Published by Bryan Cowger on

SANTA CLARA, CA, Aug 6th 2019 – Quantumem Technologies and Kazan Networks today announced the demonstration of a break-through NVMe over Fabric (NVMe-oF) based storage enclosure showing both best-in-class performance and density.


Quantumem’s “LightHeart” flash storage is an ASIC-based NVMe Over Fabric (NVMe-oF™) Ethernet JBOF for Enterprise Datacenter SSD Form Factor (EDSFF).  With a unique and innovative design for next generation datacenters, this best-of-class performing storage, combined with EDSFF E1.L SSDs, achieves super-high densities.


This EJBOF (Ethernet-attached Just of Bunch of Flash) system is a standard 1U chassis supporting up to 32 NVMe-oF EDSFF modules. The internal hardware-focused architecture provides six (6) 100G uplink ports connected to high-performance PCIe NVMe SSDs with non-blocking access. Quantumem’s “LightHeart” can achieve performance topping 16 million IOPS (4KB random read), 66GB/s throughput (128KB sequential read), and reach nearly 1PB of data storage in a 1U space when using 30.72TB E1.L form factor SSDs.


Based on Kazan’s leading-edge NVMe-oF bridge ASIC, these JBOF systems showcase new levels of performance and storage density.  The small size and extremely lower power characteristics of Kazan’s “Fuji” ASIC, combined with best-of-class performance, make it the ideal choice for this new high-performance, high-density storage solution.


“NVMe over Fabrics is expected to be widely adopted in the cloud data center and enterprise markets. We have achieved a new milestone towards building next generation data center platforms and green energy datacenters,” said Donnie Dong, Quantumem Technologies Co-founder & CPO. “It has been a great pleasure to work with Kazan Networks on the leading-edge technologies in the industry. We are very excited about the system performance achieved.”


“Kazan Networks is extremely proud to be chosen as the NVMe-oF interface inside Quantumem’s innovative new product,” said Bryan Cowger, VP Sales/Marketing for Kazan Networks.  “It has been a pleasure working with this incredibly hard-working and talented team, and this new system is a great example of what can be done with the right people and technology.”


Quantumem is demonstrating this new EJBOF “LightHeart” flash storage in their booth #942 at FMS.  Kazan Networks is now ramping production of both its “Onyx” adapter and “Fuji” ASIC and is showing both in their booth #700.



About Quantumem


Quantumem Technologies is a privately held startup located in Vancouver, BC Canada. Quantumem took on the challenges of AI and real-time processing, green power saving data center and next generation data center requirements. The result: Quantumem is building next generation solution for power saving, growing capacity, performance challenges facing data center today.


About Kazan Networks


Kazan Networks is a privately held startup founded in Dec 2014 by storage networking veterans.  The company is located in Roseville, CA and is now shipping production silicon and adapter products throughout the industry.


Source:  Quantumem Technologies and Kazan Networks Corporation



Donnie Dong, Quantumem Technologies, +1-604-423-2838  info@quantumem.com

Bryan Cowger, Kazan Networks Corporation, +1-916-259-7977  sales@kazan-networks.com






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