A true Queen’s Gambit: Tuxera becomes Hungarian champion chess club’s sponsor

The initiative aims to support the growth of talent and attract new professionals to join Tuxera.

Tuxera is pleased to announce our new sponsorship contract with the national chess championship team, who will be called Tuxera ANSK. We’d like to contribute to the tradition of chess playing excellence in Hungary, and in the process, put Tuxera in a position to attract new talent to our own ranks.

“We are very excited by this sponsorship. As the world’s need for data storage and handling is becoming increasingly complex, it’s important for Tuxera to actively support the growth of current and future talent in Hungary, and also around the world,” said Szabolcs Szakacsits, President and CTO of Tuxera. “This initiative is one of those opportunities. We value the great minds and look forward to further professionals joining Tuxera.”

Honoring a tradition of strategy and mental prowess

The chess club has seen success in numerous Hungarian and international challenges, with its members winning national team champion titles 13 times. Due to their achievements, a great number of outstanding players have joined the club over the years. Players like the World Champion Viswanathan Anand, Olympic Champion Lajos Portisch – and the world’s greatest female chess player of all time, Judit Polgár.

The origins of chess date back over 1,000 years, and the game remains as popular and celebrated today as ever, played by millions around the globe. While chess is enjoyed both as a hobby and a sport, the classic strategy game benefits the human mind – it contributes to the maintenance and improvement of brain function. Early childhood practice provides an unparalleled opportunity to develop young talent, while chess in old age assists in the prevention of dementia.[1]

Supporting the future in developer talent

Handling quality-assured data storage management software and networking technologies, Tuxera has been active in the Hungarian market since 2001. In 2021, we added to our global organization HCC Embedded, the Hungarian developer of embedded file systems, flash management, and network data transfer software. The new team has brought to Tuxera strong hardware enablement knowledge and expertise, deepening our commitment to delivering reliable data management solutions to the world.

Now, Tuxera seeks to actively support the ongoing growth of talent in Hungary as well – and with it, research and development opportunities on an international level. Tuxera sees supporting professional growth as an important part of enabling a future of sustainable and innovative embedded data storage management.


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References

[1] Lillo-Crespo, Manuel et al. “Chess Practice as a Protective Factor in Dementia.” International journal of environmental research and public health vol. 16,12 2116. 14 Jun. 2019.


Tuxera launches Flash Memory Testing Service

Data management leader offers automotive, industrial automation, and other sectors unique test packages to ensure flash memory reliability.

HELSINKI, March 04, 2022 – Tuxera, a world-leading data storage management and networking technologies company, has launched its new Flash Memory Testing Services, a unique program designed to save engineers and systems designers time, energy, and money.

The service provides customers with guidance in choosing the right storage technology for their individualized use cases, so they can select a solution that meets their requirements for lifetime, performance, and reliability.

"Tuxera's Flash Memory Testing Service saves engineers a lot of headaches and hardware costs, in particular when designing automotive data storage," said Tuxera Product Manager Sami Kassimäki. "Our advanced system-level testing provides insights beyond common flash memory performance and endurance benchmark testing."

"Embedded file systems designers struggle to find the time, resources, and expertise to adequately validate flash memory vendor specifications," Kassimäki said. That means they may often select the more expensive flash parts to try to mitigate issues or choose a solution that satisfies limited tests but might end up failing in the field.

Tuxera draws on its decades of experience serving car manufacturers, Tier-1 suppliers, and device OEMs to provide more sophisticated and thorough flash memory testing, which can reveal unexpected flash device behavior under a specific planned use case and identify possible failure points early in the development phase.

Tuxera embedded flash memory tests include several individual packages including workload analysis, lifetime testing, power fail-safety testing, and environmental testing. The tests can be bundled together to create a fully customized package to meet design needs.

Tuxera Flash Memory Testing Service offers:

Workload Analysis. Tuxera analyzes and validates configuration for performance and lifetime targets, and finds opportunities to improve the efficiency of your platform. Tuxera works with clients to analyze the project workload and gives clients the optimal configurations for your system and data management solutions.

Lifetime Testing and Cost Analysis. Tuxera validates storage lifetime under custom workloads to inform product decisions for managed flash devices with a holistic approach. Testing how file systems, flash devices, and applications work together provides customers with a valid and accurate estimate of flash lifetime under the intended use case.

Power Fail-Safety Testing. Tuxera comprehensively tests fault tolerance to ensure system and data reliability using its proprietary test suite to simulate several real-world power-down cases. Examining how the flash device and file system work together provides clients with a comprehensive understanding of fault tolerance in the entire storage stack.

Environmental and Data Retention Testing. Tuxera validates device behavior throughout the device's lifetime by determining the device's behavior under different environmental conditions. Tests also assess whether the device can hold data for a targeted duration when powered off. That allows clients an understanding of the device's reliability under the extreme conditions of real-world use.

"In automotive manufacturing and industrial automation, lifetime requirements combined with performance requirements place extremely high demands on data storage designs," Kassimäki said. "Validation of the flash memories for their long-term behavior is crucial, and our new service can give embedded system designers confidence in the storage system they select."

For more information, please contact:
VP Marketing, Tuxera
Tiff Rossi

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What will the drones of tomorrow look like, and how can file systems help power them?

As drone technology continues to push boundaries, file systems help ensure performance and data storage stay sky-high.

Tuxera was at CES 2022 last week, and attendance was down. With smaller crowds and less hustle-and-bustle, we had a golden opportunity to visit with some interesting customers and partners. That said, we also noticed some intriguing drone technology that caught our eye.

Pushing drones to new, imaginative limits

We were impressed by how much progress has been made in drones over the last few years. It’s an area of technology that has seen strong development in recent years, with the global consumer drone market expected to hit $3.26 billion in 2025, according to a report by Research And Markets.

At CES, we saw hydrogen fuel cell drones and huge piloted drones from SkyDrive, a Japanese tech startup. Their featured piloted drone was the Model SD-03, which promises to be extremely light and compact, as well as emission-free to boot. But as a VTOL (vertical take-off and land) aircraft, is it a stretch to still call it a drone?

The company Autel Robotics had quite a few drones on display, including their EVO Nano. This is a tiny model of drone, weighing in at under 250 grams and able fit into a decent-sized pocket. These small drones use a lot of modern technology, with Moore’s law being cleverly used to deliver more capable payloads in ever lighter packages. Other Autel drones on display included the Lite+ and the Dragonfish – the latter of which has a 120 minute flight time and multiple camera packages with multiple camera feeds. These advanced, high-performing cameras put a heavy demand on the file system.

We also observed underwater drones (from Chasing), drones for aerial cinematography (from Xdynamics), and even drones for Mars – NASA’s JPL Ingenuity technology demo.

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The drones of tomorrow demand crystal clear footage

Many of the cutting-edge models of drones we saw at CES made increasing use of highly advanced video cameras. With drones used in anything from aerial photography to visual safety inspections in buildings [1], maintaining high quality video camera capabilities as a major feature makes perfect sense. The EVO Nano model of drone mentioned earlier is capable of 4K footage and 48 megapixel stills on a tiny frame – no small feat.

On drones that push the limits of usability, the need for better photography and recording features means that camera capabilities are constantly scaling upwards too. Even at a fixed frame rate, a larger frame size of drone may mean a LOT more data arriving at the file system, and no extra time to deal with it. The media too must keep up, and fortunately the SD Association has delivered new media: the “V” video class cards and SD Express.

Assuming the right media is chosen, the file system has to pass any camera data onwards with minimal overhead. Too much overhead is referred to as system latency, and in the end results in lost or “dropped” frames on the video. To the drone user, the video can look choppy or stuttering – a poor user experience to say the least.

After camera data is captured by the drone, the next issue is storage. With the quality of camera data demanded by sophisticated drones, data reliability is no small concern. High-quality recording devices have write-heavy workloads, and flash devices in general have a limited number of write cycles. What’s more, highly mobile devices like drones can very realistically simply crash, potentially damaging the data.

File systems help ensure drone camera footage is smooth, and safely stored

One of the ways to help ensure high-performing cameras on drones and reliable storage is with quality-assured file systems.

Tuxera provides the best possible file system options in this case. For data stored on external media (such as a V class SD card), Microsoft exFAT by Tuxera provides the highest performance and lowest latency on a variety of operating systems used by drone and camera manufacturers.

Data stored on an internal media is not limited by the SD card speed class, but that doesn’t lessen the impact of file system latency. The Tuxera Reliance family of internal file systems deliver the strongest performance while also maximizing device lifetime.

Tuxera file systems feature proprietary methods to fight write amplification in flash storage, increasing the endurance and lifetime of the media while maintaining consistent and stable recording performance. Our software employs patented methods to protect user data retention and volume integrity, prevent or reduce data loss and corruption, and offer power fail-safety.

All in all, that means the end user can experience smoother camera performance from a drone that will last longer under heavy use.

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Final thoughts

CES 2022 shed light onto the direction of modern drone development, and the innovations occurring in how drones are built, as well as their envisioned uses. While sophisticated drones implement advanced cameras, the nature of drones as devices mean camera performance and data reliability on the drone are ongoing concerns.

File systems optimized for camera performance and reliability can help ensure that even the most high-tech drone achieves the camera performance and data storage that it deserves. And that’s a level of end user satisfaction we have a deep understanding of.

 

References:

[1] https://www.flyability.com/drone-inspections

*Photo by https://unsplash.com/@jeisblack.  


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Tuxera announces ISO 9001 certification

Tuxera receives ISO 9001 certification, strengthens commitment to customer satisfaction

Data storage management company adopts quality management framework favored by automotive, enterprise, and aerospace manufacturers.

Tuxera, a world leader in quality-assured data storage management and networking technologies, is pleased to announce it has received ISO 9001 certification, an internationally recognized standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS).

As the most widely used QMS standard across the world, ISO 9001 is a set of specific standards based on seven broad management principles. It creates a framework that helps to ensure quality of a company’s products and services and that the company consistently meets customers’ expectations. An increasing number of manufacturers and OEMs, specifically in automotive, aerospace and defense, are imposing very strict prerequisites for supplier qualification.

"Receiving ISO 9001 certification further demonstrates Tuxera’s commitment to delivering the best possible quality to our customers using our state-of-the-art processes,” said Jesus Cabrera, Global Quality Manager at Tuxera. "The decisions we make are informed by data and aim to satisfy both the needs and expectations of our customers and stakeholders. The certification also highlights that the company around the quality products is driven by a solid, quality-driven structure."

Tuxera has a global customer base, and ISO certification ensures the company will meet quality requirements anywhere in the world. Clients know that Tuxera has robust processes in place, such as risk assessment and mitigation planning, that can result in cost savings and quicker time to market.

"The certification also shows Tuxera’s dedication to continuous improvement and maintaining its competitiveness in the market," Cabrera said.

Tuxera and its customers greatly value quality certifications. The company is also expected to complete Automotive SPICE® (A-SPICE) certification in 2022 – a framework for ensuring effective delivery of automotive systems as the development cycles shorten, with increased complexity and higher expectations of reliability. 

For A-SPICE certification, Tuxera adopted new Product Lifecycle Management tools to enable a better decision-making process. The company also increased its commitment to its employees by designing and implementing new training. "That allowed A-SPICE process features and needs to be simplified and translated into our own company culture," Cabrera said.

Pursuing and achieving certifications like ISO 9001 and A-SPICE framework demonstrate to Tuxera’s customers that the entire organization is committed to providing quality throughout the whole development process. 

"Our customers are at the heart of everything we do,” said Tuukka Ahoniemi, CEO of Tuxera. “Everything we build, we test rigorously, which results in quality-driven, reliable storage and networking software, built to expectations. ISO 9001 will be an integral piece of the foundation of the products we provide our customers."

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of quality-assured embedded storage management software and networking technologies. Helping people and businesses store and do more with their data, our software is at the core of phones, tablets, cars, TV sets, cameras, drones, external storage, routers, spacecraft, IoT devices, and more. We help you store your data reliably, while making file transfers fast and content easily accessible. Tuxera is also an active member of multiple industry organizations, including JEDEC, SNIA, AGL, SD Association, The Linux Foundation, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters is in Finland, with regional offices in China, Germany, Hungary, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States.

For more information, please contact:
VP Marketing, Tuxera
Tiffiny Rossi


Telechips and Tuxera form partnership for Automotive data needs

Telechips and Tuxera form partnership for next-generation in-vehicle automotive solutions

The partnership comes after long-standing cooperation between the companies, allowing both leaders to meet the growing needs of global OEMs and Tier-1s even more effectively.

HELSINKI, Finland, and SEOUL, Korea, October 28, 2021 – Tuxera Inc., a market leader in data storage management software and networking technologies, today announced its partnership with Telechips, a leading automotive system on chip (SoC) supplier for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and cockpit solutions. The organizations are working together to address the growing global demand for advanced IVI and cockpit systems. The partnership allows for strong technical information sharing between Tuxera and Telechips, empowering cutting-edge automotive solutions development. Tuxera’s quality-assured embedded file systems will optimize the performance and reliability of Telechips’ advanced automotive chipsets.

A leading chipset maker in the global connected vehicle market

Telechips is a leading producer of Arm-based chipsets for automotive systems. As the top semiconductor provider for the automotive industry in Korea, and with an approximate 10% global market share in the industry, the company plays an important role in the worldwide IVI and cockpit market. Telechips is also active in reinforcing the smart automotive ecosystem through developing international partnerships.

The advanced automotive solutions of Telechips include integrated cockpit systems, head-unit displays (HUD), IVI systems, microcontrollers, SoCs, and more.

Driving next-generation automotive solutions through cooperation

Telechips and Tuxera both have extensive experience in cooperating with global Tier-1 suppliers in Korea. The companies have engaged in multiple joint projects together, building up shared expertise and mutual trust for more than five years. Together, they have initiated development of next-generation solutions aimed at providing improved support for global OEMs and Tier-1 automotive suppliers. Telechips and Tuxera are committed to developing and implementing solutions not only in IVI, but also in next generation technologies like automotive microcontrollers (MCUs) and neural processing units (NPUs).

This reinforced cooperation will enable Telechips’ high-performance automotive cockpit and audio processors – on Linux®, AndroidTM, or QNX® – to experience even greater reliability and responsiveness through Tuxera’s failsafe file system solutions, like GravityCS by TuxeraTM and the Tuxera RelianceTM family.

“We are really happy with this partnership. By working closely with Telechips, we are helping to meet the performance and reliability needs of advanced automotive systems worldwide,” says Rey-Yue Chien, Key Account Manager in Automotive at Tuxera. “Our storage solution experts work close with the hardware. In working with Telechips, we can adapt our solutions to optimize the performance and fail-safety of the Telechips hardware – allowing our customers to get the absolute most out of Telechips’ cutting-edge chipsets.”

“We are grateful that Telechips has the opportunity to partner with Tuxera. Telechips believes the cooperation with Tuxera will help develop the performance and reliability of automotive systems and expand the market in Europe.” says Stanley Kim, Business Unit Leader at Telechips. By cooperating with Tuxera, Telechips secures a fail-safety solution partner, which will reinforce customer confidence in the company’s solutions.

About Telechips

Telechips Inc. has been successful in Automotive industry with its application processors and communication ICs. Telechips automotive AP is expanding applications from In-Vehicle Infotainment to the cockpit system with its advanced, secure and power efficiency. Telechips provides chipsets with development environment including reference H/W design, and platforms with its partners that help Tier-1s and OEMs develop efficiently. Telechips has constantly invested for advanced technologies like ADAS and AI in the auto industry to outperform the solutions available in the market.

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About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of quality-assured embedded storage management software and networking technologies. Helping people and businesses store and do more with their data, our software is at the core of phones, tablets, cars, TV sets, cameras, drones, external storage, routers, spacecraft, IoT devices, and more. We help you store your data reliably, while making file transfers fast and content easily accessible. Tuxera is also an active member of multiple industry organizations, including JEDEC, SNIA, AGL, SD Association, The Linux Foundation, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, Germany, Hungary, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US. Learn more at www.tuxera.com

For more information, please contact:
VP Marketing, Tuxera
Tiffiny Rossi


Antti Alila joins Tuxera as Head of Enterprise Business Unit

Tuxera hires Microsoft cloud veteran as Head of Enterprise Business Unit, expands operations in the growing enterprise cloud market

Antti Alila joins Tuxera as the company strengthens its commitment to developing Microsoft technologies-based enterprise cloud storage solutions for Linux.

ESPOO, Finland – October 6, 2021 – Tuxera, a world-leading storage software and networking technology company, announced that Antti Alila joins the company as Head of Enterprise Business Unit. Under new direction and leadership from Antti, Tuxera is well positioned to support the needs of the world’s rapidly expanding enterprise cloud storage market.

Antti has played a critical part in building Microsoft’s enterprise cloud market in Finland for the past 15 years. He had a key role in executing the development of Microsoft Azure business from its early beginnings, all the way to its position as a leading cloud platform. Antti brings to Tuxera unique industry experience, knowledge, and insight, allowing the company to take new strides in its enterprise solutions development.

“The enterprise cloud storage industry is growing rapidly,” says Antti. “I see a great opportunity for Tuxera to bring added value to customers globally from our world-leading knowledge on data storage, reliability, and performance, in order to unlock new scenarios and opportunities in this era of digitalization. I’m very excited to be joining Tuxera to lead in this transition, and help guide the team of global experts in developing and delivering the scalable and secure enterprise solutions that the world needs.”

“Tuxera has been pioneering data storage solutions within the embedded domain for the past decade. Along the way, we have gradually expanded our offering also towards enterprise storage,” says Tuukka Ahoniemi, CEO of Tuxera. “Now, we see a growing opportunity for investing even more into enterprise cloud storage. I warmly welcome Antti to lead the next step in this area of Tuxera’s future.”

Tuxera hires Antti Alila as the Head of Enterprise Business Unit
Antti Alila, Head of Enterprise Business Unit, Tuxera

The rising global demand for cloud storage requires scalable solutions with continuous availability

The enterprise cloud solutions market is on the verge of significant growth. According to Fortune Business Insights, the global cloud storage market is projected to grow from $76.43 billion in 2021 to $390.33 billion in 2028 at a CAGR of 26.2%. As that market grows, organizations around the world will face increased demand for cloud data storage. Enterprises globally will continue to invest in digitalization, to modernize their industry solutions and migrate to the cloud, be it the hybrid cloud or hyperscale platforms.

This trend is supported by analysts globally. Gartner’s 2020 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage forecasts that by 2024, large enterprises will triple their unstructured data stored as file or object storage on-premises, at the edge or in the public cloud, compared to 2020. By 2024, 50% of the global unstructured data storage capacity will be deployed as software-defined storage (SDS) on-premises or in the public cloud, up from less than 20% in 2020.

With data storage on the cloud increasing, high availability and scalability are needed to ensure that critical data remains secure and rapidly accessible for organizations. As the leading provider of embedded data storage management solutions, Tuxera has extended its direction and focus on expanding into the growing enterprise cloud market.

A strategic direction with roots in a long-term partnership

Since 2009, Tuxera has been a close partner of Microsoft. Tuxera has developed licensed, value-added implementations of widely used storage and networking technologies like SMB, exFAT, FAT, and NTFS. Tuxera continues to be part of Microsoft’s IP licensing programs.

This long-term collaboration has built the foundation for Tuxera’s new enterprise-focused strategic vision.

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of quality-assured embedded storage management software and networking technologies. Helping people and businesses store and do more with their data, our software is at the core of phones, tablets, cars, TV sets, cameras, drones, external storage, routers, spacecraft, IoT devices, and more. We help you store your data reliably, while making file transfers fast and content easily accessible. Tuxera is also an active member of multiple industry organizations, including JEDEC, SNIA, AGL, SD Association, The Linux Foundation, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, Germany, Hungary, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US. Learn more about us at http://www.tuxera.com/.

For more information, please contact:
VP Marketing, Tuxera
Tiffiny Rossi

Photo credit: Mikko Mäntyniemi for Tuxera


Tuxera acquires HCC embedded

Tuxera acquires embedded storage and networking software front-runner, HCC Embedded

The company now offers the widest range of data storage management and network transfer software in the industry, with a strengthened focus on safety- and mission-critical data.

HELSINKI, Finland and BUDAPEST, Hungary – September 9, 2021 – Tuxera, the world-leading storage software and networking technology company, has signed an agreement to acquire HCC Embedded, the Hungarian developer of embedded file systems, flash management, and network data transfer software. HCC Embedded will officially operate as Tuxera Hungary Kft. Tuxera now offers the most comprehensive range of software and services for managing data as it is stored, used, and moved in and between embedded systems. The acquisition deepens Tuxera's commitment to deliver reliable data management solutions in a world increasingly fueled and vitalized by data.

Rising global data use demands secure management solutions

The International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that the global data demand will grow to an estimated 175 zettabytes (ZB) by 2025.1 Keeping up with the storage needs driven by this global data demand will require over 22 ZB of storage capacity across all media types. Much of this data will be generated by embedded devices and transported through complex and demanding network protocols. As the world becomes more dependent on data for real-time decision making, the requirements for safe and secure data management grow more stringent.

Meeting the need for safety-critical data management

Since its founding in 2002, HCC Embedded has emphasized quality and information security, achieving both ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management and ISO 27001 Information Security Management standards. This complements Tuxera’s focus on serving its customers with demanding safety- and mission-critical data requirements, particularly in the automotive industry. Safety design standards and increasingly rigorous regulations continue to put more demand on embedded systems designs – not only in the automotive sector, but in the avionics, aerospace, medical, rail and shipping transport, and industrial automation industries as well.

New networking expertise and deeper flash storage knowledge

The acquisition also brings deep hardware enablement knowledge and expertise to Tuxera, allowing the company’s storage management software to interact more closely and optimally with an even wider range of hardware environments. Additionally, HCC Embedded brings an extensive range of MISRA-compliant networking products to Tuxera’s portfolio, covering domains such as network management, security, and TCP/IP applications. These new products will enrich Tuxera’s expertise beyond fail-safe storage and management of data-at-rest and data-at-use, to encompass the reliable and secure transport of data in, out, and through limitless data-driven, connected devices.

Leading the way in data management solutions

Since 1983, Tuxera has been developing fail-safe, high-performance software for managing data. The company’s solutions have shipped in billions of consumer devices and vehicles to date. Tuxera develops proprietary implementations of industry-standard file systems such as FAT, exFAT, and NTFS, as well as its own range of proprietary embedded file systems, flash management software, and network storage solutions. In 2021, Tuxera’s storage-industry leadership was recognized by CRN on its annual Storage 100 list of the most innovative providers of storage technology used in enterprise deployments.

“Joining forces with HCC Embedded is a great next step for us in strengthening our expertise in embedded data storage solutions and expanding our offering even more towards deeply embedded systems using real-time operating systems and micro-controllers. With the networking and middleware components of HCC Embedded, we’re able to provide a more comprehensive portfolio of solutions spanning the entire lifecycle of data management. Expanding our team will also allow us to more effectively provide engineering services in Central Europe,” says Tuukka Ahoniemi, CEO of Tuxera.

”For the past 20 years at HCC Embedded, we have worked to provide ever-higher quality embedded software components and related services to customers that value quality and reliability. By joining Tuxera, a company of similar aims and values for its customers, partners, and employees, I’m now more confident than ever that we can accelerate our mission to provide quality embedded software to fulfill tomorrow’s needs for secure and safe products,” says Dave Hughes, CEO, HCC Embedded.

The combined engineering teams of the two companies now encompasses some of the top experts in file systems, flash memory, embedded storage, and networking technology around the globe. Their experience and understanding of data storage and transfer technology covers any operating system or real-time operating system, any flash memory type, any hardware environment, any storage interface, and a wide range of network protocols.

Tuxera acquisition – HCC Embedded CEO with Tuxera CEO
HCC Embedded CEO Dave Hughes with Tuxera CEO Tuukka Ahoniemi

Solving challenges across the entire data management lifecycle

The merging of the two companies will bring significant benefits to any device, vehicle, or industrial products manufacturer with onboard or edge storage and/or networking requirements. These benefits include:

  • comprehensive storage management support for a broad range of devices – from deeply embedded (such as microcontrollers), to vehicles, aircraft, and spacecraft, and for all consumer and industrial IoT devices
  • improved file system performance, data reliability, flash memory lifetime, and hardware costs reduction
  • data storage support for both managed and unmanaged flash memory
  • USB mass storage, USB device, and host drivers
  • industry-standard, fail-safe file systems like FAT, exFAT, NTFS, APFS, and HFS+
  • industry-standard network data transfer and file sharing protocols support, such as IPv4/6 and SMB
  • flash memory quality and cost evaluation services

Transaction advisors

DLA Piper acted as legal advisor to Tuxera, and KPMG acted as financial and tax advisor.

RSM Hungary acted as financial, legal, and tax advisor to HCC Embedded.

About HCC Embedded

HCC Embedded develops deeply embedded software components “out of context,” which ensures that they can be used as core elements of any system, including those engineered to meet stringent requirements for safety, quality, and portability. Built on a foundation of the highest quality, HCC’s product portfolio comprises more than 250 embedded components developed with the help of the company’s deep competencies in reliable flash management, fail-safe file systems, and IPv4/6 networking stacks with associated security protocols. HCC also offers a comprehensive suite of USB host and function software. Since 2002, HCC has supplied these embedded software components to more than 2,000 companies globally in a wide range of industries including industrial, medical, and automotive.

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of quality-assured embedded storage management software and networking technologies. Helping people and businesses store and do more with their data, our software is at the core of phones, tablets, cars, TV sets, cameras, drones, external storage, routers, spacecraft, IoT devices, and more. We help you store your data reliably, while making file transfers fast and content easily accessible. Tuxera is also an active member of multiple industry organizations, including JEDEC, SNIA, AGL, SD Association, The Linux Foundation, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, Germany, Hungary, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US. Learn more about us at http://www.tuxera.com/.

For more information, please contact:
VP Marketing, Tuxera
Tiffiny Rossi

References

[1] The Digitization of the World From Edge to Core, An IDC White Paper – #US44413318, An IDC Whitepaper Sponsored by Seagate.

*This report is no longer accessible online, though is cited in "175 Zettabytes By 2025," Tom Coughlin, Contributor at Forbes – https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomcoughlin/2018/11/27/175-zettabytes-by-2025/


Tuxera and Wittenstein announce partnership

Tuxera and WITTENSTEIN strengthen partnership, offering reliable data integrity for safety- and mission-critical systems

The partnership will allow for safeguarded critical data with SAFERTOS® for customers in medical, industrial, automotive, and rail.

HELSINKI, Finland, and BRISTOL, United Kingdom, August 31, 2021 – Tuxera, a world-leader in quality-assured storage management and networking software, announced its partnership with WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems (WHIS) to make Tuxera Reliance Edge™ and Tuxera Reliance Assure™ power-failsafe file systems available to SAFERTOS®. WHIS produces and supplies its safety-critical real-time operating system, SAFERTOS, to a diverse range of technology sectors worldwide. The partnership simplifies the customer journey, allowing these integrated platforms to speed up time to market.

Safeguarding mission-critical data in real-time operating systems

The partnership between Tuxera and WHIS is built on a shared vision of the growing importance of data and need for reliable real-time responsiveness within mission-critical systems. Both companies have expertly served the complex needs of some of the same industries and customers.

WHIS is a global producer and supplier of RTOS and platform solutions to the medical, automotive, rail, and industrial sectors. SAFERTOS is the company’s pre-certified safety RTOS for embedded processors. It provides deterministic event handling, and is available pre-certified to ISO 26262 ASIL D and IEC 61508 SIL 3.

Tuxera’s Reliance® family file systems for SAFERTOS use transactional methods to protect critical system and user data from corruption, especially where power loss or interruptions may cause mission or system failures, or safety risks. Reliance Assure is designed specifically for certifiable systems and can be used when certification is mandated. With a focus on power fail-safety and protecting mission critical data, the Reliance file systems are a natural fit with SAFERTOS.

Pairing up to meet the embedded world’s challenging reliability needs

Reliance Edge, Reliance Assure, and SAFERTOS all feature in-built support for determinism. Key file system operations of Tuxera’s Reliance Edge and Reliance Assure are deterministic, offering developers unprecedented predictability for data reliability and storage performance. This flexibility amplifies the dependability of Tuxera’s file systems as a tool for data management – helping to ensure greater mission-critical data protection for WHIS’ customers.

“We’re proud to be partnering with WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems,” says Thom Denholm, Technical Product Manager at Tuxera. “While WHIS can laser-focus on the core development and safety aspects of SAFERTOS, we can apply our expertise in storage development to look after the critical data handling requirements.”

“SAFERTOS is specially designed for systems that need to respond quickly to safety events, where the system must be placed into a safe state in the shortest possible time,” says Andrew Longhurst, Managing Director at WHIS. “The partnership is significant in providing greater fail-safety and system integrity that’s needed in the safety-critical embedded systems of today.”

About WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems

WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems is a safety systems company that produces and supplies real time operating systems and platform solutions to the Automotive, Rail, Medical, and Industrial sectors worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.highintegritysystems.com.

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of quality-assured embedded storage management software and networking technologies. Helping people and businesses store and do more with their data, our software is at the core of phones, tablets, cars, TV sets, cameras, drones, external storage, routers, spacecraft, IoT devices, and more. We help you store your data reliably, while making file transfers fast and content easily accessible. Tuxera is also an active member of multiple industry organizations, including JEDEC, SNIA, AGL, SD Association, The Linux Foundation, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US. Learn more about us at www.tuxera.com

For more information, please contact:
VP Marketing, Tuxera
Tiffiny Rossi

References

[1] Safety Critical RTOS Adapting Across Applications. February 2019. WITTENSTEIN high integrity systems. https://www.highintegritysystems.com/downloads/white_papers/Safety_Critical_RTOS_Adapting_Across_Applications.pdf


Tuxera launches Reliance Assure certifiable file system

Tuxera launches Reliance Assure certifiable file system

The new file system ensures power fail-safety for mission-critical data management and reduces time to certification for embedded systems.

HELSINKI, Finland and SEATTLE, Washington USA – 24 August, 2021 – Tuxera, the industry leader in quality-assured embedded file systems software, announced the release of Tuxera Reliance Assure™, a power fail-safe file system for managing mission- and safety-critical data in certifiable embedded systems. Reliance Assure will benefit Tuxera’s customers that must meet rigorous regulatory or safety requirements in the automotive and transport, industrial automation, medical, defense, and aerospace industries.

Meeting the growing need for certifiable file systems

Embedded systems in safety-critical domains are becoming increasingly complex, with software and hardware components sourced from multiple vendors. Requirements for functional safety, data privacy, and quality-standards adherence are also becoming increasingly mandated throughout the embedded industry. This complexity creates challenges related to software compliance and verification, which is a costly and time-consuming task in developing high-quality, safe systems.

Tuxera Reliance Assure was designed to help the industry meet the rapidly increasing demand for standards-compliant, reliable data management in embedded systems. Every line of Reliance Assure’s code was developed in compliance with MISRA C:2012, and by following the Automotive SPICE® quality management framework. With Reliance Assure, Tuxera provides full bi-directional traceability, code reviews, and verification. Combined with an optional Design Assurance Package add-on, Tuxera’s customers have a solid document set to build their certification artefacts.

Deterministic behavior provides needed control for certifiable solutions

The transactional design of Reliance Assure, paired with deterministic file system behavior, gives embedded systems designers full control over data-at-risk. The advanced file system is also compatible with a majority of safety-critical RTOSes, and is bolstered by Tuxera’s award-winning technical support.

“Reliance Assure builds on the power fail-safety and quality assurance our customers have come to us for time and time again,” says Thom Denholm, Technical Product Manager at Tuxera. “This product was very much the result of dozens of conversations with our customers in safety-critical industries. They need file system software that can provide fail-safe, controlled data management operations, but also offers very rigorous quality assurance. Our aim with Reliance Assure was to help our customers reduce time to certification for their embedded systems.”

Reliance Assure further expands Tuxera’s already comprehensive premium software solution portfolio, giving customers more choice for their data management needs.


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Tuxera and eSOL forge partnership

Tuxera and eSOL forge partnership to bring highly reliable data management to safety-critical systems

The partnership will allow for safeguarded critical data with eMCOS® RTOS platform for eSOL’s automotive customers.

HELSINKI, Finland and TOKYO, Japan, July 27, 2021 Tuxera, a world-leader in quality-assured storage management software, and eSOL, a leading global developer of real-time embedded software solutions, announced today a strategic partnership for the automotive industry. The partnership will bring superior I/O throughput, data integrity, fail-safety, and improved storage media endurance to the data handling operations in eSOL’s eMCOS real-time operating system (RTOS). Tuxera’s reliable, high-performance Reliance® file system technology will be integrated as part of the eMCOS architecture. Through this partnership, the companies aim to deliver a quality-driven automotive platform that meets the safety-critical needs of eSOL’s customers.

A high-performance platform for a functionally safe drive

eMCOS is eSOL’s scalable RTOS for embedded systems. Distributed microkernel architecture, paired with eSOL’s proprietary semi-priority-based scheduling algorithm enables eMCOS to deliver the real-time capabilities required for critical embedded systems. In addition, the RTOS features the high performance and scalability demanded by multicore processors.

eMCOS is developed in full compliance with the ISO 26262 functional safety standard for road vehicles. Safety design standards are an increasingly important element in automotive software design, shaping the need for functionally safe operating systems like eMCOS, and for power fail-safe automotive data management provided by Tuxera.

Power fail-safe data management for an advanced RTOS

As data becomes increasingly significant in monitoring and managing vehicle safety, the requirements on data-handling solutions are more stringent than ever before. From security concerns and edge-storage limitations to flash storage lifetime and reliability – the rise of data-driven technologies continues to set new demands on automotive storage solutions, including the file system software.

The partnership allows eSOL to focus on the core development and functional safety of eMCOS, while Tuxera applies its deep expertise in storage development to manage the platform’s critical data storage needs. eMCOS will now ship with Tuxera’s Reliance file system technology built inside – featuring file system operations specifically configured and optimized to meet eMCOS’s state-of-the-art multikernel architecture.

The Tuxera Reliance file system for eMCOS is a POSIX-compliant, transactional file system that ensures data is always in a known-good state, even if an unexpected power loss or system crash were to occur. The superior power fail-safety offered by Tuxera’s file system technology was a key consideration in integrating it with eMCOS. The file system technology also features fast mount times and consistently high I/O throughput, making it an ideal match for the high-performance features of eMCOS.

Empowering cutting-edge, safe systems innovation in a thriving market

According to analyst group Mordor Intelligence(1), the Functional Safety Market is growing at its fastest rate in the Asia-Pacific region, where eSOL is headquartered. Tuxera also opened a subsidiary in Japan in 2020 to help meet the booming demand for data-driven cars and devices in the Japanese market.

“This partnership with eSOL is a critical cornerstone in our commitment to empower Japanese car makers with high-performance, fail-safe data management solutions that also meet their functional safety requirements,” says Tuukka Ahoniemi, Tuxera’s CEO. “Together, we’re making sure that software-driven vehicles can handle the massive amount of sensor data pouring into these safety-critical systems. At its roots, this partnership allows the development of even more data-driven applications for the automotive market with increased safety requirements. We’re investing into the future technology development of autonomous cars – not only within the Japanese market, but also eSOL’s global customer base.”

Today, many embedded developments in the automotive high-performance computing segment suffer from the bottlenecks of a conventional RTOS. This problem has already been solved by eSOL with its novel high-performance, scalable RTOS based on multikernel technology. Bob N. Ueyama, Executive Vice President of eSOL, concludes: "In the embedded field of mixed criticality systems, it is important to offer not only a high-performance RTOS but also the appropriate middleware. For our flagship product eMCOS, therefore, only a solution based on the Reliance established technology, which has already a proven track record, could be considered."

About eSOL

Founded in 1975 and listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE: 4420), eSOL is a leading global company in the fields of embedded systems and edge computing that seeks to contribute to a safer and better-connected society. eSOL's high-performance and scalable software platform products and first-class professional services, centered around its unique and patented eMCOS multikernel real-time operating system (RTOS) technology, are used worldwide in demanding embedded application fields which conform to stringent quality, safety and security standards. This includes automotive systems as well as industrial equipment, satellites, medical and digital consumer electronics. In addition to the research and development of its leading-edge products, and joint research with major manufacturers and universities, eSOL is actively engaged in AUTOSAR, Autoware and multi/many-core technology standardization activities. Learn more at: https://www.esol.com/.

* Autoware is an open source software built on ROS/ROS 2 for autonomous driving.
* eSOL, eSOL Co., Ltd., ESOL, eMCOS, EMCOS are registered trademarks or trademarks of eSOL Co., Ltd. in Japan and other countries.
* Other company or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of quality-assured embedded storage management software and networking technologies. Helping people and businesses store and do more with their data, our software is at the core of phones, tablets, cars, TV sets, cameras, drones, external storage, routers, spacecraft, IoT devices, and more. We help you store your data reliably, while making file transfers fast and content easily accessible. Tuxera is also an active member of multiple industry organizations, including JEDEC, SNIA, AGL, SD Association, The Linux Foundation, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US. Learn more about us at http://www.tuxera.com/.

For more information, please contact:

eSOL:

Benoit Simoneau                                                                    eSOL Marketing Office
514 Media Ltd.                                                                        eSOL Co., Ltd.
                                                        

+44 7891 920 370

Tuxera:

VP Marketing
Tiffiny Rossi

References

(1) https://www.mordorintelligence.com/industry-reports/functional-safety-market


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