Solid State Storage
- June 12, 2017
In the run-up to Pure Accelerate, CEO Scott Dietzen assesses the trajectory of the NVMe flash market, vendor consolidation and how customers are using Pure's FlashArray.
- June 01, 2017
Recent Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) storage acquisitions will play a key role in “reengineering” the company, CEO Meg Whitman said. During HPE’s earnings call Wednesday night, Whitman called ...
- May 25, 2017
NetApp quietly slipped an acquisition of storage memory software startup Plexistor into an earnings call otherwise noteworthy for strong results last quarter and a disappointing forecast for this ...
- May 25, 2017
Pure Storage executives claim the flash pioneer is on pace for $1 billion in revenue for 2017, plus its first profitable quarter by the end of the year. Neither goal is assured, but both seem ...
- May 17, 2017
Tired of waiting for NVMe? Western Digital's HGST Ultrastar-branded 12 Gbps SAS-based 3D NAND SSDs target high-performance virtual, database, analytics and cloud workloads.
- May 09, 2017
Nexsan eliminated the need to run its E-Series arrays as Unity back-end storage. JBODs with RAID allow FASTier flash cache SSDs to run on 12 Gbps storage shelves.
- May 08, 2017
Micron Technology launched its SolidScale storage architecture based on NVMe-oF technologies, with plans for branded appliances to start shipping later this year.
- May 08, 2017
Dell EMC VMAX and XtremIO SAN all-flash arrays christen Dell EMC World 2017. All-flash Isilon NAS adds Infinity modular architecture. Dense flash in compact footprint is the focus.
- May 04, 2017
This year's Dell EMC World will feature plenty of product releases as the mega-vendor beefs up emerging technologies while continuing its pre-merger platforms.
- April 28, 2017
While much of the storage world is talking up NVM Express and other flash technologies, Seagate is pushing ahead with shingled magnetic recording, heat-assisted magnetic recording and large ...
- April 24, 2017
Dani Golan of Kaminario sees NVMe as the next big disruptor in the flash market; says Kaminario focuses on cloud and SaaS, while legacy vendors fight over shrinking IT budgets.
- April 21, 2017
IBM storage sales rose in the first quarter of 2017, for the first time in more than five years. IBM snapped a 22-quarter string of storage declines on the strength of flash hardware and ...
- April 19, 2017
E8 qualifies HGST SN200 6.4 TB PCIe drives for D24 NVMe all-flash system. The 2U enclosure houses 24 SSDs and scales to 140 TB of usable capacity.
- April 11, 2017
Tegile Systems closed a $33 million funding round that the flash array vendor intends to use to invest heavily in NVMe, the next big thing in solid-state storage. Like other flash vendors, Tegile ...
- March 22, 2017
Storage startup Reduxio Systems has bulked up its venture capital, a stepping stone to a potential IPO. On Monday, the hybrid flash vendor nabbed $22.5 million in Series C financing from private ...
- March 20, 2017
HPE 3PAR flash container reference architecture bundles Mesosphere orchestration software with ProLiant blades, 10 GB SAN FlexFabric and StoreServ 8200 arrays.
- March 14, 2017
Women's health website Lifescript 'transformed into a DevOps shop after implementing Pure Storage all-flash arrays from and Actifio copy data management..
- March 13, 2017
Flash may dominate the storage headlines, but there are still signs of life with HDDs. Seagate showed off 12 TB helium-based enterprise HDDs at last week's Open Compute Project Summit in Santa ...
- March 09, 2017
The DSSD D5 for PowerEdge servers from Dell EMC was the first product from the merged vendors. DSSD instead will be used to accelerate existing and new all-flash systems.
- March 08, 2017
Surprising HPE acquisition snares hybrid flash vendor Nimble Storage for proposed $1.2 billion. HPE picks up Nimble arrays and vaunts InfoSight storage analytics and monitoring.
- March 06, 2017
Riverbed adds NAS support to SteelFusion to broaden the reach of the remote office storage appliance, which already supports SAN and object storage.
- March 03, 2017
Solid-state flash is the most sought-after technology for primary storage, as storage area networks remain the main focus of increasing capacity for most enterprises.
- March 02, 2017
Pure Storage revealed two surprises during its fourth quarter earnings call. One the plus side, the all-flash vendor exceeded its forecast and expectations for revenue during the quarter and all of ...
- February 27, 2017
Ed Walsh takes over as general manager of IBM storage to reignite sales. He says customers 'challenged by disruption' turn to flash storage to modernize IT.
- February 24, 2017
Storage is among the casualties of Hewlett Packard Enterprise's struggles following the break-up of Hewlett-Packard. The vendor reported HPE storage revenue declined 12% year-over-year to $730 ...
- February 23, 2017
Flash shortage could slow price declines and constrain SSD supplies through the end of 2017 as manufacturers make difficult transition from 2D/Planar to 3D NAND technology.
- February 09, 2017
Tegile Systems IntelliFlash HD intended to appeal to medium and large enterprises looking to consolidate multiple workloads on a single all-flash array.
- February 09, 2017
Nimble's first all-flash array family scales from 20 TB to petabyte and 8.2 PB of usable storage and 1.2 million IOPS per four-node cluster.
- February 09, 2017
Modular rack-mounted Hitachi Data Systems VSP F800 runs the vendor's SVOS operating system software and is equipped with custom-designed flash storage modules.
- February 09, 2017
Nimble Storage jumped on the all-flash bandwagon in 2016, but didn't forget its disk fans by upgrading its CS-Series mixing flash and hard disk drives.
- January 26, 2017
FlashBlade system-on-a-chip from Pure Storage converges compute, flash storage and software-defined networking. The arrays use custom flash modules instead of solid-state drives.
- January 23, 2017
CTOs at leading storage vendors predict speed and latency breakthroughs with new NVMe-based enterprise flash and upcoming memory technologies in 2017 and beyond.
- January 13, 2017
The expansion of the IBM DS8880 hardware line introduces all-flash models designed around the vendor's High-Performance Flash Enclosure Gen2 to support PCIe 3.0, but not yet NVMe.
- January 11, 2017
All-flash array pioneer Kaminario kicked off 2017 with a cash infusion of $75 million to accelerate global expansion and fuel product support for non-volatile memory express (NVMe) technologies. ...
- January 09, 2017
Scott Sinclair says high-density, high-capacity all-flash storage arrays are a disruptive technology ahead of customer demand for now, but businesses will realize they need it.
- December 30, 2016
Startup Apeiron plans a formal launch in early 2017 after securing more than $35 million in funding, following a quiet rollout of its NVMe-based flash storage array in the fall.
- December 28, 2016
NVMe protocols are growing in importance as enterprises switch to flash storage. Demartek founder Dennis Martin explains the technologies and why IT needs to keep an eye on them.
- December 14, 2016
Cash-bleeding all-flash array vendor Violin Memory today filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and will seek to sell off its assets at an auction next month. After years of financial problems, Violin ...
- December 08, 2016
Western Digital told financial analysts its business will be better than expected this quarter, and added solid-state drives (SSDs), hard-disk drives (HDDs) and an all-flash array platform to its ...
- November 18, 2016
Tegile IntelliFlash hybrid and all-flash systems get a refresh as the company gets ready for a push into NVMe.
- November 16, 2016
Pure Storage isn’t riding the NVMe bandwagon yet, but it has reserved a seat. Pure promises its customers they can upgrade all new FlashArray//M systems to NVMe by the end of 2017 through the ...
- October 31, 2016
Western Digital reported revenue of $4.7 billion in the first full quarter after its SanDisk acquisition closed, claiming demand was strong for hard drives and flash-based products with cloud and ...
- October 27, 2016
NetApp is the first storage vendor to sell Toshiba’s new highly secure solid-state drives (SSDs). NetApp hybrid FAS and E-Series arrays will include Toshiba PXO4S 12 Gb per second SAS SSDs, built ...
- October 25, 2016
Hewlett Packard Enterprise launched its high-end enterprise storage array upgade today at the same time as Hitachi Data Systems. The HPE XP7 and HDS Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) use the same ...
- October 20, 2016
EMC’s XtremIO all-flash SAN is getting a file-system injection thanks to Dell Fluid File System (FluidFS). Dell EMC previewed the NAS capabilities for XtremIO at Dell EMC World, saying they would ...
- September 30, 2016
Dell EMC plans to “stay the course” with its flash storage portfolio despite overlapping products at the midrange and low end, an executive at the newly combined company confirmed. Daniel Cobb, a ...
- September 22, 2016
Kaminario is getting into cloud-based storage analytics with Clarity, which helps manage and monitor its K2 all-flash arrays. Kaminario Clarity will be available to any K2 customer. Kaminario has a ...
- September 09, 2016
The NF-600 edge filer for solid-state drives highlights a refresh across Nasuni's cloud hardware gateways. NF appliances are now standardized on Dell PowerEdge servers.
- September 09, 2016
With time and money running out, Violin Memory next week will take another shot at launching a successful all-flash array. It might be its last shot – Violin doesn’t have enough money to last ...
- September 08, 2016
Diablo Technologies and American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) partnered on memory channel flash storage servers for more than a year. The first fruits of the collaboration bloomed this week when AMI ...
- August 28, 2016
Nutanix, the hyper-converged vendor that may go public within weeks, is expanding its technology base through two software acquisitions. Nutanix Monday will officially disclose acquisitions of ...
- August 26, 2016
When it comes to all-flash storage, Pure Storage claims experience is no match for youth. Pure, born in 2011 as a flash-only vendor, is far outgrowing the storage establishment, a collection of ...
- August 24, 2016
Nimble Storage, which was relatively late selling all-flash arrays, is trying to make up for lost time since launching its Predictive Flash platform in February. The vendor received a jolt from ...
- August 19, 2016
NetApp made great progress last quarter with its sales of all-flash storage, Clustered Data OnTap (CDOT) and cost-cutting measures. NetApp Wednesday reported better revenue and income results than ...
- August 12, 2016
SANTA CLARA, California -- Solid-state drives have been much faster than hard disk drives from the start, and now they’re dwarfing HDDs in capacity too. At Flash Memory Summit this week, Seagate ...
- August 11, 2016
NVMe and PCIe solid-state drives (SSDs) may be a hot topic at this week’s Flash Memory Summit, but the SCSI Trade Association is trying to remind everyone that new serial-attached SCSI (SAS) ...
- August 10, 2016
Facebook's strategy for flash storage technology revolves around disaggregation, tiers and innovating in emerging tech, such as NVMe, QLC and 3D XPoint.
- August 08, 2016
E8 Storage comes out of stealth promising to improve performance of direct-attached solid-state drives with new all-flash appliance.
- July 22, 2016
Shared storage access for servers has been the most basic requirement for storage networks. Performance demands for multiple systems accessing data continually increase due to improvements in ...
- July 20, 2016
Seagate resurrected the BarraCuda brand name with its latest lineup of 10 TB hard disk drives. The high-capacity drives, unofficially called the Guardian series, include the BarraCuda computer hard ...
- July 15, 2016
Diablo Technologies chalked up another legal victory over Netlist this week, although Netlist’s separate patent infringement lawsuit remains unresolved. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal ...
- June 22, 2016
Data Direct Networks' ExaScaler array embeds the Lustre file system software within its controller. The flagship ES14K array scales to petabytes of capacity in two racks.
- June 21, 2016
Tegile Systems and Pure Storage are pushing more cost-effective flash upgrade programs that are customized for the IT utility model for all-flash arrays.
- June 20, 2016
CMA Consulting customers running thousands of queries a day on its Oracle RAC will now get a performance boost from EMC's recently added DSSD rack-scale flash system.
- June 10, 2016
EMC remained No. 1 and NetApp jumped to No. 2 in all-flash array (AFA) revenue for the first quarter of 2016, according to IDC’s new market share statistics. EMC had $245.6 million in revenue and ...
- June 02, 2016
In its first product launch since becoming part of NetApp, SolidFire adds a new all-flash appliance, upgrades its Element OS and adds a software-only pricing model around Element X.
- June 01, 2016
Kaminario was among the all-flash pioneers, and now it finds itself battling against storage giants who have pushed aggressively into selling arrays without hard disk drives.
- May 31, 2016
3D NAND flash will probably stick around for 20 years, despite continued higher cost-per-GB of NAND flash vs. hard disk drives, says semiconductor analyst Jim Handy.
- May 27, 2016
Pure Storage is finding that it’s expensive to grow sales in the all-flash storage market these days. While Pure increased revenue last quarter by 89% year-over-year, it was unable to reduce its ...
- May 26, 2016
With the worst part of its Clustered Data Ontap (CDOT) challenges behind it, NetApp is bringing out the next version of its Ontap storage operating system. Ontap 9 will focus on flash, coming as ...
- May 25, 2016
Nimble Storage received a quick jolt from its All Flash arrays last quarter, as the platform drove larger deals and helped bring in bigger customers. The vendor continued to lose money, however, ...
- May 25, 2016
Violin Memory had little to show for its turnaround efforts last quarter. The all-flash vendor’s revenue declined and it continue to lose money, prompting the CEO to tell investors he feels their ...
- May 19, 2016
IBM Research claims memory milestone with new three-bits-per-cell phase-change technology, seeks to collaborate with memory maker to bring TLC PCM to market for servers, storage.
- May 16, 2016
Stefan Voss, a member of EMC's technical marketing team, offers a preview of the storage provisioning and data protection features available in the Unity dashboard.
- May 04, 2016
LAS VEGAS -- EMC dropped a surprise at EMC World today by previewing an all-flash version of its Isilon clustered NAS system. C.J. Desai, president of EMC's Emerging Technologies Division, said ...
- May 03, 2016
We spotlight the opening day news at EMC World 2016, including a new Unity midrange array, the Virtustream Storage Cloud, copy data management and a ViPR Controller update.
- May 02, 2016
Along with its Unity all-flash array and Virtustream Storage Cloud, EMC announces copy data management, ViPR 3.0 and predictive analytics at EMC World.
- April 21, 2016
Since introducing its FlashArray all-flash SAN array in 2012, Pure Storage has sold more than $600 million worth of a type of storage array that didn’t exist before Pure was born. The man who led ...
- April 20, 2016
EMC’s storage sales declined more than expected last quarter as the vendor waits to become part of Dell. EMC executives offered several reasons for the drop in sales, but not the most obvious one. ...
- April 19, 2016
Memory channel storage vendor Everspin sells ST-MRAM devices with byte-addressable memory channel storage designed as a write cache with predictable latency.
- April 04, 2016
Ferrellgas' switch from a hybrid array to a Violin flash storage array brought a boost in performance as well as surprising reductions in cost and management.
- March 31, 2016
Red Hat Ceph Storage software is now officially tested, optimized and certified to run on SanDisk’s InfiniFlash storage system thanks to a strategic partnership between the two vendors. The ...
- March 25, 2016
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology gives startup Reduxio a shot at managing research data, with features in the array such as BackDating and NoDup.
- March 24, 2016
Violin Memory is trying to push its all-flash arrays into the financial services market through a partnership with U.K. software vendor Stream Financial. The vendors have combined to launch what ...
- March 23, 2016
With a bevy of all-flash arrays coming out in early 2016, flash is becoming the only game in town for primary storage. Hard disk drives are being relegated to cold storage.
- March 18, 2016
DataDirect Networks (DDN) designs a denser GridScaler GS14K scale-out NAS with PCIe Gen 3 internal networking, embedded processing and ample memory for all-flash configurations.
- March 15, 2016
As it finalizes a merger with Western Digital, SanDisk Corp. focuses on innovations for high-capacity flash storage in enterprises.
- March 15, 2016
For years we’ve seen storage vendors take systems designed for hard disk drives (HDDs) and add solid-state drives (SSDs) to them. Now Hewlett Packard Enterprise is taking hardware that ran all SSDs ...
- March 11, 2016
Violin Memory finished its hunt for a buyer without a deal. It did land a few partnerships, while shedding a quarter of its workforce and closing few sales of its all-flash storage arrays. Violin ...
- March 09, 2016
Seagate is demonstrating a new PCI Express (PCIe) flash drive this week at the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit that it claims meets OCP specifications and delivers throughput of 10 gigabytes per ...
- March 04, 2016
Solid-state storage is most often viewed in terms of performance, but concerns about SSD reliability may be unwarranted.
- March 04, 2016
Even as it waits for its new all-flash array (AFA) to hit the market, Nimble Storage did better than expected last quarter. However, its forecast for this quarter was below expectations, with the ...
- March 03, 2016
Pure Storage is looking at more competition and more opportunity than ever, and handling both well. The all-flash vendor bucked industry trends by growing revenue significantly last quarter despite ...
- March 02, 2016
IBM Spectrum Scale Solution and Tegile's IntelliFlash HD provide software-defined software to go with SanDisk InfiniFlash hardware.
- February 18, 2016
X-IO Technologies today expanded its iglu blaze fx enterprise platform with an all-flash version that scales from 4.3 TB to 466 TB in an array. X-IO launched the iglu platform in July 2015, ...
- February 12, 2016
Violin Memory’s latest all-flash arrays haven’t received the warm reaction in the market the vendor hoped for, so it’s releasing bundled systems that will make it easier and cheaper to deploy. ...
- February 12, 2016
Experts predict solid-state technology will remain hot in 2016, leading to the demise of high-speed hard disk drives, as all-flash arrays outsell disk-only systems.
- February 11, 2016
HPE's new entry-level MSA 1040 supports flash and comes with read cache performance and tiering. HPE also launched a new StoreEasy NAS model.
- January 28, 2016
Plexistor claims its 'software-defined memory' platform lets in-memory databases and traditional enterprise workloads run without dedicated compute-storage clusters.
- January 28, 2016
While waiting to become part of Dell, EMC is planning a massive flash injection into its storage systems. David Goulden, CEO of EMC Information Infrastructure, teased new product launches to the ...