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In this weekly podcast, featuring a roundup of headlines from TechTarget's Storage Media Group, we discuss a new system release from startup NexGen Storage. As reported by our SearchVirtualStorage.com site, the new virtual machine storage system uses solid-state drives and hard drives, and applies granular quality of service (QoS) levels to “provision performance” across tiers.
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SearchStorage.com covered NetApp Inc.'s announcement of an upgrade to its entry-level FAS2000 storage platform with the FAS2240 unified storage array. The Storage Soup blog outlined Nexsan Corp.’s launch of its E5510 NAS system that can scale to just over a petabyte, as well as flash startup Virident Systems Inc.'s release of its first multi-level cell solid-state card and latest funding round. Other Storage Soup news included a post about XIO (the newly renamed Xiotech) announcing that former CEO Alan Atkinson is the new chairman while Oak Investment Partners general partner John Beletic will take over as CEO.
In lighter news that has been incredibly popular this week, Senior News Director Dave Raffo spoke with DreamWorks Animation SKG staff engineer Scott Miller about the studio’s storage needs and why DreamWorks doesn’t consider itself a big data shop. Puss in Boots, the studio's new animated 3D movie, filled hundreds of terabytes on DreamWorks' storage systems, most of it on a Hewlett-Packard Ibrix-based NAS cluster.
And finally, SearchSMBStorage.com spoke with Greg Schulz, founder of StorageIO Group, about SSD trends, including the latest developments in the technology and which industries are taking a hard look at putting them to work.