|Editor:- July 7,
2008 - usually new marketing buzzwords are delivered to you long before the
actual products or technologies to which they relate. |
But the term in
my headline - "SSD-CPU Equivalence" - is one of the rare exceptions.
This is a concept which thousands of SSD users have put into practice for
decades - and which has often appeared as the underlying concept behind
articles and cases studies published on these pages. But it lacked a simple
label - until a few days ago.
I was asked by the editor of another
publication to comment on some aspect of the SSD market for a new article they
were writing. (This kind of thing happens a lot - and when it gets published
I'll be sure to
you the link.) As part of our email dialog I was asked to clarify one of
the points I'd cut and paste from my
That's when I realized that SSD-CPU Equivalence is
not as widely known as I had thought. And the reason may be that it lacked a
simple moniker. Well I hope it's not too late to name this 20 year old baby -
and I've updated my 10 year
description with some notes about it - in case you're interested.
LeftHand Networks Appoints Richard Shea to Lead North American
Colo. - July 7, 2008 - LeftHand Networks today announced the
appointment of Richard Shea as VP of North American sales.
formerly area sales VP at
oversee all domestic and Canadian sales efforts. Shea will focus on furthering
LeftHand Networks' iSCSI SAN
leadership position and driving fast-paced revenue growth through LeftHand
Networks' network of channel partners.
profile, Storage People
comments:- there are hundreds of oems listed on
storagesearch.com which sell
NAS products. So it's a
Although LeftHand claims to be the "largest
pure-play iSCSI vendor" (with more than 2,700 customers) I checked their
reader ranking on our site and found they actually get less reader interest than
TrueSAN Networks (a
company which went out of business many years ago.) So it looks like they need
to find something more interesting to say.
the Top 10 SSD OEMs - in Q2 2008
Editor:- July 3, 2008 -
STORAGEsearch.com today published the 5th edition of - "the Top
10 SSD OEMs."
Covering the quarter ending June 30, 2008 -
the article also looks at market milestones and comments on changes in the SSD
market since the earlier quarters.
In Q2 2008 there were over
77 market active SSD oems.
And there's a new #1.
If you're choosing
SSD suppliers or strategic
partners - this is the must-see predictive list of the top companies that
matter - based on hundreds of thousands of readers searching for SSD content
on the site rated most highly by SSD companies themselves. ...read the article
DataDirect Networks Expands Japanese Operations
- July 1, 2008 - DataDirect Networks, Inc. today announced it is
investing 0.5 billion yen (approx $5 million) to expand its sales and support
operations throughout Japan.
This investment will fuel the
company's expansion in these key sectors and enable it to accelerate its growth
trajectory in the world's 2nd largest economy.
Analog TV broadcasting will end in Japan in July 2011, and the
Association for the Promotion of Digital Broadcasting Japan recently announced
that as of March, more than 32 million digital terrestrial television sets are
already in use. With the transition to 100% digital environments, DataDirect
Networks Japan is partnering with major broadcasters, post production and
digital intermediate facilities to ensure a seamless transition to all digital
Networks profile, InfiniBand,
Storage Resellers in Japan
C2C Survey Looks at Mailbox Management Headaches
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. - July 1,
2008 - C2C today released the results of a 3rd party survey including
IT and non-IT personnel from organizations of all sizes, showing a majority of
corporate email users are responsible for managing their own mailboxes,
resulting in significant loss of productivity.
Almost 1/3 of
respondents have mailbox capacity limits set at less than 100 megabytes - very
low considering email attachments can be several megabytes each.
- 65% of survey respondents contend with mailbox quotas, and are
forced to self-manage their email to stay operational.
- 66% take their own measures to save email messages in order to
ensure they aren't lost, with a majority storing email outside their company
email system, in some cases even in personal/home email accounts.
"eDiscovery is becoming much more important in the context
of civil litigation," said Dave Hunt, CEO at C2C, "and companies that
fail to produce emails in a timely manner risk paying millions of dollars in
fines, not to mention loss of reputation and possibly revenue. " ...C2C profile,
- 67% need to search for an email that is more than 3 months old at
least once a month, with 28% spending time searching about once a week or even
comments:- I'm sure you can think of your own examples of when email
marketing quotas get in the way of doing business. Here's an example from home.
My wife is a marketing guru who trains and coaches marketers in many of the
world's best known companies. One of the intermediaries she works with has a
very small mailbox quota - about the size of a single powerpoint presentation.
So when she sends them details of a new training program she has to phone them
first to make sure they delete their entire inbox - and if that isn't awkward
enough she often has to compress or split up the files too.
OCZ Launches Affordable Fast-ish 2.5" SATA SSDs
Sunnyvale, CA -
July 1, 2008 - OCZ Technology Group, Inc. today unveiled the OCZ Core
Series SATA II 2.5" SSDs.
Core series SSDs are available in
capacities of 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB and deliver 120-143 MB/s 80-93 MB/s
read/write speeds and seek times of less than 0.35ms MSRPs at time of launch are
USD $169, $259 and $479 for 32GB, 64GB and 128GB models respectively.
comments:- these aren't the
the fastest SSDs
nor are they the cheapest. OCZ looks like it's aiming for a market (which may or
may not exist) for affordable, fast-ish consumer SSDs. In a soon to be published
article I'll explain why
flash SSD prices
are much more volatile than you would expect from simply looking at
|All those years
editing storage news hadn't aged
Megabyte one little