Amplidata, founded in 2008 and headquartered in Gent, Belgium
provides unbreakable storage technology that the company claims is 10,000x
more reliable than current RAID
based technologies, requires 3x less storage and power and is 10x less
expensive than current storage solutions. The Amplidata Distributed Storage
System fundamentally changes the way how data is stored and scales up to
- editor's comments:- February 2012 - Amplidata markets low
power, high density, rackmount
NAS storage which
internally uses arrays of HDDs. (No SSD mentions on their website yet.)
guess you could say that if someone was inventing RAID all over again - but
using the chip and
infrastructure technologies of the 201X era instead of the 1980s - then this
would be one of the ways to do it. It's a solution for companies which have a
lot of unstructured data that they need to store as cheaply as possible - while
making sure that the data
integrity remains intact.
"RAID does not protect against bit
errors or bit rot on disk" - is a quote from
Amplidata's Vision / what's it
all for? - orientation page.
The company recently got
million in a Series C round of funding from investors Big Bang Ventures,
Endeavour Vision, Intel Capital and Swisscom.
users won't find hard drives attractive or usable - even if the cost of buying a
complete new HD drops away to zero."|
this way to the
petabyte SSD |
|How big was the
thinking in this SSD's design?|
|Does size really does matter in SSD
By that I mean how big was the mental map? - not how many
inches wide is the SSD.
The novel and the short story both have their
place in literature and the pages look exactly the same. But you know from
experience which works best in different situations and why.
it comes to SSDs - Big versus Small SSD architecture - is something which was
in the designer's mind. Even if they didn't think about it that way at the time.
||For designers, integrators,
end users and investors alike - understanding what follows from these simple
choices predicts a lot of important consequences. ...read the article|
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