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April 22, 2009  6:00 PM

Panasas adds solid state to NAS

Posted by: Dave Raffo
NAS, solid state drives


Parallel clustered NAS vendor Panasas is the latest vendor to put solid state drives (SSDs) in it storage...

April 7, 2009  7:30 PM

Fusion-io shovels in $47.5M in fresh funding

Posted by: Dave Raffo
solid state drives

How does a startup get $47.5 million in funding in today’s economy?

“By being a leader in a pretty hot sector,” says David Flynn, CTO and one of the founders of Fusion-io, which closed its whopping Series B round today.

That hot sector is flash technology, which is rapidly...

March 30, 2009  10:06 PM

WD dives in to SSDs

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives, solid state drives, Strategic storage vendors

Drive maker Western Digital is looking to hop on to the solid-state drive bandwagon by paying $65 million for a company that has the technology.

WD today completed a cash acquisition of SiliconSystems, Inc. of Aliso Viejo, Calif., a supplier of solid-state drives for the embedded...

March 23, 2009  3:29 PM

Compellent picks STEC solid state drives

Posted by: Dave Raffo
disk arrays, solid state drives

Compellent today filled in details about its solid state drive strategy, revealing it will offer 146 GB ZeusIOPS SSDs from STEC for its Storage Center systems.

Compellent will preview the SSD drives at its C-Drive user conference May 3-7, but hasn’t disclosed pricing or availability....

March 17, 2009  5:43 PM

StoneFly makes SSD iSCSI SANs a trend

Posted by: Dave Raffo
iSCSI SAN, solid state drives

It turns out Dell/EqualLogic isn’t the only vendor with an all-iSCSI SAN system that supports solid state drives...

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March 16, 2009  8:20 PM

Dell/EqualLogic prepares SSD IP SAN

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives, iSCSI SAN, solid state drives, Strategic storage vendors

Dell is about to add solid state drive (SSD) support to its EqualLogic iSCSI SANs in a new PS6000 model. As first reported on ChannelWeb last Friday, the PS6000 will also have four Ethernet ports, one more than EqualLogic PS5000 arrays have....

March 11, 2009  6:36 PM

Riverbed contemplates SSDs, dedupe

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives, solid state drives, Strategic storage vendors

Photobucket Eric Wolford with his lobster...

March 3, 2009  4:35 PM

A technology deep-dive with Fusion-io

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives, solid state drives, Strategic storage vendors

We interviewed Fusion-io Inc. CTO David Flynn for one of our news stories today--here's some nitty-gritty bonus footage on how the company's product goes about protecting data, and how that compares to...

February 5, 2009  4:38 PM

Apple founder Wozniak joins solid-state drive company

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
disk drives, solid state drives

SSD maker Fusion-io announced today that Apple founder Steve Wozniak has joined it as Chief Scientist. According to a Fusion-io press release, "Wozniak will act as a key technical advisor to the Fusion-io research and development group. He will also work closely with the executive team of...

February 3, 2009  8:18 PM

NetApp V-Series supports Texas Memory SSDs; users yawn

Posted by: Beth Pariseau
Flash storage, solid state drives, storage vendors, storage virtualization

NetApp blogger and chief technical architect Val Bercovici, leaked the news yesterday that NetApp's V-Series storage gateways can now front Texas Memory Systems' RamSan-500 solid-state storage arrays.

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