Toshiba Data Center SATA Solid State Drives Expand NetApp SolidFire All-Flash Array Offerings

Toshiba HK4 Family of Non-Encrypted Data Center Optimized SATA SSDs Enable NetApp to Reach New Markets

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 9:00 am EDT

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IRVINE, Calif.
"Our customers require predictable and highly efficient performance; and they get that with Toshiba Data Center SSDs"

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), a committed technology leader, today announces that its non-encrypted HK4 SATA Series SSDs are being utilized in select NetApp SolidFire®1 all-flash array models without encryption, enabling NetApp customers to reach new markets. As a key SSD supplier for NetApp SolidFire, this news demonstrates Toshiba’s commitment to continued momentum and growth in the industry following the recently announced IDC market reports2, which identified Toshiba as the fastest growing vendor for 2016 in the $17 billion SSD segment3.

Toshiba’s HK4 SATA SSDs will enhance the NetApp SolidFire SF4805, SF9605 and SF19210 products, offering data center optimized latency, power, and performance with encryption options for applications, such as analytics, web servers, files servers, database and virtualized environments. The HK4 Series represents Toshiba’s first line of non-encrypted SATA SSDs for SolidFire products, complementing the existing family of encrypted HK4 SSDs.

“Our customers require predictable and highly efficient performance; and they get that with Toshiba Data Center SSDs,” said Daniel Berg, vice president, SolidFire Production Operations at NetApp. “With the addition of Toshiba’s non-encrypted SSDs, NetApp SolidFire products can now address markets where non-encrypted drives are required.”

This new integration marks the most recent collaboration between TAEC and NetApp, building on last year’s collaborative efforts during which the two companies announced the availability of FIPS certified SSDs with Toshiba’s PX04S 12Gbit/s4 SAS SSDs for encrypted data environments.

“Toshiba established its US-based Storage Research and Design Center to bring innovation closer to its customers like NetApp,” said Jeremy Werner, vice president SSD marketing and product planning at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. “We are committed to continually offering NetApp a comprehensive portfolio that helps meet the evolving needs of their environment and customers.”

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About Toshiba Corp. and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC)

Through proven commitment, lasting relationships and advanced, reliable electronic components, Toshiba enables its customers to create market-leading designs. Toshiba is the heartbeat within product breakthroughs from OEMs, ODMs, CMs, VARs, distributors and fabless chip companies worldwide. A committed electronic components leader, Toshiba designs and manufactures high-quality flash memory-based storage solutions, solid state drives (SSDs), hard disk drives (HDDs), discrete devices, custom SoCs/ASICs, imaging products, microcontrollers, wireless components, mobile peripheral devices, advanced materials and medical tubes that make possible today’s leading smartphones, tablets, cameras, medical devices, automotive electronics, industrial applications, enterprise solutions and more.

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, Japan’s largest semiconductor, solid state drive and hard disk drive manufacturer and the world’s seventh largest semiconductor manufacturer (Gartner, 2015 Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue, January, 2016). Founded in Tokyo in 1875, Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 550 consolidated companies employing over 188,000 people worldwide. Visit Toshiba's web site at http://toshiba.semicon-storage.com.

© 2017 Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. All rights reserved. Information in this press release, including product pricing and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current and believed to be accurate on the date of the announcement, but is subject to change without prior notice. Technical and application information contained here is subject to the most recent applicable Toshiba product specifications.

1 SolidFire is a registered trademark of NetApp, Inc.

2 Worldwide Solid State Storage Quarterly Update, CY 4Q16 (Feb 2017 - Doc # US41259317)

3 Fastest growing vendor as measured by revenue, based on IDC Worldwide Solid State Storage Quarterly Update: 4Q16 Summary (Feb 2017 IDC Doc #US41259317) and IDC Worldwide 4Q16 HDD Shipment Results and Four-Quarter Forecast Update (Feb 2017 - Doc #US42306617). 2015 revenue and unit baseline includes separate results from companies merged with non-affiliate third-party companies in 2016.

4 Read and write speed may vary depending on the host device, read and write conditions, and file size

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