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|SanDisk's Revenue Grew 44%|
January 28, 2010 - SanDisk
results for the quarter ended January 3, 2010 - revenue of $1.24 billion
increased 44% on a year-over-year basis and increased 33% sequentially.
SanDisk's Chairman and CEO, Eli Harari, said the company had
achieved unit sales growth of 55% and gigabyte growth of 100% compared to the
year prior quarter.
Clarifying SSD Pricing - where does all the money go?
January 27, 2010 - StorageSearch.com
today published a new article -
Clarifying SSD Pricing.
SSDs are among the most
expensive items of computer hardware many of you will ever buy - with high end
models costing more than high end servers.
Understanding the factors
which determine SSD costs is often a confusing and irritating process - not
made any easier when market prices for identical capacity SSDs can vary more
than 100x to 1! This new guide suggests simple tactics to help
you. ...read the
LaCie Launches Desktop RAID
Editor:- January 26, 2010
range of desktop RAID
systems with eSATA
or USB or
introduction of LaCie's Enterprise Class product range responds specifically to
niche industries such as creative professionals, as well as those in the
medical, legal, and accounting fields, who require highly robust and reliable
storage solutions to manage their digital assets," said Arnaud Prézelin,
LaCie Product Manager for Creative Pro Solutions.
comments:- this is an "Enterprise" storage system in name only -
because it doesn't include redundant data paths or power supplies. It's best to
think of it as a stylish, high capacity, consumer DAS.
LSI will Compete with Fusion-io
Editor:- January 26,
2010 - LSI and
they have collaborated on designing
PCIe SSDs for the
enterprise accelerator market which will sample in Q2 2010.
comments:- LSI is approximately the 163rd company to enter the
SSD market (not counting
SSD SoC makers - which would push the score to about 185).
this is due to a strong suction effect from the
SSD market bubble -
and partly an inevitable step given that the high end of the
RAID controller market
is going to disappear.
There's little point in spending money aggregating
IOPS in an
array of hard disks -
if the result costs more, is slower and is less
Avere Adds SLC SSD Options to 2U ASAPs
January 26, 2010 - Avere
it's shipping new
flash SSD options in its
10GbE NAS compatible
2U Avere FXT 2700 appliance (from $82,500) features 64GB of DRAM, 1GB of
NVRAM, and 512GB of SLC flash SSD. FXT clusters can scale to 25 appliances and
support millions of operations/sec and tens of GB/sec throughput.
"One of the main assumptions of Demand-Driven Storage is that
data access requirements are different across applications," said Ron
Bianchini, President and CEO of Avere Systems. "Applications that produce
heavy random read workloads are best addressed by SSDs and the FXT 2700 is
Avere's answer for those users who have a high-end NAS infrastructure that under
delivers when it comes to these types of applications."
Rudderless Solaris Market Gets Open Source Drivers for PCIe SSDs
January 26, 2010 -
Texas Memory Systems
it is delivering open source drivers on
Solaris for its
PCIe SSD accelerator.
This thin driver offers a simple control paradigm and is easy to port
and manipulate as open source. It offers little burden to the host system and
creates a neat division of labor between the host and the device allowing the
host system to operate to its maximum potential.
HP long ago had their own
engineers tweak and customize
Fusion-io's PCIe SSDs
- for remarketing to their own respective server customers.
several quarters (some might say years) of uncertainty over the Solaris server
market - customers still have to make decisions about what to do to keep their
installed base in good shape. Perhaps the availability of open source code for
these SSD accelerator products will encourage some systems integrators or users
to take architectural tweaking matters into their own hands.
StorageMojo Discusses Prospects for 70TB Tape
January 26, 2010 -
StorageMojo, Robin Harris
published a new article today -
a 70TB cartridge save LTO?
Harris's erudite analysis may provide
some comfort for those lonely few of you still entangled in the
knotty tape backup loop -
and it's a good read for the rest of us who - either already made the
transition to disk backup -
or were too young to ever use a tape (or
don't do backups).
$10 million Funding for AoE Pioneer
25, 2010 - Coraid
that it has closed a $10 million Series-A
financing round with
Allegis Capital and Azure Capital Partners to accelerate the development and
adoption of its AoE
With this funding, the company has also named
multiple Silicon Valley veterans to its executive team, including: Kevin
Brown as CEO, Audrey MacLean as chairman of the board, Carl
Wright as executive vp of worldwide sales, and Josh Leslie as vp of
channels and business development.
Cactus Launches Rugged Reliable CF PATA SSD
January 25, 2010 - Cactus
Technologies today launched
a rugged 32GByte industrial grade
CF form factor PATA
compatible SLC flash SSD.
The 303 Series offers high
write cycles per block),
defect management and 4M hours
Sai-Ying Ng, President of Cactus Technologies Ltd. stated, "Our
customers were demanding a 32GByte Industrial Grade card that would function in
their existing CompactFlash sockets. By increasing the height slightly to 6.4mm
we are able to accommodate these requirements, while maintaining the Industrial
Grade features of our 303 Series most important to our customers."