|SSD readers intro to
Editor:- June 30, 2010 - a recent blog from
of nanocrystal memories - a flash-like
nv memory technology from
FlexMemory page suggests 10x faster write cycle - and upto 30x
(10 million cycles) than traditional flash. The technology is shipping in
Seagate offers consumers 3TB HDD for under $250
June 29, 2010 - Seagatetoday
announced availability of the
GoFlex (under $250) - an
Nirvanix launches Petabyte scalable cloud in a box
June 29, 2010 - Nirvanix
- a hybrid cloud storage
includes all the networking hardware, software and storage needed to provide an
on-premise cloud storage solution contained in a minimum 200TB configuration,
expandable to petabytes.
The customer provides data center space,
power and cooling and Nirvanix staff monitor, manage and maintain the solution.
Editor's comments:- I asked - how much does it cost? Here's
hNode was designed to provide the compelling economics of
public cloud storage and over the course of a few years our entry level offering
is lower in price than our
Delivery Network which starts at $0.25 per Managed GB. For larger
deployments the cost of the solution reduces significantly.
a reader asked me about notebook SSD encryption
June 29, 2010 - a reader asked me some good questions about
notebook SSD encryption.
Did encryption impact performance and endurance? Had I already written about
this in another article he had missed? ...see what I said
NetApp's Jay Kidd joins board at ProStor
June 29, 2010 - ProStor
Systems announced today the appointment of Jay Kidd to its Board
Mr. Kidd's accomplishments span over 30 years in key leadership roles
at many high profile multi-national storage, networking, and computing companies
with a strong emphasis in product strategy and development, marketing, and
business operations. Mr. Kidd is currently serving as senior VP, Storage
Solutions Group and Product Strategy and Development at
Prior to joining NetApp, he held the position of CTO and VP of product
management at Brocade,
where he played a key role in developing and implementing the Brocade product
road map, including infrastructure and strategic evangelism.
Brocade out IOPS iSCSI adapter competitors
June 29, 2010 - Brocade
today published a
(pdf) which compares the IOPS performance of its 10GbE adapter cards
compared to competitors in FCoE and
"The test demonstrated without a doubt that Brocade CNAs outperform
competing products from Emulex, Intel and QLogic in terms of performance,
throughput and ease of migration to converged networks," said Frank Berry,
IT Brand Pulse - who conducted the
Editor's comments:- the report includes an extreme
sports graphic with the tagline - "to achieve maximum performance, most
tests include configurations that you won't see in real-life."
else I've never seen in my real-life (so far) is a report in which the company
which sponsored the testing comes out badly compared to the sponsor's
And speaking of extreme sports pictures - I was genuinely
impressed by this
video clip of motorbikers rotating in the air - at an event in Moscow -
which I saw at lunch-time today on the Russian (in English) satellite tv news
propaganda channel RT.
thought it's a good idea to keep an eye on what they are saying (and useful too
- because you might recognize one of their spies
meet them on the street.)
SATA SSD popularity - Q2 2010
Editor:- June 28, 2010
- with less than 3 days till the end of this quarter I can confirm that
SATA SSDs have
retained their high popularity with StorageSearch.com
readers based on search volume in the 2nd quarter of 2010.
- SATA SSDs are the 2nd most popular search term by interface (#1 is
- SATA is the #1 most popular interface type viewed by readers following
content related to 2.5"
Lexar offers consumers 355MB/s 2.5" SSD for under $150
June 23, 2010 -
now offers consumers a 64GB version of their
6Gb/s SATA SSD for $149.99 - with R/W speeds upto 355MB/s and 75MB/s
respectively. notebook SSDs,
HP expands oem partnership with Fusion-io
June 23, 2010 - Fusion-io
it will provide PCIe
SSD accelerators for HP's ProLiant DL and ML server line with
upto 640GB MLC / 320GB SLC capacities - thereby extending an oem partnership
which was formally announced in
Intel announces new consumer channel for SSDs
June 22, 2010 - Intel
that its SSDs are now available in 800 Best Buy stores across the
country and on
Editor's comments:- I'd never heard of BestBuy.com. But then
I lead a sheltered life in rural Sussex in the UK and don't get out much. For
those of you - like me -who have never heard this name before - here's the link
for about BestBuy
Nasuni offers $5,000 to successful espiones
June 22, 2010 - I have to hand it to the marketers at Nasuni - they've come
up with a
Cynics (aka experienced computer realists) are
worried that cloud storage
may be inscecure - right?
Nasuni say - that the 1st person who can
reveal the contents of a file which they have made
here can win $5,000.
"We're aware that many businesses are
dubious about cloud storage for security reasons," said Nasuni CEO and
co-founder Andres Rodriguez. "Data leakage is a major concern. With cloud
storage, you have to entrust your data to an outside party, and your data is
swimming around in the cloud with other customers' data. Intuitively, it seems
risky. Customers are smart to be wary. But we've built a system that protects
against these risks. We're confident that Nasuni can keep your data safe in the
cloud, and we are willing to go the distance to prove it."
comments:- the clock is ticking. After 30 days - the company will donate the
"unwon" money to a good cause.
Who's going to crack it 1st?
- the Russians? or Chinese? Or has an NSA spook read the message already by the
time you see this posting - but won't claim the prize - because that would be
revealing too much.
I bought the 1st UK edition of
Cuckoo's Egg (1990) - and I can still remember the thrill of reading how a
barely noticeable security intrusion was traced over many modem hops and
international routes and much elapsed time and effort to reveal a real-life
the story behind the StorageSearch mouse
June 22, 2010 - for someone who's been editing directories for 18 years - I
lose content quite a lot.
That includes articles, pictures, and
brilliant market insights - which get scattered to the random winds of Google's
site search. (More about that later.)
Today I rediscovered a
StorageSearch.com banner ad - see above - and an article I hadn't read for many
Millions of serious storage seekers aren't scared of mice.
What's the story behind
|It may be that the DIMM SSD
could become a stickier component for server makers than PCIe SSDs. |
of the early generations of DIMM enhanced SSD products have required special
cables or power or bios customizations by server makers to support their
|DIMM wars the
|If server makers stop
offering SSDs - they'll sell even less servers - because users don't see why
they should pay to get a slow server at a fast server price. |
the other hand if the server maker's favorite SSD supplier gets acquired by a
server competitor - they're vulnerable from that direction - because their sales
juice could get cut off.
|hostage to the
fortunes of SSD|