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September 26, 2013  9:19 AM

Brocade CEO calls Whiptail deal a mistake for Cisco



Posted by: Dave Raffo
brocade, Cisco, emc, flash array, whiptail; solid state storage

Don’t expect Brocade to follow its Fibre Channel SAN switch rival Cisco into the world of flash storage arrays. During Brocade’s Analyst Day Wednesday, Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney said

September 25, 2013  10:33 AM

VCE sees Cisco’s Whiptail as server-side flash play



Posted by: Dave Raffo
emc, flash array, Storage, vblock, vmaxe, xtremio

When the Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition began four years ago, the products its three founding company brought to the table were clearly defined and unique. Cisco contributed servers and Fibre Channel and Ethernet networking, EMC the storage and...


August 24, 2012  8:25 AM

Flash Memory Summit shows SSD decisions require research



Posted by: Rich Castagna
flash, flash array, flash arrays, Storage

Storage pros are used to having to stick their heads under the hood to figure out the intricacies of storage techs, but they may not be so comfortable having to delve even deeper into the inner workings of their gear. But at this stage of its development and adoption,


August 13, 2012  2:55 PM

Violin turns to Symantec for solid-state software stack



Posted by: Dave Raffo
flash, flash array, solid state storage, Storage, Symantec, violin memory

Flash arrays already have spinning disk drives beat for performance, but they will require data management software for flash to become the medium of choice...


May 10, 2012  8:44 AM

EMC confirms XtremIO acquisition



Posted by: Dave Raffo
emc, flash array, xtremio

EMC today confirmed the poorly kept secret that it is buying flash array startup XtremIO. EMC did not disclose the price, but Israeli business...


January 19, 2012  5:40 PM

All-flash storage array startup WhipTail secures funding



Posted by: Dave Raffo
flash array, solid state storage, WhipTail

WhipTail, the all-flash storage array vendor tucked away in Whippany, N.J., closed a Series B funding round and revealed a high-profile customer this week. Although WhipTail failed to disclose the amount of its funding, but industry sources say it was about $9.5 million. That’s not in the same...


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