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Recovers Microsoft Apps in Seconds |
Santa Clara, Calif. -
July 21, 2008 - Asempra Technologies today unveiled the latest version
of its Business Continuity Server - which can recover Microsoft applications
and data in seconds.
Asempra's BCS ensures that mid-market companies that are becoming
increasingly reliant on immediate access to Windows-based applications and data
can avoid costly and disruptive downtime or data loss if an outage occurs.
Asempra claims it is the only offering that allows users to send and receive
emails or process SQL transactions while the complete data set is being
recovered in the background. Asempra's BCS Version 2.7 is immediately
available with prices starting at $19,500.
SSDs will be Hot Topic at SNIA Symposium
Editor:- July 18, 2008 - the
SSD market will get 4 days of intensive discussion next week at SNIA's
Summer Symposium in San Jose.
Representatives from many
leading SSD oems will
discuss topics ranging from the
proposition of SSDs,
SSD Testing, and
the possible benefits of SSD focused
storage ORGs - such as the
info about the speakers and topics to be discussed on these links:-
Samsung, JEDEC, International Microsystems, Fusion-io.
PMC-Sierra Reports 34% Revenue Growth
CLARA, Calif - July 17, 2008 - PMC-Sierra, Inc. today reported
results for the 2nd quarter ended June 29, 2008.
Net revenues were $139.8 million, an increase of 34%
compared with the 2nd quarter of 2007 and 12% higher than the $125 million in
the 1st quarter of 2008.
the Fastest Growing
Samsung and Sun Collaborate on Higher Endurance flash SSDs
South Korea - July 16, 2008 - Samsung revealed it has been
collaborating with Sun Microsystems to develop an SLC NAND flash memory
device for use in SSDs that offers much higher endurance levels (5x)
than are typically guaranteed on the market today.
"We have been working with Sun to develop this new 8Gb
server-grade SLC flash memory, which will give IT managers the best in
high-density, high-endurance memory design with markedly less energy consumption
than we see today," said Jim Elliott, VP, memory marketing, Samsung
Semiconductor, Inc. "'Endurance up, power down' is going to be the mantra
of IT innovators at enterprises everywhere, and server grade SLC flash is
ideally situated to deliver on that equation."
incredible upside to using server grade SLC NAND flash to accelerate customers'
applications, and we plan to incorporate this technology into our line of
servers and storage," said Michael Cornwell, lead technologist for flash
memory, Sun Microsystems. "Flash SSDs of this
quality and performance when included in our systems... with Solaris ZFS will
revolutionize the hardware marketplace."
According to IDC,
global demand for enterprise SSDs is expected to rise to 2.24 million units in
...Sun Microsystems profile,
SSD Myths and
Legends - "write endurance"
many flash manufacturers (including Samsung) have routinely been delivering
memory with endurance levels an order of magnitude higher than stated in their
chip datasheets. But there wasn't a big enough market value attached to the
precise endurance spec - as long as it exceeded a minimum figure. Many
industrial flash SSD oems have been doing their own testing and qualification
on incoming chips which is how they have been able to quote much better
endurance figures for their SSDs.
As the market for flash SSDs gets
bigger - it's economic for high volume memory makers to invest the
engineering effort to requalify part of their production for the higher
endurance demands of the server market. That might need a few process tweaks -
but it's mostly going to involve more batch testing to monitor the endurance
part of the spec. Within a high endurance SSD - you don't need every block to
meet the highest spec. SSD oems design in a small percentage of spare storage
blocks which are called into play during the product's lifetime - when bad
blocks are discovered.
In the short term "server grade" flash
will add to the babble of storage marketing jargon. In the medium to long term
I predict ALL SLC flash storage will deliver the "higher" endurance
specs. It's what SSD customers want. It's easy to deliver, and it's another way
of differentiating pricing between SLC and MLC.
Toshiba Promises New 2.5" Hard Drives
IRVINE, Calif - July 15, 2008 - Toshiba
announced details of 2 new 2.5" SATA hard drives aimed at the
notebook market which will ship in September.
The MK4058GSX Series
spins at 5,400 RPM, has 2 platters and offers upto 400GB capacity.
MKxx54GSY Series spins at 7,200 RPM, and offers from 80GB to 320GB using 1 to
2 platters. ...Toshiba
profile, Hard disk
drives, 2.5" SSDs
comments:- Toshiba says its MK4058GSX incorporates acoustic techniques that
make it nearly inaudible during seek operations to suit video and
audio playback products.
As someone who can hear the squirrels in my
garden drop an acorn on the grass (when I'm inside the house) and the owner of
a very noisy
Streamium wireless sound system I'm not convinced by so called "quiet"
hard disk claims.
I've removed the sound cards (or turned the
speakers off) in all the PCs I've had since they started making spurious bleeps
over 10 years ago.
I mute the ads when I watch tv too. That makes it
really hard to guess what they are trying to sell. Try it yourself and see if
Advanced Media Raises 2.5" SATA MLC flash SSD Price /
Bar, Calif - July 15, 2008 - Advanced Media, Inc. said it will ship a
new faster, competitively priced range of 2.5" SATA MLC flash SSDs later
Series has a read speed upto 128MB/s, and write speed upto 80MB/s. In low
volume the prices as follows:- 32GB - $168, 64GB - $294, 128GB - $537. ...Advanced Media
profile, 2.5" SSDs
storage news - Megabyte didn't age.|