Solid Access Technologies, founded in 2002 and based in Newburyport ,
MA, manufactures high performance rackmount flash SSDs and RAM SSD systems
with under 10 microseconds access times - available with SAS, Fibre-channel,
10GbE NAS and SCSI interfaces for the enterprise server acceleration market.
Access Technologies - editor mentions on StorageSearch.com
who in SSD? - by
editor - July 2012
I recently asked Tomas Havrda -
who founded Solid
Access Technologies - about what his company is going to do that will
make this enterprise SSD pioneer stand out with a new clear positioning
Solid Access started shipping rackmount SSDs in 2003 and
launched the world's 1st first
SAS SSD system in
April 2005 started out as a RAM
SSD maker - in the days when that was the only way to get the fastest
performance. And reacting to the
cost challenges of
flash SSDs in the enterprise Solid Access introduced a
COTS array based
flash storage system in in
past years the company has been featured at various times in the lists of the
fastest SSDs and
the top 10 SSD companies.
there are now hundreds of companies in the
rackmount SSD market
- and as users are working through an
ever growing tick
list to determine which suppliers they will buy from - simply being cheap or
fast or first aren't sustainable differences.
In the past few years
I've seen several SSD pioneers reinvent themselves in ways which have been
Does Solid Access have a plan to reposition itself in the
enterprise SSD market?
It appears the answer is - Yes. And our readers
will be among the first to know the details later this year.
|In September 2008 -
Technologies announced that
SAMSUNG Securities Co.,
Ltd had ordered 28x USSD 200 device to accelerate its financial market
trading servers - following a 6 months evaluation of RAM SSDs. And also Solid
Access Technologies published a
pdf brochure (based on their earlier ppt) which summarizes their technology,
and the market model for fast
November 2008 -
Technologies launched a new range of RAM SSDs available with
SCSI interfaces. The USSD
300 family includes the world's fastest 1U SSD with 256GB capacity, 10
microseconds latency and 100K IOPS on a single port. The 2U model supports
4GB/s sustained bandwidth and upto 6 ports. The new products also include an SSD
rich server and a 4U terabyte class SSD.
In March 2009 -
Technologies said it had broken the $10,000 price barrier for a
high performance rackmount
RAM SSD. It's offering
a 2U 16GB FC or
SAS connected USSD
200 model for just $9,900.
In April 2009 -
Technologies' President, Tomas Havrda - shared his
with the readers of
May 2010 - Solid
100 a very fast 2U
fat flash SSD
- with 2.4TB capacity, 96GB DRAM Cache, 2x 10GbE ports, 300,000
1,000MB/s bandwidth and under 10 microseconds access time.
|how fast can your
SSD run backwards?|
|SSDs are complex devices and there's a
lot of mysterious behavior which isn't fully revealed by
vendor's product datasheets and whitepapers. Underlying all the important
aspects of SSD behavior are
which arise from the intrinsic technologies and architecture inside the SSD.
Which symmetries are most important in an SSD? - That depends on
your application. But knowing that these symmetries exist, what they are, and
judging how your selected SSD compares will give you new insights into SSD
no such thing as - the perfect SSD - existing in the market today - but
the SSD symmetry list helps you to understand where any SSD in any memory
technology stands relative to the ideal. And it explains why deviations from the
ideal can matter.
|the 3 fastest PCIe
|Are you tied up in
knots trying to shortlist flash SSD accelerators ranked according to
published comparative benchmarks?|
You know the sort of thing I mean -
where a magazine compares 10 SSDs or a blogger compares 2 SSDs against each
other. It would be nice to have a shortlist so that you don't have to waste too
much of your own valuable time testing unsuitable candidates wouldn't it?
StorageSearch's long running
fastest SSDs directory
typically indicates 1 main product in each form factor category but those
examples may not be compatible with your own ecosystem.
If so a
new article -
the 3 fastest PCIe
SSDs list (or is it really lists?) may help you cut that Gordian
knot. Hmm... you may be thinking that StorageSearch's editor never gives easy
answers to SSD questions if more complicated ones are available.
||But in this case you'd be
wrong. (I didn't say you'd like the answers, though.) ...read the article|