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Storage and Storage Software

Violin Launches All-Silicon Storage

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Violin Launches All-Silicon Storage

Violin launches its first all-silicon storage system-- the Violin 6000 Series flash memory arrays. 

Describing it as a "Rack in a Box," the company says the 600 series has an 80% reduction in costs per IOPS and a 15:1 reduction in hardware physical consolidation from a disk array vendor. 

Everything comes in twos inside the 6000 series-- dual controllers, power supplies, gateway ports, even extra Violin virtual memory modules (VIMMs) providing self-healing and memory aggregation. 

Violin vRAID technology provides protection, striping data across multiple Read more...

Oulun Tietotekniikka Gets Proact Storage

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Oulun Tietotekniikka Gets Proact Storage

Proact provides a storage system for Oulun Tietotekniikka in Oulu, Finland-- increasing storage with nearly 100 TBs through an EMC Celerra NS960 storage system. 

The system includes FAST (Fully Automated Storage Tiering) functionality, allowing for automatic data transfer from one tier level to another according to current need. 

It is also now expandable to 960 disks. 

The client required replacement of their old storage system, due to continuously growing data amounts and the need for additional performance. Proact says the new system halves the Read more...

The Latest SSD Series from Intel

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The Latest SSD Series from Intel

Intel announces the successor to the Intel X25-E Extreme-- the SSD 710 Series, a purpose-built Multi-Level Cell (MLC) data center SSD. 

The SSD 710 uses compute-quality 25nm MLC flash memory with Intel High Endurance Technology (HET), unlike the Single-Level Cell (SLC) using X25-E.

Intel says the SSD 710 achives out-of-the-box write endurance of up to 1.1 PB, with 4K random write performance of up to 2700 IOPS and 4K random read performance of up to 38500 IOPS. 

It comes with a number of reliability features-- enchanced power-loss data protection, Read more...

Enterprise MLC from Texas Memory

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Enterprise MLC from Texas Memory

Texas Memory Systems announces its first enterprise Multi-Level Cell (eMLC) product for Tier-1 storage situations-- the RamSan-810. 

It carries up to 10TB of eMLC flash in a compact 1U enclosure, and Texas Memory says it delivers up to 320000 IOPS and 4GB/s through its 8Gb Fibre Channel or QDR InfiniBand connections. 

Battery-backed RAM holds flash translation tables-- meaning data is not lost in the event of power loss. 

The back panel comes with x2 dual port 8Gb Fibre Channel controllers or dual port QDR InfiniBand controllers, as well as a redundant Read more...

Storage Software Keeps on Growing

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Storage Software Keeps on Growing

Global Q2 2011 storage software revenues total $3.4Bn, growing by 11.3% Y-o-Y-- the 7th consecutive quarter of Y-o-Y growth according to IDC. 

The analyst says this growth is due to expensive investments within the infrastructure space during Q2. 

Storage Infrastructured Software and Storage & Device Mangagment Software see the biggest growth, with 22.6% and 17.3% Y-o-Y growth respectively. 

Data Protection and Recovery Software account for 32.4% of market value share, and provide the biggest increase in Q2 2011 revenue. 

Top top 3 vendors are EMC Read more...

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