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Acquisitions Continue to Drive Storage Flash Market

This week we have seen yet another brace of storage vendor acquisitions – and it’s only Tuesday.  As announced today, Whiptail Inc are to be acquired by Cisco as technology to be integrated into their UCS stack.  Earlier this week (i.e. yesterday), Virident Systems Inc were acquired by Western Digital (WDC), one of the top two hard drive manufacturers. Whiptail ... Read More »

EMC Megalaunch – Speeding to Lead Balloon

It’s difficult to know where to start with EMC’s “Megalaunch”, broadcast for 24 hours yesterday, but let’s split it into two; the hyperbole and the actual product announcements. With reference to Happy Days, EMC have certainly jumped the shark.  Some may say they jumped the shark some time ago when they decided to ride a motorbike over a row of ... Read More »

Storage IPO Season – Violin Memory and Pure Storage

It has emerged that both Violin Memory Inc and Pure Storage Inc are on the verge of initial public offerings, based on news articles last week.  Chris Mellor reports that Violin have filed for IPO, looking to raise $172m and in separate news, Pure Storage have raised a massive $150m in preparation for IPO some time soon.  Although both of ... Read More »

ScaleIO, EMC’s New Baby

Keeping up the theme of innovation in storage (yes, it exists, you just have to look), earlier this week I had a chat to one of the UK folks at ScaleIO, the startup now acquired by EMC. ScaleIO are a software company selling a product called Elastic Converged Storage (ECS) that turns ordinary servers into storage arrays.  We’ve heard that ... Read More »

SolidFire Update: New Products and Review

Last week SolidFire Inc announced the release of the latest evolution of their all-flash storage platform, the SF9010.  This new system uses 960GB 2.5″ using the same 1U form factor as previous models, however internally memory has been upgraded to 256GB and the dual processors are now 8-core 2.6Ghz models.  SolidFire supports up to 100 nodes in a single cluster, ... Read More »

Quick View: Micro SAS SSD

sTec have just posted a press release on their new Micro SAS SSD devices,which use the 1.8″ form factor.  There are two models, the s842, which comes in 200 & 400GB capacities and the s846, with the same specifications and including 256-bit AES self-encryption. In some respects these devices are little marvels.  They offer over 400MB/s sustained I/O rates and ... Read More »