deployments typically automate storage provisioning through KumoScale software-compatible APIs such as CSI (Container Storage Interface) or OpenStack Cinder. The cluster CLI provides a manual alternative, giving administrators full access to cluster management and storage provisioning functions.

Compatibility with OpenStack Yoga Multipathing

OpenStack integration of KumoScale software in version 3.21 adds compatibility for MPIO multipathing in OpenStack Yoga. Multipath connectivity improves data availability by eliminating network partitions as a single point of failure. MPIO also improves overall NVMe-oF storage performance by fully utilizing available network bandwidth.

Compatibility with Microsoft Azure Active Directory

KumoScale software version 3.20 added compatibility with third party OpenID Connect 1.0. OpenID Connect provides an identity layer on top of the OAuth 2.0 protocol. It allows clients to verify the identity of users based on authentication performed by a centralized authorization server. Version 3.21 of the KumoScale software builds on this with KIOXIA-tested compatibility with Microsoft Azure Active Directory. This means that Azure AD identities can transparently access KumoScale volumes.

KumoScale software version 3.21 also includes software upgrade process improvements, SSD volume removal improvements, and compatibility with Dell EMC PowerEdge R6525 servers.

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About KIOXIA America, Inc.

KIOXIA America, Inc. is the US subsidiary of KIOXIA Corporation, one of the world’s leading suppliers of flash memory and solid state drives. From the invention of flash memory to today’s revolutionary BiCS FLASH 3D technology, KIOXIA continues to pioneer innovative memory, SSD and software solutions that enrich people’s lives and broaden 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.

Source: KIOXIA