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Solid-state storage

  • Netlist launches new DDR4 NVDIMM

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 21 Jan 2016
  • Netlist unveiled its new DDR4-based non-volatile dual in-line memory module (NVDIMM) yesterday at the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)’s Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Summit in San Jose. ...

  • Diablo Technologies names new CEO, raises $19 million

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 14 Jan 2016
  • Flash memory vendor Diablo Technologies named a new CEO and secured $19 million in Series C financing as the company tries to rebuild momentum for its memory technology business after fighting off ...

  • New CFO hopes to take Tegile public

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 13 Jan 2016
  • Flash and hybrid storage array vendor Tegile Systems has hired a CFO with experience bringing companies public, and CEO Rohit Kshetrapal said he is aiming Tegile in that direction. “We don’t see an ...

  • Nimbus CEO: We're still alive

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 06 Jan 2016
  • Nimbus Data has not “vanished,” as I wrote in a story about storage vendors facing challenges in 2016. The all-flash vendor has just been keeping “very quiet” for the past 18 months or so. Nimbus ...

  • NetApp buys flash startup SolidFire, discontinues FlashRay

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 21 Dec 2015
  • NetApp filled a gap in its flash storage portfolio today with an $870 million deal to buy SolidFire and finally threw in the towel on its long-delayed FlashRay product line. The SolidFire ...

  • Tintri adds entry-level all-flash, teases analytics

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 08 Dec 2015
  • Virtual machine-storage specialist Tintri rounded out its all-flash product line today with an entry level version priced at $125,000 for 5.34 TB of raw capacity. The VMstore T5040 is the third ...

  • Tegile expands all-flash portfolio through SanDisk partnership

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Sep 2015
  • SanDisk is putting its investments in private storage companies to good use. Two of the companies it has invested in – Nexenta and Tegile Systems – have signed on as OEM partners for SanDisk’s ...

  • All-flash could be on Nimble's roadmap

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 27 May 2015
  • Now that Nimble Storage is growing revenue from its Fibre Channel support, it’s time for Nimble executives to think about what they will add next. An all-flash array would be one logical addition. ...

  • SanDisk sees PCIe flash take a dive

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 17 Apr 2015
  • SanDisk became the PCIe flash market leader with its 2014 acquisition of server-side flash pioneer Fusion-io. Less than a year later, there is a lot less to that market and that is having a ...

  • IBM sheds light on work to boost flash endurance

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 27 Feb 2015
  • IBM has finally hopped onto the bandwagon with solid-state array vendors that use multilevel cell (MLC) NAND technology and guarantee the read/write endurance of flash modules. Those changes came ...

  • NetApp: No SSDs have worn out

    Carol Sliwa - Senior News Writer 23 Jan 2015
  • The prospect of flash drives wearing out is a non-issue, according to NetApp. Mark Welke, NetApp’s senior director of product marketing, said the company has not had a single solid-state drive ...

  • SanDisk says enterprise SSD prospects still strong

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 22 Jan 2015
  • The fourth quarter of 2014 was tough for solid-state storage vendor SanDisk. Still, the vendor said its enterprise solid-state drive (SSD) sales increased and it remains on track for $1 billion in ...

  • EMC gives ViPR flash-related upgrade

    Dave Raffo - Editorial News Director 20 Jan 2015
  • EMC last week quietly upgraded its ViPR software-defined storage and ScaleIO hyper-convergence software, broadening support for platforms and emerging technologies. One of the selling points of ...

  • SSDs: Your mileage almost certainly will vary

    Beth Pariseau - Senior News Writer 15 Jan 2009
  • Maybe this is what happens with any brand-new technology, but so far there's been such wide variability in the solid-state drives that have been announced for the enterprise since EMC added STEC ...

  • SSDs vs. 20,000 rpm drives: Who wins? I do!

    Tory Skyers - The Sasha Company 10 Jun 2008
  • It's been a while since I've been able to spend some quality time behind the keyboard, I've been suffering from a gigantic "honey-do" list and it was difficult for me to use some huge work ...