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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 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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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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NetApp Revealed an All Flash Array

Published on February 16, 2013, in Enterprise, SSD.

The Enterprise SSD space is getting hotter, while the Retail/OEM SSD sales are disappointing with weak Ultrabook sales, the Enterprise  SSD space is gearing up to an exciting 2013. With all the major Storage vendors launching all Flash storage array system this year 2013 is going to be instrumental year for SSD success. The Register reports that

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Intel Launched a New Server SSD with Power-loss Protection

Published on November 6, 2012, in Enterprise, SSD.

Following the release of its consumer graded SSD the new 335 series Intel unveil a new SSD, the DC S3700 is aimed at data center applications. The new SSD features a new in-house proprietary controller and power-loss protection and is planned to slowly replace the 710 series. The DC S3700 series comes in a wide

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What Happened to OCZ?

Published on October 30, 2012, in Enterprise, SSD.

OCZ Technology Group is undergoing a wild ride. It has gone from a debt-free, cash-rich, fast growing up-and-comer in the seemingly lucrative consumer and enterprise flash storage business to a broken shell of a company with fleeing executives and almost no cash left from its numerous secondary offerings (timed almost exactly at the peaks). The stock now trades near all

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Fusion-io’s CEO Discusses F1Q13 Results

Published on October 25, 2012, in Enterprise, SSD.

Fusion-io Inc. said Wednesday that in its fiscal first-quarter it earned $3.9 million, or 4 cents a share, on revenue of $118.1 million an increase of 11% sequentially, which also represents an increase of 59% year-over-year, compared with earnings of $7.2 million, or 7 cents a share, on $74.4 million in sales in the same period a

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What Makes Fusion-io Solution Unique

Published on July 19, 2012, in Enterprise, SSD.

Fusion-io have developed a combination of hardware controller and software driver to manage the raw Flash, this is the key differences between Fusion-io’s flash storage and a typical eSSD. Most storage vendors today are incorporating SSDs behind controllers and SATA or SAS interface, replacing disk drives. This approach sacrifices most of the inherent speed and latency

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