|Fusion-io discusses storage
vs memory - article on IT-Director.com
Editor:- March 30, 2012 - "We get 2x the performance at 2x
less price" - says David
Flynn, CEO Fusion-io
interviewed in a new
on IT-Director.com explaining the company's thinking re memory and
""We are different from everyone else," said
David Flynn "They see NAND as a disk drive substitute whereas we see it as
Later:- within a handful of years after this the
idea of using flash in memory centric systems as an alternative to DRAM had
become one of the established tenets of computing. But Fusion-io was the first
to bring this idea into the public domain and mainstream markets. For related
the top 10 microcontroller companies - Databeans report
March 29, 2012 -Databeans
this month published a
on the microntroller market ($3,600 132 pages).
published a free giveaway in their newsletter which ranks the
top 10 microcontroller
companies by revenue. Although these reports are cumulative across all
markets and not just SSD - I thought you might be interested to see how some of
these companies intersect. See also:-
storage market research
Avere's FlashMove and FlashMirror
Editor:- March 28,
2012 - You can see some pretty pictures in this blog -
FlashMove and FlashMirror - by Avere Systems which
has got something to do with their SSD software.
I'd like to tell you
more - but the detailed pdf datasheets linked from the blog just load and hang
before revealing any information. I guess if Adobe is still so
dreadful after all these
years - we shouldn't have very high hopes for SSD software either
(although we still do).
Nimbus fills 3 new VP slots with former NetAppers
March 28, 2012 - Nimbus
Data Systems today
it has filled 3 key executive posts with people who formerly worked at NetApp.
Choumas is VP US Sales.
is VP Systems Engineering.
Schipperijn is VP Central Europe.
What I like to do in these stories is insert useful links for each name so you
can read more if you care. But although I've seen Jim Choumas's profile page
when logged in to linkedin - due to some system peculiarity I couldn't
find a public link.
Violin recruits Narayan Venkat as VP of product management
March 28, 2012 - Violin
Venkat, former VP of cloud infrastructure at
VMware, has joined Violin as VP of
"Flash is the single most disruptive
technology in storage since the advent of virtualization," said Venkat. "Violin
Memory is on the leading edge of the trend with its scalable, flash-based
storage system for the modern, virtualized data center. I look forward to
playing a central role in fulfilling the company's vision to build an
all-silicon primary storage powerhouse."
See also:- Storage
7 SSD types will satisfy all future enterprise needs
March 27, 2012 - StorageSearch.com published a new article today -
an introduction to
enterprise SSD silos - or 7 ways to classify where all SSDs will fit in
the pure SSD datacenter.
"SSDs aren't islands - their data always
comes from and goes on to other SSDs. Enterprise SSDs which have been designed
without any reference to how they will segment and interact with other types of
SSDs - in the mind's eye of the customer architecture - will eventually fail in
The enterprise SSD market is complicated enough
already. Only 7 distinct types of SSD classes are needed to sustainably satisfy
all the architecture needs in the pure solid state storage data center. ...read the article
"world's fastest storage" maker introduces "fast-enough"
PCIe SSD in ASAP bundle
Editor:- March 27, 2012 - Texas Memory Systems
has introduced a new fast-enough
MLC PCIe SSD into its product line as part of an
SSD ASAP /
bundle which includes software from NEVEX
eMLC PCIe SSD provides 450GB usable capacity, 700 MB/s throughput and 80K / 170K
Editor's comments:- this new product from TMS is
aimed at a different market to those which the company traditionally focused on
with its "world's fastest storage". The company's new eMLC PCIe SSD -
which is only available as part of this new SSD ASAP bundle - enables TMS to
reach down to price points which are significantly lower than anything it has
ever done before - with a product that's easy for users to deploy to get apps
speedups in Windows SAN
and NAS environments.
TDK ships new BGA SSD
Editor:- March 21, 2012 - TDK today
imminent shipments of a new SATA SLC
SSD on chip.
company's eSSD series provides 1 to 4GB encrypted capacity in a 17mm x 17mm
208-ball BGA package.