The Silicon Review
Flash memory is an evolving technology that’s finding its way into our lives on an increasing scale. Flash-memory technology is ubiquitous. Like most things associated with computers, non-volatile storage sticks have a specific set of benefits and drawbacks. Having a basic idea of those parameters allows the buyer to form a more informed choice about which is best for his or her needs. Flash memory may be a quite Erasable Read Only Memory (EEROM) which has the potential to clear and rewrite data. It is non-volatile meaning it can hold data even without the presence of power, supported the way of addressing read/write data, non-volatile storage. Most of the flash memories come in several forms. More or same capacities are often packed in smaller units, making it require less space to accommodate data storage. It solely depends on electrochemical processes, having no moving parts means it’s more durable also.
Nimbus Data is a leader in scalable and high-performance flash memory solutions for cloud infrastructure, AI, digital content, HPC, virtualization, databases, and much more. The company's solutions include the Nimbus Data AFX storage operating system, ExaFlash® all-flash arrays, ExaDrive® solid state drives, and the ground-breaking Tectonic future-proof storage experience.
Leveraging Best Data Storage Products
ExaFlash® all-flash arrays: They are scalable and high-performance storage systems for cloud infrastructure, AI, digital content, HPC, virtualization, databases, and more. By supporting SAN, NAS, NVMe-oF, and Amazon S3 protocols simultaneously, ExaFlash offers a future-proof infrastructure to meet evolving storage requirements. Precision QoS controls, unrivaled in the industry, optimize inline data services, such as deduplication, compression, checksums, and encryption, to match diverse workload requirements. With a patented stateless and federated architecture, ExaFlash is fundamentally more reliable, higher performance, and more scalable than conventional array designs. Backed by Tectonic, ExaFlash delivers an open, customer-first storage platform guaranteed to provide the lowest total cost of ownership.
ExaFlash arrays are powered by Nimbus Data AFX, a next-generation operating system and management platform developed exclusively for solid state storage. AFX features a federated architecture to seamlessly scale with complete data integrity and high availability. It supports over a dozen block, file, and object protocols on one platform using Ethernet, Fibre Channel, or InfiniBand connectivity. AFX provides comprehensive data reduction and data protection, with unrivaled QoS controls that can optimize performance for specific workloads. AFX supports a broad range of media, including NAND flash (TLC, QLC) and storage-class memory (Optane, 3D XPoint) using industry-standard NVMe and SAS interfaces. Powerful Web management, a REST API, and cloud integration simplify storage administration
ExaDrive® SSDs: Artificial intelligence, scientific research, cloud computing, and ever-richer digital content demand massive storage capacity and exceptional performance. At the same time, organizations are grappling with growing power, space, and cooling costs. Compounding the problem is the massive amount of data being generated at the edge, creating new challenges in data transport and migration. As the world’s highest capacity and highest density SSD, ExaDrive is purpose-built to meet these challenges. ExaDrive offers capacity, energy efficiency, and endurance unrivaled in the market, thanks to an innovative, patent-pending architecture. ExaDrive is available in capacities ranging from 16 TB to 100 TB, using either SATA or dual-port SAS interfaces, with both TLC and QLC flash models
ExaDrive SSDs offer a unique balance of capacity, performance, energy efficiency, and value. With its 3.5” form factor, ExaDrive SSDs are plug-and-play compatible with SATA and SAS-based servers and JBODs, enabling you to upgrade from HDDs to SSDs quickly and affordably. ExaDrive SSDs offer more capacity, better performance, lower power consumption, and better reliability than nearline HDDs. While NVMe SSDs are faster, they use substantially more power, offer less capacity, and have higher OpEx costs. ExaDrive strikes the ideal balance between nearline HDDs and NVMe SSDs, offering an ideal storage solution for the rapid growth in unstructured data.
The Pre-Eminent Leader
Thomas Isakovich is the founder and the Chief Executive Officer Nimbus Data. He started Nimbus Data to rewrite the rules of data storage for the modern age by combining powerful yet easy-to-use software, next-generation flash memory technology, and a revolutionary customer experience and business model. Thomas personally provided 80 percent of the capital to fund Nimbus Data, bypassing venture capital and boot-strapping the business to over 600 installations at over 200 customers in 12 countries. Fascinated with data storage at an early age, Thomas designed and sold his first storage array 25 years ago as a teenager. After stints at IBM’s Almaden Research Center and Oracle’s Network Computer division, Thomas founded TrueSAN Networks out of his dorm room at Stanford University, ultimately taking a leave of absence to build the company into a leading storage management software provider. Thomas later returned to Stanford, graduating in the top 10% of his class and earning a B.A. with Honors. Thomas is a published author, has several patents, and is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship and storage technology at universities and industry events. When not working, he can be found hiking the trails or surfing the waves of southern California.