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EMC to Acquires Israeli Storage Startup ScaleIO For $200M-$300M

Published on June 20, 2013, in Enterprise.

Palo Alto-based ScaleIO is one of a new generation of startup storage providers that’s using intelligent software to help big companies streamline and converge their data storage operations at scale across thousands of servers. On a mission to re-imagine the very operations of enterprise data centers, the startup’s tech takes aim at the core business of storage

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Intel to Separate 3rd-Generation Ultrabooks Into 3 Price Groups

Published on March 28, 2013, in SSD, Ultrabook.

Intel has unveiled its plans for third-generation Ultrabooks to downstream partners and is separating the segment into three major price levels, hoping to satisfy different consumer groups, according to sources from Notebook makers. Third-generation Ultrabooks will adopt the new Haswell-based processors and have three price levels – US$599-798, US$799-998 and US$999 and above – with

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Intel to Release New Enterprise and Datacenter SSDs

Published on March 28, 2013, in Enterprise, Rumor, SSD.

Intel is set to release several new solid state drive (SSD) products in April or May with competitive prices and performances, and with the price cuts of its previous-generation products, sources from the PC makers believe it will help accelerate the standardization of SSDs. Intel will unveil DC P2950 series SSD products in mid-May targeting

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EMC Rolls Out XtremIO All Flash Storage Array, Renamed VFCache

Published on March 17, 2013, in Enterprise, SSD.

EMC is announcing its XtremIO all-flash array and, just 24 hours after Violin Memory’s PCIe card launch, a line of XtremSF server flash cards with XtremSW Cache software that effectively expands and renames the VFCache server flash card product line. It appears that the planned Project Thunder server networked flash cache product built from VFCache cards has been discontinued.

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Toshiba Ships 19nm MLC NAND Flash SSD

Published on March 17, 2013, in SSD.

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced the availability in Europe of its first solid-state drive (SSD) products based on the firm’s 19nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash technology. The new SSDa offer similar levels of performance as the drives unveiled in mid-2012. The THNSNH family of SSDs First announced last year but just shipping now, are designed to meet user

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What Facebook Really Needs From the Memory Sector

Kristin Lewotsky of EE Times post a blog after talking with Jay Parikh, Facebook’s VP of infrastructure in which he outlines Facebook’s current storage infrastructure, their growth and what they are looking for from the storage industry in order to better support their product. Facebook stores about 240 billion images, a number that is growing daily by roughly 350

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Gartner Test 9 Scale-Out NAS File System Storage

Published on February 23, 2013, in Enterprise.

Garter released today the result of a Critical Capabilities for Scale-Out File System Storage report testing 9 of the leading industry systems from Dell, EMC, Hitachi, HP, IBM, NetApp, Nexentra, Quantum and Red Hat. Building scalable and cost-effective storage infrastructure for big data is a key imperative for IT leaders. This research compares nine scale-out file

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Intel’s Short Term Plans to Revive the PC Market

Published on February 21, 2013, in SSD, Tablets, Ultrabook.

PC makers are planning to launch a series of measures, including price cuts for their products, in the second quarter of 2013 to rekindle the stymied notebook industry caused by growing popularity of tablets, according to industry sources. The launch of Windows 8 has failed to ignite replacement demand for notebooks in the end markets,

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OCZ Technology Delivers Vertex 3 With 20 Nanometer Flash

Published on February 19, 2013, in SSD.

OCZ Technology unveiled today the latest version of its Vertex Solid State Drive consumer SSD dubbed 3.20. The drive uses the latest LSI SandForce 2200 controller and supports the latest MLC NAND Flash geometries from Samsung, Hynix and Micon to cut down on product cost. The Vertex 3.20 uses synchronous NAND MLC 20nm Flash optimized for 4K random writes supporting read

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Forrester’s Top 15 Emerging Technologies to Watch: Now to 2018

Forrester released an updated to their Global Sate Of Enterprise Architecture Online Survey for future technologies trying to identify the next disruptive technology that will affect our life in the upcoming years. One thing that comes in mind looking at the results is how Flash memory, embedded memory and Solid State Drive SSD in particular are going to take a

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