SolidFire is a next-generation storage platform for cloud
computing providers and other enterprises that need scalable, reliable storage
for thousands of servers. The company's solution allows customers to take
advantage of the performance of solid state storage at a price comparable to
traditional spinning disk, while significantly reducing operational and storage
management costs. For more information, go to www.solidfire.com.
- editor mentions on StorageSearch.com
In February 2011
SolidFire raised $11
million in financing which followed an earlier seed round of $1 million.
details of its first product - an
iSCSI SSD appliance
designed for cloud storage
applications which the company says can scale to 1 petabyte capacity (which
takes 100 nodes with current models).
In October 2011 -
$25 million in its 2nd funding round, bringing its total funding to $37
An article in
discussed the company - and includes this quote - "A single SolidFire
cluster can scale from 3 to 100 nodes. Clearly a single node is not enough to
run a resilient system, hence the recommendation for a minimum of 3 as the
|How big was the
thinking in this SSD's design?|
|Does size really does matter in SSD
By that I mean how big was the mental map? - not how many
inches wide is the SSD.
The novel and the short story both have their
place in literature and the pages look exactly the same. But you know from
experience which works best in different situations and why.
it comes to SSDs - Big versus Small SSD architecture - is something which was
in the designer's mind. Even if they didn't think about it that way at the time.
||For designers, integrators,
end users and investors alike - understanding what follows from these simple
choices predicts a lot of important consequences. ...read the article|
|this way to the Petabyte
|In 2016 there will be
just 7 types of
SSD in the datacenter.|
of them doesn't exist yet - the bulk storage SSD.
It will replace the
last remaining strongholds of
hard drives in the
datacenter due to its unique combination of characteristics, low running costs
and operational advantages.
||The new model of the
datacenter - how we get from here to there - and the technical problems which
will need to be solved - are just some of the ideas explored in this