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VES Wins Best of Show Innovation Award for Second Consecutive Year at 2018 Flash Memory Summit

VES Wins Best of Show Innovation Award for Second Consecutive Year at 2018 Flash Memory Summit

SAN JOSE, Calif. – August 30, 2018 – Viking Enterprise Solutions (VES), a product division of Sanmina Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), today announced that it has won the Best of Show Innovation Award at the 2018 Flash Memory Summit for the Most Innovative Flash Memory Enterprise Business Application. VES earned this top honor, in conjunction with Intel, for a live demonstration of a real-time analytics engine that leveraged NVMe technology to achieve industry-leading performance and cost savings, compared to traditional methods. The award builds on its leadership in NVMe technology that previously won VES the Best of Show Innovation Award in 2017 for its NVMe-over-Fabric solution, the NDS22482F.

VES’ demonstration highlighted how a real-time analytics engine can help enterprises dramatically reduce capital expenditures, while accessing higher capacity, in-memory datasets to deliver better and faster analytics insights. It also revealed that processing costs could be reduced by up to 50 percent compared with traditional RAM-centric solutions, while delivering 85 percent of the equivalent performance.

Multiple systems were used in the demonstration to highlight multi-vendor interoperability with VES NVMe platforms to achieve greater efficiency, performance and cost savings, including:

• VES NDS1162 Storage Server
• VES NDS2244 NVMe High Performance JBOF
• MPstor OSA-Fx60 All-Flash Array
• Intel® Optane™ Solid State Drives with Intel® Memory Drive Technology (IMDT)

“Our panel of judges were impressed by a game-changing NVMe storage solution that can address business-critical big data real-time analytics applications,” said Jay Kramer, chairman of the Awards Program and president of Network Storage Advisors Inc. “We are proud to select VES and Intel for the Best of Show Innovation Award for bringing to market an NVMe over Fabrics solution that achieves new levels of performance running in-memory databases, providing IT organizations with the benefit of a virtualized infrastructure for a CapEx and OpEx advantage.”

“VES is incredibly honored to have won the Best of Show Innovation Award for two consecutive years for our NVME storage and serving solutions,” said Dan Liddle, VP of Marketing at VES. “This award brings recognition to just one of the many use cases that can benefit from our broad portfolio of NVMe solutions.”

“Achieving this level of industry recognition in such a competitive space further validates our strategic approach,” added Rick Kumar, SVP of VES. “It also speaks directly to the strength of the team we have assembled at VES.”

The award-winning product demonstration was designed to specifically address limitations often encountered when large, fast data streams must be processed very rapidly. Typically, the total RAM available for a distributed in-memory database limits an engine’s ability to scale, requiring the addition of server nodes to expand the aggregate amount of memory available. This can unnecessarily increase the load for compute resources and negatively impact return on investment.

VES showed how enterprises can overcome the memory-capacity barrier by allowing non-volatile memory to complement RAM, expanding the addressable memory available for server nodes running in-memory databases. Large amounts of fast memory in the form of an NVMe expansion JBOF were provided, leveraging NVMe drives within the VES storage platform.

In addition to leading the market with ultra high capacity and high-end flash systems, VES has a long history of providing storage and storage serving platforms to hyperscale and enterprise data centers worldwide. The company 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 VES at info@vikingenterprise.com.

About VES
VES, 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. VES solutions 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
Newisys Division of Sanmina
Phone: (408) 964-3993
Dan.liddle@vikingenterprisesolutions.com

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