PLX Technology Partners with Tuxera to Deliver High-Performance File System Suite
Read/Write NTFS Performance Optimized for Rapidly Expanding NAS Market

Sunnyvale, Calif. – September, 29 2010 – Tuxera Inc., the leading provider of Windows-compatible file systems for Linux, Android, Mac and other platforms, today announced close collaboration with PLX Technology, the industry’s leading consumer storage controller provider for network attached storage (NAS) devices. Tuxera and PLX are working together to ensure that the Tuxera® File System Suite, which includes Tuxera NTFS, exFAT and HFS+, are fully optimized for high-speed storage designs using PLX® NAS solutions.

Tuxera’s file systems greatly simplify how device manufacturers can achieve higher performance, lower power, and read/write interoperability by interacting directly with the Linux kernel as a standard plug-in kernel module. The Tuxera File System Suite package combines expert service and support with its industry-leading interoperable file system solutions.

“Achieving the highest levels of performance and interoperability is instrumental in PLX product development, and Tuxera’s File System Suite helped us to achieve these goals,” said David Raun, vice president of marketing and business development at PLX. “We are pleased to collaborate with Tuxera to ensure its technology, working in tandem with our NAS products, delivers best-in-class performance across multiple file systems and applications.”

“For Tuxera, this PLX partnership is an endorsement of Tuxera’s file system suite in high-performance storage applications,” said Mikko Välimäki, Tuxera CEO. “It also builds a strong tie with Tuxera and the well-known PLX storage family. Tuxera is fully committed to increasing its leadership in embedded markets, and this partnership marks an important milestone.”

There are many applications for high-performance interoperable file systems for embedded use. For example, Tuxera NTFS and HFS+ solutions efficiently transform Linux-based network-attached storage devices and set-top boxes, allowing them to seamlessly interoperate with Windows and Mac computers and deliver top of the line performance. Fast read and write performance with ever-increasing file sizes is crucial for the best possible consumer experience. Previously, interoperability in most cases has been achieved through the use of the low-performance and energy-consumptive FAT32 file system.

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