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Violin SSD array hits price parity with HDD arrays
Violin Memory this week began shipments of a RAID array based entirely on single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory.
Seagate ships hybrid SSD drives
Seagate began shipments this week of a disk drive that combines flash-based solid-state disk (SSD) technology with a conventional hard disk drive.
Declustering improves RAID rebuild times
As disk drive capacities get larger and larger, one of the old problems with RAID technology gets worse and worse: slow rebuild times in the event of disk failures. One solution to this problem is declustered RAID, or parity declustering.
LSI ships 6Gbps SAS RAID array
LSI this week began shipping into the channel the entry-level Engenio 2600 RAID array, which features 6Gbps SAS connections on both the host and drive side.
PMC-Sierra to buy Adaptec's channel storage business
Semiconductor specialist PMC-Sierra is in the process of acquiring Adaptec's channel storage business, which includes Adaptec's RAID product line and its family of solid-state disk (SSD) caching systems.
EMC debuts Unisphere, FAST for Clariion, Celerra
Day two of the EMC World conference in Boston saw big news for EMC's Clariion and Celerra midrange storage platforms as the company announced sub-LUN tiering, flash-based caching and Unisphere, a new management tool that aggregates all of EMC's midrange element managers.
Iomega NAS/iSCSI array targets SMBs
Iomega, an EMC company, today introduced a RAID array that supports NAS (file) and iSCSI (block) operations. The company claims some enterprise-class features, via EMC's LifeLine software, at prices that may appeal to SMBs with little or no IT support.
EMC's Hollis: SSDs, clouds and Ethernet are taking over
EMC's Chuck Hollis sees solid state drives (SSDs), cloud computing and Ethernet as the dominant technologies in next generation data centers.