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

November 6, 2012

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. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

For Disks There Are No Good Vibrations

January 3, 2012

Silicon Valley startup Green Platform Corporation has been promoting its vibration dampening solution for rack-based disk storage for a couple of years now. But with the increasing importance of "big data" applications, which places particular emphasis on performant I/O, the company is looking to tap into a $22 billion storage market that is still primarily based on vibration-prone spinning disks. In the process, the company has tweaked its strategy to offer what it calls a "Vibration Management System." Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Nimbus Revs Up Flash Storage Offering

August 2, 2011

Nimbus Data Systems has unveiled its second-generations flash storage system, promising three times the performance and expanded networking options The new S-Class systems will be offered at the same $10,000/TB price as the first-generation product, which was introduced last April. Since then the company has sold dozens of systems, including a 100 TB deployment at eBay. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Active Archives: A Way to Tame the Data Monster

April 28, 2010

It seems like every information technology has its own industry trade group these days. The latest one to join the herd is the Active Archive Alliance, a group dedicated to pushing active archive solutions into the mainstream. The Alliance was announced this week with its founding members Compellent Technologies, FileTek, QStar Technologies, and Spectra Logic. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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