Introducing GravityCS, VelocityFS, and Fusion File Share by Tuxera

The company aligns its storage software offering, rebrands key product names

Helsinki, Finland – April 29, 2019 – Tuxera, the world leading storage software and networking technology company announced a major rebranding of its embedded software products. According to the company, the announcement follows a long-term strategy of unifying Tuxera’s brand and bringing its products together. As a part of the rebranding, Tuxera’s core software solutions have been renamed: VelocityFS replaces Tuxera Flash File System, while GravityCS is Tuxera’s connectivity suite of industry-standard proprietary file systems, including Microsoft exFAT by Tuxera, Microsoft FAT by Tuxera, Microsoft NTFS by Tuxera, and Tuxera APFS and HFS+. Fusion File Share is the updated brand name for Tuxera SMB, and also includes NFS protocol support.

“We’re excited to announce our fresh unified names for Tuxera’s software offering. To date, Tuxera’s product naming has been based on the technologies they have relied on—for example, Tuxera Flash File System was designed for flash memory, and its name matched that. However, over time, our products have matured and became much more than improvements for existing technologies. Powering more than a billion devices all over the world, our solutions lead storage software innovation and enable new data-driven applications. Our software deserves to be named in a manner that spells out the potential we have for improving storage performance and preserving data integrity, so that people around the world can do increasingly more with their data,” says Tiffiny Rossi, Head of Marketing, Tuxera.

Limitless data—Endless space

According to Tuxera, data is becoming the core engine for innovation, paving the way for future technologies. The company sees a continuous pattern, where data enables more productive and smarter ways to accomplish practically anything—be it autonomous cars, smart factories, or predictive analytics. Tuxera brings limitless possibilities to improve existing operations, and the more data there exists to be analyzed, the greater the challenges that can be tackled. Tuxera sees its products as fundamental elements that make this shift possible, and with data applications becoming as endless as space itself, the company has reinvigorated its product brands to emphasize this theme.

Behind the names

People don’t give a lot of credit to storage software. And rightly so, as when it works and performs well, no one notices it—much as how the laws of nature go relatively unnoticed as we carry out our daily lives. But without the right software to store data, a range of humanity's achievements, like keeping hold of precious memories or building artificial intelligence, would simply go unaccomplished. In rebranding its products, Tuxera sought out names that carried this weight of being, like forces of nature. With fresh product branding in action, Tuxera continues to innovate—enabling the next wave of data-driven applications.

For more information, please, contact:

Tiffiny Rossi

Head of Marketing

press@tuxera.com

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of storage and networking technologies. From the latest flagship smartphones, to cars, cameras, routers, and drones—Tuxera’s software makes file transfers fast and content easily accessible. The company is an active member of multiple standard organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, India, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.


Autonomous-Truck

Autonomous trucks vs Human drivers – testing the feasibility

When tough legislation can make the self-driving industry unsustainable

Autonomous technologies hold a grand vision of disrupting the transportation industry. A promise of making automotive travel safer, and allowing people to focus on more creative tasks – leaving A to B logistics to the tech sector. With level-4 autonomous cars available on the market as soon as 2021, the transportation industry is on the verge of being disrupted - but at what price, and is it really feasible?

One of the most prominent sectors where drive automation can redefine the industry is in truck-based logistics. With more than 3,5 million trucking-related workers in the US alone, the industry accounts for 2,3% of the country’s active workforce. The benefits of having autonomous trucks are quite vast, making delivery times shorter, highways substantially safer, and increasing the productivity of each vehicle. It promises to replace human-based driving, by using the latest technological advancements and making A to B services more affordable.

How many truckers can an AI replace?

Robot trucks can operate 24 hours, 365 days a year, stopping only for a quick check, maintenance, or a cargo pickup. Taking the US trucker’s standard 70-hour weekly working shift in mind, each autonomous truck can handle as much work as two human drivers, assuming that 20% of time the truck will be used for procedures that are non-driving related.

How much money can an autonomous truck save?

From a business perspective, autonomous trucks allow for a significant reduction of the human workforce and promise to potentially make truck-based logistics services more affordable. With the median salary of a private fleet truck driver being 73 000 USD a year, autonomous trucks can be a bigger investment at first, but can potentially save 146 000 USD every year. With the average lifetime of a truck varying between 10 to 12 years, autonomous technology could save around 1 500 000 USD during the life span of each heavy-duty vehicle, leaving fuel/energy as the main cost incurring variable in the equation.

Sensors, Data, Computing and Decision-making

Companies like Waymo, Tesla, Daimler, Volvo, Uber, and Embark are making large bets, investing in technologies that can potentially reinvent the trucking industry. With so many active players on the market, autonomous driving technology is not a miracle tech; it’s a result of many years of R&D, legislation lobbying, a highly competitive industry, and lots of financial investments from tech and automotive giants. From a tech perspective, all this development relies on four pillars of technology:

  1. Sensors – such as LIDARs and cameras that generate environmental data.
  2. Storage infra – an infrastructure used for storing data, on the edge and in the cloud, for future analysis and improving algorithms.
  3. Computing & Graphics – the hardware responsible for autonomous driving calculations and decision making.
  4. Autonomous software – the software stack, that in the end makes all the decisions for the car.

All these pillars incur costs for the overall architecture of the car, though many elements will gradually become more affordable. With Moore’s law still being intact, the trend of more computing per dollar will make the cost of advanced calculations more reasonable. The autonomous software stack can always redefine its business model to fit the market, as software is extremely scalable. Advanced sensor technologies like LIDARs, are still in their early days when it comes to production, and analysts are predicting better and more affordable sensors just around the corner.

How data and storage can be the bottleneck

Storage infrastructure, on the other hand, is a well-refined industry. There are no long-term expectations for significant price drops in NAND-based or Spinning Disk solutions. And so far, there are no signs of an upcoming technology that could disrupt the edge storage market. With black boxes on the edge of the car – and cloud storage maintaining the data in a hybrid environment – this infrastructure ensures reliable handling of sensor and decision-making information throughout its lifetime.

Storing data

The edge and cloud infrastructure of autonomous cars both clearly need a lot of storing capacity to handle this data. According to our calculations, autonomous cars produce 1.4 Terabytes of data in just one hour, so assuming the car would drive 20 hours a day, the daily total would reach 28TB. Let’s assume that this is the amount of data that would need to be stored on the car itself; for such a scenario, the best answer would be to use an SSD solution as high data streams require fast writing. We’d require 28TB of SSD storage, putting the total cost at only 4 000 USD. This assumption takes into account consumer priced devices, and it’s important to point out that automotive and enterprise-grade solutions tend to have significantly higher prices. At the end of the shift, the data would probably move to the cloud, freeing the edge storage of the car, and moving data to cold storage HDDs. These devices are much more affordable than Flash storage, being able to store the same amount of data for less than a quarter of the price, while costing just 840 USD to store all this data.

The price of data

Generating data is not that complex; you take a sensor and put it in a dynamic environment, creating change in the sensor parameters and thus generating data. The broader the scope of the sensor, the more data it provides. Storing data, however, is more complex, as there’s always a tariff on preserving information - the more data gets preserved, the greater the cost.  When it comes to autonomous cars, the limit at which data becomes irrelevant and can be scrapped is not yet defined. Most of these legislations are still up for discussion, creating certain risks and opening room for speculation.

The uncertainty of legislation

Legislation is an area that can create a lot of risk through uncertainty. We don’t really know what the final guidelines are for autonomous car data, especially when it comes to an industry like logistics, and that can be a risk. Here’s a speculative example: if all the autonomous data would need to be stored for 5 years prior to deletion, then storage costs, ignoring the entire infrastructure, would have a significant effect on the total BOM (Bill of Materials). Consider the following simple calculation: 840 USD (cost of HDD data storage per day) * 365 days* 5 years = 1 533 000 USD. If we compare this to the previously calculated savings of 1 500 000 USD that an autonomous truck can generate by replacing its drivers, it will still be more expensive than a human controlled truck operation.

Storage infrastructure for data-driven applications

To prepare for worst-case scenarios, autonomous technology providers need to emphasize the importance of storage architecture, both in the cloud and at the edge of the car. Here at Tuxera, we work directly with Tier-1s and OEMs to solve the storage challenges of autonomous and connected cars at the edge. Working closely with our customers, we help them optimize their storage stack both on the hardware and software layers – ensuring robust, rapid, and long-lasting performance for data-driven vehicles.

Car makers and Tier-1 suppliers – see how we can make data handling and storage faster, more secure, and more reliable.

 

Tuxera automotive solutions

 


Tuxera teams with Marvell to bring seamless fabric-based scalable storage for automotive

The companies present their joint offering demonstrating shared NVMe-oF SSD storage for automotive ECUs

Embedded World 2019 –Nuremberg, Germany – February 26, 2019 – Tuxera, the world leading storage software and networking technology company, announced its co-operation with Marvell®, to bring scalable shared storage infrastructure to autonomous and connected cars. Combining Tuxera’s storage software expertise and Marvell’s state-of-the-art connectivity and NVMe-oF™ SSD storage technology, the companies are tackling the growing demand for high performance, reliable storage - enabling data-driven applications for Tier-1s and OEMs. The companies are showcasing their joint PoC (proof of concept) at Embedded World 2019, with the live demonstration accessible to the public during the show hours at Tuxera’s booth (4-158).

“We are proud to announce our collaboration with Marvell and to showcase our combined technological offering. Connected cars are becoming extremely data-driven. There are more and more use cases where same data needs to be accessible for multiple domains of the car. This makes the traditional storage stack of the car extremely inefficient - creating a demand for more advanced alternatives. Working together with Marvell, we are enabling these trends - offering a multi-purpose centralized storage infrastructure with minimal footprint for the hardware stack. We look forward to continuing our co-operation with Marvell,” says Severi Tikkala, Director of Automotive Business Development of Tuxera.

“Applications such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, infotainment and telematic control units are driving increased bandwidth requirements in the vehicle, making the connected car a data center on wheels.  However, traditional architectures bring islands of storage in each individual system, which can result in over-subscription of NVMe™ SSDs, eMMC or UFS flash storage. Through our collaboration with Tuxera, we are demonstrating a new approach that enables file sharing between different electronic systems in the car. Marvell expertise in data center storage along with Tuxera software provide a cost-effective and scalable platform to share data between systems for improved manageability and reliability,” says Johnny Lam, Director of Automotive Business Development at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.

As new data-driven applications continue to arise in the ECUs, it becomes critical that the network access data locally to make immediate decisions in a car.  Marvell’s leading NVMe-oF SSD controller and networking switching technology coupled with Tuxera technology is designed to help accelerate data and storage in a car reliably and securely.  The storage infrastructure continues to gain in complexity and such environments define high-requirements for storage in a car, creating a demand for innovative solutions that can handle the high bandwidth of data, while keeping the infrastructure cost-efficient.

Showcasing the partnership at Embedded World

To showcase Tuxera’s and Marvell’s joint offering, the companies are showing a combined proof of concept demonstration at the Embedded World 2019 exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany on 26 to 28th of February. Technologies used in the project include Tuxera’s VelocityFS in a multi-OS environment and Marvell’s NVMe-oF to NVMe SSD converter controller, NVMe SSD controller and networking switch products, showcasing seamless connectivity between multiple computing devices. Visitors of the event can explore the demonstration during the opening hours of the exhibit or can request a private meeting via the link - https://www.tuxera.com/embeddedworld19.

For more information, please contact:

PR and Communications Manager, Tuxera

Stan Dmitriev

press@tuxera.com

Senior Manager, Public Relations, Marvell

Kristin Hehir

kristinh@marvell.com

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of storage and networking technologies. From the latest flagship smartphones, to cars, cameras, routers, and drones – Tuxera’s software makes file transfers fast and content easily accessible. The company is an active member of multiple standard organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, India, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.

About Marvell

Marvell first revolutionized the digital storage industry by moving information at speeds never thought possible. Today, that same breakthrough innovation remains at the heart of the company's storage, processing, networking, security and connectivity solutions. With leading intellectual property and deep system-level knowledge, Marvell's semiconductor solutions continue to transform the enterprise, cloud, automotive, industrial, and consumer markets. To learn more, visit: https://www.marvell.com/

 


Tuxera awarded Great Place to Work for the 5th year in a row

Ranking as one of the top 10 companies in its size—the company maintains its strong culture while expanding globally

Helsinki, Finland – February 11, 2019 – For the fifth year in a row, Tuxera is awarded as a Great Place to Work. The company is ranked 9th in this year’s list of middle-sized companies. During the year, Tuxera continued to expand its operations globally, exploring new verticals, while maintaining a strong company culture within the organization. With more than 20 different nationalities working at Tuxera, the company continues to grow internationally as it enters the second decade of its operations.

“In a fast-paced environment like ours, it’s always critical to ensure that our employees are doing well, there’s enough transparency in the organization, and that everyone is engaged with the company and where it’s going. This year, we wanted to get as much feedback from the survey as possible, and we proactively encouraged our employees to be as transparent and open about our organization as they could. We are proud to maintain our position and to receive the award. More importantly, we are glad to receive the feedback from Tuxerians, giving us clear guidelines on how we can do better,” says Henry Hiltunen, Head of People Operations of Tuxera.

“Tuxera is an evolving organization striving for new ideas, while continuing to build on innovative products that are used globally. We get to work with companies that are shaping our world, working on projects that power autonomous cars, flagship phones, and the latest consumer tech—all the while working in a growth company of 70 people and counting. I think this is what makes Tuxera a great place to work. We are once again excited to receive this award,” says Mikko Välimäki, CEO of Tuxera.

As the company continues to grow, it maintains its flat organizational structure, encouraging product development and business ideas to come directly from Tuxera’s employees. The company envisions its internal operations as a collaborative community, where creativity and innovation are celebrated within the organization. Building on this idea, Tuxera also embraces its global mindset, demonstrating this through the 20 nationalities represented among Tuxera employees.

Interested in joining Tuxera?

Visit the company’s careers page to learn more about Tuxera’s culture and current open positions: https://www.tuxera.com/company/careers/.

For more information, please contact:

PR and Communications Manager, Tuxera

Stan Dmitriev

press@tuxera.com

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of storage and networking technologies. From the latest flagship smartphones, to cars, cameras, routers, and drones – Tuxera’s software makes file transfers fast and content easily accessible. The company is an active member of multiple standard organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, India, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.


Tuxera partners with Ubiquitous AI, brings near-instant cold boot to automotive systems globally

The companies announce a joint cooperation focusing on improving boot times for IVI, cluster, ADAS, and EDR solutions

CES 2019 – Las Vegas, Nevada – January 7, 2019 – Tuxera, the world leading storage software and networking technology company, announced its partnership with Ubiquitous AI Corporation, a world leading embedded software development company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The companies are proud to announce a partnership focused on bringing high-performance cold boot solutions to the automotive industry. As a part of the partnership, Tuxera is announcing a new software product—Ubiquitous QuickBoot by Tuxera.

“We’re excited to announce our cooperation. Tuxera has long-standing expertise in driving embedded technology across regions. Working together with Ubiquitous AI Corporation, we are bringing the best-in-class cold boot solution to new customers. Our aim is to improve user experience for IVI and cluster systems and help automotive Tier-1s and OEMs meet their safety and regulatory requirements for cold boot scenarios. We look forward to working together with Ubiquitous AI Corporation,” says Masashi Kuroko, Japan Country Manager of Tuxera.

“We are proud to announce our partnership with Tuxera. Ubiquitous AI Corporation has a long history of developing advanced embedded software solutions and in working together with Tuxera, we will be able to bring the latest innovations to new customers,” says Satoshi Hasegawa, President, Ubiquitous AI Corporation.

Automotive cold boot

A cold boot scenario happens when a device is booting from a no power state. This can happen in multiple cases, for example, when a car starts or when there is a loss of battery power. In Automotive applications, the system is expected to fully regain its functionality within seconds, as modern electronics systems include critical features that must be accessible at all times. This need is driven by safety and regulatory requirements that have to be fulfilled in the majority of automotive electronics, such as EDR, IVI, cluster, and ADAS solutions.

Ubiquitous QuickBoot overview

Ubiquitous QuickBoot by Tuxera brings nearly instant cold boot speeds to system-critical automotive electronics. Using “Prioritized Image Restoration” technology, and advanced software and hardware optimizations, the software solution allows full restoration of the system state, including user-run applications, returning it to a fully operational state within seconds – from a cold boot scenario. Ubiquitous QuickBoot by Tuxera supports Android and Linux-based platforms, and is available for both ARM and x86 based hardware architectures.

Combining Tuxera’s global expertise in embedded technology adoption and Ubiquitous AI Corporation’s state-of-the-art software, the companies envision strong growth for their joint fast boot offering.

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of embedded and large storage technologies. From the latest flagship smartphones, to connected cars, and petabyte storage applications—Tuxera’s software makes data-intensive operations fast, reliable, and easy to maintain. Tuxera’s quality-assured products and services ensure data consistency and storage safety in more than 1 billion embedded devices. While for enterprises, Tuxera’s solutions maintain data integrity and availability for mission-critical distributed storage infrastructures. The company is an active member of multiple standard organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, IIC, SD Association, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, India, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the US. Learn more at www.tuxera.com

About Ubiquitous AI Corporation

A world leader in Embedded Software development, Ubiquitous AI Corporation (TYO:3858) has been at the forefront of technological advancement with it's Small, Fast and Light ethos.  Every year millions of new devices containing Ubiquitous AI Corporation's software are sold worldwide.  Ubiquitous AI Corporation is also a leading software distributor, acting as a gateway to Japan for global software companies. Please visit us at www.ubiquitous-ai.com/en/

For more information, please contact:

PR & Communications manager, Tuxera

Stan Dmitriev

press@tuxera.com

Ubiquitous AI Corporation

sales@ubiquitous-ai.com


GIGABYTE selected as the hardware partner of choice for MooseFS by Tuxera

The companies announce their partnership bringing hardware and software innovations to the HPC industry

Helsinki, Finland – January 3, 2019 Tuxera, the world leading storage software and networking technology company announced its partnership with GIGABYTE, selecting the company as the enterprise hardware provider of choice. Working together, the companies bring flexible HPC solutions to their customers—offering high-performing storage infrastructure at a competitive TCO. As a part of the partnership, Tuxera will be showcasing a live demonstration of the MooseFS turnkey storage appliance during CES 2019.

“GIGABYTE offers a number of very flexible server platforms that provide the ability to combine CPU and GPU compute and storage within the same chassis. This is very beneficial to our customers as it allows them to run our storage platform alongside complementary applications, such as machine learning workloads on GPUs, within the same physical server - maximizing their physical hardware investment and resource utilization,” says Heinrich von Keler, Tuxera’s Director of Enterprise Solutions.

“We’re excited to announce our partnership with Tuxera. Working together, we offer a high-performance, flexible and cost-efficient storage platform to meet the storage needs of customers in HPC, digital media, automotive and oil and gas exploration. We look forward to cooperating with Tuxera,” says Sean Chen, Marketing Manager, GIGABYTE Network & Communications Division.

MooseFS by Tuxera is the company’s high-performance enterprise storage platform, a fault-tolerant, distributed parallel file system designed for HPC applications. Being a software-defined storage platform, MooseFS is hardware agnostic and can run on any x86 server platform. However, Tuxera went a step further to create a turnkey appliance for MooseFS, offering a combined hardware and software storage solution for even faster and easier deployment for the customer’s data centers.

Showcasing the partnership at CES

As part of this new partnership, Tuxera will be running a live demonstration of the MooseFS turnkey storage appliance at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. Using GIGABYTE’s H261-N80 which combines 4 hot-pluggable, dual-socket Intel Xeon Scalable compute nodes into a single 2U chassis, the demonstration will feature benchmark testing of 1 Master and 3 Chunk servers (4 nodes in total) and multiple VMs running on each machine simultaneously.

CES attendees that wish to see the live demonstration of MooseFS and learn more about Tuxera’s storage solutions may contact Tuxera directly to arrange an appointment at the suite. CES attendees may also visit GIGABYTE at Booth #21423, Ground Floor, South Hall 1 during the show to learn more about their various server hardware platforms.

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of embedded and large storage technologies. From the latest flagship smartphones, to connected cars, and petabyte storage applications—Tuxera’s software makes data-intensive operations fast, reliable, and easy to maintain. Tuxera’s quality-assured products and services ensure data consistency and storage safety in more than 1 billion embedded devices. While for enterprises, Tuxera’s solutions maintain data integrity and availability for mission-critical distributed storage infrastructures. The company is an active member of multiple standard organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, IIC, SD Association, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, India, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the US.

About GIGABYTE

Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, GIGABYTE was founded in 1986 as a motherboard manufacturer and has grown to become a diverse brand of computing products for both consumer and enterprise. GIGABYTE’s expertise in electronic, mechanical and thermal engineering allows us to develop and produce a diverse range of precision engineered server platforms based on various x86 and Arm CPU designs from Intel, AMD and Marvell, and are ideal for applications in enterprise computing, cloud and web hosting, Big Data, artificial intelligence, scale-out storage, and embedded and edge computing. “Upgrade Your Life” with GIGABYTE.

For more information, please contact:

PR & Communications manager, Tuxera

Stan Dmitriev

press@tuxera.com

Marketing, GIGABYTE

Peter Hanley,

peter.hanley@gigabyte.com

 


ClearSky Data brings Fusion File Share by Tuxera (formerly Tuxera SMB) to its high availability on-demand primary storage service

The companies continue to bring reliable data-handling to enterprises

Helsinki, Finland – October 17, 2018 – Tuxera, the world’s leading storage software and networking technology company, today announced that ClearSky Data is using the Tuxera Server Message Block (SMB) protocol (now Fusion File Share by Tuxera as of 2019) for its on-demand primary storage service with built-in offsite backup and disaster recovery (DR). The solution is designed to support reliable and seamless data transport between network-attached storage (NAS) infrastructure and Microsoft Windows solutions.

The Fusion File Share implementation is a proprietary solution that brings support for the Microsoft SMB protocol to the enterprise storage market. Fusion File Share makes it possible to securely share files over a network with multiple clients simultaneously in a Windows Active Directory environment, while ensuring high availability for storage infrastructures.

According to TechNavio, the enterprise storage market is expected to grow at the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.41 percent from 2018 to 2022. The main drivers for growth include the rapid adoption of cloud applications and data storage.

“We are excited to announce our partnership. Working closely with ClearSky, we have launched a reliable and scalable solution that meets the requirements of an enterprise-grade storage architecture. We are pleased to be a part of ClearSky’s offering, as well as showcasing our expertise and the Tuxera SMB protocol,” says Jouni Welander, General Manager of North America of Tuxera.

“At ClearSky, we offer primary storage, backup, and disaster recovery as a simple, unified service that provides flash performance. Tuxera SMB is playing a key role in our service as we work to continuously find new solutions that help us ensure an excellent experience for our customers,” says Laz Vekiarides, Co-founder and CTO at ClearSky Data.

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of storage and networking technologies. From the latest flagship smartphones, to cars, cameras, routers, and drones—Tuxera’s software makes file transfers fast and content easily accessible. The company is an active member of multiple standard organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association, UFS Association, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, India, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.

About ClearSky Data

ClearSky Data delivers on-demand primary storage with built-in offsite backup and disaster recovery (DR) as a single service. Enterprises pay for their data once and gain access to it anywhere it’s needed – on-premises or in the cloud. IT is empowered to stop doing backup, replication and DR, and to access all data as if it were local, with on-demand scaling and agility. ClearSky Data delivers data where it’s needed, enterprise-ready and fully optimized to eliminate the cost and data center footprint of traditional storage solutions. For more information, follow ClearSky (@clearskydata) or visit http://www.clearskydata.com/.

For more information, please contact:

PR & Communications manager, Tuxera

Stan Dmitriev

press@tuxera.com

Cathy Atkins, Metis Communications for ClearSky Data

clearskydata@metiscomm.com


Tuxera partners with Cramo to create efficient and cost-effective construction sites

The company brings its Industrial IoT offering to the leading construction rental organization in the Nordics

Helsinki, Finland October 8, 2018 — Tuxera, the world leading storage software and networking technology company, announced its partnership with Cramo, to provide IoT insights and design data-driven construction environments. By enabling predictive maintenance, location tracking, and algorithmic decision making, the companies are bringing cutting-edge technologies to one of the core industries of the global economy.

“We are glad to join Cramo on the journey of digitalization. To-date the construction industry is still trying to figure out, how to apply digital technologies to become more efficient and time-saving. Working together with Cramo, we are making this happen. Using our IoT data collection and management system, we bring real-time insights, that give a precise location of the equipment, predict when there is a need for maintenance, and allow to make data-driven decisions on what is the type and the quantity of machinery that would be needed for the project. We look forward to continuing our joint effort to digitalize the construction industry,” — says Markku Räsänen, COO of Tuxera.

Cramo is one of Europe’s leading companies specializing in equipment rental services for the construction business. Renting is the easy and cost-efficient way to gain access to the equipment needed for the construction process, without having to own it. Being in the forefront doesn’t only require the ability to meet customers’ needs when it comes to rental equipment, it also requires a thorough understanding of how the daily work at a constructions site is carried out. Internet of Things helps Cramo add more value to its customers and to improve the company’s internal efficiency.

“Together with Tuxera we are digitalizing our hardware, bringing cost-efficient and time saving solutions as we continue to innovate within the industry,” — says Tommi Kekkonen, Project Manager, Innovations and New Business Development, Cramo Group.

According to the companies, the project focuses on taking Cramo’s current set of construction equipment and digitalizing them with IoT sensors and tracking technology provided by HitSeed. The data is then collected using Tuxera’s intelligent gateway and shown to the end-user in a simple mobile application interface — allowing to easily locate the equipment on the construction site. Such tracking allows to save time for the on-site engineers and makes the process more efficient.  Additionally, device tracking enables the collection of historical data for the device use and health state of the equipment — bringing data-driven decision making to the project and maintenance calculations.

The Digital Road Ahead

Both companies envision the construction industry to rapidly evolve as a part of industrial revolution 4.0. Working together, Tuxera and Cramo are finding new and innovative ways to change the construction industry and empower customers to make business decisions based on real-time data insights.

For more information, please contact:

PR & Communications manager, Tuxera

Stan Dmitriev

press@tuxera.com

Project Manager, Innovations and New Business Development, Cramo Group

Tommi Kekkonen

tommi.kekkonen@cramo.com

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of storage and networking technologies. From the latest flagship smartphones, to cars, cameras, routers, and drones – Tuxera’s software makes file transfers fast and content easily accessible. The company is an active member of multiple standard organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association, UFS Association, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, India, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.

About Cramo

Cramo is Europe’s second largest rental services company specialising in construction machinery and equipment rental and rental-related services as well as the rental of modular space. Cramo operates in about 300 depots in fourteen countries. With a group staff around 2,500, Cramo's consolidated sales in 2017 was EUR 729.5 million. Cramo shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.

Read more: www.cramogroup.com, www.twitter.com/cramogroup


Tuxera partners with Tele2 IoT, brings it’s high-reliability IoT solution to Tele2’s global IoT partner ecosystem

Stockholm, Sweden – Tele2 IoT Talks – September 26, 2018 – Tuxera, the world-leading storage software and networking technology company, today announces its partnership with Tele2 IoT, bringing Tuxera’s industrial gateway solution to Tele2 IoT’s ecosystem. According to Tuxera, the partnership is followed by the company's proven track record of providing high-reliability software for data collection and transfer. Both companies envision strong growth within the sector and continue to invest into their IoT offering.

“We are excited to be joining Tele2’s IoT ecosystem and to expand our operations worldwide. We’ve started our IoT vertical locally, working mainly with Nordic companies to continuously improve and nurture our technology. Learning from this experience, we’ve matured our gateway technology to meet the global industrial IoT requirements. We look forward to future joint projects with Tele2 IoT and their partners,” says Markku Räsänen, COO at Tuxera.

“Tele2 IoT is not just a leading provider of connectivity and IoT-enabling services, we also work with leading partners in order to ensure the end-to-end solutions our customers need,” says Cyril Deschanel, CCO at Tele2 IoT. “This is an important part of our strategy and we’re happy to welcome a strong partner like Tuxera to our ecosystem.”

TELE2’s IoT Platform

Tele2 IoT is a subsidiary company of the Tele2 Group. From the start of its operations, the company has been actively building its partner program, with Telit and Microsoft being some of the first companies to join. Since then, more than 100 companies have joined the partner program, including partners with a broad offering of hardware, software, and services solutions.

A strong vision of building IoT

Both companies envision IoT as a growing industry which enables a world without borders, and technology that offers a better world by making it smarter. As new data-driven technologies continue to emerge, Tuxera and Tele2 IoT will find new opportunities and bring innovative solutions to tackle the needs of a rapidly evolving industrial IoT market.

IoT Talks

The partnership between Tuxera and Tele2 IoT was announced as a part of this year’s IoT Talks opening keynote, in Stockholm, Sweden. Since 2014, IoT Talks has been held 12 times in seven European cities. Last year’s IoT Talks gathered 1200+ attendees, 60+ ecosystem players, and 30+ speakers to talk about the best practices of co-monetizing IoT. This year’s event focuses on creating a Smarter World together. The yearly IoT Talks are organized for Tele2 IoT’s partners, existing customers, as well as prospects, as a go-to place for networking, partnerships, and building new projects as a joint platform effort.

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of storage and networking technologies. From the latest flagship smartphones, to cars, cameras, routers, and drones—Tuxera’s software makes file transfers fast and content easily accessible. The company is an active member of multiple standard organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association, UFS Association, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, India, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.

About Tele2 IoT

At Tele2 IoT connectivity is at the heart of everything we do—but it’s not everything we do.

What we do is orchestrate a smarter world—and we do that by focusing on what we do best: efficiently delivering connectivity and IoT enabling services—while creating the carefully selected partner ecosystem that will give you greater efficiency and more control over your business, whether you’re operating in five cities or five continents.

Tele2 IoT has been recognized by Gartner for managed M2M services worldwide, and while we think globally we’re also agile enough to act locally—allowing you think big, start small, and scale up when you’re ready. We’ll be with you for every step of your IoT journey.

For more information, please contact:

PR & Communications manager, Tuxera

Stan Dmitriev

press@tuxera.com


Introducing Tuxera APFS, bridging the gap between iOS, Mac, and Linux devices

The company brings the latest generation Apple storage software support to its interoperability file system suite

Helsinki, Finland – July 24, 2018 – Tuxera, the world-leading storage software and networking technology company, announced the release of Tuxera APFS – bringing Apple File System support to Linux- and Android-based devices. This new file system implementation ensures seamless connectivity for Apple storage devices outside of the Apple ecosystem. According to Tuxera, the release was driven by a growing demand for APFS support in automotive use cases.

“Our company journey started with a mission to make data transfers between devices seamless. Even as we grow and expand to new markets, we make sure that interoperability software remains a cornerstone of our company, and continue to innovate as the storage market evolves. We are excited to announce the release of Tuxera APFS, bringing Apple’s latest file system support to our suite of interoperability software products,” says Szabolcs Szakacsits, President & CTO of Tuxera.

Read access and future updates

The released version of Tuxera APFS offers full read compatibility, allowing easy access to files between Apple and Linux-based devices. Full write functionality for the APFS file system implementation is planned for a future release of Tuxera APFS.

About APFS

Apple File System, also known as APFS, was introduced by Apple at WWDC2016 and is the default storage software for Apple devices. The file system has brought modern technologies such as native encryption, as well as lower latency and reduced wear-leveling to iOS- and MacOS-based devices. The file system can also be used to format external storage devices, such as USB sticks, Hard Disk Drives (HDDs), and Solid-State Drives (SSDs).

Bringing seamless support for APFS, HFS+, and beyond

Tuxera APFS is not the company’s first software product focused on the support for Apple-based storage devices. In 2010, the company introduced Tuxera HFS+, a high-performance implementation of a file system used by Apple devices at the time. The product was added as a part of its interoperability file system suite, offering full support for Apple-based storage in automotive infotainment systems, as well as consumer electronics devices such as drones, cameras, and smartphones. With the addition of Tuxera APFS, the company continues to deliver on the promise of interoperability for its OEM, ODM, and Tier-1 suppliers, which in turn brings seamless media connectivity for consumers.

For more information, please contact:

PR & Communications manager, Tuxera

Stan Dmitriev

press@tuxera.com

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of storage and networking technologies. From the latest flagship smartphones, to cars, cameras, routers, and drones – Tuxera’s software makes file transfers fast and content easily accessible. The company is an active member of multiple standard organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association, UFS Association, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, India, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.