NVM Express, Inc. Elects Promoter Board for 2018

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NVM Express, Inc. Elects Cavium, Cisco, Dell, Facebook, Intel, Microsemi and NetApp to Promoter Board for 2018

Promoters range from OEMs to Enterprise Data Suppliers

BEAVERTON, Ore.,—USA—February 1, 2018—NVM Express, Inc. elected Cavium, Cisco, Dell, Facebook, Intel, Microsemi and NetApp to join their Board of Directors, the NVM Express Promoters Group. Existing Promoter members include Micron, Microsoft, Samsung, Seagate, Toshiba and Western Digital.

The NVM Express Inc., offering an open collection of NVM Express (NVMe™) specifications and resources on the benefits of non-volatile memory, holds an election for a group of the NVM Express Promoters Group representatives at the end of each year. The elected representatives occupy a two-year term and are eligible for re-election. All NVM Express, Inc. Contributor and Promoter member companies may run for Promoter positions.

“Storage architectures are undergoing a sea change with NVM Express playing a pivotal role,” Craig W. Carlson, Senior Technologist, said. “Cavium is a leader in NVMe and has been actively working with the industry on NVMe over Fabric technologies for both Ethernet and Fibre Channel for some time, and with our participation on the Board of Directors we look forward to helping steward the broader NVM Express mission going forward.”

The NVM Express Promoter Group is responsible for the operations and financial management of the organization, as well as being the stewards of the specification and standard.

To learn more about the NVM Express Promoter Group election process and responsibilities, check out the NVMe Bylaws.

About NVM Express, Inc.

With more than 100 members, NVM Express, Inc. is a non-profit organization focused on enabling broad ecosystem adoption of high performance and low latency non-volatile memory (NVM) storage through a standards-based approach. The organization offers an open collection of NVM Express (NVMe™) specifications and information to fully expose the benefits of non-volatile memory in all types of computing environments from mobile to data center. NVMe-based specifications are designed from the ground up to deliver high bandwidth and low latency storage access for current and future NVM technologies. For more information, visit http://www.nvmexpress.org.

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Supporting Quotes for NVMe Express, Inc. 2018 Board of Directors

Dell EMC

“Dell has been working on NVMe since its inception and is one of the leading suppliers of NVMe storage for both enterprise servers and client applications. We believe that NVMe presents a unique opportunity to radically redefine the capabilities of client and server based storage subsystems.  As a member of the Board of Directors, we want to work to insure that NVMe has the features and capabilities needed to enable high performance next generation storage subsystems.”

– William Lynn, Distinguished Engineer

Microsemi Corp., Performance Storage Business Unit

“NVMe is the only interface standard that meets the needs of current (Flash) as well as next generation NVM and Microsemi is committed to its success. Microsemi Corp. is a leader in NVMe controllers and custom NVMe board level solution products. Microsemi is also a PCIe switch supplier and is working to enhance PCIe switching to meet the needs of NVMe storage systems.”

– Peter Onufryk, Fellow

NetApp Inc.

“NVMe provides a technology that can be used in a wide variety of environments from laptops to Enterprise data centers. We believe the Promoters Group should contain a balance of representatives from device vendors, host users of storage, and Enterprise data center suppliers. We will bring input that is representative of all those environments to help NVMe become the ubiquitous storage protocol of the future.”

– Frederick Knight, Principal Standards Technologist