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Newisys Renames Business to Viking Enterprise Solutions, Announces New Products

Newisys Renames Business to Viking Enterprise Solutions, Announces New Products

Unveils New Brand and New Products at Super Computing 2018 Event

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Nov. 12, 2018 – Newisys, a product division of Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), today announced that it has been renamed Viking Enterprise Solutions. The division unveiled its new brand at the Super Computing 2018 (SC18) event, taking place November 12 – 15 in Dallas, Texas.

The new name was selected to better represent its expanded product portfolio for hyperscale data centers and storage OEMs. In addition to providing JBOD storage systems, Viking Enterprise Solutions has added advanced storage servers, a range of hybrid and all flash products, new NVMe-over-Fabric solutions, as well as a new set of application-specific storage software to its portfolio.

“Viking Enterprise Solutions builds on Sanmina’s existing Viking Technology brand of memory products and significantly increases the strategic perception and impact of these businesses for Sanmina,” said Dan Liddle, vice president of Marketing at Viking Enterprise Solutions. “With JBODs, storage servers, industry leading all flash solutions and now application software, the new brand reflects our broader strategic solution set.”

Also today at SC18, Viking Enterprise Solutions introduced new hardware and software platforms at booth #4029, including:

•NDS-41020 storage array
A new 4U, 102 drive HDD-based SAS/SATA JBOD storage array that provides market-leading density, capacity and price-per-GigaByte ($/GB). The NDS41020 is configured with 3.5 inch HDD drives having a variety of capacities from a number of component vendors, and provides cost advantages due to its smaller form factor and higher density. The JBOD connects to external servers using SAS or SATA interfaces for seamless integration into existing architectural infrastructures.

This product provides the ability to scale, based on its tremendous capacity in a 4U form factor with a design that is enterprise grade, highly redundant, with no single point of failure. Additional highlights include FRU-based field repair capabilities which simplify and reduce support costs.

• New application-specific software packages
Viking Enterprise Solutions products support a wide-range of third-party software solutions. We now also offer two application-specific software packages:
– Software targeted for high performance computing (HPC) and media and entertainment (M&E) applications. This software is specifically targeted for HPC and M&E applications that require up to 5M IOPs and 22GB/s of throughput with high availability, and without the overhead of data management services.
– VES DRAID management software that leverages distributed RAID (DRAID) technology to deliver up to 20 percent improvement in I/O data rates. Depending upon configuration, it delivers rebuild rates that can be tens to hundreds of times faster compared to traditional non-distributed RAID arrays.

Live NVMe-over-Fabrics Demonstration of Scalable Distributed Database Applications
Viking Enterprise Solutions will also conduct live demonstrations at SC18 booth #4029, showcasing how its award-winning NVMe-over-Fabrics platform can reduce latency and improve resiliency and efficiency for common scalable distributed database applications such as Cassandra. The findings and research results will be discussed at a session during the Exhibitor Forum entitled Cassandra in Dockers Deployment using an NVMe Fabric on November 14 at 2:30 p.m. in room D173.

“We are proud of the back-to-back ‘Best of Show’ awards we’ve recently won for our products under the Newisys name, and believe Viking Enterprise Solutions better reflects the range of our hardware and software products,” said Rick Kumar, senior vice president of Viking Enterprise Solutions. “You will continue to see a cadence of new, leading-edge products and technologies rolled out in the coming year as we build upon our accelerating market momentum.”

Viking Enterprise Solutions has a rich history of leadership in providing storage and storage serving platforms to hyperscale and enterprise data centers worldwide. We lead the market with ultra high capacity and high-end flash systems. In addition, Viking Enterprise Solutions offers a wide range of high capacity, high density storage and storage serving systems for cold and primary storage applications using both spinning disk and flash storage media.

For more information, please contact Viking Enterprise Solutions at info@vikingenterprise.com.

About Viking Enterprise Solutions
Viking Enterprise Solutions, a product division of Sanmina Corporation, provides advanced data center products including solid-state memory and disk-based storage server appliances, JBOD storage systems and other products for a variety of data center and storage applications. Viking Enterprise Solutions products are tailored for integration into OEM, System Integrator and data center products, reducing development and operating costs while improving time-to-market. More information is available at www.vikingenterprisesolutions.com.

About Sanmina
Sanmina Corporation is a leading integrated manufacturing solutions provider serving the fastest growing segments of the global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) market. Recognized as a technology leader, Sanmina provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions, delivering superior quality and support to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) primarily in the communications networks, storage, industrial, defense, medical, automotive and energy industries. Sanmina has facilities strategically located in key regions throughout the world. More information about the company is available at www.sanmina.com.

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Media Contact
Dan Liddle
Vice President of Marketing
Viking Enterprise Solutions, Division of Sanmina
Phone: (408) 964-3993
dan.liddle@vikingenterprise.com

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