SMART Storage Systems Targets Europe in Drive for Continued Growth
Company brings together expertise in flash and enterprise storage with innovative Solid State Disk product portfolio
One of the technology leaders in the design, development and deployment of current and next-generation enterprise solid-state storage products, SMART Storage Systems today announced it is set to target the European market in its next stage of growth.
Led by a management team with more than 13 decades of combined experience in enterprise storage and flash technology, SMART Storage Systems is the only enterprise SSD vendor with strong corporate roots in both the Flash and enterprise storage industries. Through innovative technology development, SMART Storage Systems has solved the enterprise quest for high-performance, high-endurance, cost-efficient storage and is delivering industry-leading SSD solutions to Tier-1 OEMs and organisations in the enterprise and defence sectors.
According to John Scaramuzzo, President of SMART Storage Systems: “SMART Storage Systems is focused on bringing high-performance SSDs to market, delivering solutions for organisations that have a need to access and process information far faster than the historic hard-drive storage environment, as well as solving the inherent endurance issues of flash technology.”
“SMART Storage Systems products provide a powerful combination of performance, capacity, reliability and endurance enabling our Tier 1 OEM and enterprise customers to get the most out of their next-generation storage deployments” he added.
According to Gartner, the enterprise server and storage SSD market generated $2.6 billion in revenue in 2011, and is predicted to grow to more than $14.2 billion by 2016 [Gartner, Forecast Analysis: NAND, Worldwide, 2011 – 2016, 2Q12 Update, Joseph Unsworth, June 29, 2012].
As the only enterprise SSD vendor with strong corporate roots in both the Flash and enterprise storage industries, SMART Storage Systems has quickly capitalised on this market expansion, securing significant engagements with multiple Tier-1 OEMs.
With innovative Enterprise SSDs, like the Optimus, XceedIOPS, and CloudSpeed product families and the revolutionary Guardian Technology Platform, a proprietary suite of enterprise features and endurance enhancement technologies, SMART Storage Systems is recognised as being at the forefront of enterprise-class SSD technology.
The company is actively promoting its Guardian Technology Platform, which represents a quantum improvement in Flash management technology, enabling MLC Flash-based SSDs from less than 1 capacity write per day to 50 full capacity writes per day for a period of five years. With the Guardian Technology Platform IT managers can deploy enterprise class SSDs based on MLC Flash, that are equipped with a complete suite of enterprise features, at a fraction of the cost and without any performance degradation.
SMART Storage Systems was established as an independent entity in August 2011 and is part of SMART Worldwide Holdings, a member of the Silver Lake Partners and Silver Lake Sumeru portfolio of technology companies. As an independent entity, SMART Storage Systems now maintains its own executive, engineering, sales and marketing teams, as well as a dedicated manufacturing facility in Penang, Malaysia. This allows the company to streamline operations, remain nimble to facilitate future innovation, and meet increasing customer demand.
For more information about SMART Storage Systems, please visit the company’s website at http://www.smartstoragesys.com, the company’s blog at http://www.smartstorageblog.com, or find us on Twitter at @SMARTSSD.
About SMART Storage Systems
SMART Storage Systems is a technology leader in the design, development and deployment of current and next-generation enterprise solid-state storage products. Combining leading-edge, enterprise-class design, and proven world-class support, SMART Storage Systems leverages its deep expertise in flash and enterprise storage technology. SMART Storage Systems delivers high-quality, high-reliability solutions to a broad customer base, including tier one storage and server OEMs. In support of these designs, SMART Storage Systems provides award-winning innovations in solid-state storage technology, such as NAND high-endurance Guardian™ technology, to a variety of customers in the enterprise storage, enterprise server, data center, defense and industrial markets. SMART Storage Systems is part of the SMART family of global companies.
About SMART Worldwide Holdings
The SMART family of global companies are leading designers, manufacturers, and suppliers of electronic subsystems for the most demanding OEMs around the world. The SMART companies have led the way over the past 23 years providing standard and custom products to today’s leading global OEMs crossing all major electronic industries. These industries include PC, enterprise and industrial servers, networking, telecom, defense, aerospace, gaming and embedded application markets. Taking innovations from the design stage through manufacturing and delivery, SMART Modular Technologies has developed a comprehensive memory product line that includes DRAM, SRAM and Flash memory in various form factors. SMART Storage Systems offers high-performance, high-capacity SSDs for enterprise, defense, aerospace, industrial automation, medical and transportation markets. SMART’s presence in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America enables it to provide its customers with proven expertise in international logistics, asset management and supply-chain management worldwide.