11, 2000 - eBay has selected
Technology as a strategic technology provider in ensuring high-speed
transaction processing throughout and beyond the holidays.|
products are an essential component of eBay's mission-critical infrastructure,"
said Marty Abbott, vice president of operations at eBay. "Imperial has
demonstrated to us their commitment to quality and ability to deliver a robust
product. MegaRam solid state disks deliver the performance we need in many of
our response time-critical transactions."
MegaRam Solid State
Disks are high-speed, random-access storage peripherals. Often, mounting
only 3% of an application on a solid state disk is enough to realize the desired
performance improvement, making a sound economical sense," said Farid
Neema, president of
Peripheral Concepts, a
based in Santa Barbara, CA. "It is no surprise that one of the largest
eBusiness sites finds this technology to be a strategic IT resource."
"Solid state disks have been around for
a long time
but are now experiencing a renaissance," stated Robert David, Imperial's
senior vice president of sales and marketing. "With the explosion of web
content and delivery, and the huge increase in eBusiness transactions, solid
state disks are no longer being seen as an exotic technology, but as an enabling
technology that allows companies to achieve a competitive advantage, as is the
case with eBay."
Editor's comments:- this was
one of the earliest examples I was able to find in our
archive about SSDs accelerating online retailing. Although I'm sure there may
have been a few other examples.
8 years later - another SSD
accelerator maker returned to a Christmasy theme with a story about
using SSDs to
reduce power consumption and heat at Santa's North Pole Data Center.