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editor's comments:- Emulex is 1 of many companies in the storage interface glue market.

They are best known for fibre-channel adapters and related chips and technologies.

Emulex mentions in SSD history

InOctober 2009 - Emulex expanded its InSpeed chip bridging technology to simplify the job of designing fast native SAS and Fibre-channel compatible flash SSDs.

"SandForce is working closely with Emulex to enable customers to build enterprise-class SSDs that connect to Fibre Channel or SAS systems," said Thad Omura, VP of marketing, SandForce. "Emulex's next generation InSpeed flexible bridging options enable our SATA-based Enterprise SSD Processor, to be used with either Fibre Channel or SAS systems. In initial testing, we've found the new InSpeed bridge technology provides a robust and high performance solution for SSD applications."

In October 2011 - Emulex published a white papare - 16GFC HBAs Enhance SSDs in Tiered Storage (pdf)

In January 2015 - Emulex announced that its 16GFC technology was being supported in an SSD software platform from DataCore.
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Avago acquires Emulex for $600 million
Editor:- February 25, 2015 - In 2014 - Avago Technologies - which until then had not seemed much involved in enterprise storage - suddenly got religion.

As a heavyweight interface chip and IP maker in other markets Avago must have asked themselves - what are the key interfaces we need to be the #1 enterprise storage connect company? - especially as more enterprise storage becomes solid state. And that's the way to interpret the acquisitions (last year) of LSI and PLX followed now (as announced today) by the acquisition of Emulex - for approximately $606 million.
How big was the thinking in this SSD's design?
Does size really does matter in SSD design?

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.

When 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.
click to read the article - Big versus Small SSD  architectures For designers, integrators, end users and investors alike - understanding what follows from these simple choices predicts a lot of important consequences. the article
SSD sudden power loss vulnerability guide
Why should you care what happens in an SSD when the power goes down?

This important design feature - which barely rates a mention in most SSD datasheets and press releases - has a strong impact on SSD data integrity and operational reliability.

This article will help you understand why some SSDs which (work perfectly well in one type of application) might fail in others... even when the changes in the operational environment appear to be negligible.
image shows Megabyte's hot air balloon - click to read the article SSD power down architectures and acharacteristics If you thought endurance was the end of the SSD reliability story - think again. the article
flash SSD capacity - the iceberg syndrome
Have you ever wondered how the amount of flash inside a flash SSD compares to the capacity shown on the invoice?

What you see isn't always what you get.
nothing surprised the penguins - click to read  the article There can be huge variations in different designs as vendors leverage invisible internal capacity to tweak key performance and reliability parameters. the article is published by ACSL