animal branded SSD product lines|
||I learned something new when I expanded the
image of an enterprise SSD family (launched in July 2011) from
Huawei Symantec. |
I noticed the picture at the left hand corner of their enterprise rackmount
system I saw something which looked like a swordfish. And googling it confirmed
that yes -indeed - the dorado is a type of swordfish - as well as being
the brand of a tier 1 FC SAN
|A-DATA - changed its
logo in January 2010 to include a hummingbird - shown below. What
has this got to do with its
In my view this is just one of those soft and cuddly animal metaphors. As you
might expect - the company - which targets consumers had a more elaborate way of
describing cute and cuddly... This is what
said when it launched the hummingbird logo
"A posture with
agility represents the wide range of technological development. The lightweight
and flexible wings portray the phenomenal speed with which ADATA provides its
customers with the most comprehensive services and solutions within the shortest
time. The energetic character signifies to explore the unknown and to
continuously discover the possibilities of applications..."
you still awake after reading that?
In the advisory email sent to
editors it called this rebranding theme - "Fly, Catch, Go!"
didn't make this up. My editor's comment at the time was - "Presumably 99%
of the marketing budget went into drawing the pictures - which didn't leave much
for the text."
|Angelbird is the
name of a company which develops
PCIe SSDs. The company
says that its "ArchWings" concept will let users upgrade capacity by
|Dolphin Interconnect Solutions
- who marketed a family of
PCIe SSDs in
2009 used that
marine mammal in their company logo - as you can see below.|
unsure why that name was originally chosen as the company name. This could be
one of those examples where a cute cuddly animal image was chosen to give
customers a warm fuzzy feel. Perhaps appropriate - given the company's cold
artic-like origins in Norway.
in the name of its 2.5" fast SSDs (June 2009 ). The company later dropped
"Cheetah" from the product ID and used numbers instead.|
| Marvell has various
animals in its chip and
lines. In the SSD market it has test marketed a product called the DragonFly - a
|Memblaze Technology -
a designer of PCIe SSDs
- has a dolphin in its logo too.|
It's not the first dolphin or fish to
adorn the logo of an enterprise SSD company. And it won't be the last either.
The appeal factor in these aquatic metaphors may be the grace and flow and
the ability to seemingly just glide through the air and the water almost
|Memtech (until its
acquisition by STEC in
2005) used a herd of animals. These included:- Bulldog, Hornet, Mustang ,
Panther and Wolverine for product lines and Elephant (which never forgets) in
its company logo. See some examples below.|
Memtech also used the speed
metaphor - "Rocket" - for one of its SSD product lines.
Rugged Storage - has used a hybrid of Cheetah and Rhino to brand the
company and (at one time) its SSD product lines. The company also uses zebras,
bulls and other creatures for other types of products.|
- used a lizard-like image - in various documents related to its
NAS SSD product line.
The example below is from its