Solid State Storage
- February 20, 2014
NetApp this week delivered a new enterprise array, storage virtualization software and clustered Data Ontap -- but still no FlashRay all-flash array.
- February 19, 2014
Based on a review of all-solid state storage systems, it may be time for IT professionals to re-think their strategy regarding the lifespan of storage systems. The storage system lifespan is a ...
- February 14, 2014
Besides Blu-ray optical disc, Facebook is also exploring the use of solid-state technology for cold storage, although experts are cool on the idea.
- February 06, 2014
The Pure Storage Forever Flash maintenance and support contract program provides free controller upgrades every three years upon contract renewal.
- January 29, 2014
Nascent Desktop as a Service (DaaS) provider Whoa.com needed all-flash array to attain required IOPS to run tens of thousands of virtual desktops.
- January 28, 2014
American Megatrends' first SSD array, the StorTrends 3500i, can be configured as a hybrid or all-flash array, with SSD caching and auto tiering.
- January 24, 2014
Child welfare agency NCCD couldn't munch through its client databases fast enough to run analytics until installing Violin Memory all-flash arrays.
- January 24, 2014
IBM's new X6 server architecture includes the first OEM deal for the memory channel ULLtraDIMM storage card from SanDisk and Diablo Technologies.
- January 16, 2014
IBM FlashSystem builds on all-flash technology acquired from Texas Memory Systems; FlashSystem 840 offers storage management features, eMLC flash.
- January 13, 2014
Hedrick Gardner ruled all-flash array 'overkill,' and picked hybrid array from Tegile Systems -- but for more than just its performance bump.
- December 13, 2013
Violin Memory, Western Digital and Toshiba release flash products, including management software and a drive that combines flash and traditional disk.
- December 10, 2013
Dell EqualLogic storage gets its first all-flash array, as well as a hybrid array and four new spinning disk versions of the iSCSI platform.
- December 09, 2013
OCZ Technology's pending bankruptcy filing may start a public-auction bidding war among disk manufacturers looking for entrance into the SSD market.
- December 09, 2013
Symantec Storage Foundation gets two new flash-related features: Flexible Storage Sharing to cluster apps on DAS, and SmartIO for flash caching.
- December 09, 2013
This year, solid-state flash storage joined mainstream storage conversations. These five stories include technologies that are shaping flash use.
- December 03, 2013
New 12 Gbps SAS technology will usher in SSDs, HDDs and HBAs according to the SCSI Trade Association president.
- November 27, 2013
Everspin introduces SATA III SSD incorporating their MRAM as persistent cache; Toshiba unveils new enterprise SSD; EDGE Memory announces 7mm solid-state drive.
- November 25, 2013
Goyal says flash isn't a product -- it impacts all of IBM storage. The same goes for open standards such as OpenStack and LTFS.
- November 25, 2013
LSI released its SandForce 3700 flash controller with support for PCIe and SATA interfaces, and also completed its MegaRAID 12 Gbps SAS product line.
- November 14, 2013
EMC's fast storage array took the slow route to market, but XtremIO all-flash array became available today after 18 months of development.
- November 04, 2013
HGST delivers its long-awaited helium drive, using the light gas to put seven platters and 6 TB of capacity in one drive and reduce power consumption.
- October 30, 2013
Emulex Flash Services aims to improve HBA performance for flash and virtual machines.
- October 28, 2013
The premise of doing data reduction of stored information is that more data can be put in the available physical space. Storing more data in a fixed amount of space drives down the price of storing ...
- October 25, 2013
The IT director for the NHL's San Jose Sharks wanted to give equal performance throughout his company, so he picked an all-flash storage array.
- October 18, 2013
Violin tunes its all-flash arrays to work with Microsoft Windows Servers 2012 R2 and reduce latency when running apps such as SQL Server and Exchange.
- October 16, 2013
Fusion-io launches products from its NexGen Storage acquisition. Its SPX bundle combines an ioControl hybrid appliance with server flash.
- October 15, 2013
Coho Data comes out of stealth with Coho DataStream object-storage array with commodity hardware, MLC PCIe flash and a software-controlled switch.
- October 11, 2013
Dell gets into the all-flash game with Compellent storage array that mixes SLC and MLC drives with the option of using hard drives in hybrid setup.
- October 04, 2013
Bartholomew County, Ind. increased its virtual desktop infrastructure seats with a Tintri VMstore T540 hybrid storage array that mixes SSD and HDD.
- September 26, 2013
Nimbus all-flash array posts VDI storage benchmark numbers that support $40 per desktop claim, before FC SAN costs are added.
- September 25, 2013
The HoneyBaked Ham Co. switched to HP 3PAR storage arrays to deal with spikes that played havoc with storage performance during peak periods.
- September 20, 2013
Violin Memory Maestro software tiers and accelerates data between solid-state and disk-based storage to make it easier to switch to all-flash arrays.
- September 19, 2013
The University of Colorado's dental school turned to a hybrid flash array from Tegile to meet high IOPS demands.
- September 11, 2013
Cisco's $451-million Whiptail acquisition gives it flash technology, but will the company's storage encroachment turn off long-time array partners?
- September 10, 2013
Western Digital will add more pieces to its flash portfolio with Virident Systems acquisition. Will HDD rival Seagate chase its own SSD technology?
- September 06, 2013
Lexar's Professional Workflow Reader Solution flash memory device transfers video and images from up to four memory cards at once via one USB port.
- 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.
- August 27, 2013
NAND flash revenue expected to soar 20% to 25% in 2013, but NAND and SSD price drops will slow as chip supply tightens and demand increases.
- August 19, 2013
The eighth annual Flash Storage Summit in Santa Clara, Calif., was once again an interesting mix of solid-state builders and buyers. While much of the exhibit hall featured exhibitors showing off ...
- August 16, 2013
Skyera says its skyEagle flash array will hold up to 500 TB of 16 nm NAND flash, 16 Gbps Fibre Channel and 10 GbE connectivity for $1.99 per GB.
- August 15, 2013
Coraid launches SRX6000 high-speed flash array, which can have any mix of solid-state drive and SAS and SATA hard drives.
- August 13, 2013
Violin Memory released its 3U 6264 MLC 19 nanometer all-flash array with over 64 TB capacity and up to 750,000 IOPS for under $5 per GB.
- August 13, 2013
Startup Crossbar sheds light on its resistive RAM nonvolatile memory technology, which can store one terabyte of data on a single chip.
- August 12, 2013
Nimbus Data bumps up performance of its Gemini all-flash storage array in face of increasing competition from major storage vendors.
- August 09, 2013
Smart Storage Systems and Diablo Technologies launch their enterprise memory channel storage that plugs into servers' DIMM slots.
- July 29, 2013
SanDisk announces the forthcoming release of its SanDisk Connect line of wireless flash memory storage devices.
- July 26, 2013
Storage hardware vendor Aberdeen releases new flash NAS; plus, NAND flash revenue is on the rise, according to a recent report from IHS iSuppli.
- July 15, 2013
BNY Mellon's ecosystem IT view includes emerging storage technologies such as object and flash arrays.
- July 12, 2013
EMC acquires ScaleIO and Western Digital picks up VeloBit in examples of hardware vendors adding flash software as the solid-state market heats up.
- July 10, 2013
Hitachi Data Systems lets customers load up its midrange HUS VM unified storage array with only solid-state drives as an all-flash option.
- July 03, 2013
Hitachi Data Systems VP Robert Basilio talks of new HDS all-flash array and how the vendor plans to surpass EMC in its 'flash everywhere' strategy.
- June 26, 2013
LSI Nytro card upgrades include a 3.2 TB solid-state WarpDrive PCIe flash card and two MegaRAID flash caching and storage cards.
- June 25, 2013
Western Digital acquires sTec SSD technology, bailing out early SSD market leader. Acquisition will become final pending regulatory approval.
- June 19, 2013
Storage Decisions conference attendees received the lowdown on flash storage arrays, along with advice not to ignore other storage tiers.
- June 06, 2013
Dell storage news focused on Compellent at its enterprise forum, but execs promise EqualLogic upgrades and integration between platforms.
- May 29, 2013
Pure Storage's third-generation all-flash storage array doubles the performance and capacity of the previous model and includes cloud-sourced support.
- May 16, 2013
STec CEO Mark Moshayedi discusses why he thinks flash will prompt enterprises to move from refrigerator-box SANs to custom-built solid-state systems.
- April 25, 2013
Fusion-io acquires NexGen Storage, talks up its performance QoS as a key piece of its software-defined storage strategy.
- April 24, 2013
Astute Networks says giving its ViSX flash appliance MLC drives lowers the price to $5 per gigabyte, and to even less if you buy its deduplication.
- April 19, 2013
Kaminario launches its newest all-flash K2 storage array with 2.5-inch SAS SSDs -- instead of PCIe cards --and a modular 1U design.
- 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.
- April 10, 2013
HGST, a subsidiary of Western Digital, claims that its new Ultrastar SSDs for high-performance applications are the first 12 Gbps SAS SSDs.
- April 10, 2013
Virident CEO Mike Gustafson discusses the future of PCIe flash, software's role in advancing the technology and how his startup can catch Fusion-io.
- April 08, 2013
LSI and Intel extend OEM agreement for PCIe flash; Intel to offer LSI's Nytro MegaRAID PCIe cards with two Intel RAID SSD cache controllers.
- April 08, 2013
Avere Systems pushes out FXT 3800 hybrid storage NAS accelerators with DRAM, NVRAM, SSDs and hard drives to speed random I/O performance.
- 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.
- March 25, 2013
Nimbus Data upgrades HALO storage operating system for Gemini all-flash array, adding system analytics, open API and a mobile management application.
- March 21, 2013
The first product based on QLogic Mt. Rainier technology, the FabricCache QLE10000 HBA, shares cache from clustered server-side PCIe card flash cards.
- March 20, 2013
The role of PCIe cards in enterprise data storage is debated as major storage vendors such as EMC map out a strategy to take on Fusion-io.
- March 15, 2013
Market research shows flash isn't denting hard drive sales yet, which is attributed mainly to still-high solid-state drive prices.
- March 13, 2013
Riverview Hospital installed a Pure Storage FlashArray to lower latencies and improve performance for its most important EHR and VDI environments.
- March 11, 2013
The interest in deploying solid state storage is still building, but there are already a handful of ways to introduce solid state technology into existing IT infrastructures: • As a PCIe solid ...
- March 06, 2013
Micron launched the 6 Gbps, 2.5-inch P140m SAS SSD this week, and expects SAS to overtake SATA as the most popular SSD interface by 2016.
- March 05, 2013
EMC makes its XtremIO all-flash array available on a limited basis, also adds eMLC PCIe server-side flash cards and rebrands VFCache.
- March 04, 2013
Startup Violin Memory expands from all-flash storage arrays into PCIe flash for servers; turns to investor Toshiba to supply its NAND.
- February 19, 2013
HP's new StoreSystem converged system combines 3PAR StoreServ storage and software with StoreOnce deduplication.
- February 15, 2013
A U.S. Army desktop health care patient program has increased the time doctors can spend with patients by tiering virtualized desktop storage.
- February 11, 2013
The use of solid state-based storage systems is rapidly increasing. So far, solid state technology has been deployed to accelerate applications in specific environments. Successes have been ...
- February 07, 2013
Even before the company decided to go private, the Dell SAN business was in transition as it integrated technologies collected through acquisition.
- February 04, 2013
Dell includes Compellent SAN arrays as part of its pre-integrated SAP HANA hardware packages, offering up three configurations to optimize HANA.
- January 28, 2013
STEC launches 2 TB SSD and PCIe card; will people pay solid-state prices for bulk storage?
- January 21, 2013
Options for flash arrays will grow in 2013, but server-side flash, caching software and industry consolidation also bear watching.
- January 08, 2013
HP's storage VP David Scott says data storage trends call for single architectures for primary storage, data protection, and retention and analysis.
- December 13, 2012
Competition in the all-flash market will grow intense in 2013, and startups Whiptail and SolidFire this week moved to strengthen their companies. Whiptail closed a $31 million funding round today. ...
- December 03, 2012
Hewlett-Packard looks to jump-start storage sales by adding the 3PAR StoreServ 7000, an EVA migration path, and a new archiving platform.
- November 30, 2012
Virident and OCZ rolled out new solid-state drives, while BiTMicro announced its new two-tier architecture for its I/O accelerators and SSDs.
- November 29, 2012
Architecture firm Kahler Slater switched from EMC CX3-20 midrange FC SAN to VNXe3150 entry-level storage, saving footprint and cost.
- November 28, 2012
Cloud services provider ViaWest deployed SolidFire's pure SSD array in its data center for its storage quality of service (QoS).
- November 15, 2012
NetApp picks up CacheIQ for its NAS acceleration and caching technology, looks to speed performance of its FAS unified storage arrays.
- November 08, 2012
NexGen Storage makes its performance and Quality of Service metrics more granular for its n5 series of iSCSI hybrid flash arrays.
- November 07, 2012
Hitachi Data Systems' Accelerated Flash storage module for the Virtual Storage Platform is the first HDS product based on its new flash controller.
- 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.
- October 24, 2012
CEO Joe Tucci said EMC revenue missed the company's goals because of 'cautious' spending on IT last quarter.
- October 23, 2012
Phase-change memory (PCM) is an emerging type of non-volatile random access memory. Haris Pozidis of IBM discusses PCM in this Q&A.
- October 23, 2012
Phase-change memory (PCM) is an emerging class of NVRAM with promising characteristics. Enterprise-class chips are expected within the next few years.
- October 03, 2012
With the new Latency Targeted Allocator module, Sanbolic Melio extends its storage management to server-side PCI Express flash and solid-state drives.
- September 21, 2012
TestAmerica consolidated its IT environment with a Kaminario K2 solid-state flash array that handles the increased IOPS at its corporate data center.
- September 18, 2012
Panasas adds SSDs for metadata and small files to its ActiveStor 14 HPC storage system, and relies on hard drives for big data applications.
- September 06, 2012
QLogic's Mt. Rainier HBA technology will combine shared storage management with server-side flash caching through solid state drives and PCIe cards.
- August 30, 2012
IBM’s acquisition of Texas Memory Systems is the latest salvo in the battle of heavyweights as companies position themselves to offer primary storage based on solid-state technology. It’s important ...