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The enterprise Solid State Device (SSD) market is a $20 billion market and is forecasted to grow to $46 billion by 2030.
We believe we are one of the performance leaders in this large enterprise SSD market.
Our robust patent portfolio protects technology leadership with 16 US patents granted and several more in the pipeline.
Solid State Devices (SSDs) seemingly are the technology of choice for applications that need fast storage access - like NASA’s servers that need to sift through a large amount of data to search for new exo-planets, or a bank’s fraud protection software that needs to access data quickly to decide if the incoming credit-card transaction is genuine. At Smart IOPS, we accelerate data storage and analysis in an efficient and cost-effective manner
Designing and producing high-end enterprise class SSDs, we think of ourselves as the elite sports car company of the data storage industry. Our patented, novel TruRandom® technology enables a high number of random IO operations possible - to not only store terabytes of data, but do it with remarkably low IO latency (or delay). Our internal research shows that our technology can deliver superior latency with high random IO performance.
Why is random IO so important? When many isolated data accesses converge on a single storage node - like when many people simultaneously try to shop for different items - the data access pattern looks very random.
If a storage device can deliver higher random read/write accesses while keeping the delays in check, the performance of the overall computing system improves.
In the computer arena, the speed of Input/Output (IO) access to data storage lagged, according to our research. Arguably too much focus has been given on CPU performance, however there are many applications whose performance are largely limited by slow IO accesses - such as databases, machine learning, data analytics, etc.
As a result, the current SSD products in the market result in a sub-par system, leaving much performance on the table.
This is why we are enabling improved product offerings for companies building solutions that require rapid and reliable access to data.
We strive to deliver top-notch NVMe (Non Volatile Memory express, a fast PCIe based interface) SSD performance and enable our customers the power to transform their business with our Data Engine™ PCIe NVMe SSDs.
Our enterprise class SSDs are capable of pushing 1.7 million random read IOPS. Moreover, we plan to deliver our next generation SSD product in the future that should almost double the random read IO performance. Our random write IO performance of 600,000 is one of the best in the industry as far as we know. We think this puts our product on a whole other level. We are not aware of any product in the same class that can do this kind of IO performance and low latency in the market anywhere.
Smart IOPS wants to solve a wide range of storage performance challenges for our customers. Directly plugged into the motherboard PCIe slot - our Data Engine™ NVMe SSDs are backwards compatible, offer extremely high performance per square inch and deployed in high-end enterprise grade servers with PCIe slots.
To put that into perspective, for this level of performance, data centers and enterprises would spend a fortune on storage arrays and high-performance computing servers to enable faster data storage and analysis, according to our research. Our Data Engine™ SSDs enable better performance in a cost-effective manner with a much smaller footprint.
Our Unobtanium™ FN Storage Class memory is a card that comes in 800 GB, 1.6 TB, and 3.2 TB capacities. This drive is categorized as storage class memory - thanks to its incredibly low latency - making the drive absolutely top notch in our view.
Furthermore, we are planning in our roadmap to introduce a new category of high-end SSD geared towards the media & entertainment and high-end gaming market. Stay tuned for the announcement.
We have a business model similar to other major data storage companies, however, what makes us unique is our proprietary controller technology and our highly fine-tuned firmware that enables higher performance, better quality, and greater ROI in our view.
We believe our truRandom® technology takes Smart IOPS’ SSDs to even higher peaks of performance. It reduces input/output access latency and increases the number of random input/output operations of the data storage drives.
The truRandom® technology comprises a full turn-key solution from the ground-up including robust printed circuit board (PCB) and thermal heat-sinks, our proprietary high performance controller, a highly fine tuned firmware, and the associated drivers.
We have 16 patents granted and several more in the pipeline. Our company continues to innovate with the goal of bringing better storage products to the market in terms of quality and performance.
The data storage demand is on a massive rise over the past few years, which is expected to witness an increasing trend over the forecast period as well. The SSD market was valued at $34.86 billion in 2020, expecting to hit $90.10 billion by 2026 at a CAGR of 17.2% (source).
Not to mention, the global Enterprise SSD market size was valued at $17.85 billion in 2020, and is projected to reach $46.89 billion by 2030 at a CAGR of 10.2% (source).
We address quite a few markets, which makes sense when it comes to our revenue thus far.
We think we stand out in the market because of our focus on the high-end data storage market segment - think back to us as the elite sports car of storage. Because this segment seemingly poses a high barrier to entry for competition, it has the potential to command higher margins.
According to our research, most SSD vendors happen to also be NAND chip manufacturers, so naturally, their goal is to sell more NAND devices. Unlike them, we believe Smart IOPS solves a wider array of performance challenges.
Smart IOPS started generating revenue in 2021, and our products have been purchased by large companies and organizations like NASA, Oakridge National Lab, Verizon Media, The Trade Desk, Threat Matrix (part of LexisNexis), among others.
Our drive performance is vetted by a 3rd party database company called Aerospike. They found our drive to be the best performing in its class. The independent evaluation conducted by the Aerospike team demonstrated that our drives yielded the highest performance in terms of number of transactions per second (TPS) while serving low latency (source).
We are qualified on AutoDesk Flame software used for media and entertainment graphics editing as a stand-alone SSD product due to our quality and performance (source).
Over the course of many years we have formed partnerships across the globe with key distributors, manufacturers, component suppliers, and sales partners. There is also a lot of work done to develop equipment and software automation for QA and validation of our products prior to shipping. We are committed to maintaining and improving our operational excellence to supply high-quality products to our customers.
We are mindful of the fact that quality sells. That’s why we specifically architected our storage controller for high random IO accesses coupled with a fine-tuned firmware. The result is our Data Engine™ series of SSD products that are currently selling. With this scalable design, we think we are well positioned to be one of the leaders in the market with potential to grow.
We go beyond vanilla when it comes to solid state drives – we go truRandom®.
And with that, the need for storing, accessing, and analyzing the data in a meaningful way is also growing. We see ourselves becoming one of the pillars in the electronic data storage segment. Heading in that direction, we are working on a new paradigm called Storage Computing. To us, it’s the natural next phase, addressing any computation that utilizes large amounts of data that can’t easily be stored on a processor’s DRAM.
We wish to bring to the enterprises and data-centers a cohesive and cost-effective infrastructure solution that is distributed, scalable, and integrated with data related compute needs. Our product is selling to a diverse and prominent customer base, and we believe we have the potential for growth. We not only want to help make better storage more accessible, but also hope to make good returns for our investors.
Please visit www.smartiops.com/startengine for more information about our company.
Smart IOPS builds leading-edge data storage and analysis products that enable next-generation applications requiring quick and reliable access to data. Our first product was ready for the market in 2021 after 8 years of research and development (R&D). We have a marquee list of customers like NASA, The Trade Desk, and LexisNexis, and our revenue has tripled in the first half of 2022 versus the whole of 2021. We address a large and rapidly growing market with differentiated technology protected by a strong portfolio of patents. As data continues to be central to almost all existing and emerging applications, we believe Smart IOPS has potential for growth over the coming years.
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Invest $1,000+ and receive two coupons for a 10% discount on our High Perf Edition SSDs that are listed on amazon.com. The coupon will be valid for our upcoming SSD series including Gaming Edition and Storage Class Memory Edition when they are listed on amazon.com in the future. All coupons expire after 12 months.
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Invest $2,000+ and receive five coupons for a 10% discount on our High Perf Edition SSDs that are listed on amazon.com. The coupon will be valid for our upcoming SSD series including Gaming Edition and Storage Class Memory Edition when they are listed on amazon.com in the future. All coupons expire after 12 months.
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Dear Investors and Campaign Followers,
We are grateful to the folks who invested so far.
We are also thankful for the positive comments that we see. The market is indeed big and having a quality and differentiating product is very helpful in closing the sales and gaining market share. Just to put things in perspective, a 100 million of revenue in a 20 billion large market represents about 0.5% of market share. Moreover the enterprise SSD market is growing and it is usually easier to gain market share in a growing market. With our investors' support, we are hopeful to get to there in future.
Also, a couple of thoughtful questions related to financials allowed us to clarify items that were probably not so obvious from the statements. We are thankful for those comments.
The Early Bird Bonus is expiring very soon in next 4 days. Please move quickly and get in if you are planning to invest. We are expecting some investment from our previous investors as well in next few days.
Smart IOPS Team
Dear Investors and Campaign Followers,
This is our first update and we thought it would be good to share a little bit about ourselves. We founded Smart IOPS in 2013 with the goal to bring a top-notch storage solution to market. Our team, that we put together carefully over the course of time, has experience working in large technology companies like Intel, Juniper Networks, SanDisk/Western Digital, Toshiba, AMD, Broadcom, Sun Microsystems (now Oracle) among others.
We took an uncompromising approach and built the whole solution from scratch including a new groundbreaking chip architecture, a highly fine-tuned firmware, and a robust PCB. Add to this the long hours of toil and pretty much not giving up every time we thought it was just too hard. End result is amazing, we have delivered one of the best enterprise solid state devices in the industry.
Company has raised around $13M since inception in equity and debt financing to complete the research and development of our initial product. Now the next phase for us is to go make some sales. And we see some great early success with marquee customers. We look forward to building on this momentum with your help. Please invest!
And by the way, there are only 9 days left for our early bird discount. Checkout our funding page at www.startengine.com/smartiops.
Smart IOPS Team
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