CLEVER CLOUD chooses FRENCH KALRAY for high performance storage solutions and for new data center optimization

Collaboration aims to deploy Kalray’s next-generation DPU storage solutions at the new Clever Cloud data center in Paris

Nantes, France and Grenoble, France, July 5, 2022– (Business Wire) –smart clouda European publisher of automation and optimization solutions for hosting online websites and applications, and like ray (Euronext Growth Paris: ALKAL), a leader in a new generation of processors and accelerators that specializes in intelligent data processing at the Cloud and Edge level, announces a partnership aimed at strengthening the relationship between the two companies to deploy next-generation storage solutions.

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Clever Cloud, which is currently settling in a third Parisian data center and enhancing its technology platform, has chosen to combine with French company Kalray and Flashbox™, a storage enclosure that can accommodate up to 24 PCI Express (NVMe) solid-state drives, to solve High performance storage.

Performance, flexibility and openness

Without a central processor (CPU), it uses K200-LP™ acceleration cards with Coolidge™ DPU (data processing unit) that take advantage of the unique and patented MPPA® (Massive Parallel Array) architecture developed by Claray. This chip harnesses the power of 80 cores in parallel and allows data centers that adopt NVMe SSD storage to eliminate bottlenecks and improve performance while consuming minimal power and resources.

A unique concept in today’s market, Flashbox™ as offered by Kalray takes advantage of ultra-fast interfaces and low power consumption. It can therefore provide up to 12 million IOPS through a 2x 100 Gb/s network interface and is based on market standards such as Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK), NVMe/TCP or RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCEv1/v2). It will eventually be offered by suppliers of storage arrays using Kalray cards.

The Kalray solution meets all our needs and the criteria that matter to us, whether in terms of sovereignty, openness, flexibility, energy efficiency or performance. ” comments Quentin Adam, CEO of Clever Cloud.

Flashbox™ is currently being tested in Clever Cloud’s infrastructure and will join the new Parisian data center where it will work alongside the latest generation of Clever Cloud installed computation servers. It will allow it to offer its customers greater flexibility in managing storage, but also to support the launch of new offerings.

This development is part of the development of Clever Cloud’s Storage API, which makes it possible to simply assign various storage sources, local, remote or via third-party cloud service providers, to virtual machines hosting users’ applications. An open, multi-cloud approach makes Clever Cloud a success.

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Clever Cloud and Kalray are also associated with several projects where they are cooperating closely in order to exploit the Kalray K200-LP™ series cards as an accelerator to migrate Clever Cloud network layer functions or computations related to the protection and redundancy of data stored on Clever Cloud servers.

The meeting with Claray is not only the meeting of two French companies with an interest in working together, but the meeting of two projects that have at their core value creation through innovation, where the partnership is also forged between technical teams. “Add Stephen Le Roux, CTO of Clever Cloud.

We are very pleased with this collaboration with Clever Cloud, with whom we share common values, in terms of innovation and the philosophy of our solutions designed to be easy to use, flexible, scalable and open.

Kalray has a unique position in Europe in this market for processors with very high computing capacity and low power consumption. We are proud of our ability to build innovative French storage solutions using Clever Cloud and thus contribute to the technological supremacy of France and Europe. “, and concludes Eric Besos, Chairman of Claray.

Flashbox™ will be presented at the upcoming Flash Memory Summit, a major event in the field, taking place August 2-4, 2022 in the United States (Pavilion 940).

About Clever Cloud

Founded in 2010, Clever Cloud is a Nantes-based company that specializes in IT automation. It creates and provides the necessary software modules for flexible deployment of applications in self-service PaaS architectures. Its clients include big names such as Airbus, AXA, Caisse d’Epargne, Cegid, Docaposte, MAIF, McDonald’s, Solocal, SNCF, TBWA…

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Kalray (ALKAL) is a “Fables” semiconductor company, pioneering a new generation of processors and accelerator cards, specializing in intelligent data processing at the “cloud” and “edge” level (at the edge of the network). At the forefront of innovation, Kalray teams have developed unique technology as well as associated solutions allowing its customers to harness the full potential of a world now based on massive, disparate and ubiquitous data.

With a patented “manycore” architecture, Kalray’s intelligent MPPA® processors are able to manage multiple data flows in parallel – and without bottlenecks – allowing applications that exploit massive amounts of data to be smarter, more efficient, and more energy efficient. Kalray’s offering includes processors and accelerator cards with its complete software and systems environment, allowing its customers to design the best solutions in high-growth sectors such as modern data centers, 5G, artificial intelligence, edge computing, autonomous vehicles and more.

A spin-off from CEA founded in 2008, investors include Kalray Alliance Venture (Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi), Safran, NXP Semiconductors, CEA and Bpifrance. Kalray is the technology, expertise and passion to always deliver more: more for a smart world, more for the planet, and more for our customers and developers.

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