OakGate Technology Announces Universal Manufacturing Framework

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Designed expressly for manufacturing test environments, the Universal Manufacturing Framework (UMF) Application Software provides advanced, easy to use engine for Solid State Disks and flash storage

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OakGate, a well respected provider of storage test solutions for development environments, has now launched an innovative software framework for production testing.

OakGate Technology, the industry leader in advanced, high performance storage test solutions for flash storage announced the industry’s most innovative application software framework for manufacturing test environments. Designed as a companion application for OakGate’s renowned Storage Validation Framework (SVF) software suite, the Universal Manufacturing Framework is highly intuitive and provides extensive capabilities that complement production test platforms for SSDs and flash storage.

“OakGate has been a well-recognized provider of test tools for development environments to major storage component, drive and system suppliers. With Universal Manufacturing Test Framework, we are extending the capabilities of our test solutions to low and high volume production as well” stated Bob Weisickle, founder and CEO, OakGate Technology. “Designed expressly with flash storage in mind, the UMF application provides user friendly GUI and individual DUT control that is ideal for operators and test engineers alike” added Mr. Weisickle.

OakGate’s UMF application engine was developed in close cooperation with one of the world’s largest supplier of enterprise class flash storage devices. This resulted in incorporation of several key features that provide advanced functionality as well as flexibility. For example, a test written for one protocol is completely portable to another protocol or platform. This allows users to leverage the investment in test scripts and automation. While the user interface is simple and intuitive, the underlying data gathering and analysis capability is extensive.

OakGate provides a comprehensive Software Development Kit (SDK) that allows customers to write their own automated test scripts for UMF. Since the hardware layer is abstracted, the SDK is very portable. The UMF software engine provides a thread for each individual DUT, giving users a high level of granularity without exposing underlying complexities. Customers also have the flexibility to select their preferred production test platform since the UMF application that is agnostic to the underlying hardware.

Universal Manufacturing Framework has already been deployed at multiple manufacturing sites of major OEM customers worldwide. OakGate will be demonstrating UMF at the 2015 Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara. The demonstration will run on hardware platform from Tanisys Technology at OakGate’s booth # 801. Please contact OakGate for further details.

About OakGate Technology
OakGate Technology Inc. (http://www.oakgatetech.com) is a leading provider of test, validation and benchmarking products and services to the storage industry. The privately held company is a recognized leader in test and validation tools for Solid State storage. OakGate’s highly capable and flexible platforms support all popular storage protocols and are based on advanced, proprietary software and industry standard hardware. OakGate’s products and services have been deployed by top tier components suppliers, drive manufacturers and storage system OEMs worldwide. Based in Loomis, California, OakGate Technology was founded in 2008 by industry veterans from storage and server industries.

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Vipul Mehta
VP, Marketing & Business Development
OakGate Technology
(949) 702-3124

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