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All-flash array bake-off: Load DynamiX finds six AFAs go into four

A Load DynamiX six-vendor all-flash array bake-off seems to have involved a short list of just four vendors. Two appear to have gone missing. Load DynamiX has software to enable a storage workload to be modelled and run using potential suppliers’ arrays to test out which ones are best suited to the job. LD_Case_Study The …
Chris Mellor, 26 Jan 2016
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How Fusion-io redlined its PCIe flash motor to hit 9.6 MEEELION IOPS

In its latest party trick, Fusion-io ramps up its ioDrive2 server card - a slab of 365GB MLC flash storage on a PCIe board - to gobble 9.6 million writes a second. The feat works by mapping the PCIe card's NAND capacity into an application's memory space and writing 64 bytes - quite likely the PCI backbone's cache line size - …
Chris Mellor, 18 Mar 2013
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Dot Hill: Performance isn't everything... check out our, er, cheap capacity

Mid-range storage array vendor Dot Hill has presented its SPC-1 performance benchmark results in a left-field way to make it stand-out from the crowd, saying it leads as the best performer on a $/GB (capacity) measure. It's announced "exceptional value for mid-range customers," with its AssuredSAN Pro 5000 Series storage array …
Chris Mellor, 8 Mar 2013

How to get the best from your IOPS

The number of inputs and outputs per second from your networked storage can dictate the success or failure of your whole architecture. Danny Bradbury interviews systems administrator Trevor Pott and finds out how networked storage can be configured to avoid bottlenecks and maximise performance. Watch Video var MediaPlayerVars …
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Whiptail cracks on: VCs pump it full of flash cash

Comment Two venture capital firms have pumped A-round initial funding cash into flash array start-up Whiptail. What's got them so fired up? Whiptail's XLR8r appliance is an all-flash memory array that can store things like VDI images and pump them out to booting PCs faster than a disk drive array. Whiptail CEO Dan Crain said: "We're …
Chris Mellor, 8 Jul 2011
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Big Blue flashing its x servers

IBM is OEM'ing Fusion-io's PCIe-connected flash for its x servers to accelerate data-heavy applications. The big blue one is adding 160GB and 320GB ioDrive options to its Intel-based x server line, calling them High IOPS SSD PCEe Adapters (HISPA). They form a tier of memory between the server's DRAM and disk with IBM saying …
Chris Mellor, 10 Dec 2009
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Data Direct offers native file system

DataDirect, a shipper of very high-speed block-access storage to the high performance computing (HPC) and media worlds, is now offering native file access. The company has seen the way two winds are blowing. The first is that multi-core commodity CPUs are outpacing what it can do with its in-house FPGA hardware. The second …
Chris Mellor, 25 Nov 2009
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Pillar embraces Intel SSDs

Marking Intel's first appearance in the enterprise storage array solid state disk (SSD) market, Pillar Data is launching SSD enclosures for its Axiom arrays in June. Axiom is Pillar's array line with different levels of storage service available from a application-aware quality of service (QoS) system. The arrays use storage …
Chris Mellor, 7 Mar 2009
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STEC spills prelim Q3 numbers

EMC's favoured solid-state drive (SSD) supplier STEC has announced excellent preliminary results for its third 2008 quarter. STEC said that it now "expects to report third-quarter 2008 revenue and diluted non-GAAP earnings per share to be at the high end of its previous guidance range of $61m to $63m and $0.10 to $0.11, …
Chris Mellor, 6 Oct 2008
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Atrato unveils super fast SAID storage unit

Storage start-up Atrato is stepping out of the shadows today with its first product; a disk array that does over 11,500 IOPs in random read/writes — and won't need maintenance for up to five years, the company claims. Atrato calls its technology a Self-maintaining Array of Identical Disks (SAID). With write speeds nearing …
Austin Modine, 26 Mar 2008
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Gear6 satiates hungry apps with 500GB RAM monster

Gear6 fits into that elite, blissful class of start-ups that have an easy to digest premise and infrastructure-friendly gear. The Silicon Valley-based firm ships a pair of caching appliances. These RAM-based boxes plug right into existing Ethernet networks and work as complements to disk-based shared storage systems. As a …
Ashlee Vance, 28 Aug 2007

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