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NexGen boss: If solid hardness isn't stuck into PCIe - forget it

Using flash memory, deduplication and predictable performance the iSCSI array has been reinvented by the founders of LeftHand Networks in the shape of NexGen Storage's n5. LeftHand Networks was acquired by HP and is now the HP P4000 line. It competes with Dell's EqualLogic iSCSI arrays, and NexGen is squaring up to both of them …
Chris Mellor, 13 Feb 2012
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Storage upstart boasts of not losing a single customer...

At a press briefing in startup Pure Storage's Mountain View HQ, CEO Scott Dietzen said: "We have yet to lose a customer engagement against any other flash vendor, including Violin Memory." The company is not actually selling product yet but is engaged in an extended beta trial. Pure Storage is developing a sharable all-flash …
Chris Mellor, 30 Mar 2012
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Veteran launches storage torpedo among competing startups

The founder and CEO of the second most successful iSCSI array startup, LeftHand Networks1, is trying to do it again. He's chairing the board of another iSCSI startup: Starboard Storage, which is joining the hybrid SSD-HDD array party today. What's wacky about this is that ex-colleagues of his at LeftHand have also started up …
Chris Mellor, 14 Feb 2012
Fusion-io revenues to Q3 fy 2013

Not even Facebook, Apple's millions can halt Fusion-io's bleed

Storage firm Fusion-io reported ugly results for its third fiscal 2013 quarter, with revenues down - albeit higher than analysts had expected - and a thumping loss. Flash NAND customers Apple and Facebook made up a whopping 50 per cent of its revenue in the second quarter, but execs said the customers' buying patterns led to an …
Chris Mellor, 25 Apr 2013
Fusion-io ioControl v3

Fusion-io flogs mutant array, souped-up software to small biz

Fusion-io has built a hybrid flash and disk drive array, targeted at SMEs, with souped-up software for putting hot data in flash. There's a server flash caching extension to this to bump up performance over the hybrid array competition. The ioControl 3.0 hybrid array uses acquired NexGen Storage tech – $119m in April – with …
Chris Mellor, 15 Oct 2013

Nexsan flashes made-over cache creds

Nexsan is has made over FASTiers – with flash cache-boosted NST Series unified iSCSI and NAS arrays – to compete with other tiered flash-HDD hybrid arrays from startups NexGen Storage, Nimble Storage, Starboard Systems and VMware-focused Tintri. Nexsan's marketing blitz insists that it is no startup itself: it's established, …
Chris Mellor, 06 Mar 2012

GreenBytes goes on SME flash array gig

ZFS-using disk array storage supplier GreenBytes has set out on a flash project with its Solidarity flash array offering faster than disk performance at lower than disk cost for small and medium business. The Solidarity is a 3U rackmount, 3.5TB to 13.5TB, dual controller, iSCSI flash array, using inline and real-time …
Chris Mellor, 24 Feb 2012
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HP iSCSI slogger usurped by younger flashy model

HP has announced an all-flash version of its LeftHand Networks P4000 iSCSI storage array, the P4900 Flash P4000s are supported already in the form of P4000 Virtual Storage Appliances (VSA) which uses DAS on linked servers and turns it into an iSCSI-accessed storage area network (SAN). If the DAS is flash then the VSA is flash- …
Chris Mellor, 15 Feb 2012

The God Box: Searching for the holy grail array

It's so near we can almost smell it: the Holy Grail storage array combining server data location, solid state hardware speed, memory access speed virtualisation, and the capacity, sharability and protection capabilities of networked arrays. It's NAND, DAS, SAN and NAS combined; the God storage box – conceivable but not yet built …
Chris Mellor, 13 Feb 2012