SANRAD designs cutting-edge storage acceleration and
virtualization appliances for the data centers of the private and public cloud.
The V-Switch XL is a fourth-generation storage virtualization appliance. SANRAD
V-Switches are installed across the world in the data centers of governments,
hospitals, universities as well as in private sector companies. For more
information see www.sanrad.com
- editor mentions on STORAGEsearch.com and
- editor's comments:- January 2012 -
SANRAD - recently
acquired by OCZ - was an
early evangelist of
iSCSI storage - but a
latecomer to the SSD market. There was almost no mention of
web site when I looked (in May 2010).
But all that has
changed. The company now offers user installable PCIe SSDs as accelerator
options in its FC/GbE routers
SANRAD mentions in
In August 2011
SANRAD introduced the
industry's 1st front loadable
PCIe flash SSD
accelerators as options in its V-Switch storage appliances enabling
upto 4TB of flash, together with
2x10GE networking and
2x8Gb FC, all in a single
1U rackmount appliance (or 10TB in 2U).
SANRAD entered the
auto-tiering SSD / SSD
ASAPs market with the launch of its VXL software which supports its
family of FC and GbE
unified storage network
In January 2012 -
SANRAD for $15 million.
|2.5" PCIe SSDs guide
| Although some aspects of the new 2.5"
PCIe SSDs market are predictable - if you're already familiar with
PCIe SSDs and
SAS SSDs - the new SSD
delivery package also opens up possibilities...|
|| These can sit either
above or below pre-existing 2.5" SSDs in price as well as performance.
|The amount of fast flash
storage needed to serve enterprise needs is very much less than the legacy
raw HDD capacity. |
But new generations of software bundled with new
data architecture concepts will extract many times better utilization from
the enterprise flash base too.
|meet Ken - and the
enterprise SSD software event horizon|
|don't all PCIe SSDs
look pretty much the same?|
|When you look at the
photos and headline specs for high speed PCIe SSDs - it's easy to come away with
the impression that they all look the same and have about the same performance.|
all - how different can they be?
But don't let the experience of the
2.5" SSD market -
in which clusters of consumer SSD vendors use the
same or similar
controllers and hover
close together inpopular
(consumer) performance rankings - give you the wrong idea about
this market the performance limits and capabilities of the SSD aren't set by an
old hard disk interface
and package limitations.
In the PCIe market the products you get are
limited only by the imagination of the designers - tempered by the guesses of
marketers who are trying to predict the optimum (most salable) features for an