Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider Shanghai UCloud Cloud Computing Co., Ltd. - otherwise known as ‘UCloud’ (优刻得云计算) - has chosen Computational Storage Subsystem (CSS) solutions provider ScaleFlux, Inc. (ScaleFlux) for its “data-driven” cloud infrastructure.
UCloud is a Chinese company with headquarters in Beijing and a presence in Shanghai, Chengdu, and Guangzhou. The company focuses on catering to internet companies in China, providing a range of cloud computing, management, R&D and IAAS operation services. It caters to around 50,000 customers globally. UCloud chose ScaleFlux based on its ability to “power its advanced UPHost (UCloud Physical Host) infrastructure for ‘Big Data’, database, data warehousing, and a fast-growing list of data-driven applications”.
ScaleFlux, which has headquarters in San Jose, California, United States, was established in 2014. The company provides the industry’s first Computational Storage Subsystem (CSS) solution that integrates “algorithmically complex compute engines with Terabytes of 3D NAND flash storage”. CSS uses a Linux plug-in and combines with a standard PCIe HHHL Add-In card to enable to operate with traditional servers and storage infrastructures. It eliminates the scaling issues caused by inefficient traditional CPUs, lack of latency, and lack of power to manage large stored datasets.
“UPHost offers outstanding computing performance to meet the core application scenarios for high performance and stability, and is built to run applications at any scale for our customers,” explained UCloud’s founder and CTO, Xianfeng Mo. “With the integration of ScaleFlux CSS into UPHost, we are further extending UCloud’s value proposition by dramatically reducing the time to complete Big Data and Database jobs, while also optimizing flash storage capacity utilization.”
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