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SanDisk Acquires Fusion-io

It has been widely reported and confirmed through a press release, that Fusion-io is to be acquired by SanDisk at a value of around $11.25 per share in cash with the deal expected to close this year.  Assuming everything goes through, this closes a chapter on a flash storage company who’s IPO has failed to deliver on the initial promise. ... Read More »

Flash News: Tegile, Nimble, Fusion-io and 3PAR

Another week goes by and more news on flash storage arrives in my inbox.  This week we’re talking about Tegile Systems Inc, Nimble Storage Inc, Fusion-io and HP’s 3PAR line of arrays. Tegile Launch Intelliflash If you’re not doing things intelligently with flash, you’re not doing it right, as we will see from these announcements.  First there’s the launch of ... Read More »

HDS Influencers’ Day and Speaking in Tech Podcast

Last week I was fortunate to spend the first few days in Colorado Springs, staying at The Broadmoor resort.  I was attending Hitachi’s HDS Influencers’ Day, a small select group of 30 people chosen from across the industry to hear how Hitachi/HDS is changing and what we can expect from them in the future.  Events as small as this are ... Read More »

Funding and Acquisitions: Maxta, Inktank and Greenbytes

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve seen news on funding and acquisitions. Maxta Inc At the beginning of May Maxta Inc announced a “B” round of funding totalling $25 million from Tenaya Capital, Intel Capital and Andreessen Horowitz.  I’ve talked about this company before, but as a bit of background, Maxta’s MxSP (Maxta Storage Platform) is a distributed scale-out storage ... Read More »

What Does The Future Hold For Pure Storage?

Timing is everything in this game and following my last post (by mere minutes) on Pure Storage’s new FlashArray announcements, Chris Mellor at The Register wrote an article discussing Pure’s future evolution. The inevitable comparison is made with NetApp and their “single” platform of 20 years, namely Data ONTAP.  Forgive me for sounding like a broken record, but we know ... Read More »

Pure Storage Release 4th Generation of FlashArray Hardware

Last week Pure Storage released the 4th generation of their all-flash FlashArray branded hardware.  This saw the introduction of two new models and a range of new software features in the parallel release of Purity 4.0, FlashArray’s operating system. Hardware The FlashArray platform now has three generation 4 models, the FA-405, FA-420 and FA-450.  The previous FA-400 model is renamed ... Read More »