Toshiba Memory America Announces SSD Compatibility with Excelero’s NVMesh Software-Defined Block Storage Products

Poised for Future NVMe-oF Opportunities, Toshiba Memory’s CD5 Series
Data Center NVMe SSDs and CM5 Series Enterprise NVMe SSDs Now Certified
with NVMesh

Memory America, Inc. (TMA)
, the U.S.-based subsidiary of Toshiba
Memory Corporation, today announced that its CD5
data center NVMe™ SSDs and CM5
enterprise NVMe SSDs are now certified and compatible with
Excelero’s flagship NVMesh® software-defined block storage products. The
NVMesh software platform is designed to meet the low-latency performance
and scalability requirements of the largest web-scale and enterprise
applications. It enables compatible NVMe SSDs to be shared across any
network, with support for local or distributed file systems. Users can
benefit from local NVMe-based SSD performance as well as the convenience
of centralized storage.

The CM5 Series provides an added benefit to NVMesh users as it supports
4,104-byte sector formats (4,096 bytes + 8 bytes). Having the ability to
utilize inline metadata with 4,104-byte blocks not only speeds up NVMesh
dual parity protection processes but also enables the cyclic redundancy
check (CRC) to be stored inline – enhancing data protection and
integrity. The combination of the CM5 Series’ large capacity options (up
to 15 terabytes1) and the inline metadata capability makes
Excelero’s NVMesh software a very valuable solution for today’s
data-intensive workloads.

“With dozens of patents assigned or in process, we are continually
innovating our NVMesh software platform with high-performance NVMe
storage – a commitment we share with SSD innovators, such as Toshiba
Memory,” said Josh Goldenhar, vice president of product management at
Excelero. “Working closely with TMA’s ecosystem team has helped us
advance NVMesh innovation and development by having early access to
Toshiba Memory’s SSDs, which in turn, enables us to provide our
customers with exceptional storage efficiencies and performance.”

“Our CD5 and CM5 Series NVMe-based SSDs deliver exceptionally high
performance and low latency, making them ideal for Excelero’s NVMesh
software-defined block storage products – and well-positioned for future
NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF™) opportunities,” said Tatsuya Tanaka, vice
president of ecosystem and standards at Toshiba Memory America, Inc.
“With CM5 Series support for 4,104-byte sector formats, Excelero
informed us that its NVMesh software experienced a significant
performance boost for 4K operations when the dual parity protection
process was invoked2, while also delivering enhanced data
protection and integrity.”

Toshiba Memory continues to lead the industry with flash innovations for
the evolving data center and enterprise landscapes and is committed to
developing long-term customer relationships. With significant
investments in memory, SSD development and fab capacity, customers can
depend on Toshiba Memory for leading-edge, flash-based storage
technologies. The company will demonstrate its CD5 and CM5 Series SSDs
in the Excelero exhibit (E1039) at the upcoming ISC High Performance
show in Frankfurt, Germany, from June 16-20, 2019.

Toshiba Memory is included in Excelero’s NVMesh Available Vendor List
(AVL). For more product information, please visit

About Toshiba Memory America, Inc.

Toshiba Memory America, Inc. is the U.S.-based subsidiary of Toshiba
Memory Corporation
, a leading worldwide supplier of flash
and solid
state drives (SSDs)
. From the invention of flash memory to today’s
breakthrough 96-layer BiCS FLASH™ 3D technology, Toshiba continues to
lead innovation and move the industry forward. For more information,
please visit
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About Excelero

Excelero delivers low-latency distributed block storage for web-scale
applications such as AI, machine learning and GPU computing. Founded in
2014 by a team of storage veterans and inspired by the Tech Giants’
shared-nothing architectures for web-scale applications, the company has
designed a software-defined block storage solution (NVMesh) that meets
the low-latency performance and scalability requirements of the largest
web-scale and enterprise applications. NVMesh is deployed by major
web-scale customers, for data analytics and machine learning
applications, and in high performance computing (HPC) and Media &
Entertainment post-production environments. Follow us on Twitter
@Excelerostorage, on LinkedIn
or visit us at
to learn more.

© 2019 Toshiba Memory America, Inc. All rights reserved. Information in
this press release, including product pricing and specifications,
content of services, and contact information is current and believed to
be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change
without prior notice. Technical and application information contained
here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba Memory product


1 Definition of capacity: Toshiba Memory Corporation defines
a megabyte (MB) as 1,000,000 bytes, a gigabyte (GB) as 1,000,000,000
bytes and a terabyte (TB) as 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. A computer
operating system, however, reports storage capacity using powers of 2
for the definition of 1GB = 230 bytes = 1,073,741,824 bytes,
1TB = 240 bytes = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes and therefore shows
less storage capacity. Available storage capacity (including examples of
various media files) will vary based on file size, formatting, settings,
software and operating system, and/or pre-installed software
applications, or media content. Actual formatted capacity may vary.

2 Based on Excelero internal performance test results,
compared with 4,096-byte sector formats, the CM5 Series experienced up
to a 30 percent performance boost.

NVMe and NVMe-oF are trademarks of NVM Express, Inc. NVMesh is a
registered trademark of Excelero Storage Ltd. All other trademarks or
registered trademarks are the property of their respective companies.


Mia Cool
Toshiba Memory America, Inc.
(408) 526-3087

Justine Houston-Brown
Lages & Associates
(949) 453-8080

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