Results tagged "LSI"
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March 26, 2013 01:34 PMNew information shows disk drives report false failures with alarming frequency. False failures have real costs for data center operators. Here’s what the industry can do about it.
June 27, 2012 11:04 AMAcquisitions and integrations are making for an interesting time in the SSD market. Get some thoughts on PMC-Sierra, DensBits and other SSD controller makers in the news.
June 06, 2012 12:56 PMIs it time to consider combining a RAID controller with a virtual storage appliance for shared storage? Our blogger says maybe.
April 11, 2012 09:00 AMIn part two of our examination of the state of enterprise SSDs/flash storage, we look at the implications for vendors, a mix of new and existing companies seeking to capitalize on a large and growing opportunity.
April 04, 2012 09:00 AMFlash/solid-state disk (SSD) drives are changing the way enterprise storage vendors are developing their products, says Gary Watson, CTO of disk-based data storage systems provider Nexsan, which just came out with its NST-Series of unified storage systems. The release follows LSI’s ongoing transition from spinning disks to solid state with its latest Nytro products, which are focused on bringing flash into the server. And in February, EMC announced that its PCIe/flash-based server cache technology, VFCache, is now available.
April 03, 2012 12:50 PMLSI has made several moves in the past few months that make it clear the company wants to evolve with the storage market as it makes the transition from spinning disks to solid state. LSI's latest solid-state products, the Nytro line, concentrate on bringing flash into the server, a transition I'm especially interested in. The company has also announced the first tool I’ve seen to help you figure out how flash can speed up your applications.
April 02, 2012 09:00 AMMany IT vendors tend to focus on the mid-market to enterprise market space, yet there is a sizable SMB market where customers actively purchase physical servers on a one-at-a-time basis. This might be called (in fond memory of Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels) the Lilliputian server market.
February 21, 2012 11:00 AMAt last month's FAST (File and Storage Technologies) conference, researchers from UCSD and Microsoft Research presented a paper, titled "The Bleak Future of NAND Flash Memory" that's put the rosy all-flash-all-the-time future predicted by some in doubt for the long term. The gist of the paper's argument is that the physics of flash, and the researchers' testing, indicate that as flash density increases, the life and performance of flash will degrade to the point that by 2024 flash will no longer be a viable solution.
February 13, 2012 11:00 AMStarboard Storage Systems, a relatively new entrant into a very competitive SME storage market, believes its initial product, which delivers double the performance of legacy SAN/NAS products at half the cost, will help it stand above the crowd. The company says its AC72 (Application-Crafted Storage) system dramatically simplifies managing mixed workload environments that include unstructured, virtualized and structured data.
February 07, 2012 09:00 AMThe storage cognoscenti have been all atwitter this morning as EMC announces the details of Project Lightning, the flash-based server cache solution it previewed last May at EMCworld. The first version of the renamed VFCache is now available, and it's clearly a version 1.0 product. Hopefully, EMC will get some of the road map items out the door, as well as the just announced Thunder, soon.
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