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Who's who in SSD? - Cisco
by Zsolt Kerekes -
editor - StorageSearch.com
- July 2015
Cisco began quietly using SSDs inside some of its fabric
systems to boost their performance in around 2000 to my knowledge - and maybe
Cisco entered the rackmount
SSD market with the acquisition of
WhipTail. But within a
year of that announcement Cisco told customers it was EOLing the product line.
July 2015 a report in
- that Cisco was laying off nearly everyone associated with its SSD storage
business was later
that mean Cisco is out of the SSD business?
As a supplier - this short
lived experiment failed.
But I think that for Cisco - as for everyone
use who uses servers and memories in its product lines - some kind of
significant SSD presence will remain essential to be competitive - even if it's
only in the form of modules such as
hybrid DIMMs or
SSDs from 3rd parties on its servers.
So I think that Cisco will
inevitably continue to be a major consumer of
and various SSD-like server enhancement products. And it will
engage in future acquisitions
in this market - most likely in the
SSD software and SDS
|Smaller nuances of user
behavior (which are easier to discern as patterns in a stable market) easily get
lost under the noise created by headline technology changes and the market's
apparent willingness to slaughter and discard once loved past industry leaders.
hidden SSD segments in the enterprise|
design of memory controllers, and in particular memory scheduling algorithms,
leads to uncontrolled interference of applications in the memory system"|
|Are you ready to