Platypus Technology - (circa 2004)
Headquartered in West Lebanon, New Hampshire, Platypus
Technology was founded in 1999 in Sydney, Australia. The company is
architecting highly secure and redundant
solid-state storage systems
that deliver hundreds of times more performance than hard disk drives.
As conventional storage products fail to address critical performance demands,
and RAM prices plunge, solid-state storage has emerged as the fastest, most
cost-effective way to remove I/O-bound data bottlenecks. Platypus'
breakthrough performance-centric approach to storage is causing the industry to
widely embrace solid-state as an economic alternative. The company has
established a strong U.S. presence since moving its corporate headquarters to
New Hampshire while the research and development team remains in Sydney. The
company maintains a U.K.-based office as well as relationships with a network
of distributors and resellers servicing the U.S., European and Asia Pacific
markets. Platypus can be found at www.platypus.net.
Technology - editor mentions on StorageSearch.com
Accelerating Key Application Performance (pdf)
and Metaphors in the Storage Market
|many years ago - in
|Platypus Technology Announces Channel Strategy to Aid Delivery of
Solid-State Storage to the Masses |
Editor:- December 3, 2001 -
today announced a multi-faceted channel strategy for its high-performance
SSD accelerator systems aimed at expanding the potential of solid-state
storage across a wide variety of industries.
Platypus' DRAM-based SSD systems are used for speeding up the
delivery of e-commerce databases, email servers, delivering streaming data, and
obtaining maximum application performance. Due to their dramatic
price/performance offerings, Platypus' high-performance storage systems allow
organizations to take full advantage of the existing infrastructure's cost and
"We are pleased to have discovered a vendor, Platypus Technology,
that has delivered a product with the reliability required by database
operations, the speed of solid-state media and a price range that finally makes
deployment of significant amounts of solid-state disk plausible for a broad
range of business users," said Mark Farnham,
President of Rightsizing, Inc. "To
best serve our clients in our Oracle performance tuning line of business, we
have developed a strategic relationship with Platypus and will be recommending
their solid-state disk devices to our clients who have systems limited in
performance by the slowness of traditional disks."
Platypus' storage innovations free applications from the I/O
caused by hard drive-based storage, allowing mission critical files to run from
silicon, rather than from rotating
platters. These DRAM-based storage products provide many inherent benefits
over the hard disk drive-based storage alternatives, including massive data
transaction rates, faster access times and lower power utilization, and all
without the risks of moving parts.
By integrating Platypus storage,
businesses can access and serve data dramatically faster, whilst maintaining
their current server infrastructure and without incurring higher CPU-based
software licensing fees.