Fixstars Solutions, Inc. demonstrates best-in-class capability and market leadership through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment.
Irvine, CA, USA — March 21, 2017 — Fixstars Solutions, Inc., a global leader in providing multi-core CPU/GPU/FPGA acceleration technology, today announced it has attained a Gold Cloud Platform competency, demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world and distinguishing itself within Microsoft’s partner ecosystem.
To earn a Microsoft gold competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise, and then designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. They also must submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects, meet a performance (revenue and or consumption/usage) commitment (for most gold competencies), and pass technology and/or sales assessments.
Based on multi-core acceleration technology, Fixstars Cloud Solutions has proven to contribute to not only improved performance and reduced processing time, but has also provided a reduction in the amount of money spent on cloud services. Last year, we moved our service one step further, and announced “Cloud Cost Saving Services”. In this service, we will evaluate and optimize a client’s application free of charge until we can demonstrate a cost reduction in their cloud services. If there are no cost savings, Fixstars will not charge any service fees. In a successful case, we optimized a cloud application in the life science industry and achieved a cost reduction of almost 90%.
“This Microsoft gold Cloud Platform competency showcases our expertise in and commitment to today’s technology market and demonstrates our deep knowledge of Microsoft’s products and services,” said Akihiro Asahara, CEO of Fixstars Solutions, Inc. “We plan to accelerate our customers’ success by serving as technology advisors for their business demands.”
“By achieving a gold competency, partners have demonstrated a deep expertise and commitment that puts them at the top of our partner ecosystem,” said Gavriella Schuster, general manager, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners’ proficiency of the latest Microsoft technology is instrumental in helping customers continue to drive innovative solutions.”
About Microsoft Cloud Platform Competency
Attaining the Microsoft Cloud Platform competency demonstrates partner expertise in building, integrating and/or extending Windows-based applications and infrastructure solutions in the cloud using the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. With more than 57 percent of the Fortune 500 using Microsoft Azure, the Microsoft Cloud Platform competency can help partners take advantage of the growing demand for infrastructure and software as a service solutions. Equipped with exclusive training, partners can help customers deploy solutions that increase customer productivity and profitability.
Fixstars is devoted to “Speed up your Business”.
Combining our expertise in multi-core processor programming and the use of next generation memory technology, we provide the best performance solutions, as well as power savings to accelerate customers’ businesses in various fields.
Learn more about how Fixstars Solutions can accelerate your business in life science, automobile, finance, and media & entertainment. For more information, visit www.fixstars.com .
March 1, 2017 – Irvine, CA – Fixstars Solutions, Inc., a leading company of software acceleration technologies, has opened a new office in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Members in this office are involved in a special collaboration project in the life science / bioinformatics industry.
The office address is 210 Broadway, Suite 210, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139.
This office is inside of NGIN Workplace.
— Hyper Scale, Hyper low OPEX —
April 18, 2016 – Irvine, CA — Fixstars Solutions Inc. is excited to release a revolutionary storage solution, “Ceph on Olive”.
With “Ceph on Olive”, you can easily build high-performance, highly scalable storage systems, while also dramatically lowering your operational costs.
Fixstars is providing this one-stop appliance solution to broadcasters, studios, cable providers, and internet delivery networks to solve everyone’s big-media challenges.
“Ceph” is an object-storage-based, free software storage platform that stores data on a single distributed computer cluster. One of the great features of an object-storage system is scalability. You can begin with a small initial investment on a small number of nodes, and then scale out as you see fit.
You can find more detail about Ceph at Ceph Storage community website (http://ceph.com/).
“Olive” is a new standard platform for Big Data. A Dual Core CPU, FPGA, 512MB RAM, Gigabit Ethernet, and up to 13TB Non-volatile storage are in a 2.5-inch form factor. Fixstars is devoted to “speed up your business”, and has developed high speed I/O devices, along with parallel processing technologies. Leveraging these technologies, “Olive” was designed as an ideal platform for a storage server. Please refer to more details on this site (https://olive.fixstars.com/en)
By combining these two technologies, we have created an innovative storage solution.
Fixstars will be showcasing a live demo of “Ceph on Olive” at the NAB Show 2016 Booth #SL14907 .
If you are around, please do not miss this great opportunity to experience the next generation storage solutions.
Fixstars will see you at booth SL14907 at NAB 2016
April 14, 2016 – – Irvine, CA – Fixstars Solutions, Inc., an innovator in flash storage, is heading to Las Vegas this month to attend the 2016 NAB Show from April 18th to 21th.
As media and TV broadcasting moves towards Ultra-HD, 4K/8K is replacing 1080P to become the standard format. At the same time, fast and reliable storage solutions have become just as important as large capacities. In response to the voices of many professional video-shooters, Fixstars is pleased to offer the IRIS-DRIVE, a 2 Terabyte professional flash storage device tailored for 4K recording.
With the 6 and 13TB high-capacity enterprise grade SSDs, Fixstars caught the eyes of media and entertainment professionals and has shown potential as an ideal partner for recording devices. Among these, ATOMOS, a leading player in camera-mounted recorders, officially recognized Fixstars as a certified storage partner. Standing as the largest capacity SSD available for video recorders, Fixstars’ IRIS-DRIVE was selected as a recommended drive for ATOMOS’ “SHOGUN” and “NINJA ASSASSIN” series.
Fixstars looks forward to welcoming more partnerships in media and entertainment to provide more reliable and high-performance storage devices for video-shooting enthusiasts.
The 2016 NAB Show will be held at:
Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
April 4th, 2016 – Irvine, CA – Fixstars Corporation (HQ: Tokyo, CEO: Satoshi Miki, Hereafter: Fixstars) has officially joined the OpenPOWER Foundation, an open technical membership organization that redefines the technology approach for data centers. Working collaboratively with the community, Fixstars will leverage its experience and expertise to bring innovative solutions to OpenPOWER systems design.
Fixstars has a history of innovation on the POWER architecture, specializing in the optimization of parallel computing based on IBM POWER Processor and Cell Broadband Engine (Cell/B.E.). Concentrating on high performance computing and POWER, Fixstars worked closely with Sony and IBM for POWER based products such as PS3 Cluster of US Air Force and IBM 7R2 appliance.
February 10th , 2016 – Irvine, CA – Fixstars Solutions has officially launched Fixstars Cloud Solutions in North America. Fixstars Cloud Solutions helps our customers reduce their expenditures on public cloud services by enabling their cloud applications to run faster and use fewer resources.
“With expertise in parallel computing and optimization, Fixstars has a long history of providing software services to our distinguished clients in both North America and Japan including Boeing Commercial and Defense, Lockheed Martin, United States Air Force, Army, and Navy, Argonne National Lab, Toshiba, Canon, Sony, Panasonic, and so on”, commented Akihiro Asahara, CEO of Fixstars Solutions. Fixstars has developed its high-speed technology over many years on cloud services including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and OpenStack.
Fixstars is a Silver Partner of Microsoft Azure, demonstrating our Cloud Solutions are effective in improving computing performance, reducing processing time, as well as driving down the cloud services cost. “By achieving a silver competency, organizations have proven their expertise in specific technology areas, placing them among the top 5 percent of Microsoft partners worldwide,” said Phil Sorgen, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corporation.
Fixstars Cloud Solutions is provided as an outcome-based compensation model. No service fees will be charged to the clients if the solutions do not lead to cost savings. After signing an NDA, Fixstars’ engineering team will first help you assess the feasibility of performance improvement and cost reduction. Once positive assessment results are confirmed, Fixstars will implement its Cloud Solutions and work together with the customer to evaluate the effectiveness of the solution. At the mean time, no contract is required before a successful evaluation. Strictly following an outcome-based compensation model, Fixstars only charges a certain percentage of the total cost savings as its compensation.
Fixstars is looking forward to welcoming more cloud service users to try our Cloud Solutions to experience the risk-free and outcome-based services we provide.
For more information, please visit http://www.fixstars.com/en/cloud
Fixstars Solutions is a technology company devoted to our philosophy “Speed up your Business”. Through its software parallelization/optimization expertise, its highly effective use of multi-core processors, and application acceleration for the next generation of flash memory technology that delivers high speed IO as well as power savings, Fixstars Solutions provides “Green IT”, while accelerating customers’ business in various fields.
Learn more about how Fixstars Solutions can accelerate your business in life science, manufacturing, finance, and media & entertainment. For more information, visit www.fixstars.com .
January 13, 2016 – Irvine, CA – Fixstars Corporation (HQ: Tokyo, CEO: Satoshi Miki, Hereafter: Fixstars) has officially launched two new products: the 10TB Fixstars SSD-10000M, and the Fixstars SSD-13000M, which stands as the world’s largest SSD*1 (13TB*2 of capacity). Starting January 13th, 2016, Fixstars will be accepting orders which are expected to ship to US customers late February.
The SSD-13000M and SSD-10000M are equipped with Fixstars proprietary SSD controller, which enables the fast, sustainable I/O performance (read speeds of up to 540 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 520 MB/s) throughout the lifetime of the SSD. The combination of such high performance and enterprise-grade reliability is proven to be highly sought after in applications such as object storage, streaming content distribution, CG/VFX productions, 4K/8K video processing and various other use cases in which steady sequential access is critical.
Satoshi Miki, CEO of Fixstars Corporation, gave the following comments,
“Continuing the development of the world’s highest capacity SSD product line, we are pleased to take capacity one step further and present the SSD-13000M. The Fixstars SSD series has been highly regarded for their distinct reliability on steady read/write performance that lasts over time. Having met user expectations for higher capacities, Fixstars will continue to innovate and provide unique storage solutions to it’s customers in Japan and in the U.S.”
For more information, please visit http://www.fixstars.com/en/ssd/
*1 Based on the shipping models of 2.5 inch, 15mm SSDs as of January 12th, 2016
*2 1TB＝1,000,000,000,000 Bytes. The actual user space will be smaller.
*3 Based on the shipping models of 2.5 inch, 9.5mm SSDs as of May 7th, 2015
Fixstars Solutions is an innovator in flash storage solutions devoted to “Speed up your Business”. Combining expertise in multi-core processors programming and the use of next generation memory technology, Fixstars provides the best performance and the highest capacity storage solutions.
Learn more about how Fixstars Solutions can accelerate your business in life science, manufacturing, finance, and media & entertainment, visit www.fixstars.com.
Fixstars will see you at booth 3313 at SC 2015
November 16, 2015 – Sunnyvale, CA – Fixstars Solutions, Inc. is heading to Austin, Texas to attend SC15, the annual supercomputing conference from November 16th to 19th.
In high performance computing, Fixstars has collaborated with Lenovo to support their high-performance servers: System x3550 M5 and System x3650 M5. On September 2015, Fixstars Corporation (Japan) announced that Lenovo Japan Corporation would begin to adopt “Fixstars SSD-3000M” and “Fixstars SSD-6000M” as their Vendor Logo Hardware (VLH).
It is after comprehensive evaluation of Fixstars SSDs, Lenovo highly regarded Fixstars SSD-3000M and 6000M as not only high capacity (3TB and 6TB), but also enduringly high performance. Most SSDs face the challenge of deteriorating performance over time. However, compared to other SSD candidates, Fixstars SSDs are the very few ones able to maintain consistently high read/write speeds even after intensive usage for a long time. As a result, the integration of Lenovo servers and Fixstars SSDs contributes to extraordinarily high storage density and power efficiency, an ideal solution for data centers.
Fixstars is thrilled to receive the opportunity at SC15 to have technical discussions on the secret sauce of providing high performance yet extremely reliable storage solutions.
SC2015 will be held at:
Austin Convention Center
500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701
November 12, 2015 – Sunnyvale, CA – Founded in the San Francisco Bay Area, Fixstars Solutions, Inc. has been playing an important role in providing fast and reliable storage solutions to businesses across the U.S. Thanks to the support of our important customers, Fixstars is able to expand its business one step further to the Greater Los Angeles Area.
With its brand new product, IRIS-DRIVE, Fixstars Solutions has begun to offer storage solutions to support Media and Entertainment professionals with high performance, high reliability storage needs. Starting January 1st, 2016, the new headquarters for Fixstars Solutions, Inc. will be at 9205 Research Drive, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA 92618.
Meanwhile, Fixstars will also maintain an office in the Bay Area at 42808 Christy St, #106, Fremont, CA 94538 to continue serving the valued customers in the Silicon Valley.
Fixstars will see you at booth 111 at SMPTE 2015
October 22, 2015 – – Sunnyvale, CA – An innovator in flash storage, Fixstars Solutions, Inc. is going to Hollywood to attend Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE) 2015 Annual Conference from October 26th to 29th.
Earlier this month, Fixstars launched the IRIS-DRIVE, a 2 Terabyte professional flash storage device tailored for 4K recording. As the media and entertainment industry moves towards Ultra-HD, 4K/8K video-shooting is becoming the standard format. At the same time, a fast and reliable storage solution has become just as important as a large capacity.
With the 3 and 6TB high-capacity enterprise line SSDs, Fixstars caught the eyes of media and entertainment professionals and showed potential as an ideal partner for video-shooting devices. Among these is ATOMOS, a leading player in camera-mounted recorders, which has officially recognized Fixstars as a certified storage partner. In dedication to this collaboration, Fixstars’ IRIS-DRIVE was selected as a recommended drive for ATOMOS’ “SHOGUN” and “NINJA ASSASSIN” series. This is the largest capacity SSD available on video recorders.
Fixstars looks forward to more upcoming collaborations in media and entertainment to help more video-shooting enthusiasts with reliable and high-performance storage.
SMPTE 2015 will be held at:
Loews Hollywood Hotel
1755 North Highland Avenue,Hollywood, CA 90028