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The CEA Computing Center Partners with Rozo Systems

High Performance and Fault Tolerance Highlighted as Key Differentiators

SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA, March 03, 2017 — Rozo Systems, a leading provider of software-defined scale-out NAS storage solutions, announced today that the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) has selected RozoFS® as a leading alternative for next generation storage. RozoFS was selected because it offers fault tolerance while delivering great performance, preserving hardware independence and working on standard file systems.

RozoFS is a true scale-out NAS that delivers fault tolerance and high performance on all data sizes, a crucial requirement in high performance computing (HPC) applications. The basis of its superior fault tolerance and performance are a disruptive erasure coding technology that works fast and efficiently on small files and on sequential workloads.

“We were very interested in exploring and help advance the unique set of features of Rozo Systems’ storage solution,” said Jacques-Charles Lafoucrière, the head of Scientific Computing Complex Department at CEA. “What we found is that the Rozo solution is a good fit for the CEA applications because of its exceptional reliability. Our team was also pleasantly surprised by the high performance delivered on commodity

RozoFS is based on patented erasure coding technology, the Mojette Transform, which delivers data protection equivalent to triple replication with only 50 percent overhead. The erasure-coded data is protected against the failure of a storage node and the failure of multiple disks on the same node. This solution is far superior to RAID since it provides improved data availability, does not require expensive RAID controllers, and eliminates the performance decline of RAID rebuilds. RozoFS also eliminates downtime when adding or removing storage nodes.

“The CEA performs very advanced work so it is a great proving ground for our RozoFS technology,” noted Pierre Evenou, CEO of Rozo Systems. “We are very excited by the opportunity to demonstrate our leadership in performance and reliability in software-defined scale-out NAS in the most demanding HPC environment.”

About CEA

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a public research organization working in four main areas: defense and security, nuclear and renewable energies, technological research for industry and fundamental research.

Building on its recognized expertise, the CEA takes part in implementing cooperation projects with a wide range of academic and industrial partners. With its 16,000 researchers and employees, it is a major player in European research and is also expanding its international presence. More information:

About Rozo Systems

Rozo Systems is a leading provider of software-defined scale-out NAS storage solutions. Its RozoFS product delivers real-time performance, high resiliency and low cost for petabytes multi-user storage systems. The core of its patented technology is a unique erasure coding algorithm with unmatched performance. It runs on any standard x86 servers powered by Linux.

To achieve this mission, Rozo Systems benefits from an experienced team that combines talents from the high-tech industry and research labs, and from the support of its investment partners Nestadio Capital and Ouest Angels Capital. The company is headquartered in Nantes, France, with an office in San Mateo, California. For more information, visit or email


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