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A3CUBE Introduces Fortissimo Foundation for Ultra High-Performance Hyper-Convergence

Innovative Scale Out System Approach for Unstructured and Big Data Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept.16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A3CUBE Inc., a developer of revolutionary communication technology that extends the capability of standard PCIe interconnect to produce industry-leading networked computing and storage solutions, today introduced its Fortissimo Foundation building block software solution. Coupled with A3CUBE's previously announced RONNIE Express™ platform, Fortissimo Foundation provides dramatic improvements in application performance and datacenter efficiency, particularly in unstructured, Big Data environments.

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Fortissimo Foundation works in concert with A3CUBE's RONNIEE Express data path accelerator and RONNIEE NICs to introduce an industry-leading low-latency solution that enhances PCIe with a direct "in memory" communication that transparently bridges local and remote resources. Local-CPU to remote device access times of less than 0.8 usec are achieved by Fortissimo with RONNIE Express, significantly improving access times compared to traditional storage configurations and enabling storage performance to scale linearly across multiple nodes.

"A3CUBE's Fortissimo Foundation enables large scale-out applications such as NoSQL databases, Hadoop, Object Storage, and scale-out NAS to deliver significantly faster performance than they're typical capable of delivering with current off-the-shelf server and networking components," said Marc Staimer, president and CDS of Dragon Slayer Consulting.  "Fortissimo Foundation doesn't make scale-out server applications, it just makes them much faster while reducing their infrastructure and associated costs."

Fortissimo Foundation is a clustered, pervasive, global direct-remote I/O access system that linearly scales I/O bandwidth, memory, flash and hard disk storage capacity and server performance to provide an "in-memory" scale-out solution. Fortissimo intelligently aggregates all resources of a data center cluster into a massive global name space, bridging all remote compute and storage resources to look and act as if they were local. By providing a complete set of hardware and software building blocks through Fortissimo and RONNIEE Express, A3CUBE enables organizations to broadly deploy the power of high-end HPC clusters using low-cost, commodity servers and storage without the high complexity, cost and fundamental limitations of traditional scale out systems.

Traditional scale out storage requires complex management of multiple RAID volumes and file systems while providing limited scalability of throughput or performance.  Fortissimo Foundation is a remarkably simple, extremely powerful new approach that overcomes these limitations with global optimization of all compute resources, scalable throughput and IOPS, memory and storage aggregation, direct parallel data access, and converged computation. This architecture provides enterprises existing storage environment with high-IOPS performance, DRAM that scales to petabytes and no kernel OS involvement in the communications stack in an integrated hardware-accelerated, software-defined-storage architecture.

Using any combination of memory, flash, SSD, hard disk, CPU or data center I/O fabric, A3CUBE provides Investment protection and cost savings from transparently integrating into the existing data center infrastructure and using commodity servers with in-line data deduplication, compression and multi-level data replication that runs in memory, and delivers maximum reliability without the overhead or added latency of traditional systems.

Fortissimo foundation adapts to any workload, including NoSQL-based, Hadoop-based and I/O-intense applications without changes to the application, OS or file system. For example in NoSQL-based systems, Fortissimo Foundation can be configured to provide a greater than 10X increase in TPS (transaction per sec) performance. Conversely, the NoSQL-based system can be configured to optimize operating cost with Fortissimo Foundation providing an equivalent level of TPS performance while providing 16:1 consolidation of server cluster size, reducing 80 servers down to 5.

"Rather than having to buy  high-end proprietary systems to support today's varying workloads, low-cost commodity servers can be deployed and Fortissimo Foundation can transform them into a sophisticated storage and computing cluster, said Antonella Rubicco, CEO of A3CUBE. "Fortissimo is well-suited to meet the requirements of applications that need to support fast data access in parallel and that require scalable bandwidth with no bottlenecks."

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About A3CUBE
A3CUBE Inc. was founded in 2012 as a result of more than five years of advanced research and development.  The company benefits from a uniquely talented, energetic and resourceful management team and an A-Class team of engineers who bring many years of experience working with the top communication companies around the world. A3CUBE's core technologies are backed by solid intellectual property, including patents, inventions and co-patents with leading communication giants, and the company has fully productized the first two Network Interface Cards within the groundbreaking RONNIEE Express™ technology portfolio.

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