KIOXIA Expands KumoScale Software Suite with Resilient Provisioner Service

Enables NVMe-oF Deployment at Scale by Federating KumoScale Storage Nodes across the Data Center

SAN JOSE, Calif., February 26, 2020 – KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.), the U.S.-based subsidiary of KIOXIA Corporation, 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

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About KumoScale
KumoScale™ software is a leading high-performance block storage software suite for on-premise clouds. Combining the speed and responsiveness of born-in-the-cloud software with the staying power of one of the world's largest flash memory makers, KumoScale software uses NVMe™ technology to enable flash as a service.

About KIOXIA America, Inc.
KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.) is the U.S.-based subsidiary of KIOXIA Corporation, a leading worldwide supplier of flash memory and solid state drives (SSDs). From the invention of flash memory to today’s breakthrough BiCS FLASH™ 3D technology, KIOXIA continues to pioneer cutting-edge memory solutions and services that enrich people's lives and expand society's horizons. 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

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