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Is PCI Flash About to Jump the Shark?

June 19, 2014 |

With all of the heat on PCI flash lately, particularly with the announcement of SanDisk purchasing PCI flash leader Fusion-io, some are asking a very interesting question: Has PCI flash hit the peak?


Some of the speculation … Read More

SanDisk to Fusion-io: How Do I Love Thee? 1.1 Billion Ways

June 17, 2014 |

In a true wow moment on Monday, the news was released that SanDisk will purchase PCI flash vendor Fusion-io for 1.1 Billion Dollars, or 11.25 per share. Coming off of a challenging year at Fusion-io, and at just over 50% … Read More

Nimble and Adaptive? The Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash Platform

June 12, 2014 |

In an announcement yesterday, Nimble Storage opened up the curtain on their Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash CS700 unit with plans for general availability in June 2014. This is exciting news for sure and it has prompted many people to take … Read More

Make Your 3PAR Like a 1PAR…by Deduplicating It!

June 12, 2014 |

Well, I’m joking about the 1PAR part of course, but what isn’t a joke is that HP has come to the table with a strong competitive product with their HP 3PAR StoreServ all-flash 7450 storage unit. One of the new … Read More

Flash is Fun, But Now What? Taking a Look Ahead

June 11, 2014 |

As a big fan of the work done by the team at Ahead, it is always great to read about the real examples of how they have been able to work on specific products and the experiences of a consulting … Read More

Pure Storage and the Missing Power Button

June 9, 2014 |

Over the years we have all had exposure to hardware for storage environments that was explicitly built to handle operational failures from the environment by adding redundancy high availability features in the products. Physical power failures are always the enemy … Read More

The Atomic Age…in Flash Storage: Fusion-io Atomic Series

June 5, 2014 |

Fusion-io, manufacturer of PCI Flash hardware, has release the news of its third generation of products in its new Atomic product series. This is the latest innovation from Fusion-io as they work to expand their product portfolio and to build … Read More

96TB of Flash in 2U: Boston Limited Powered by Nexenta

June 4, 2014 |

At the COMPUTEX event in Taipei, a big announcement came from Boston Limited with the launch of their new Boston NXStor Enterprise SSD platform. This compact 2U system provides up to 96TB with a 24x4TB SAS SSD implementation.

NexentaStor in … Read More

DSSD – Does This Give EMC the Tools to Lead in Flash?

June 3, 2014 |

In the technology world we see regular acquisitions happening. Just recently, a stealth startup named DSSD was brought into the fold by EMC which brought the eyes of many analysts and architects onto the company.

Without the financials being disclosed, … Read More

All Flash vs. Hybrid Storage Arrays: When to Use What

February 18, 2014 |

As solid state storage has grown in popularity, all kinds of different information has hit the market as competing storage vendors aim to become The Next Big Thing in the storage space.  A number of companies in recent years have … Read More