The Silicon Review
Nimbus Data develops advanced flash memory solutions that power data-driven innovation. Its solutions include ExaFlash® All-Flash Arrays and ExaDrive® Solid State Drives. Nimbus Data helps hundreds of world-leading companies accelerate data storage, simplify data management, and improve data protection for cloud infrastructure, analytics, AI, rich content, scientific computing, and much more.
ExaFlash®: ExaFlash all-flash arrays offer virtually infinite on-demand scalability, up to 95% lower energy consumption, unmatched multiprotocol support, and up to 50x greater rack density, all at less than half the cost of competing solutions. ExaFlash was engineered to enable the adoption of flash at scale, simplifying management and maximizing the efficiency of flash to the fullest.
Conventional scale-up and scale-out architectures were never designed with flash in mind. Both approaches are legacies of the hard drive era when processors were fast and storage was slow. In scale-up designs, flash is cascaded behind a fixed set of controllers, reducing effective performance as capacity is added. Scale-out was designed to overcome this by combining a controller and flash in one node and then striping data across nodes for capacity and redundancy. However, this approach is grossly inefficient, resulting in poor utilization of flash capacity, unpredictable latency at scale, very high power consumption, and excessive rack space requirements.
With ExaFlash, data flow is decoupled from metadata, and management is centralized, operating completely out-of-band. This approach ensures that customers have one interface and one pane-of-glass for all administration. There is no data network between the storage arrays themselves, guaranteeing that performance truly scales in lock-step with capacity and with consistent latency.
ExaDrive®: ExaDrive solid state drives are purpose-built for capacity, energy efficiency, longevity, and density. ExaDrive SSDs feature a patent-pending architecture, packing up to 100 terabytes of flash in the industry standard 3.5” form factor. ExaDrive SSDs enable organizations to dramatically increase storage capacity and performance while slashing data center power, space, and cooling costs.
Cloud storage, big data, artificial intelligence, technical computing, and ever-richer digital content demand massive storage capacity and exceptional performance. At the same time, organizations are grappling with rapidly escalating data center power, space, and cooling costs, not to mention the demand for nonstop availability and quality of service. Nearline hard drives can no longer meet the performance and availability requirements, and existing enterprise SSDs are too small, energy-hungry, and costly. Enter ExaDrive.
With up to 100 TB of flash in a single SSD, ExaDrive offers over 3x the capacity of the next largest SSD on the market while consuming as little as 1/8th the power per terabyte. With its industry-standard 3.5” form factor, ExaDrive is plug-and-play compatible with existing enclosures, enabling customers to upgrade to an all-flash infrastructure without investing in entirely new all-flash arrays.
Featuring the same 3.5” form factor and interface used by hard drives, the ExaDrive SSDs are plug-and-play compatible with hundreds of storage and server platforms. ExaDrive’s low power (as low as 0.1 watts/TB) and portability also make it well-suited for edge and IoT applications.
Meet the Dynamic Leader
Thomas Isakovich, CEO and Founder: Thomas founded Nimbus Data to build the next great storage systems company by combining smart software with non-volatile memory technology, offering superior data delivery, protection, and operating efficiency. Prior to Nimbus Data, Thomas was CEO and founder of TrueSAN Networks, where he raised over $34 million and led the development of storage virtualization and multi-vendor SAN management software. At Oracle spin-off Network Computer (also known as Liberate Technologies), Thomas oversaw product marketing for the company’s line of thin-client workstations and server software. At IBM’s Almaden Research Center, Thomas developed new technologies for simplifying and enhancing human-computer interaction. A frequent speaker on technology and entrepreneurship at universities and industry events, Thomas earned a B.A. with Honors in political science from Stanford University.