SOURCE: SMART Storage Systems

SMART Storage Systems

July 09, 2012 12:30 ET

SMART Storage Systems Expands R&D With New Colorado Office

Enterprise SSD Technology Leader Opens New Facility in Longmont to Support Continued Innovation and Growth

NEWARK, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 9, 2012) - SMART Storage Systems, a rapidly emerging innovator of solid-state drive (SSD) technology, today announced a new R&D facility in Longmont, Colo. This new facility will support continued hardware and software innovation for SSD products and company growth. Alongside the company's R&D facilities in Phoenix and Boston, as well as Penang, Malaysia, the Longmont office gives SMART Storage Systems access to top enterprise storage talent.

"The investments we began three years ago have enabled us to deliver high value products to the market, resulting in a significant amount of growth as enterprise organizations have begun to grasp the benefits of solid-state storage," said John Scaramuzzo, President at SMART Storage Systems. "Our new R&D facility not only gives us a location that can attract enterprise storage talent from the Midwest, but allows us to further capitalize on key learnings from the hard-drive industry, enabling new ways to improve Flash technologies beyond where traditional SDD companies thought possible."

According to Gartner, the enterprise server and storage SSD market generated $2.6 billion in revenue in 2011, and is predicted to grow to more than $14.2 billion by 2016 [Gartner, Forecast Analysis: NAND, Worldwide, 2011 - 2016, 2Q12Update, Joseph Unsworth, June 29, 2012]. As the only enterprise SSD vendor with strong corporate roots in both the Flash and enterprise storage industries, SMART Storage Systems has quickly capitalized on this market expansion, securing significant engagements with multiple tier-one OEMs. With innovative SSDs, like the Optimus, XceedIOPS, XceedStor, and CloudSpeed product families and the revolutionary Guardian Technology Platform, a proprietary suite of enterprise features and endurance enhancement technologies, SMART Storage Systems is recognized as being at the forefront of enterprise-class SSD technology. In the Longmont facility, SMART Storage Systems will continue its focus on bringing new innovative enterprise SSD solutions to market, further improving the endurance of Flash to meet enterprise needs while lowering the cost of SSD deployment.

SMART Storage Systems' new R&D facility is located at 1880 Industrial Circle, Suite A, Longmont, CO 80501.

For more information on SMART Storage Systems, please visit the company's website at http://www.smartstoragesys.com, the company's blog at http://www.smartstorageblog.com, or find us on Twitter under the handle @SMARTSSD.

About SMART Storage Systems

SMART Storage Systems is a technology leader in the design, development and deployment of current and next-generation enterprise solid-state storage products. Combining leading-edge, enterprise-class design and proven world-class support, SMART Storage Systems leverages its deep expertise in Flash and enterprise storage technology. SMART Storage Systems delivers high-quality, high-reliability solutions to a broad customer base including tier one storage and server OEMs. In support of these designs, SMART Storage Systems provides award-winning innovations in solid-state storage technology, such as NAND high-endurance Guardian™ technology, to a variety of customers in the enterprise storage, enterprise server, data center, defense and industrial markets. SMART Storage Systems is part of the SMART family of global companies. See www.smartstoragesys.com for more information.

About SMART Worldwide Holdings

The SMART family of companies are leading designers, manufacturers and suppliers of electronic subsystems for the most demanding OEMs around the world. The SMART companies have led the way over the past 23 years providing standard and custom products to today's leading global OEMs crossing all major electronic industries. These industries include PC, enterprise and industrial servers, networking, telecom, defense, aerospace, gaming and embedded application markets. Taking innovations from the design stage through manufacturing and delivery, SMART Modular Technologies has developed a comprehensive memory product line that includes DRAM, SRAM and Flash memory in various form factors. SMART Storage Systems offers high-performance, high-capacity SSDs for enterprise storage, enterprise server, data center, defense, aerospace, industrial automation, medical and transportation markets. SMART's presence in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America enables it to provide its customers with proven expertise in international logistics, asset management and supply-chain management worldwide. See www.smartm.com for more information.

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