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Based in Westminster, Colorado, Atrato Inc. ( is revolutionizing the data access and storage markets by challenging the traditional thinking on how to rapidly access stored data. Atrato’s system provides unparalleled performance, linear scalability, and significantly reduced operational costs in a self-maintaining architecture for the Entertainment, Web 2.0, IPTV, and VOD markets.

  • editor's notes:- in March 2008 - Atrato launched its first product - the Velocity1000 - a 3U rackmount with upto 50TB capacity.

    Adding to the RAID lexicon - Atrato have coined the term SAID for its its Self-maintaining Array of Identical Disks.
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Sometimes Megabyte wasn't sure if he
understood the true meaning of all the
words he was reading.
Are MLC SSDs Ever Safe in Enterprise Apps?
This is a follow up article (published in March 2008) to the popular SSD Myths and Legends which, a year earlier demolished the myth that flash memory wear-out (a comfort blanket beloved by many RAM SSD makers) precluded the use of flash in heavy duty datacenters.

This new article looks at the risks posed by MLC Nand Flash SSDs which have recently hatched from their breeeding ground as chip modules in cellphones and morphed into hard disk form factors.
which technology to choose? - read the article It starts down a familiar lane but an unexpected technology twist (which arrived in my email while writing this article) takes you to a startling new world of possibilities. the article

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