SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KIOXIA America, Inc. released version 3.21 of its Kumo Scale™ storage software built around NVM Express® on tissues (NVMe-oF™) protocol. Designed for cloud-centric deployment at data center scale, KumoScale Storage System Software provides high-performance NVM Express (NVMe™) flash storage as a disaggregated network service. Combining the speed and responsiveness of cloud-born software with the power of one of the world’s largest flash memory manufacturers, KumoScale storage system software uses NVMe technology to enable flash as a service. in software-defined storage. (SDS) environments for Kubernetes® infrastructure, OpenStack® infrastructure and bare infrastructure.
Key features of KumoScale software version 3.21 include a cluster-wide command-line interface (Cluster CLI), compatibility with OpenStack Yoga multipathing, and interoperability with Microsoft® Azure™ Active Directory.
KumoScale software cluster-wide CLI
The new KumoScale™ Cluster CLI tool is built on the Python programming language and runs on the most popular operating systems. It provides a user-friendly abstraction of the KumoScale REST (REpresentational State Transfer) API. Production deployments typically automate storage provisioning through KumoScale software-compatible APIs such as CSI (Container Storage Interface) or OpenStack Cinder. The cluster CLI provides a manual alternative, giving administrators full access to cluster management and storage provisioning functions.
Compatibility with OpenStack Yoga Multipathing
OpenStack integration of KumoScale software in 3.21 adds compatibility for Multipathing MPIO in OpenStack Yoga. Multipath connectivity improves data availability by eliminating network partitions as a single point of failure. MPIO also improves overall NVMe-oF storage performance by fully utilizing available network bandwidth.
Compatibility with Microsoft Azure Active Directory
Version 3.20 of KumoScale software added compatibility with third-party OpenID® Connect™ 1.0. OpenID Connect provides an identity layer on top of the OAuth 2.0 protocol. It allows clients to verify the identity of users based on authentication performed by a centralized authorization server. Version 3.21 of the KumoScale software builds on this with KIOXIA-tested compatibility with Microsoft Azure Active Directory. This means that Azure AD identities can transparently access KumoScale volumes.
KumoScale software version 3.21 also includes software upgrade process improvements, SSD volume removal improvements, and compatibility with Dell™ EMC™ PowerEdge™ R6525 servers.
About KIOXIA America, Inc.
KIOXIA America, Inc. is the American subsidiary of KIOXIA Corporation, one of the world’s leading suppliers of flash memory and solid-state drives. From the invention of flash memory to today’s revolutionary BiCS FLASH™ 3D technology, KIOXIA continues to pioneer innovative memory, SSD and software solutions that enrich people’s lives and expand the horizons of society. The company’s innovative 3D flash memory technology, BiCS FLASH, is shaping the future of storage in high-density applications including advanced smartphones, PCs, SSDs, automotive and data centers. For more information, please visit KIOXIA.com.
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