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Art Wittmann
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Startup Gear6 Speeds Storage

For most applications, the storage industry is fairly adept at delivering requisite performance. All, that is, except for large data set processing. Think: Financial market modeling, or digital image rendering, or seismic analysis for the gas and oil industry. For...

Still Gear6 is a fairly unknown quantity. It currently has three announced (and impressive) customers, one each in financial services, energy and animation. We're told it currently has "a few dozen" customers in total - so while the idea bears merit, you'll want to try before you buy. And if it works as well as advertised, it's a reasonably safe bet that an EMC, HP IBM or NetApp might like the technology for their own.

Art Wittmann is a former editor for InformationWeek. View Full Bio
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