UPDATED 08:00 EDT / AUGUST 13 2019

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Data center storage firm Pavilion Data Systems raises $25M

Data center hardware maker Pavilion Data Systems Inc. is gearing up for expansion after closing on a $25 million round of funding that brings its total amount raised to $58 million.

Announced today, the Series C round was led by new investors Taiwania Capitaland and RPS Ventures, with participation from existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Artiman White Space Investments and SK Telecom.

Pavilion sells a Non-Volatile Memory Express over Fabric storage platform for flash memory systems that provides a more direct connection between a company’s stored data and the central processing units that actually use it. The system is designed to enable the performance of more traditional “direct-attached storage,” which is attached to the actual processor using it, together with the economics, flexibility and manageability of shared storage.

The idea is to provide a faster and more economical storage platform for the most demanding, data-intensive applications, including artificial intelligence workloads such as machine learning and deep learning.

Another advantage of Pavilion’s NVMe-oF platform is it enables what the company calls an “OPENCHOICE” model, wherein customers have the flexibility to reuse existing standard 2.5″ NVMe solid-state drivers, or purchase the latest SSDs directly from drive makers. That helps its customers to reduce procurement costs and future-proof their expensive investments in storage gear, the company says.

“In 2019, we have delivered a large number of systems to leading organizations worldwide,” Gurpreet Singh, Pavilion’s chief executive officer, said in a statement. “Many of these customers are now purchasing additional arrays as they continue to scale out.”

Pavilion said its plans going forward include expanding its NVMe-oF products to new markets and expanding its team to support customer demand.

Image: Pavilion Data

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