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Software-Enabled Flash at Flash Memory Summit 2023

Open source support for Software-Enabled Flash will allow hyperscalers to maximize the value of flash media.

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- We are excited to announce that Software-Enabled Flash (SEF), an open source project hosted by the Linux Foundation, will be showcased at the Flash Memory Summit (FMS) in San Jose, California. This marks a significant milestone in the evolution of flash cloud storage, offering hyperscalers unprecedented control over their flash-based storage capabilities.

Open source support for Software-Enabled Flash will allow hyperscalers to maximize the value of flash media.

"SEF hardware is purpose-built for hyperscale requirements and supports the Linux Foundation's SEF open source community project," said Eric Ries, Executive VP at KIOXIA America Inc. "We will be demonstrating the first fully SEF-compatible SSD in KIOXIA booth #307 and show how this new technology liberates flash storage from legacy HDD protocols to enable a platform tailored to the unique demands of flash media in the hyperscale environment."

At the Flash Memory Summit there are seminars and a keynote explaining the collaboration with powerful new hardware and open source support for Flash. Visitors can witness live demonstrations of flash hardware supporting Software-Enabled Flash technology during the FMS event. These demonstrations showcase the powerful combination of hardware and open source API technology that enables storage developers and vendors to create customized, application-specific flash solutions for their data centers.

For more information about demonstrations at Flash Memory Summit, please visit Additional details about the Software-Enabled Flash open source project and this exciting collaboration can be found at

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