Solid State Storage
- March 02, 2016
IBM Spectrum Scale Solution and Tegile's IntelliFlash HD provide software-defined software to go with SanDisk InfiniFlash hardware.
- 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 ...
- January 27, 2016
Hyper-converged vendor Pivot3 today acquired hybrid flash vendor NexGen Storage, combining small private companies that play in two hot technology areas. NexGen CEO and founder John Spiers said the ...
- January 21, 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. ...
- January 14, 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 ...
- January 13, 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 ...
- January 11, 2016
Hitachi Data Systems CTO Hu Yoshida predicts flash storage drives will replace high-performance hard disk drives this year, as HDDs will ultimately fade out in five years.
- January 06, 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 ...
- December 29, 2015
Dell's move to gobble up EMC for $67 billion was the largest disruption in a year full of changes and new technologies for the data storage industry in 2015.
- December 21, 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 ...
- December 16, 2015
Here are the top-five pieces of flash storage advice our expert analysts provided in 2015 -- from selecting an array to avoiding prevalent flash storage myths.
- December 16, 2015
Flash storage vendors had a big year in 2015. These five news stories paint a picture of where the flash industry is headed and what users can expect in their data centers.
- December 08, 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 ...
- November 05, 2015
The dual inline memory module marketplace may have to deal with emerging disruptive technologies from Diablo Technologies, Intel and Micron.
- November 05, 2015
Multicore processor technology represents not only next era in storage, but that everything old is new again.
- October 16, 2015
Hardware vendor OCZ Storage Solutions said Saber HMS APIs let a host server coordinate when CPU-intensive processes take place, with the aim of reducing resource contention.
- October 14, 2015
IBM's DS8880 enterprise storage arrays are tightly integrated with the IBM z Systems and Power servers. The systems come with an open API for IBM Easy Tier software.
- October 02, 2015
Memory channel flash, 3D, NVMe and NVDIMM are among the recent developments in flash storage technology that may soon replace NAND flash.
- October 02, 2015
New Ceph-based Fujitsu Eternus CD10000 adds options for optimized erasure code, density- and performance-focused nodes, backup in a box and discrete clusters for DR.
- October 02, 2015
Emerging flash technologies target capacity, reliability and cost, while the line between storage and memory continues to blur. Over the past couple of years, we've seen four major developments in flash storage technology: 3D architectures, which ...
- October 02, 2015
The flash storage market is poised for rapid growth into enterprise data centers as costs drop and solid-state drive density and capacity expands.
- September 22, 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 ...
- September 17, 2015
ScaleIO Node models will bundle software-defined storage with EMC-branded commodity servers and Arista network switches.
- August 12, 2015
SanDisk upgrades CloudSpeed Ultra SATA SSD, the highest performing SSD of its CloudSpeed family of drives for enterprises and cloud use.
- August 04, 2015
IoFabric Vicinity enables storage admins to apply separate storage service policies to applications individually or as a group.
- July 30, 2015
More than half of our surveyed companies are using flash now, with plans to use it for more than just mission-critical apps.
- July 29, 2015
Micron Technology and Intel prepare 3D XPoint memory that approaches DRAM speed for a lower price and delivers persistent storage.
- July 14, 2015
HP gives MSA Storage platform a makeover, adding a dedicated front-end SAS connector to MSA 1040 and enhanced flash capabilities to hybrid MSA 2040 SAN arrays.
- July 14, 2015
The Micron M510DC family of SATA drives are aimed at service providers that use flash to handle workloads with heavy read volume, infrequent writes.
- June 10, 2015
The latest HGST HelioSeal HDD uses shingle technology and reaches 10 TB; trades performance for capacity and is aimed at archival storage.
- April 28, 2015
SanDisk switches from Micron NAND memory to its own in latest version of PCIe flash technology acquired from Fusion-io.
- April 17, 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 ...
- March 31, 2015
Storage GM Jamie Thomas says Spectrum offers flexibility to use commodity hardware, object interfaces and scale-out storage for SoftLayer clouds.
- March 12, 2015
At this year’s Linux Vault storage conference, one speaker says the open source community needs to pay more attention to creating applications for flash storage.
- March 05, 2015
Solid-state storage technology can enhance performance and reduce costs across the entire IT environment.
- February 27, 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 ...
- February 23, 2015
IBM readies first-quarter update of FlashSystem storage arrays with denser MLC-based flash and integrated compression, virtualization and management.
- February 17, 2015
Violin Memory unveils new all-flash storage arrays with block-level data reduction and protection services integrated in the operating system.
- February 11, 2015
Version 2.0 of PernixData's FVP wins the 2014 Storage Products of the Year competition in the storage system software category.
- February 02, 2015
A move to enterprise flash storage is a good time to review the networking decisions made years ago with slower disk systems in mind.
- January 30, 2015
Fibre Channel is the top storage networking technology choice for customers of all-flash arrays and hybrid systems, according to a survey of storage vendors.
- January 23, 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 ...
- January 22, 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 ...
- January 20, 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 ...
- January 09, 2015
New enterprise M.2 SSDs from OCZ, Lite-On appeal to hyperscale companies and general enterprise IT for booting servers, caching and storing primary data.
- January 07, 2015
The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein filled performance, data classification and data protection checkboxes with startup DataGravity's Discovery Series array.
- December 16, 2014
Technologists and industry analysts predict enterprise-flash adoption will increase as new, cheaper and denser technologies emerge to help drive down costs
- August 05, 2014
Western Digital/HGST unveils higher performing FlashMax III PCIe SSDs and new ServerCache software based on enterprise technologies acquired in 2013; and demonstrates phase change memory at Flash Memory Summit.
- July 30, 2014
HGST and Intel extend SAS partnership with 20 nm NAND Ultrastar SAS SSDs with storage capacity up to 1.6 TB.
- July 08, 2014
EMC VMAX launch includes three new models, multi-core architecture, embedded data protection and a public cloud tier.
- June 17, 2014
Along with new 'extreme' high-end and entry-level FAS arrays, NetApp adds all-flash FAS array systems -- but still no FlashRay.
- May 15, 2014
Pure Storage expands its all-flash array platform with an entry-level model, enterprise system and replication software.
- April 30, 2014
EMC brings out the newest entry-level VNX unified storage array and reveals its next software-defined storage initiative, code-named 'Project Liberty'.
- December 03, 2013
New 12 Gbps SAS technology will usher in SSDs, HDDs and HBAs according to the SCSI Trade Association president.
- September 04, 2013
EMC ships the VNX2 with redesigned controllers and software to take better advantage of flash; EMC also adds block-level primary data dedupe.
- June 25, 2013
Western Digital acquires sTec SSD technology, bailing out early SSD market leader. Acquisition will become final pending regulatory approval.
- April 18, 2013
A shortage of NAND in the second half of 2013 could slow flash price drops and squeeze out some SSD vendors, but it won't affect SSD availability.
- March 26, 2013
SAS vs. SATA battle in enterprise data storage shows hard drives with SAS interface trending up; cheaper MLC SSDs outnumber SLC in enterprise.
- November 05, 2012
The NetApp FAS storage line has been refreshed with the FAS3220 and FAS3250 models to bolster its midrange storage and FlexPod offerings.
- June 14, 2012
The Dell storage products roadmap outlined at Dell Storage Forum 2012 includes server-based flash, storage virtualization and primary data reduction.
- October 11, 2011
With the Storwize V7000 Unified array, IBM enters the multiprotocol storage market; Big Blue also improves its auto-tiering software capabilities across arrays and data centers.
- August 26, 2011
Manufacturers see demand grow for multi-level cell (MLC) solid-state drives and PCI Express technology to bring down prices.
- August 16, 2011
Nutanix rolls out its Complete Cluster storage appliance with SSDs, hard drives, compute and a file system that can be used to build clouds and virtual desktop infrastructures.
- August 02, 2011
eBay says it has 100 TB of Nimbus S-class all-flash solid-state storage arrays connected to its VMware servers, and the auction site will likely expand its flash footprint.
- March 16, 2010
LSI PCIe card – with Seagate solid state modules -- will compete with Fusion-io cards in a solid-state storage market moving past its latest hype cycle; LSI also launches 6 Gbps SAS switch for direct attached storage (DAS).
- February 10, 2010
Riverbed incorporates solid state drives into its new SteelHead 7050 WAN optimization appliance, as well as a new approach to data protection to speed performance for data replication and high-end disaster recovery.
- January 13, 2010
Compellent says real-time automated tiered storage is stymied by disk drive transfer rates, but EMC and Avere say their software can overcome that limitation.
- September 08, 2009
New specialty NAND flash devices from Fusion-io and enterprise MLC from STEC are seen as solid-state storage alternatives to higher cost SLC, but wide performance gulf remains.
- June 03, 2009
Find out why solid-state drives (SSDs) are rapidly becoming a major factor in enterprise data storage arrays, and what you need to know about the multifaceted technology. Learn about SSD trends and future directions in this tutorial.
- January 15, 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 ...
- June 10, 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 ...