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Is it Time to Kill the Solid-State Arrays Magic Quadrant

Gartner recently released its 2015 Magic Quadrants for General-Purpose Disk Arrays and another one for Solid-State Arrays. Over the next few weeks we will provide our analysis of these two charts, but first we need to discuss why there are

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Infrascale Evolves Backup Appliance to Backup Accelerator

Cloud backup is a very crowded market, it is critical for vendors in the space to differentiate themselves through innovation so they can help their customers solve real data protection problems. In this product analysis Storage Switzerland looks at Infrascale’s new Cloud Backup Accelerator which is an excellent example of this innovation. It solves a real problem that data centers are facing when they consider hybrid cloud backup, maintaining the on-site appliance. The cloud backup accelerator simplifies the on-site presence by removing capacity concerns. This leads to a more affordable solution that is easier for busy organizations to consume.

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BitMicro’s 6TB PCIe provides high-capacity Server-side Flash option

BitMicro is announcing a new line of PCIe flash cards to address a need in the market for higher capacity server-side SSDs. Historically focused on military and industrial applications, the MaxIO SSD line should give BitMicro a solution that also

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New Non-Volatile Memory Technology lowers cost of production

Contour Semiconductor is developing a new non-volatile memory that leverages Phase Change Memory (PCM) technology and some other innovations to simplify the design process and provide better performance and endurance. Diode Transistor Memory Contour’s Diode Transistor Memory (DTM) technology uses

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IT Professionals Need A Vendor Neutral Storage Conference

SNIA's DSI, April 22 to 24

Over the past few years, the large storage vendors like EMC, HP and Oracle have been successful in creating their own well attended events. While these events are valuable, the storage industry and storage IT professionals still need a vendor

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The Cost of Over-Provisioning Flash Arrays

All-Flash Arrays have to overcome two key obstacles when trying to gain acceptance as storage systems which can be utilized across a wide number of use cases in the data center. First, they must be durable and secondly, they must

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Cutting The Price On 1 Million IOPS

Marvell is a leader in the development of storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions, basically they provide vendors with key components so they can deliver complete solutions to end users. Recently Marvell announced the 88N9145 native PCIe SSD controller which

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Highly Available Solid State Storage Performance

Getting the absolute maximum performance from Flash-based storage and providing shared access across multiple servers typically requires a solid state storage appliance. These systems are designed specifically to eliminate bottlenecks and latency to deliver extreme performance. However, most of these

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