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


Tuxera and Puli Space technolgies

Tuxera and Puli Space Technologies set to touch down on the Moon in 2022 aboard Peregrine Lander

The Finnish tech company has provided financial and technical support to Hungarian Team Puli in their successful efforts to send the first Hungarian payload to the Moon.

HELSINKI, Finland and BUDAPEST, Hungary, June 07, 2021 [UPDATED July 8, 2021] – Tuxera, a world-leader in quality-assured storage management and networking software, announced a sponsorship of Puli Space Technologies’ efforts to take a monumental time capsule plaque to the Moon. Puli Space Technologies’ project, “Memory of Mankind (MoM) on the Moon” is one of 25 planned payloads aboard Astrobotic’s Peregrine Mission One (PM1). The Peregrine Lander is targeted for launch with United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Vulcan Rocket in 2022 under NASA’s Artemis program, Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS).

Memory of Mankind on the Moon launching in 2022

Puli Space Technology’s payload launches on Peregrine Lander in 2022, taking Tuxera to the Moon. Image credit: Astrobotic Technology Inc.

Hungarian-based Puli Space Technologies was founded in 2010 to launch on Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP), the world’s highest-paying technology competition. Tuxera’s founder and CTO, Szabolcs Szakacsits, a native of Hungary, spearheaded a technical and financial sponsorship to the Puli team beginning in 2014. Although Google’s prize conditions were not met by any team – and thus went unclaimed – Puli Space continued its mission to represent the nation of Hungary on the Moon. In 2016, Puli and Astrobotic Technology announced that Team Puli would have a unique payload carried to the moon on Astrobotic’s Peregrine Lander.

The historic “Memory of Mankind (MoM) on the Moon” venture from Puli Space Technologies will bring a lasting archive of imagery, news editorials, books, personal texts from the people of Earth to the moon on a special aluminum alloy plaque – including a brief statement from Tuxera. The plaque, which is resistant to lunar conditions, is an innovative means to store data in physical form. Its microfilm-like content is laser-etched into the surface and can hold millions of characters of text, all readable with a 10x magnifier. According to Team Puli, it represents a unique cultural and social imprint of the early 2020s that will be preserved for tens of thousands of years. The “Memory of Mankind (MoM) on the Moon” plaque will remain along with the Peregrine Lander, on the Moon’s Lacus Mortis basaltic plain.

Puli’s “Memory of Mankind (MoM) on the Moon” is part of the Earth-bound time capsule called Memory of Mankind (MoM). The texts that will travel on the Peregrine Lander are also placed here on Earth deep within the famous 7,000-year-old World Heritage Salt Mine in Hallstatt, Austria. The goal of MoM is to preserve as much information as possible from the culture of humanity for the future.

Countdown for 2023 Puli Lunar Water Snooper mission already ticking

The “Memory of Mankind (MoM) on the Moon” is not the stopping point for Puli Space Technologies, however. In July 2020, Team Puli took first prize in NASA’s “Honey, I Shrunk the NASA Payload! The Sequel” challenge. The resulting miniaturized water ice detector from this challenge, the Puli Lunar Water Snooper (PLWS), will help NASA explore the Moon through its Artemis program.

“We’ve designed a very lightweight, low-cost micro-detector that is able to ‘sniff’ for hydrogen-bearing volatiles, including water ice,” says Tibor Pacher, Puli Space’s founder and CEO. “One of our major goals is to look for resources that can be used in-situ on the Moon. If our detector can figure out how much water ice is on the Moon, then it could potentially be harvested in the future for drinking water or to synthesize rocket fuel on the Moon.” The team is currently working on the PLWS as a payload for a mission slated for 2023, and continues its efforts to develop its own rover for future water ice prospecting missions.

PLWS lunar rover testing on Earth.
Terrestrial testing for PLWS project. Image © OeWF Claudia Stix, photographer.

As for Tuxera’s part, the company will continue to support Puli Space in its endeavors to the Moon both financially and through technical know-how. “We’re extremely excited to be helping Team Puli in their monumental work with Moon exploration,” says Szabolcs Szakacsits, founder and CTO of Tuxera. “We understand the harsh conditions such as extreme cold and radiation, which make data storage and processing more challenging in space. Tuxera already has file systems and flash management software at work in the International Space Station. We have also worked with a number of aerospace contractors in North America and Europe, so we’re fully ready to help Puli in their mission to the Moon.”

About Puli Space

Budapest-based Puli Space Technologies is a dedicated team of Hungarian professionals and space enthusiasts, named after the Puli, a dog-breed long used by shepherds for the protection and guidance of livestock in Hungary. Pulis are revered for their extraordinary intelligence, obedience, and playful temperament. Team Puli was an official Google Lunar XPRIZE contestant, and concentrates on the development of an affordable lightweight planetary rover platform, with unique mobility capabilities carrying payloads, as well as payload instruments, which can survive the harsh lunar environment, explore lunar resources and support In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) on the Moon. We keep a close look on down-to-earth applications like landmine detection. We will also catapult Hungary to the Moon.

With our unique wheel-leg (wheg) based mobility concept, Puli’s robust and simple rover design is capable of negotiating rough terrains under extreme conditions. The team tested this design successfully in various Lunar Analogue Sites in the Moroccan desert, on the slopes of the Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii and on a rock glacier in the Alps. Puli Space also considers it a top priority to promote scientific thinking and to encourage students in choosing a career in science.

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.

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

Feature image (at top) by NASA on Unsplash


Tuxera recognized among CRN Storage 100 2021

Tuxera recognized as one of the “20 Coolest Data Management Companies” in CRN Storage 100 2021 list

The achievement highlights the company’s pioneering contributions to global data storage management.

HELSINKI, Finland, April 28, 2021Tuxera, a world-leader in quality-assured storage management and enterprise network storage software, announced the company landed on the CRN Storage 100 2021 list, published by The Channel Co. in CRN magazine, April 12, 2021. According to CRN, the Storage 100 list “highlights the best, brightest, and most innovative providers of storage technology for solution providers.” Tuxera is named among the “20 Coolest Data Management Companies”, a complementary list to the main CRN Storage 2021 list. The company appears alongside prominent players in the data management solutions arena, including Snowflake, Veeam, Veritas Technologies, and others.

Meeting the world’s data storage needs through innovative solutions

CRN notes that the 100 storage solutions vendors featured in their 2021 selection are among the most innovative providers of storage technology used in enterprise deployments, from traditional on-premises to full-on cloud. Further, the list “recognizes the need solution providers have for finding the right storage infrastructure for each customer based on its own need for performance, flexibility and costs.

This recognition comes in context of Tuxera’s numerous contributions to data storage management technology over the past year, with prominent advances in automotive and enterprise network storage. From 2020-2021, the company’s most notable contributions include:

  • Tuxera was granted five new US patents, most notably for novel methods of ensuring fail-safety at a file system level.
  • The company was the first to bring SMB compression to Linux through its network file-sharing product, Fusion File Share by Tuxera. This feature enables the compression of files inline during transfer over a network, significantly reducing bandwidth and file transfer time for enterprises using Linux.
  • Groundbreaking file system traversal technology was developed for Tuxera’s commercial-grade NTFS file system implementation, providing three times faster speed-performance to AWS servers for Orca Security’s multi-cloud security platform. This feature is currently being adapted to bring performance boosts to other enterprise use cases.
  • Tuxera invested heavily into high-performance, flash-aware file system development efforts, specifically targeted at the automotive domain. In this industry, the requirements for both data performance and specifically data reliability are growing significantly in magnitude due to software-defined vehicles.
  • The company also put hefty investments into flash storage testing for Tuxera’s customers, simulating specific use cases and workload conditions. This enabled the company to focus its research and development into optimizing their storage solutions, specifically toward industry-specific requirements.

In 2020, the company also established an official Japanese subsidiary, Tuxera Japan KK, to support the accelerating data storage needs for the Japanese market. Additionally, in 2019, the company acquired Datalight, a forerunner in data storage management solutions, to create the most comprehensive portfolio of storage management solutions on the market. The companies devoted significant effort from 2019-2020 into consolidating their entire global operations under the unified brand, Tuxera.

Strategic focus on storage industry leadership 

“We’re honored to be recognized alongside these great companies – and very proud to see our strategic focus on storage industry leadership is starting to show to the outside world,” says Tuukka Ahoniemi, Tuxera CEO. “The value of user data for businesses is priceless, and getting recognized for our mission to enable people and business to ‘store and do more with their data’ is really energizing.”

Tuxera’s promise is to deliver reliable storage management solutions for a data-driven world. The company is committed to helping its customers store, safeguard, and manage their critical data. Tuxera’s strong reputation in the storage industry is built on this assurance.

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


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Tuxera at Automotive Linux Summit 2020

Meet Tuxera virtually on December 2-4, Japan Standard Time (UTC+09:00)!

The Automotive Linux Summit connects the most innovative minds from the realms of automotive and open-source. This includes automotive system engineers, Linux experts, R&D managers, business executives, open-source licensing and compliance specialists, and community developers. The Automotive Linux Summit is co-located with Open Source Summit Japan.

Japan itself is recognized worldwide as a hub of automotive innovation and excellence. We recently expanded our operations in the area by establishing Tuxera Japan KK. Check out the press release for the full story.

With COVID-19 considerations, the Automotive Linux Summit is fully virtual this year. Join Tuxera as we head online to this event, held in just a few days. Boasting over a hundred sessions and nine technology tracks, you’re bound to find something thought provoking. You’ll get the chance to attend live sessions from many professionals and network with other passionate peers from around the world.

While you get ready for the event, why not read our automotive whitepapers by our experts:

Troubleshooting corrupted data

As providers of software solutions that make flash data storage reliable in embedded systems, we are often the first line of defense for our customers who experience a data-related failure of their systems in the field. Over the years, we have developed considerable expertise and special-purpose tools to help diagnose all kinds of data issues. If customers can’t provide a reproducible case causing data corruption, it is very difficult to get the attention of most vendors. How often have you heard, “Come back to us when you have a reproducible case”?

Our approach is to first determine what’s wrong, then to try to identify the steps it would take to get the system to this state. Is it something that the software could have caused? Did the media fail or is it perhaps something completely different? This paper, by Thom Denholm, examines how such questions are answered, and describes file system-related troubleshooting techniques.

Download the whitepaper here.

The impacts of file system fragmentation on automotive storage performance

Groundbreaking studies have shown fragmentation to be a risk to modern automotive systems, potentially causing sluggish flash storage performance and even critical system failure within a car. This whitepaper examines in detail the ways that fragmentation affects the performance of an automotive system.

Download the whitepaper here.

Solving data storage challenges in the automotive projects of tomorrow

Historically, automotive IVIs were literally read only. Functionality has been defined by the developer at the very beginning, with no major changes over lifetime. Consequently, the number of write cycles for flash memory was a no-worry. Now, systems have become much more complex with ECUs consolidated into domain controllers and hosting multiple functions on one SOC. The introduction of Android makes cars look like mobile phones, but with a higher lifetime of 10-15 years. Together with OTA updates, this results in many more write cycles that might make the flash wear out before end of life of the car. Fragmentation is observed to have an impact on performance in mobile devices – and could simply break an automotive system. Issues like FCA’s endless loop update from 2018, or the Spotify bug from 2016 with writing 5 GB per hour to flash puts further risk on future systems. We describe those effects more in detail, and suggest measures to mitigate the risks.

Download the whitepaper here.

 

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Tuxera first to bring SMB compression feature to Linux environments

The new feature enables enterprises and storage-hosting providers to transfer files over networks with far greater speed, throughput, and less time than before.

HELSINKI, Finland, November 25, 2020 – Tuxera, a world-leader in quality-assured storage management and networking software, announced that the company’s SMB server implementation, Fusion File Share by Tuxera, now offers transparent compression to platforms outside of Microsoft Windows. Compression is being rapidly and widely adopted in the storage industry as a feature in memory hardware, file system implementations, and also networking protocols such as Microsoft’s server messaging block technology (SMB). The ability to compress files inline during transfer can significantly reduce bandwidth and transfer time. Microsoft released the transparent compression feature to their SMB protocol specification in early 2019. However, Tuxera is the first to implement SMB compression outside of Microsoft Windows, bringing this highly in-demand feature to Linux environments in enterprises around the world.

Remote working, virtualization, and large datasets burden networks

SMB is a ubiquitously used protocol for sharing files over a network. Migrating or copying large or many files over networks, including virtual private networks (VPNs), can place serious strains on network performance, cause bottlenecks, and take valuable time to wait for the transfers to complete.

Remote working, data-driven applications with huge volumes of data, and the growing use of virtualization technologies are all placing enormous demands on networks around the globe. This is especially challenging for organizations or hosting-solution vendors that transfer data over long distances with many remote locations and in potentially high-latency conditions. The ability to do inline compression during data transfers using the SMB protocol will substantially alleviate these challenges. The feature is especially beneficial when moving large files or big data over networks – such as virtual machine images, raw media files, devops, engineering, and life science data, or other applications with large files.

Compression is a “game-changer” to SMB protocol development

In March 2020, Microsoft Principal Program Manager Ned Pyle, called compression a “game changer” for SMB. Additionally, he presented the feature as “long-awaited” – with substantially less network congestion, low CPU usage, and drastically reduced file transfer time.

“We’re really excited to be the first to deliver SMB compression to enterprise customers,” says Heinrich von Keler, Director of Enterprise Solutions at Tuxera. “Windows is a dominant force in the market, though the enterprise world is heavily reliant on Linux as well and is adopting Linux at an exceeding rate. By bringing SMB compression to Linux, we can open up entirely new use cases for enterprise customers – especially for hosted storage and software-defined storage vendors. Operations that were typically done through other protocols can now be done in a cost-saving, time-saving manner using the widely-adopted SMB protocol instead.”

Optimization and virtualization are two main use cases for compression

“SMB compression is best put to use when network conditions are not optimal, or higher overall system efficiency is required, or hardware and power cost saving is a major factor. If the network is a bottleneck, then compression can speed up file transfers and reduce waiting time. After compression, there is less data during the transfer over the network,” says Szabolcs Szakacsits, CTO of Tuxera.

“This feature is also highly useful in Microsoft Hyper-V or virtual environments, where there are large disk images containing lots of repeated byte patterns. Those repeating bytes are easy to compress and can be moved rapidly over the network. So very large containers or disk images used by virtual machines can be migrated to another server with minimal downtime in between.”

Tests reveal that Fusion File Share by Tuxera performs compression on par with Microsoft’s implementation, with transfer speed-ups between 30 – 300% and network bandwidth savings between 20 – 70%, depending on the data pattern.

More data, more Microsoft, and more virtualization bring SMB to center stage

Tuxera’s implementation of the SMB compression feature comes in context of a recent report from the International Data Corporation (IDC) on the state of the Global Datasphere. IDC estimates the world will create, capture, copy, and consume 59 zettabytes (ZB) of data in 2020. This number will continue to grow rapidly, as the world will create more than three times the data over the next five years than in the previous five. Moreover, the IDC notes that the growth of the Global DataSphere is driven more by data consumed and analyzed, rather than data created. This particular insight ties in closely with the sharing of data and files over networks for multiple users and applications, which is the main use for the SMB protocol.

Concurrently, Microsoft solutions, where the SMB protocol was born, are becoming more dominant in the enterprise market as a whole. A recent survey by leading IT-marketplace Spiceworks revealed that 79% of respondents said their business primarily runs both Windows client and server operating systems. Moreover, Spiceworks indicates that business adoption of server virtualization will grow to 97% until 2022, with an impressive 60% of businesses using or considering using Microsoft Hyper-V as their preferred solution.

Tuxera’s SMB roadmap focused on performance, scalability, and advanced features

Tuxera’s roadmap for its Fusion File Share SMB implementation is to keep pace with Microsoft’s latest features, including advanced enterprise-grade ones such as compression. The company has a long-standing technical, business, and legal relationship with Microsoft and are part of their licensing program for the exFAT file system and SMB technology.

Fusion File Share’s transparent SMB compression feature has been built based on Microsoft’s documentation, ensuring seamless compatibility between Windows, Mac, and Linux environments. The “transparent” aspect of this feature is especially beneficial to end users, as no interaction is required on their part to compress or decompress files. Transparent compression is ready for immediate deployment with Fusion File Share to any interested parties. Contact us at for inquiries.

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.

For more information, please contact:

Head of Marketing, Tuxera

Tiffiny Rossi

References:

    1. Microsoft, 2020, “SMB Compression: Deflate your IO”: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/itops-talk-blog/smb-compression-deflate-your-io/ba-p/1183552
    2. IDC, 2020, “IDC’s Global DataSphere Forecast Shows Continued Steady Growth in the Creation and Consumption of Data”: https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS46286020
    3. Spiceworks, 2020, “Data Storage Trends in 2020 and Beyond”: https://www.spiceworks.com/marketing/reports/storage-trends-in-2020-and-beyond/
    4. Spiceworks, 2020 “The 2020 State of Virtualization Technology”: https://www.spiceworks.com/marketing/reports/state-of-virtualization/


Tuxera strengthens presence in Japan by establishing a local subsidiary, Tuxera Japan KK

The move highlights the company’s commitment to supporting its Japanese customers.

ESPOO, Finland, and YOKOHAMA, Japan – November 19, 2020 Tuxera, a world-leader in quality-assured storage management and networking software, announced an official establishment of a Japanese subsidiary, Tuxera Japan KK, with its regional headquarters located in Yokohama, Japan.

With a large embedded software device market, Japan is home to many internationally leading device manufacturers in automotive and consumer electronics. According to BCC Research, the Asia-Pacific (APAC) market for embedded systems is projected to increase from $75.4 billion in 2018 to $99.9 billion in 2023.

Reinforcing regional support

For over a decade, Tuxera has been bringing highly reliable and fail-safe embedded file systems software to millions of devices worldwide. The company has also seen strong success in Japan in the past few years, especially with the growth of local partnerships within the consumer electronics and automotive software industry.

“We are excited to be strengthening the local Japanese team,” says Masashi Kuroko, Head of Japan at Tuxera. “It’s all about our promise to exceptional customer service. We look forward to continuing and improving our close, focused collaboration with local customers. With an official local presence, we will be able to use our industry expertise to support the growing needs of the Japanese market even more effectively than before.”

“Opening a Tuxera subsidiary in Japan is a great milestone for us,” says Tuukka Ahoniemi, CEO of Tuxera. “This past year, our company has seen immense success in Japan and in the APAC region overall. Establishing a new local entity allows us to accelerate our growth and support our Japanese key customers, some of the top industry players in the world, by having our experts work even more closely with them.”

Tuxera continues to see Japan as an integral part of its ongoing global strategy.

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, 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.

For more information, please contact:

Head of Marketing, Tuxera

Tiffiny Rossi


Tuxera joins the Global Semiconductor Alliance

San Jose, Calif., and Helsinki, Finland – November 16, 2020 – Tuxera, the world leader in quality-assured embedded storage management software, is pleased to announce that they have become a member of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), the voice of the global semiconductor industry.

“We are seeing a data and information explosion across the global embedded industry landscape,” said Eva Rio, Product Manager at Tuxera. “In this environment, industry players we work with continue to find new use cases and ways of using data. At Tuxera we believe it’s vital that hardware and software systems work together in order to achieve the best performance, the flexibility to tackle specific workloads, and to create an overall better experience for each end use case. By working closely with hardware manufacturers we want to make sure the optimal storage decisions are made early in the development process. Tuxera delivers expertise to the embedded storage software side, so it’s a natural step to work even closer with hardware producers – and semiconductors are at the heart of the storage ecosystem.”

Tuxera builds and develops file systems, flash storage management software, and networking technologies. The company’s software is inside devices across the consumer electronics, automotive, industrial automation, and aerospace markets – helping people and major OEMs, Tier-1s, and device manufacturers store and do more with their data.

“We are very pleased to have Tuxera join the GSA,” said Jodi Shelton, co-founder and CEO of GSA. “Tuxera brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the Alliance and we look forward to their contributions to our industry events, interest groups and resources. As the GSA gains new members, we are ultimately supporting and enhancing the global semiconductor ecosystem.”

As a member of the GSA, Tuxera will benefit from the unique neutral platform provided for collaboration, where global executives may interface and innovate with peers, partners and customers to accelerate industry growth and maximize return on invested and intellectual capital.

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, AGL, SD Association, The Linux Foundation, GSA, 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.

Tuxera Media Contact:

Tiffiny Rossi

About GSA

GSA is Where Leaders Meet to establish an efficient, profitable and sustainable high technology global ecosystem encompassing semiconductors, software, solutions, systems and services. A leading industry organization that represents more than 25 countries and 250 corporate members, including 100 public companies, GSA provides a unique, neutral platform for collaboration, where global executives interface and innovate with peers, partners and customers to accelerate industry growth and maximize return on invested and intellectual capital. Members of the GSA represent 70 percent of the $450B+ semiconductor industry and continue to grow. Follow GSA on LinkedInFacebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and WeChat.

GSA Media Contact:                                       

Katie Olivier


Tuxera at TU-Automotive Europe 2020

Meet Tuxera virtually at TU-Automotive Europe on November 23–26, 2020!

TU-Automotive Europe is the largest conference and exhibition in Europe showcasing the future of connected cars and auto mobility.

Join us on November 23–26, when TU-Automotive Europe is back for 2020 – and 100% virtual. Tune in to talks from industry thought leaders and network with other professionals in this four-day program. Come meet Tuxera at the event, where we’ll be happy to answer your questions live and talk with you about everything automotive.

To prepare yourself for four days of illuminating automotive talks, check out some of these whitepapers on automotive file systems by our experts:

Solving data storage challenges in the automotive projects of tomorrow

Historically, automotive IVIs were literally read only. Functionality has been defined by the developer at the very beginning, with no major changes over lifetime. Consequently, the number of write cycles for flash memory was a no-worry. Now, systems have become much more complex with ECUs consolidated into domain controllers and hosting multiple functions on one SOC. The introduction of Android makes cars look like mobile phones, but with a higher lifetime of 10-15 years. Together with OTA updates, this results in many more write cycles that might make the flash wear out before end of life of the car. Fragmentation is observed to have an impact on performance in mobile devices – and could simply break an automotive system. Issues like FCA’s endless loop update from 2018, or the Spotify bug from 2016 with writing 5 GB per hour to flash puts further risk on future systems. We describe those effects more in detail, and suggest measures to mitigate the risks.

Download the whitepaper here.

The impacts of file system fragmentation on automotive storage performance

Groundbreaking studies have shown fragmentation to be a risk to modern automotive systems, potentially causing sluggish flash storage performance and even critical system failure within a car. This whitepaper examines in detail the ways that fragmentation affects the performance of an automotive system.

Download the whitepaper here.

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Too technical for a non-engineer?

Tuxerians hail far and wide, from a broad spectrum of backgrounds. Simon Wright started at the company during spring last year, joining our marketing team as Copywriter. Since then, he’s been putting finger-to-keyboard writing or editing many of the blog posts, press releases, whitepapers, and other Tuxera content that you may have read.

All the while, Tuxera has gone through some major changes – like rocketing forward with new leadership and gaining a crew of experienced professionals from across the Atlantic. What’s it like for someone at this company to see all of that, while still fresh on the job? What makes Tuxera an interesting environment for a non-engineer in the first place? We had lots of questions, and Simon was, thankfully, happy to help.

What got you interested in Tuxera as an employer?

Simon: I was seduced by the opportunity to write about cutting-edge technical solutions in a company that came across as down to earth, welcoming, and extremely international.

Were there any big surprises about the company, or about the realities of becoming a fabled Tuxerian?

Simon: Just seeing how much of an effort the company makes to care about its employees was a pleasant discovery. I’ve experienced helpful support with personal development, and chances to grow in different directions. In my short time here, I’ve also seen Tuxera go through some significant changes, but the feeling of me mattering as an employee has remained constant. The hoodies are also more comfortable than I expected.

What’s been the most daunting part about content writing in this highly technical field?

Simon: By far, the biggest challenge has been in building a comprehensive understanding of our range of products, their technical details, and the know-how that drives their development. The learning curve has been steep, but enjoyable and manageable. I've also learned a huge amount about the embedded industry in general – something new nearly every day.

What keeps you continuously interested in your job?

Simon: Getting to write about software that has a real, tangible effect on devices and data storage worldwide is very cool, because it’s technology that affects so many aspects of our lives. It’s also great to work with people who are so knowledgeable and passionate about tech – getting the chance to help communicate their expertise and excitement to audiences is something I find highly rewarding.

How do you see your journey here at Tuxera, from the beginning and leading up to this day?

Simon: It’s been a tremendous learning experience, and a lot of fun. I feel blessed to be working with very talented people – engineers, other marketing geeks, and everyone in between. I'm looking forward to seeing what the future has in store for Tuxera!

Protecting data integrity, together

Supporting each other and making sure all of us have our voices heard are major aspects of working at Tuxera. We know that in order to care about keeping the world's data safe and sound, we first need to care about each other. Simon is not the only Tuxerian to recently hop on board – we’ve had a ton of people join our global team over the past year. You could be the next one.


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