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NASA finds ancient films that extend Arctic ice record by 15 years

An ancient and now public trove of imagery from one of the world's earliest Earth-sensing satellites, one of the American Nimbus spacecraft fleet, has been recovered and celebrated for the fact it extends climate records by 15 years. This feat of data archaeology means that scientists now have access to 250,000 images from the …
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The micro YOU used in school: The story of the Research Machines 380Z

Archaeologic If you’re a British techie of a certain age, there’s only one microcomputer that defines your first memories of computing at school. No, not Acorn’s BBC Micro – the Research Machines 380Z. While Acorn was still knocking up the Proton, the machine being designed as the successor to the Atom, and while the BBC was pondering how …
Tony Smith, 13 Nov 2013

Nimbus jiggles Gemini flash box, hits 1 million IOPS sweet spot

Nimbus Data has been in the all-flash array game for a while, so much so that it just pushed out a third-generation iteration of its Gemini flash array. The new Gemini hits that million IOPS performance level and also boasts a waranteed 10-year working life from consumer-grade flash along with the two high-availability …
Chris Mellor, 20 Aug 2012

Nimbus flashes flash cache cash at NetApp stars

Shipping flash array vendor Nimbus Data has recruited three NetApp execs to strengthen its engineering and build out its sales reach - as competing flash array startups get ready to ship product. John Harechmak becomes VP for systems engineering and was NetApp's systems engineering director for virtualisation products. Before …
Chris Mellor, 28 Mar 2012
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New Nimbus flash motor nibbles just 5 watts per terabyte

Flash array pioneer Nimbus has doubled the capacity of its non-volatile memory slabs with a fault-tolerant data vault that scales to half a petabyte. Sounding rather like a swanky Mercedes-Benz motor, Nimbus's E-Class storage vehicle follows on from its S-Class Fibre Channel, iSCSI, InfiniBand, NFS and CIFS-access flash arrays …
Chris Mellor, 31 Jan 2012
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FLASH: The Disruptening

Comment We have had a flash of insight: all the storage array vendors are going to have to face up to all-flash arrays and do something about the technology – buy, partner or build. Denial is not a strategy. Just as disk storage bifurcated into server/PC direct-attach storage (DAS) and shared networked storage (NAS and SAN), so too …
Chris Mellor, 15 Aug 2011

eBay backs Flash new boy for storage

Out of nowhere, Nimbus, an all-flash array supplier, has beaten incumbents NetApp and 3PAR at eBay, with 12 arrays and 100TB of flash installed to accelerate eBay's server virtualisation work. Nimbus CEO Thomas Isakovich said: "It's one of the largest single deployments of flash anywhere... This is a seven-figure account for …
Chris Mellor, 2 Aug 2011

Another Flash-only NAS? Come on in

Two's company but three is becoming a crowd: Solid Access has launched a NAND flash-only NAS storage product, the UNAS 100, offering 300,000 IOPS and 1,000MB/sec bandwidth. This joins Nimbus Data Systems' S-Class and WhipTail, with its Racerunner Virtual Desktop XLR8R, in offering a flash-only storage array at reasonable …
Chris Mellor, 24 May 2010
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Compellent declares beginning of an era and offers dedupe

Compellent is to offer dynamic block deduplication, a move it puts down to the end of the manufacturing age and the dawn of the Facebook era. CEO Phil Soran outlined the company's plans to channel partners at the C-Drive event in Minneapolis on Monday. The pitch is that the world has transitioned from a manufacturing-focused …
Chris Mellor, 4 May 2010

Nimbus intros diskless storage array

Nimbus Data Systems is introducing a diskless, all-flash unified file and block storage product starting at less than $25,000. Oh, and it does inline deduplication. The S-class is unique: a diskless iSCSI, NFS and CIFS-access network-attached storage array with up to 100TB of NAND flash capacity that comes with primary data …
Chris Mellor, 26 Apr 2010
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Texas Memory Systems launches 10TB flash array

A year after launching a 5TB, 250,000 IOPS RamSan-620, flash storage co Texas Memory Systems is bringing out a doubled-up product, boasting 10 terabytes and half a million sustained IOPS. The RamSan-630 offers 4GB/sec, compared to the 620's 3GB/sec, with 10 4Gbit/s Fibre Channel links. TMS says that 8Gbit/s Fibre Channel is …
Chris Mellor, 9 Apr 2010
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Nimbus-led alliance hopes to big up 10Gb Ethernet

A number of big name IP networking vendors teamed up earlier this week to create a new Nimbus-led partnership to raise awareness of 10Gbit/sec Ethernet. The 10 Gigabit Ethernet Storage Alliance is made up of switch manufacturers Arastra Inc, Force10 Networks Inc, Fulcrum Microsystems Inc, Fujitsu Microelectronics America Inc …
Kelly Fiveash, 18 Apr 2008

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