CNEX Labs and LITE-ON Demonstrate Unprecedented NVMe SSD Performance at OCP Summit 2018


CNEX Labs SSD controller enables LITE-ON to deliver up to 25% IOPS improvement and 95% latency reduction for cloud and hyperscale data centers

SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 20, 2018 – CNEX Labs, Inc., a private semiconductor company providing solid-state storage controllers and software for cloud, hyperscale, and enterprise data centers, and LITE-ON Storage, an established leader in the rapidly-expanding solid-state drive (SSD) industry, today jointly announced the demonstration of break-through storage performance at this week’s Open Compute Summit 2018

At this week’s Open Compute Summit, LITE-ON will showcase its new AD2 NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD with 3D NAND technology featuring CNEX’s proprietary, advanced CNX-2670 controller that delivers an unrivaled 550,000 IOPS (input/output operations per second), a 25% performance increase over previously available M.2 form-factor SSDs. Together with CNEX, LITE-ON will also demonstrate an M.2 SSD that features early support for Project Denali, a cloud-first storage interface Microsoft announced at this week’s Open Compute Summit. This demonstration achieves a radical latency reduction of up to 95% through IO isolation, providing a potentially disruptive improvement in QoS for cloud computing.

CNEX’s PCIe SSD controllers offer the flexibility to support both NVMe and Open-Channel SSD technology, the latter of which will now be standardized within Project Denali by Microsoft and other industry leaders, including LITE-ON and project steering committee member CNEX.

“The combination of CNEX’s unique hardware-accelerated controller technology — featuring best-in-class performance and power consumption — and LITE-ON’s established capabilities in building advanced SSDs, offers a powerful solution for the most demanding hyperscale, cloud and enterprise data center environments,” said Justin Heindel, vice president of marketing and business development at CNEX Labs. “CNEX is excited to work with LITE-ON to bring these disruptive product advancements to the solid state storage market.”

“CNEX has been one of the key partners in helping to deliver SSD features that address the vital data center needs of our enterprise customers,” said Darlo Perez, Managing Director, Americas region at LITE-ON Storage Group. “By working with partners such as CNEX, LITE-ON is able to deliver innovative cloud-based storage solutions that customers can quickly and cost effectively deploy to better store and manage their critical information.”

To learn more about LITE-ON’s next generation SSDs, please visit its OCP Summit 2018 booth A24 at the San Jose Convention Center, March 20-21.

About CNEX Labs, Inc.

CNEX is a privately held company founded in 2013 and funded by venture capital and strategic investments from Fortune 500 companies in storage and networking. CNEX delivers innovative storage semiconductor and software solutions, partnering with solid-state storage manufacturers, data center, and systems customers to develop revolutionary NVMe and Open-Channel SSD controller ASICs that deliver high-performance with low and predictable latency, scalability, and flexibility for software-defined-storage. CNEX controller products are key to accelerating the capabilities of big data compute and analytics for the next generation of cloud, hyperscale and enterprise data centers. For more information, please visit
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About LITE-ON Storage

A Strategic Business Group of LITE-ON Technology Corporation, LITE-ON Storage is a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of Solid-State Drives (SSDs) for PC Client, Industrial Solutions, Automotive, Enterprise and Cloud Computing.
Available in a variety of interfaces and form factors to deliver the right product for the right application, LITE-ON SSD solutions are highly customizable using industry-leading key components. Designed for innovation, built for quality, and chosen for performance, all LITE-ON SSDs are 100% manufactured in-house utilizing state-of-the art facilities in Taiwan. Additional information about LITE-ON can be found at:
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