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Western Digital Buys Virident To Battle Flash Giants

September 10, 2013 11:37 AM
Western Digital's $685 million acquisition of PCIe flash specialist Virident lets it compete with flash giants such as Intel/Micron and Samsung. But where was Seagate in all this?

Virident Unlocks PCIe Flash From a Single Server

February 22, 2013 11:20 AM
Virident is releasing software that makes PCIe flash behave more like a SAN or distributed cache, expanding the performance boost of PCIe flash across multiple servers.

Violin's $200 Million Acquisition? Don't Buy It

January 22, 2013 11:22 AM
Violin Memory has acquired GridIron Systems, a maker of SAN cache appliances. Speculators put the acquisition at $200 to $300 million, but the numbers don’t add up.

NetApp Quietly Absorbs CacheIQ

November 20, 2012 05:42 PM
NetApp has acquired flash-memory caching startup CacheIQ and says it will discontinue CacheIQ's product line, but it isn't saying much about why.

Scale-up, Scale-Out Nexsan Blurs the Line

March 07, 2012 09:00 AM
In the beginning, or at least the 20th century, modular scale-up storage systems dominated the market for midrange storage. More recently, the vendors of scale-out systems for NAS and iSCSI have touted the way their systems add controller horsepower and cache as they add capacity. Nexsan's new NST line of unified storage systems combines attributes of both architectures, hoping to leverage the best of both worlds.

Riverbed's Granite Virtualizes Branch Office Storage

February 10, 2012 09:00 AM
When Riverbed and others brought WAN acceleration to the market around the turn of the century, many of us hoped that with WAN acceleration we could pull the servers, and the headaches they cause, from branch offices. Unfortunately, many organizations found reasons to keep servers in the branches. Riverbed's new Granite appliance allows organizations to keep servers in their branch offices while eliminating many of the headaches through what Riverbed's calling Edge Virtual Server Infrastructure.

EMC Delivers On Server-Based Flash Storage

February 06, 2012 09:00 AM
Originally unveiled last May and scheduled to ship in 2011, EMC's PCIe/flash-based server cache technology, code-named Project Lightning, is now available under the name of VFCache. The enterprise storage giant has been the leader in enterprise flash drive capacity since entering this market in 2008, shipping more than 24 petabytes in 2011, an eight times increase in customer shipments since 2009, says Mark Sorenson, senior VP and general manager of EMC's Flash Business Unit.

CacheIQ Rises From The Ashes Of StorSpeed

May 09, 2011 12:14 PM
While I've gotten used to the vulture-capital-driven creative destruction of companies in the tech business, even I sometimes get whiplash at how fast the VCs will eat their young. While cloud storage gateway vendor Cirtas is the latest example, NAS caching startup StorSpeed set a new land speed record coming out of stealth in October 2009 and blowing up just five months later. Now StorSpeed founder Greg Dahl, and a new executive team, have re-entered the market as CacheIQ.

Automated Tiering Needs Metadata

May 21, 2010 09:00 AM
EMC's announcements of FASTcache and sub-LUN FAST, the feature formerly known as FAST 2.0, has got me thinking once again about how to get the best bang for the big bucks flash memory will cost you. The whole idea of automated tiering is supposed to move the hot data to flash while leaving the less frequently accessed cold data on spinning disks. My question, is how do you determine what data is hot?

FalconStor And Violin Add SSD To NSS

March 10, 2010 09:00 AM
While I had been waiting for FalconStor to add flash support to their Network Storage Server (NSS) storage virtualization software, I was expecting flash volumes off a Fusion-IO or TMS PCIe flash card with promises of automated tiering to arrive sometime before Snow White's prince. I was pleasantly surprised when the folks at FalconStor called to tell me they were aiming a little higher than that and using Violin's solid state memory array as a cache.

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