Kioxia Donates New Specification to Software-Enabled Flash Project, Empowering Hyperscalers with Unprecedented Control Over Flash Memory

In a significant move for the data center industry, KIOXIA America, Inc., a leading memory manufacturer, has donated a command set specification to the Linux Foundation's Software-Enabled Flash (SEF) project. This open source collaboration aims to unlock the full potential of flash memory in storage applications and development projects, particularly in hyperscale environments.

The Software-Enabled Flash Project, hosted by The Linux Foundation, is a global initiative that enables broad adoption of software-defined flash technology. With a focus on vendor agnosticism and flexibility, SEF aims to meet the evolving requirements of modern data centers. Kioxia's contribution will significantly enhance the project's capabilities, providing an unparalleled level of control over flash-based storage solutions.

Eric Ries, senior vice president and general manager of KIOXIA America, Inc., expressed his enthusiasm for this collaboration: "We are delighted to provide command set specifications to the Software-Enabled Flash Project. This donation allows the ecosystem to bring products to market and enables customers to extract maximum value from flash memory."

Hilary Carter, SVP Research & Communications at The Linux Foundation, shared her excitement about the potential impact: "The Software-Enabled Flash Project will benefit greatly from Kioxia's important specification. This collaboration opens new possibilities for project member companies to develop their own solutions tailored for storage developers."

Kioxia and SEF are set to showcase Software-Enabled Flash technology at SNIA's Storage Developer Conference (SDC) from September 18-21. To learn more about SEF, including how to get involved, contribute, or become a member, visit

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