Solid State Storage
- August 24, 2012
Storage pros are used to having to stick their heads under the hood to figure out the intricacies of storage techs, but they may not be so comfortable having to delve even deeper into the inner ...
- August 21, 2012
Dell expands its EqualLogic hybrid solid-state array lineup with new PS6500 Series systems that use flash to accelerate IOPS for VDI storage.
- August 20, 2012
Astute Networks upgrades ViSX platform for VM storage; G4 model adds inline data deduplication and is faster with more capacity than G3 line.
- August 14, 2012
Skyera Inc. launched its Skyhawk series of consumer-grade MLC all-flash solid-state storage systems today for less than $3 per gigabyte.
- August 13, 2012
Flash arrays already have spinning disk drives beat for performance, but they will require data management software for flash to become the medium of choice for enterprise storage. With that in ...
- August 08, 2012
Cloud provider Nirvanix and Luminex Software are partnering to get mainframe administrators to join the cloud bandwagon. The two companies are offering a cloud-based Virtual Tape Library ...
- August 08, 2012
The CEO of solid state drive (SSD) manufacturer STEC said storage vendors are charging customers too much for SSDs. STEC CEO Manouch Moshayedi said during the vendor’s earnings call Tuesday that ...
- July 19, 2012
SSD storage can help keep energy costs of data centers in check as they handle ever-growing amounts of data.
- July 16, 2012
Starboard Storage goes after EMC and NetApp with unified storage system using hybrid flash for remote offices and virtualized environments.
- July 11, 2012
Overland Storage adds solid-state drive (SSD) option to its SnapSAN platform, as well as thin provisioning and automated tiering and caching.
- June 29, 2012
Storage Radio covers this week’s top storage news: FalconStor settles JP Morgan bribery case with $5.8 million, Dell talks Fluid Cache and SSD strategies, and more.
- June 14, 2012
The Dell storage products roadmap outlined at Dell Storage Forum 2012 includes server-based flash, storage virtualization and primary data reduction.
- June 12, 2012
Violin Memory is providing a window into its roadmap this week at Microsoft TechEd. Violin and Microsoft are demonstrating what the vendors call a NAS “cluster-in-a-box” with Windows Server 2012 ...
- June 05, 2012
With its FAS2220, NetApp adds Flash Pools that combine solid-state drives and hard drives to accelerate read/write performances.
- June 04, 2012
Toshiba Storage announces its THNSNF solid-state drives will combine high-performance and energy-efficient features suited for mobile devices.
- June 01, 2012
Former Vice President Al Gore is investing $12 million through the venture capital firm he co-founded into startup flash vendor Greenbytes.
- May 25, 2012
Storage Radio: Listen to SearchStorage.com’s coverage of EMC World, including news of the vendor’s hybrid flash and cloud strategies, Data Domain enhancements, and more.
- May 24, 2012
Like EMC, NetApp executives say they expect to offer flash in many areas of their storage systems. But NetApp so far only sells flash as a cache in storage arrays (Flash Cache), and solid state ...
- May 22, 2012
When it comes to flash technology and storage clouds, EMC is counting on hybrid SSD and public-private cloud models to shine.
- May 18, 2012
Hewlett-Packard keeps upgrading its EVA line, although 3PAR is its high-growth midrange and high end storage platform. HP this week rolled out two new EVAs, the P6350 and P6550, with incremental ...
- May 18, 2012
Storage Radio: Listen to the week’s storage headlines, including news about Pure Storage’s upgrade of its all-flash storage array, CloudSigma’s launch of SLA-backed cloud service SigStore, and more.
- May 11, 2012
Storage Radio: Listen to this week’s storage headlines, including EMC’s new VMAX 40K, its acquisition of XtremIO and Symantec user backlash.
- May 10, 2012
Cloud services provider CloudSigma AG has introduced its SSD cloud storage offering with SLAs that cover performance and availability.
- April 26, 2012
Two Nimble Storage arrays replace hodgepodge of systems from EMC, NetApp, Dell and Buffalo for primary storage and backup at construction firm Graniterock.
- April 20, 2012
Fusion-io Inc., announced this week that a software development kit (SDK) is available to software developers.
- April 18, 2012
Violin Memory’s all-flash storage array significantly speeds processing and reduces spending for North Island Credit Union.
- February 10, 2012
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies announced this week that its new Ultrastar solid-state drives will incorporate 25-nanometer single-level cell NAND flash.
- January 31, 2012
The operators of Web- and cloud-based businesses who rely on speedy website access are among the major adopters of SSD technology.
- December 22, 2011
In 2011, data storage acquisitions highlighted the demand for SSD technology and continued innovation in the industry.
- December 22, 2011
Our 2012 data storage industry preview: flash and virtualization on the rise, NetApp and Dell in the hot seat, EMC prepares for life after Tucci.
- December 22, 2011
Many new storage technologies show great promise. They have useful capabilities such as transferring data faster, storing information for less cost, migrating data with less disruption and ...
- December 21, 2011
Solid-state technology was a common theme in news stories covering storage trends in 2011, but cloud storage, VM backup and big data each gained their share of attention.
- December 06, 2011
Texas Memory Systems gives the RamSan-720 high-availability flash SAN redundancy to eliminate any single point of failure.
- December 02, 2011
STEC bumps up SSD endurance to 33 PB with latest ZeusIOPS drive, HP adds midrange Windows-based NAS, ArcMail delivers new cloud storage gateway and more data storage news.
- November 29, 2011
UCSD lab’s tests of ultra-fast phase-change memory (PCM) and other new non-volatile memory technologies shows need for sweeping software changes to bring performance boost.
- November 03, 2011
Nimble Storage delivers its largest capacity hybrid flash iSCSI array with multi-level cell (MLC) SSDs and SATA drives.
- October 28, 2011
A recent survey found businesses moving toward SSD technology. Why? The technology offers higher performance than spinning disk.
- October 27, 2011
LSI, which left the storage systems business this year, is going full bore into the enterprise flash business. LSI acquired flash controller chip vendor SandForce for $322 million Wednesday, seven ...
- October 11, 2011
SNW Fall 2011 opens with startup Nevex adding flash caching software to eliminate I/O bottlenecks, and Overland Storage introducing SnapDragon with DynamicRAID.
- 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.
- September 27, 2011
Violin Memory looks to take on high-end enterprise primary storage vendors with its new all-flash storage array, available with MLC or SLC.
- September 14, 2011
Kaminario adds MLC flash to go with previous DRAM SAN, as well as a hybrid option; Anobit bumps up capacity, speed of its MLC solid-state drives (SSDs).
- September 12, 2011
IBM is talking up the results of a recent survey Zogby International did on its behalf. There are some not-so-surprising results—most of the IT pros are concerned about data growth and are looking ...
- August 26, 2011
Manufacturers see demand grow for multi-level cell (MLC) solid-state drives and PCI Express technology to bring down prices.
- August 23, 2011
Newcomer Pure Storage and solid-state storage veteran Texas Memory Systems add to their all-flash storage array lists using multi-level cell (MLC) drives.
- August 22, 2011
Drobo’s 12-bay, 3U iSCSI SAN supports hot-swappable SSD, SAS, and SATA drives as well as auto-tiering storage.
- 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.
- July 22, 2011
LSI’s MegaRAID CacheVault protects data with NAND flash and replaces Lithium-ion batteries with super capacitor; IBM, Violin Memory set file-scanning mark; and more storage news.
- July 01, 2011
Oracle executives say their storage strategy is to sell storage systems that run their databases and other apps faster and more efficiently.
- June 28, 2011
Startup FlashSoft launches software to turn SSD and PCIe server flash into a cache for most accessed data to reduce latency and speed application performance.
- June 24, 2011
OCZ launches Deneva 2 MLC SSD, while SanDisk adds MLC and SLC NAND drives to its Enterprise Flash Drive (EFD) family; HP supports VAAI with MSA system; more news.
- June 23, 2011
The people who run Xiotech are closely watching Fusion-io these days. That’s because the rollout of its Hybrid ISE solid state storage system this month has increasingly brought Xiotech into ...
- June 10, 2011
Solid-state storage vendor Fusion-io raises $237 million in IPO; Violin Memory funds its flash memory array line; Emulex unveils Implementer's Lab; more data storage news.
- June 03, 2011
Micron brings out its first PCIe SSD card; Texas Memory Systems adds RamSan-70 to its solid-state platform; Bocada Prism expands reporting for Symantec deduplication; and more.
- May 19, 2011
The market is expanding for solid-state storage devices used to accelerate SAN traffic by boosting application performance.
- May 10, 2011
The opening day of EMC World Las Vegas 2011 featured a surprising launch of flash solid state on a PCIe card for servers from the world’s largest storage vendor.
- May 09, 2011
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The first big storage product launch at EMC World is “Project Lightning,” code-name for a PCIe flash-based server cache device to accelerate performance of its storage systems. It ...
- April 19, 2011
Seagate’s $1.375 billion acquisition of Samsung’s hard drive business today also strengthens Seagate’s solid state drive (SSD) hand by extending the NAND flash partnership between the two vendors. ...
- March 15, 2011
When it became evident that solid state drives (SSDs) were still moving at a trickle into the enterprise about a year ago, industry experts said it would take two things to push their adoption. One ...
- March 15, 2011
Seagate gets into enterprise solid-state drives (SSDs) space with its Pulsar family of single-layer cell (SLC) and multi-layer cell (MLC) NAND flash devices; also brings out SAS/FC performance and SAS/SATA capacity hard drives.
- February 28, 2011
Dataram's new XcelaSAN caching device offers improved SAN performance and high-availability (HA) features such as active-active HA and mirrored RAID support
- February 03, 2011
Solid state storage startup WhipTail Technologies is looking to move into its next phase of development after hiring a new CEO this week. Dan Crain, whose 27 years in the IT business includes five ...
- January 27, 2011
Xiotech Hybrid ISE brings fresh approach to pooling solid-state drives (SSDs) and hard drives, as well as monitoring and moving data to various media types.
- January 11, 2011
Alacritech expands TCP/IP offload engine (TOE) technology to speed NFS transactions, accelerate NAS performance with solid-state drive (SSD)-based ANX 1500 caching appliance.
- December 23, 2010
Analysts predict multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash solid-state drives (SSDs), automated tiering will drive adoption of solid-state storage in the enterprise
- December 15, 2010
IBM is bringing STEC multi-level cell (MLC) solid state drives into the enterprise, and the word from STEC is that others will follow soon. SSD supplier STEC today said IBM is using its ZeusIOPS ...
- December 07, 2010
While the enterprise solid state drive (SSD) is still growing slowly and no method of using SSDs has moved to the forefront, Fusion-io CEO David Flynn said his company’s Flash-based PCIe cards are ...
- November 12, 2010
Fusion-io brings out software suite to manage its solid-state drive (SSD) cards; Promise Technology launches SANs based on Intel Jasper Forest chips; QStar delivers object storage.
- November 08, 2010
NetApp adds FAS3200 midrange and FAS6200 enterprise storage arrays, support for solid state drives (SSDs) -- without automated tiering -- and inline compression.
- October 15, 2010
Iomega is getting into high-performance Flash. The first step is a portable drive for consumers and SMBs it will begin shipping next month. The next step is adding solid state drives (SSDs) to its ...
- October 15, 2010
EMC and Oracle shared a lot of headlines this week. Two days ago, EMC brought out its Greenplum Data Computing Appliance that will take on Oracle’s Exadata system. Then Thursday, the companies were ...
- September 30, 2010
After outgrowing its Hewlett-Packard/LeftHand iSCSI SAN, HR outsourcing company AlphaStaff upgraded to a Compellent storage system and implemented solid state drives (SSDs) to reduce latency for its critical ERP database.
- September 20, 2010
STEC and Violin Memory add to their solid state drive (SSD) offerings; STEC brings out ZeusRAM with DRAM and Violin launches 3140 Capacity Flash Memory Array with multi-level cell (MLC) technology.
- September 08, 2010
Pliant Technology offers its first multi-level cell (MLC) flash solid-state drives; sees MLC and pricier single-level cell (SLC) devices forming enterprise performance and capacity tiers.
- August 24, 2010
EMC rolls out bevy of products previewed in May, including EMC FAST upgrade, Unisiphere and block compression for primary data reduction; promises native Fibre Channel over Ethernet by end of year.
- August 16, 2010
Micron Technology Inc.'s new flash SSD, the RealSSD P300, is built on a 6 Gbps SATA interface and boasts higher capacities and better performance than its predecessor. Keywords
- August 05, 2010
Freight car management organization picks EMC SSDs over Compellent; hopes EMC FAST 2 matches Compellent Data Progression automated storage tiering software.
- July 21, 2010
Fusion-io's ioMemory Virtual Storage Layer (VSL) is a solid-state storage software stack that combines I/O subsystem block-level reading and writing with virtual memory subsystem virtual addressing.
- July 19, 2010
Nimbus Data Systems extends its all-solid-state storage Nimbus S-class with larger capacity system that expands to 250 TB, plus a FlexConnect virtual switch.
- June 15, 2010
Anobit launches multi-level cell (MLC) SSD to challenge single-level cell (SLC) devices for performance and reliability; Virident Systems ships PCIe card to enable virtual SANs across servers.
- June 14, 2010
Kaminario K2 storage grid consists of off-the-shelf servers running DRAM plus the startup's operating system software to accelerate application performance.
- June 09, 2010
Customers can mix and match SSDs and SAS drives within EqualLogic's new PS6000XVS; Dell adds greater VMware integration and automated tiered storage software.
- May 25, 2010
Violin Memory will offer 20 TB flash capacity in 3U appliance with new Violin 3000 SSD appliance by next year; sees price parity with Fibre Channel SANs (FC SANs).
- April 26, 2010
Nimbus Data Systems looks to make a splash with the Nimbus S-class multiprotocol solid-state storage system that has no disk and is priced at less than $25,000 for 2.5 TB, roughly the same price as some spinning disk systems.
- April 20, 2010
Early adopters of solid-state storage have used the technology in PCs, laptops and disk arrays, but signs point to the increasing adoption of SSDs in servers.
- April 14, 2010
IBM makes sub-LUN-level automated tiered storage available for its highest-end storage array; plans to add it to the rest of the DS8000 series and SVC, according to an IBM blogger.
- April 09, 2010
Texas Memory's latest RamSan SSD system hits 500,000 IOPS; EMC qualifies Emulex CNAs for 10 GbE iSCSI and FCoE; Western Digital has 10,000 rpm 6-gig SATA drives for blade servers.
- March 25, 2010
Editor's note: After this blog was initially published, Atrato alerted us to a misunderstanding about the GA date of certain features. The corrected text is below. Self-healing array maker Atrato ...
- March 23, 2010
Coraid EtherDrive SRX Series improves performance of its ATA over Ethernet (AoE) storage systems by supporting solid-state drives (SSDs) and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE). But can it challenge Fibre Channel and iSCSI as a mainstream block-based ...
- 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).
- March 08, 2010
3PAR's Adaptive Optimization software will automatically move granular chunks of data between tiers of Fibre Channel, SATA and 3PAR's newly supported 50 GB STEC solid-state drives (SSDs).
- March 01, 2010
FalconStor and startup Violin Memory partner on a SAN acceleration device that uses Flash solid-state drives (SSDs) and FalconStor software to speed write and write performance.
- 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.
- February 01, 2010
Intel and Micron unveiled a new 25 nanometer lithography process for NAND wafers which are used to build Flash devices on Friday, saying the process will yield denser, cheaper Flash devices for ...
- January 28, 2010
LSI and Seagate ship PCI Express solid-state storage; Neverfail adds management console for high-availability applications; Voltaire rolls out 40 Gbps InfiniBand switch with Ethernet gateway; and more.
- January 27, 2010
Automated tiered storage startup Avere adds the FXT 2700 flash-based solid-state drive (SSD) appliance to its clustered NAS product line, but integration with rest of FXT Series will have to wait.
- 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.
- January 05, 2010
Computer memory vendor SMART Modular Technologies is joining the solid state drive market with what it calls enterprise-grade multi-level cell (MLC) SSDs to challenge STEC and PCI Express flash to ...
- December 08, 2009
Seagate Technology, the world's largest hard drive manufacturer, releases its Pulsar enterprise solid-state drive (SSD) product for servers, and claims SSDs for external storage will follow.