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

A Petabyte of Flash in a Rack

August 20, 2012

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. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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

August 14, 2012

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. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Flash Forward

September 29, 2011

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

By Michael Feldman

IBM Demos Record-Breaking Parallel File System Performance

July 22, 2011

GPFS gobbles 10 billion files in less than an hour using Violin Memory's solid-state storage. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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

August 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 Read more…

By Steve Campbell

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. Read more…

By Steve Campbell

High Performance Storage Getting More Flashy

October 14, 2009

Solid state storage gets its second wind. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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