American Megatrends Launches enclosure management solution for NVM Express™ SSD Subsystems

May 15, 2015, 10:00 ET from American Megatrends Inc.

NORCROSS, Ga., May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Megatrends, Inc., (AMI), a leader in robust and reliable IT solutions for centralized and collaborative management within enterprise infrastructures, is pleased to announce the launch of a new low-cost, ultra-small, single-chip solution for enclosure management, designed for a new generation of NVMe SSD environments.

The AMI MG9095 enables the world's leading enterprises system builders and data center solution providers to design low-cost, yet robust backplane solutions for NVMe-based storage subsystems with up to eight (8) SSDs per backplane. Cascaded controllers can support up to 32 drives. More details and specifications on the product can be found on the AMI corporate website at www.ami.com/products/backplanes-and-enclosure-management/enclosure-management-asics/mg9095-controller.

"A true, single-chip solution, the MG9095 backplane controller ships ready to use with no custom firmware or programming required," said Subramonian Shankar, President and CEO of American Megatrends. "As a market leader for core server firmware and management technologies, we are eager to assist industry leaders enable data centers to meet the demands of Cloud, Internet Portal Data Centers and other High Performance Computing environments."

"NVM Express standardizes PCI Express-based SSDs, ensuring interoperability so that the technology can be scaled across the broad ecosystem," said Amber Huffman, President of NVM Express, Inc. "We are very pleased that American Megatrends has launched a product that will enhance manageability offerings for NVM Express solutions."

About NVM Express:
NVM Express is the optimized, high-performance, scalable host controller interface with a streamlined register interface and command set designed for non-volatile memory based storage. NVM Express was developed as a standard to reduce latency and provide faster performance with support for security and end-to-end data protection. The first NVM Express products began shipping in 2014 and have demonstrated up to six times greater 4KB Random and Sequential Read/Write performance, and lower latency than SATA solid state drives. NVM Express specifications are owned by NVM Express, Inc.

About NVM Express, Inc.
NVM Express, Inc. was formed to define a new storage interface protocol, NVM Express, to enable the full performance potential provided by non-volatile memory storage technology, such as PCI Express solid state drives, in a standards-based approach to enable broad ecosystem adoption. NVM Express, Inc. is a non-profit organization and includes more than 75 member companies.

About AMI:
Founded in 1985 and known worldwide for AMIBIOS®, American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) supplies state-of-the-art hardware, software, and utilities to top-tier manufacturers of desktop, server, mobile and embedded systems. AMI's industry leading Aptio® V UEFI BIOS firmware, innovative StorTrends® Network Storage hardware and software products and MegaRAC® remote server management solutions continue to garner industry acclaim and awards around the world. In line with the diversity of its technology and product line, AMI is a member of a number of industry associations and standards groups, such as the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), the Intel® Internet of Things/Intelligent Systems Alliance and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, AMI has locations in the U.S., China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan to better serve its customers.

For more information on AMI, its products or services, call 1-800-U-BUY-AMI or visit www.ami.com.

SOURCE American Megatrends Inc.



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