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Fusion-io Pushes Data Centers Toward Flash Storage

Fusion-io believes ioScale will help large Web companies shift to all-flash data centers.

The old phrase "Speed Kills" doesn't apply to Silicon Valley, where speed is essential for survival in today's tech industry. Speed is a way of life, or perhaps a way to avoid being run over.

"We live in a world where nobody likes to wait," explained Gary Orenstein, Fusion-io's senior VP of product, in a video interview with InformationWeek's Valley View recently. "Whether it's the e-commerce that we conduct online, the content that we consume over the Internet, or simply sharing photos with friends. We all want everything to go faster."

Toward that end, Fusion-io, a maker of flash-based storage products, launched ioScale at the Open Compute Summit in Santa Clara, Calif. on Wednesday. Designed for "hyperscale companies" -- companies like Facebook and Google that rely heavily on large and growing data centers -- ioScale cards are storage units for data center applications that offer up to 3.2 TB of NAND-flash memory in a single half-length PCI slot. Read full story on InformationWeek

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