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For DDN’s Alex Bouzari, Big Data is the Democratization of HPC

Nov 6, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/AlexBouzari_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”97″ height=”96″ />DataDirect Networks (DDN) is one of the few specialist storage vendors that has weathered the storm of industry consolidation. The company has managed to remain independent and focused on its HPC business, while others like BlueArc, Engenio, XtremIO, and Whamcloud got scooped up by larger companies with more diverse business goals. We recently spoke with DDN CEO Alex Bouzari to get his take on the industry churn and other trends that are reshaping the storage market.

A Petabyte of Flash in a Rack

Aug 20, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Nimbus_data_logo.jpg” alt=”” width=”104″ height=”68″ />Solid state storage specialist Nimbus Data Systems has unveiled its third-generation flash memory array, setting new benchmarks on resiliency, performance, and capacity. The new product, known as Gemini, offers up to 48 TB of capacity and over 1 million IOPS per 2U box. And despite moving to the less expensive and less reliable consumer-grade MLC flash, Nimbus has managed to double the endurance of its storage arrays.

Startup Aims to Upend Enterprise Storage with MLC Flash-Based Systems

Aug 14, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Skyera_logo.bmp” alt=”” width=”137″ height=”49″ />Silicon Valley startup Skyera has unveiled a solid state storage system that the company believes will be a game changer for enterprise storage. The product, known as Skyhawk, will use consumer-grade multi-level cell (MLC) flash memory as the basis for a bulk storage solution at a price point of less than $3 per gigabyte.

Flash Forward

Sep 29, 2011 |

Solid state storage vendors are making a frontal assault on the hard disk establishment in the datacenter.

IBM Demos Record-Breaking Parallel File System Performance

Jul 22, 2011 |

GPFS gobbles 10 billion files in less than an hour using Violin Memory’s solid-state storage.

Flash Dancing: Live from the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara

Aug 19, 2010 |

SSDs are finding acceptance, regardless of their packaging or host interfacing approach. A few key vertical markets or applications are experiencing not only the promise of IO performance improvement but they are also seeing tangible benefits in lowering the power envelop compared to HDD and consolidation of infrastructure

Back to the Future: Solid-State Storage in Cloud Computing

May 28, 2010 |

Solid-state devices based on Flash and PCIe are emerging as a new class of enterprise storage option — Tier-0. Tier-0 is an optimized storage tier specifically for high performance workloads, which can benefit the most from using flash memory.

Q&A: Why Apple’s Co-Founder is Hot on Solid State Storage

Oct 14, 2009 |

Apple alum Steve Wozniak finds a lot to like with Fusion-io.

High Performance Storage Getting More Flashy

Oct 14, 2009 |

Solid state storage gets its second wind.