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KIOXIA Expands KumoScale Software Suite with Resilient Provisioner Service

KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.) today announced that its KumoScale storage software based on NVM Express over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) now includes a distributed, resilient provisioner service. KumoScale Provisioner Service joins the software suite's intelligent control plane, which manages the entire fleet of KumoScale storage nodes.

KumoScale Provisioner Service works by tracking the fleet of SSDs and KumoScale storage nodes and managing the dynamic mapping of user volumes to nodes and physical drives. The new service facilitates the adaptation of the KumoScale API to work with any provisioning tool or orchestration framework used to manage cloud infrastructures.

Kubernetes has become the de facto standard framework for intelligently assigning containerized applications to compute resources. Similarly, the new KumoScale Provisioner Service handles the intelligent assignment of data volumes to storage resources. "What Kubernetes does for containers, KumoScale Provisioner Service does for storage volumes," noted Joel Dedrick, vice president and general manager, networked storage software, KIOXIA America, Inc. "The provisioner service acts as the gateway to the entire fleet of KumoScale storage nodes. It removes the guesswork associated with storage allocation, and automatically provides the right amount of capacity and performance to each application workload, within the cloud data center."

KumoScale Provisioner Service features include:

  • Performs intelligent mapping of user-specified storage volumes to KumoScale nodes and physical drives
  • Processes provisioning requests: Selects the best KumoScale node, chooses the SSD and how to map it, and creates the volume via REST API

KIOXIA is a leading provider of NVMe SSDs, technology and data center software.

Published Wednesday, February 26, 2020 1:05 PM by David Marshall
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