KIOXIA Adds Snapshots and Clones to KumoScale Software Suite

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A new press release reports, “KIOXIA America, Inc. (formerly Toshiba Memory America, Inc.), the U.S.-based subsidiary of KIOXIA Corporation, has enhanced its KumoScale™ storage software based on NVM Express™ over Fabrics (NVMe-oF™) to include Kubernetes® CSI-compliant snapshots and clones. The addition of these advanced storage functions enables KumoScale software to reduce the time pressures associated with backup processes for large, stateful applications such as databases – while consuming very little storage space. The new features also bring users the ability to clone and then non-disruptively modify production data for development, test, or quality assurance (QA ) purposes.”

The release continues, “The backup of a large database can take many hours to complete, and storage volumes must not be written during the process. For use cases in which taking the database offline for a lengthy backup window is impractical, admins can now make a snapshot of the volume in mere seconds, and then release to application to continue working while backup proceeds. KumoScale software’s snapshot feature quickly creates a frozen moment in time, allowing the data as it existed at that moment to remain available to applications at very low storage cost. KumoScale software’s new clones feature allows for the creation of many new volumes that start as clean copies of a snapshot. Because only changed data is stored, even the largest data volumes can be quickly and inexpensively copied for use in query development and QA tests, without the danger of modifying production data.”


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