The Software-Enabled Flash™ project and the KIOXIA flash-based hardware module made its debut at this year's Flash Memory Summit (FMS) in the KIOXIA booth. We were able to highlight some great demonstrations of the technology's control over latency, placement, and isolation in the booth demo station. And best of all, we showed real hardware engineering samples of our first Software-Enabled Flash drives in an E1.L form factor. We've been working on Software-Enabled Flash for several years now, and having hardware to show people is a big step to getting it to hyperscale, cloud providers, and storage developers.
Sean Stead and I gave a talk about Software-Enabled Flash technology at FMS, and how it fits into a larger storage stack. You’ll soon be able to view a recording of it on the NVM Express® YouTube channel, so stay tuned.
The flash storage industry is a tight knit community, and it was great seeing so many members, both from KIOXIA and all the other ecosystem members, in one spot. The fact that we were also celebrating the 35th anniversary of KIOXIA’s invention of NAND flash was just icing on the cake.
For those who were able to attend in person, thanks for coming. For those who couldn’t come this year, we missed you. And for everyone, thanks for making flash technology such a ubiquitous part of our lives.
For more information on this exciting new technology, please visit the official Linux Foundation site for Software-Enabled Flash Technology, https://softwareenabledflash.org
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