Solid Data Breaks Price Barrier

Solid Data breaks $100/Mb price barrier for solid-state diskstorage systems

June 18, 2007

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Solid Data Systems,Inc., the leading global provider of solid-state storage systems,announced today that it has significantly reduced pricing on itsfamily of solid-state disk (SSD) systems in response to thedecreasing cost of memory. In doing so, Solid Data has brokenthrough the once thought impenetrable price barrier of $100/Mb.

"Today, our customers can purchase 100 Gigabytes of Fibre SSD forwhat 10 Gigabytes of SCSI SSD would have cost in 2002, a 10X pricereduction and a 10X density improvement in just five years," saidWade Tuma, CEO of Solid Data Systems, Inc. "Additionally, ourcustomers benefit from the improved performance of Fibre connectivityand modular design of the newer SSD systems."

Solid Data's SSDs store and retrieve data with a latency of less than10 microseconds, making these appliances the lowest latency,non-volatile, external storage systems in the industry. While moreexpensive than rotating disks in cost per byte, the total cost ofownership (TCO) of Solid Data's SSD solutions can be significantlylower when considering additional expenses such as servers,licensing, power consumption and maintenance costs. When databasesare small, the entire database is placed on SSD. For largerdatabases, subsets of the database that have critical impact onperformance (such as roll-back segments, logs, temporary sort areas,indices, and heavily accessed tables) are stored on SSD, while dataless critical to application performance are stored conventionally. In either configuration, the result is significantly improvedperformance and reliability, at a lower cost per transaction.

Solid Data's SSDs also provide an option for large on-line anddistributed databases, such as those used in the telecommunicationsindustry, where server memory in multiple servers is used for fastaccess. As on-line and telecommunications distributed databasesexpand to terabyte levels it becomes difficult and costly to managethe large number of servers required. SSDs allow a significantreduction of the number of servers while still providing main memoryspeeds.

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