EXTEN Recognized as Storage Software Industry Leader with “Best of Show” Award for Most Innovative Technology

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EXTEN™ HyperDynamic™ storage software for cloud and high-performance data centers recognized for open standards and industry leading NVMe over Fabrics performance with DMTF Redfish® and SNIA SwordfishTM management.

Santa Clara, California, August 9, 2018 – After officially launching just days ago, EXTEN Technologies™, Inc. announced today that its HyperDynamic™ NVMe over Fabrics high-performance storage software, in conjunction with the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), won the Best of Show Technology Innovation Award at the 2018 Flash Memory Summit (FMS) currently being held in Santa Clara.

“Cloud and other large data centers typically prioritize their selection criteria for storage solutions as those that can achieve the highest possible performance while avoiding proprietary vendor lock-in,” said Jay Kramer, Chairman of the Awards Program and President of Network Storage Advisors Inc. “We are proud to recognize SNIA for creating an open storage management specification and EXTEN HyperDynamic storage software for being the first industry production product to implement Swordfish and Redfish standards while setting new levels of high performance.”   

“We congratulate EXTEN Technologies for its innovation and well-deserved accolade,” said Don Deel, SNIA Storage Management Initiative Governing Board Chair. “By integrating SNIA Swordfish into its solution, EXTEN Technologies’ customers will benefit from a standards-based API that does not require learning the intricacies of storage infrastructure to handle day-to-day storage needs.”

About HyperDynamic

The EXTEN patent-pending HyperDynamic storage software disaggregates storage by moving non-volatile memory, including Flash and 3D XPoint solid-state drives (SSDs), from traditional storage and server systems to fabric-attached enclosures like JBOFs (just a bunch of flash) connected using low-latency and high-bandwidth NVMe over Fabrics technology. The HyperDynamic software runs on a flexible hardware ecosystem, including industry standard Intel x86 and AMD x64 servers and custom SoC-based enclosures, providing the freedom to design highly-optimized solutions using components from diverse manufacturers that balance cost and performance. Solutions based on HyperDynamic software are extensible using a RESTful API and custom microservices to facilitate the development of advanced data management and other capabilities.

"I want to take this opportunity to recognize the incredible work by our engineering team and the groundbreaking open standard solution they developed received the FMS ‘Best of Show’ award. Our team represents the world leaders in this space, so this is a significant achievement", said Craig Gilmore, CEO of EXTEN.

EXTEN is demonstrating and showcasing its award-winning HyperDynamic storage software at the annual Flash Memory Summit (FMS) currently being held in Santa Clara, California. FMS attendees can learn more at EXTEN partner booths that include AIC, Broadcom, Celestica, Mellanox, and Solarflare.


EXTEN Technologies is a pioneer in NVMe over Fabrics software applications. The EXTEN HyperDynamic storage software solution is a fully compliant protocol implementation that provides the highest performance available with less than one microsecond of overhead latency to the most demanding data centers in the world. The EXTEN architecture is the first open standards NVMe solution with no proprietary hardware or software lock-in and includes Redfish and Swordfish support in its REST API offering frictionless integration to both partners and end-users. 

EXTEN Technologies was founded in 2012 and is based in Austin, Texas. Visit www.exten.io online to schedule a demonstration and learn more about how EXTEN HD software can solve your most pressing problems.

Meghan Shields, Press relations