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SanDisk Touts ‘Big Data’ Flash Storage

SanDisk Touts ‘Big Data’ Flash Storage

SanDisk said it is targeting big data workloads with an all-flash storage scheme touted as overcoming a ...

HGST Acquires Object Storage Specialist Amplidata

HGST Acquires Object Storage Specialist Amplidata

In a bid to boost its software-defined storage portfolio as its pushes deeper into enterprise storage, Western ...

Violin Memory Fiddles With Primary Storage

Violin Memory Fiddles With Primary Storage

The push to elevate all-flash arrays as the primary storage technology of choice got a boost this ...

Storage Startup Qumulo Raises $40M

Storage Startup Qumulo Raises $40M

An enterprise data storage startup has announced a second funding round along with the addition of industry ...

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March 4, 2015(0)
SanDisk said it is targeting big data workloads with an all-flash storage scheme touted as overcoming a key price barrier for an all-flash storage array. The flash storage specialist also is targeting its InifiFlash storage system released on Tuesday (March 3) to accelerate hyper-scale Hadoop and other data analytics deployments along with cloud computing. InfiniFlash is configured with up ... Full article
March 3, 2015(0)
In a bid to boost its software-defined storage portfolio as its pushes deeper into enterprise storage, Western Digital’s HGST unit announced a deal to acquire Amplidata, a developer of object storage software for cloud datacenters. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but HGST did say on Tuesday (March 3) it expects the acquisition to close by the ...
February 17, 2015(0)
The push to elevate all-flash arrays as the primary storage technology of choice got a boost this week from Violin Memory Inc., which rolled out two new all-flash arrays designed to handle primary storage and active workloads at a cost the company insists is below traditional disk storage. Along with its 7300 and 7700 all-flash arrays, Violin also unveiled ...
February 4, 2015(0)
An enterprise data storage startup has announced a second funding round along with the addition of industry veterans to its board. Seattle-based Qumulo Inc. bills itself as the next big thing in scale-out intelligent storage. The startup announced Wednesday (Feb. 4) it has raised $40 million in a Series B funding round led by Silicon Valley heavyweights Kleiner Perkins ...
February 4, 2015(0)
In the wake of VMware’s launch this week of a new generation of enterprise products aimed at promoting adoption of software-defined storage, third-party storage vendors are lining up to support the VMware vSphere components. Flash array startup NexGen Storage Inc. announced storage support on Tuesday (February 3) for VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes based on its hybrid flash arrays unveiled ...
January 26, 2015(0)
Among the post-silicon candidate materials for future chip manufacturing is graphene, a sheet of carbon atoms arranged in hexagonal lattice. One hurdle to the use of graphene as a foundational semiconductor material in chips and for storage is a confounding lack of magnetism. A semiconductor technique known as doping can be used to induce magnetism in graphene by adding ...
January 21, 2015(0)
NexGen Storage Inc., the flash array specialist spun out earlier this month from SanDisk Corp., unveiled a new hybrid flash array this week along with intelligent caching software designed to boost enterprise utilization of pricey flash storage. NexGen, Louisville, Colo., claims its third-generation “Prioritized Active Cache” software that targets caching algorithms can help justify the investment in flash storage ...
January 13, 2015(0)
Dell Inc.’s storage unit rolled out a pair of all-flash storage array configurations this week priced as low $25,000 in a bid to overcome cost barriers that have hampered broad adoption of enterprise flash storage arrays. Dell said Tuesday (January 13) it is offering an entry-level all-flash storage array that includes six 480 GB read-intensive solid-state drives (or 2.8 ...
January 8, 2015(0)
SanDisk Corp. said it has completed the spin out of its ioControl unit acquired as part of its deal announced in June 2014 to purchase Fusion-io. The new company will be called NexGen Storage Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The completion of the $1.1 billion acquisition clears the way for SanDisk, a major player in the ...
December 5, 2014(0)
A technology roadmap for the storage industry is forecasting a ten-fold increase in hard drive storage capacity over the next decade as new recording technologies come online to boost areal densities. The Advanced Storage Technology Consortium’s technology roadmap extending out to 2025 projects a 30 percent compounded annual growth rate for hard drive areal density (measured in terabits per ...
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