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E8 Storage Selects HGST Ultrastar SN200 Series  PCIe SSD from Western Digital to Leapfrog NVMe Storage Array Market

Santa Clara, Calif., April 04, 2017 – E8 Storage has selected Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) solid-state drives (SSDs) from HGST, a Western Digital brand, as the next-generation storage vendor pushes the boundaries of performance for the enterprise and software-defined cloud. By embedding HGST Ultrastar SN200 family PCIe SSDs from Western Digital into E8 Storage’s NVMe enclosure and patented software architecture, customers will benefit from 10x increase in performance, 50% lower total cost of ownership (TCO), and up to 153 terabytes (TB) in a 2-rack unit (2U) enclosure.*

“E8 Storage’s choice of leading storage brand HGST is in line with our focus on the highest quality storage solutions available, and the inclusion of Ultrastar SN200 PCIe SSDs into E8 Storage’s NVMe enclosure enables us to meet an important need in the enterprise and cloud storage market,” said Zivan Ori, CEO and co-founder of E8 Storage. “We are pleased to incorporate these solutions into our offering and further strengthen the value we offer to our end-users.”

“The superior performance, capacity and reliability of HGST SSDs have made them critical for meeting the extreme data demands of in-memory compute applications and critical-response workloads,” said Ulrich Hansen, vice president of SSD product marketing at Western Digital Corporation. “Compliant with NVMe and leveraging Western Digital flash storage advancements, our Ultrastar SN200 PCIe SSDs expand the possibilities of the storage layer in the compute stack. The combination of these innovative SSDs and E8 Storage’s NVMe enclosure and software architecture offers a compelling balance of performance and value for data centers looking to take advantage of the benefits of NVMe.”

The HGST Ultrastar SN200 Series PCIe SSD, an NVM Express™ compliant family of PCIe solid-state drives, deliver memory-class performance with storage-class capacity and persistence. It is offered as a highly serviceable and hot swappable dual-ported SFF 2.5-inch drive, with capacities up to 7.68TB. The HGST SN200 allows E8 Storage to reach up to 153TB in a 2U solution, enabling increases in capacity without compromising on IOPS performance.

As a software-defined NVMe solution, E8 Storage maximizes the performance of off-the-shelf NVMe SSDs and delivers the benefits of both local flash and centralized storage. UltrastarSN200 Series 7.68TB NVMe drives help provide E8 Storage with high capacity, best performance and lowest latency for NoSQL/SQL databases and real-time applications. With the addition of dual-port access to the drives, the Ultrastar SN200 Series works seamlessly with the E8-D24 dual controller appliance to deliver high availability and reliability. E8 Storage’s solution is the ideal choice for high-performance enterprise applications such as real-time market data analytics, hyper-scale data centers and high-performance computing.

 About E8 Storage
E8 Storage provides the next generation of flash storage with a rack-scale architecture for the enterprise and software-defined cloud, delivering 10 times the performance for half the cost of existing storage products, while using only off-the-shelf hardware. E8 Storage’s appliance eliminates storage need projections, is easily upgradeable and expandable, enables converged networking, and increases SSD utilization to over 90%.

With E8 Storage, data centers can enjoy unprecedented storage performance density and scale, delivering on the promise of software-defined storage without compromising on reliability and availability. For more information, please visit: www.e8storage.com

* Performance based on internal lab testing at E8 Storage in comparison with published all flash array performance.

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