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September 9, 2013  7:42 AM

Western Digital picks up Virident, pockets more flash

Posted by: Dave Raffo
PCIe flash, Storage, virident, Western Digital

Western Digital continued its flash storage shopping spree today, saying it intends to acquire server-side flash startup Virident Systems for $685 million. The deal is expected to close by the end of 2013, and Virident will become part of Western Digital’s HGST subsidiary. Virident is the...

October 25, 2012  6:52 PM

Apple, Facebook still love Fusion-io

Posted by: Dave Raffo
fusion-io, PCIe flash, violin memory

Fusion-io CEO David Flynn said the server flash vendor is selling into more enterprises who want to speed database performance. But the bulk of its business...

September 20, 2012  3:03 PM

Flash startup Virident pockets $26M and storage-savvy CEO

Posted by: Dave Raffo
PCIe flash

PCIe flash card startup Virident Systems closed a $26 million funding round this week, and hired a CEO that signals the vendor is entering a new phase. Former BlueArc CEO Mike Gustafson is Virident’s new boss,...

August 23, 2012  2:17 PM

Forget acquisitions, HDS will build its own flash storage

Posted by: Dave Raffo
Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform, Hitachi VSP, PCIe flash, Storage

Every storage vendor has a solid-state strategy, and today Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) revealed plans for putting flash in its storage controllers,

April 4, 2012  8:48 AM

Storage world gets close-up look at a disaster

Posted by: Sonia Lelii
dallas tornado, PCIe flash, snw

The Storage Networking World (SNW) conference was disrupted Tuesday for a couple of hours when a tornado hit the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas. The...

January 17, 2012  6:59 AM

EMC gives Project Lightning a name

Posted by: Dave Raffo
emc, PCIe flash, Project Lightning

EMC failed to push its Project Lightning server-based PCIe solid-state flash product out the door by the end of 2011 as the vendor pledged, but industry sources...

November 15, 2011  2:17 PM

Fusion-io braces for competition with bigger, faster PCIe flash device

Posted by: Dave Raffo
fusion-io, PCIe flash, solid state storage

Fusion-io has been one of the early successes in solid-state storage, turning its early lead in PCIe flash cards into an

November 10, 2011  1:39 PM

Virident ready to make flash move with MLC card, funding

Posted by: Dave Raffo
PCIe flash, SSD, virident

PCIe flash startup Virident Systems released its first multi-level cell (MLC) solid state card today and hauled in $21 million in funding. Virident,...

November 3, 2011  4:26 PM

Fusion-io CEO: EMC’s Project Lightning will cost too much

Posted by: Dave Raffo
fusion-io, PCIe flash, Project Lightning, solid state storage

Fusion-io showed there is a hunger for server-based PCIe solid-state drive (SSD) accelerator cards by beating Wall Street estimates for sales last quarter, and CEO David Flynn said he’s not worried about EMC cutting into his success when the storage vendor comes out with its server-based flash...

October 6, 2011  1:05 PM

FlashSoft makes quick upgrade to SSD-caching software

Posted by: Dave Raffo
FlashSoft, PCIe flash, solid state storage, SSD caching software

Startup FlashSoft, which was first out with flash caching software, is looking to stay ahead of impending competition with a major upgrade to its...

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