Ahead to the 2009 SSD Market|
|Editor:- November 25,
2008 - a new article published today on StorageSearch.com - reviews the
state of the SSD market and predicts what can be expected in 2009.|
you know - we've got loads of articles which look at the past, present and
future of SSDs in gory detail. Is it possible to capture the state of play and
predict what's going to happen next year in a brief column? I gave it my
best shot. ...read
...Later:- this turned out to be a very popular
article with readers throughout 2009.
Micron Unveils Prototype fast PCIe flash SSD
November 25, 2008 - in a blog published today Micron demonstrated
prototypes of fast PCIe flash SSDs.
Although not yet available as
commercial products the blog suggests that the cards shown in the video had
800MB/s R/W performance and a single card could maintain 80,000 write IOPS. A
company spokesperson hinted that 1GB/s
PCIe flash SSDs could
be available soon. ...Micron
profile, Z's Laws -
Predicting Future Flash SSD Performance
the performance itself (for a prototype) is unremarkable - because 3 other oems
already ship flash SSDs with similar (or faster) performance as commercial
products. In an article
months ago I predicted that the market was on the path towards gigabyte per
sceond 3.5" SSDs
too (which is harder to achieve).
Sun Beams into Disk Sanitizer Market
Clara, Calif - November 25, 2008 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. today
entered the Disk Sanitizer market.
Sun Data Protection
Services, Data Erasure, is a new on-site service to help enable customers to
remain compliant with internal corporate data erasure policies during the
removal, redeployment or relocation of equipment containing sensitive data. The
service also empowers customers' to become compliant with the ever increasing
policies of regulatory agencies for the removal or destruction of data, by
providing a global, audit-ready solution that erases data at the platter level.
Sun has been using the same data erasure service internally to prepare company
assets for reassignment and redeployment.
Drew Hughes, technical
program manager at Sun Microsystems said - "When we work with a government
client to transfer equipment from one resource to another, we use the Data
Protection Services Erasure to ensure that our services team has no data
Industry research (from
IDC) indicates that most
midsize to large corporations replace about 25% to 33% of
their IT equipment on an annual basis. Each event in the equipment life cycle
can expose sensitive corporate or customer data to possible breach or
Microsystems profile, Storage
Services , Disk
STMicroelectronics Samples Secure e-Passport Microcontroller
Switzerland - November 25, 2008 - STMicroelectronics is sampling a
new microcontroller for secure identity cards.
The ST23YR80, which offers contact and contactless interfaces,
complies with the most advanced security smartcard standards and meets
ICAO requirements for machine readable
travel documents. The EAC (extended access control) e-Passport operation will
be supported in less than 3.5 seconds. The device can also optimize the
operating distance and transaction time by adapting its processor clock speed to
the magnetic field of the application reader It has 80Kbytes of onchip flash
memory to store extra biometric data.
Security, storage chips
Sun Sources SSDs from STEC
ANA, Calif. - November 24, 2008 - STEC, Inc. today announced that its
ZeusIOPS and MACH8/IOPS SSDs have been qualified for use in Sun
Microsystems' recently lainched 7000 storage family.
prides itself on working with partners that support our drive for innovation in
Open Storage. STEC has provided the high performance SSDs used in the Sun
Storage 7000 family, which provides radical simplicity, performance and cost
savings," said Victor Walker, VP, storage development, Sun Microsystems.
comments:- Sun already had experience selling STEC's SSDs which were
integrated in the
a rackmount SSD
made for Sun by Superior
Data Solutions .
Flash Memory's Next Shrink Now Shipping
Idaho - November 24, 2008 - Intel Corp and Micron Technology Inc.
today announced mass production of their jointly developed 34nm, 32 gigabit
MLC NAND flash memory device.
The process technology enables the
industry's only monolithic 32Gb NAND chip that fits into a standard 48-lead
TSOP. The new chip will cost-effectively enable high-density solid-state
storage in small form factor applications including digital cameras, personal
music players and digital camcorders. Additionally, it will enable more
dramatically increasing their current storage capacity. ...Intel profile ,
CommVault Announces Online Training and Certification Programs
Oceanport, NJ -
November 24, 2008 - CommVault today announced a new web-based training
program intended for personnel responsible for the day-to-day administration and
management of its software.
The first of these classes, the CommVault Simpana Administration
class, is also available at CommVault Education Centers and as a Customer Onsite
course. This class is intended for users looking to improve the overall data
access, protection and management capabilities for their data center operations.
storage news on this
Sun Beams into Disk Sanitizer Market
Samples Secure e-Passport Chip
Sun Sources SSDs from STEC
Memory's Next Shrink Now Shipping
CommVault Announces Online Training
|Is it true that the Queen's
dusted clean by those bushy hats?
Megabyte was sworn to secrecy.
2009 Storage Plan Inputs? ....................................|
|Editor:- traditionally this
is the time of year when storage
marketers realize it would be good
to include some plausible projections, trends, quotes or even hard facts
inside their otherwise "wishful thinking" based business plans for
If you're in that predicament the
market research page
lists nearly 70 analyst organizations which cover the storage market.
if you're looking at SSDs
you're in luck - because there's an
directory devoted exclusively to that very subject. But be warned. It's a very
complicated market which will segment into many application strands during the
coming years as the market gets bigger.
For many vendors - the
outlook next year is dimmed under the shadow of recession. But excellent
products and services which solve real customer needs conveniently or
economically can actually do better in budget constrained circumstances.
too face problems. Because the Old Regime's expensive solutions are no longer
affordable - users are forced to look at alternative suppliers and
technologies. And although it's hard work and uncomfortable researching new
ways of doing things - and thinking in new ways - it can lead to greater
||Many parts of the storage
market will emerge bigger and stronger after several years of recession - while
others (which were already past their use-by- date anyway) will shrink and
disappear. We've been here many times before - see what happened last time in -
Storage Winners and Losers
from the 2000-2003 IT Recession|