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Kingston Alliances

Over the years, Kingston has established and fostered integral relationships within the industry to spawn innovation and deliver the best possible quality in all Kingston products and services. Below are descriptions and testimonials from these alliances.

AMD

AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor’s 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Along with other leading manufacturers, AMD partners with Kingston to help deliver time-to-market programmes to our joint customers, thereby simplifying the solution selection process.

Apple

Kingston is an Authorised Apple Developer. Kingston designs memory products for Apple® Xserve servers, Mac Pro workstations, iMac desktops, MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks and iPad and iPhone mobile devices in accordance with Apple specifications with access to Apple testing and compatibility labs.

ASUS

Founded in 1989, ASUS is the no. 1 motherboard maker in the world as well as a major manufacturer of a broad line of products including optical drives, notebooks, graphics cards, PDAs, networking hardware, servers and bare-bone systems. ASUS products are widely recognised as the benchmark for quality, reliability and performance in the industry.

ATTO

Now in its 26th year, ATTO Technology, Inc. is a global leader of storage and network connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments. ATTO provides a wide range of end-to-end solutions to help customers better store, manage and deliver their data. With a focus on markets that require higher performance, ATTO manufactures host adapters, RAID adapters, network adapters, RAID storage controllers, Thunderbolt-enabled Desklink Devices, bridges, switches and software. ATTO solutions are based on providing a high level of connectivity to all storage interfaces, including Fibre Channel, SAS, SATA, iSCSI, 10GbE, FCoE and Thunderbolt. ATTO distributes its products worldwide through Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), systems integrators, VARs and authorised resellers.

BlockMaster

BlockMaster provides complete control of portable data. Its unique SafeConsole® allows administrators to track, manage and enforce acceptable use policy for every single secure USB drive, anywhere in the world. The solution is available worldwide and trusted to serve the versatile security needs of enterprise and government customers. Kingston Technology and BlockMaster’s partnership provides a greater availability of centrally managed USB drives, which makes it easier to protect information on the move.

ClevX

ClevX, or clever eXtensions, is a Seattle-based technology company specialising in security/mobility platforms and IP development and licensing. Founded in 2005, ClevX pioneered and continues to lead the industry with its secure, portable USB storage platform (OS-agnostic, hardware-encrypted, bootable) and line of award-winning, client-licensed DATALOCK® secured devices (e.g. FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certified). ClevX strives to help clients scale innovation and differentiates by making good products great while keeping solutions simple, clever and elegant.

CMTL

CMTL, or Computer Memory Test Labs, was established in 1996 to provide independent memory module and motherboard compatibility testing to the computer industry. CMTL performs over 1,800 different memory module compatibility tests annually for module manufacturers worldwide.

Dell

In 2003, Kingston received the Diverse Supplier Award for best overall performance from Dell based on Kingston's relationship supporting Dell's base memory business. Kingston is also the featured memory hardware supplier on Dell’s online superstore. System users of many computer brands can shop online to purchase Kingston memory upgrades for desktops, notebooks, workstations and servers.

DriveSavers

DriveSavers Data Recovery, the worldwide leader in data recovery services, provides the fastest, most reliable and only certified secure data recovery service in the industry. As the only data recovery company to post proof of annual, company-wide SOC 2 Type 2 Audit Reports and its HIPAA data security compliance, DriveSavers services meet the security protocols for financial, government, corporate and healthcare industries. DriveSavers also adheres to US Government security protocols, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Data Security Rule (GLBA), the Data-At-Rest mandate (DAR) and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Known for its technologically advanced Certified ISO 5 (Class 100) cleanroom, the company is authorised to open storage devices by all major storage device manufacturers without voiding the warranty. DriveSavers engineers are trained and certified in all leading encryption and forensics technologies. DriveSavers provides secure, fast and reliable data recovery from all Kingston data storage devices including Flash cards, USB drives and solid-state drives, and provides special benefits to Kingston customers.

ESET

Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. The company pioneered and continues to lead the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus holds the world record for the number of Virus Bulletin "VB100” Awards, and has never missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security and ESET Cyber Security (solution for Mac) are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

Gigabyte

Founded in 1986, Gigabyte Technology has built an unshakable reputation and solid foundation in the computer industry on the reliability of its motherboards and add-on card products. Diversifying from this solid base, Gigabyte Technology has also devoted substantial resources to expanding into new product lines, such as desktop platform solutions, servers, broadband routers, Gigabit switches, wireless LAN and NAS appliances.

Hortonworks

Hortonworks

Hortonworks develops, distributes and supports the only 100 per cent open source distribution of Apache Hadoop explicitly architected, built and tested for enterprise-grade deployments. Formed by the original architects, builders and operators of Hadoop, Hortonworks stewards the core and delivers the critical services required by the enterprise to reliably and effectively run Hadoop at scale.

Intel

Kingston and Intel® have developed a pioneering strategic alliance to help enable current and next-generation memory technologies. Incorporating design, R&D, testing, manufacturing, sales and marketing as well as validation services, Kingston has worked closely with Intel as memory needs evolve with emerging chipsets and processors. To support the introduction of new platforms, Intel includes Kingston memory in many of its seed kits, which are distributed to key customers worldwide. In recognition of Kingston's efforts in enabling new products, Intel presented Kingston with an award for “Outstanding Contributions to the Successful Intel Pentium 4 Processor Ramp”. Kingston memory has passed the tests required for qualification for use with Intel server, workstation and desktop baseboard systems.

Microsoft

Kingston and Microsoft® have been partnering on worldwide sales and marketing programmes since 1996 when they launched the first ever major co-marketing effort by a memory manufacturer and software company. The two companies formed a strategic alliance to promote the complementary relationship between software and memory and have since partnered on several programmes designed to educate IT professionals on the positive impact additional memory has on software capabilities and overall system performance.

Kingston and Microsoft have most recently focused on the synergistic relationship of Kingston’s Flash products and Microsoft’s Pocket PC. Kingston Flash products expand the storage capacities of the Pocket PC allowing more room for additional programs and features. Together, Kingston and Microsoft continue to further the sales of these two products through new sales promotions and programmes and by developing innovative ways of distributing software through digital media.

MSI

Micro-Star International Co., Ltd (MSI) enjoys a high reputation for its innovations in the construction of motherboards, graphics cards, optical storage devices, workstations, servers, slim PCs, barebone systems and IA products. Since its founding in 1986, MSI has remained at the forefront in providing easy-to-implement, state-of-the-art products and robust computing solutions for its customers. Its efforts are focused on quality, customer satisfaction and innovative solutions to meet growing market demands for computing needs.

NVIDIA

NVIDIA Corporation, located in Santa Clara, CA, is the global leader in advanced graphics and multimedia processing technology for the consumer and professional computing markets. Kingston has also completed validation and compatibility testing on an array of memory modules for NVIDIA's product platforms. "NVIDIA and Kingston have partnered to launch high-performance platforms utilising the newest and fastest memory technologies. Kingston's reputation for high quality, its advanced memory technology programmes and Kingston's leading global presence aligns perfectly with NVIDIA's goal to deliver an unbeatable computing experience."

— Drew Henry Senior Director of Platform Business, Nvidia Corporation

PernixData

PernixData™ is fundamentally changing how storage is designed and operated in virtual data centres. The company’s flagship product, PernixData FVP, virtualises server-side Flash to enable scale-out storage performance that is independent of capacity. No changes are required to VMs, servers or primary storage, ensuring maximum performance of all virtualised applications in a seamless, scalable and cost-effective manner.

Samsung

Samsung® was the first major DRAM company to support Kingston and has continued to support Kingston on every generation of DRAM since 1987. Over the years, Kingston and Samsung have worked together in very close cooperation on many projects in sub-contract manufacturing and distribution logistics. Kingston has always played an integral role in enabling the early acceptance of every generation of DRAM in the marketplace. Currently, Kingston is also assisting Samsung in its e-commerce endeavours as an order fulfilment centre.

"Samsung and Kingston have been partners since Kingston's inception in 1987. Together, we have been through many generations of DRAM. Kingston's dedication to quality products has made them one of our top five customers for the past ten years."

— Y.B. Rha Executive Vice President and General Manager, Samsung Electronics Corporation, Seoul Korea

SPYRUS

In 2009, Kingston Technology and SPYRUS joined forces to offer USB Flash drives that have unparalleled levels of security. SPYRUS is a company committed to providing high-assurance security technology for the US Government, industries required to comply with security regulations and everyday users who want the best protection for sensitive information. SPYRUS hardware and software support uses the strongest commercially available cryptographic algorithms, including all Suite B algorithms and legacy algorithms such as RSA and triple-DES. Kingston products that are secured by SPYRUS offer users protected memory and security components, anti-tamper mechanisms with built-in self-destruct mechanisms, password authentication within epoxy modules and more.

Supermicro

Founded in 1993, Supermicro Computer, Inc. emphasises superior product design and quality control to produce highly reliable, mission-critical servers that maximise the price/performance ratio for its customers. Always first to deliver, Supermicro's high-end motherboards and servers consistently outperform the competition. Expansion into modular computing and enterprise storage system development further solidifies Supermicro's server technology leadership.

Tyan

Tyan Computer Corporation, founded in 1989 by long-time Intel and IBM executive, Dr T. Symon Chang, designs, manufactures and markets innovative server, workstation and desktop systems and platforms. Tyan system board products are sold to OEMs, systems integrators, VARs and resellers worldwide. Products from Tyan feature design enhancements specifically developed for enterprise computer room and data centre environments. These highly stable, space-efficient products are very attractive to OEMs and system integrators designing next-generation rackmount server solutions for a wide array of applications.

VMware

VMware is the global leader in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure. VMware delivers customer-proven solutions that accelerate IT by reducing complexity and enabling more flexible, agile service delivery. VMware enables enterprises to adopt a cloud model that addresses their unique business challenges. Kingston is an Elite-Level Partner in the VMware Technology Alliance Programme (TAP). The VMware TAP programme helps technology vendors integrate their products with VMware virtualisation software and deliver timely, joint solutions to mutual customers.