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OCZ Readies New Flash SQL Accelerator
April 11, 2014 -- Now a Toshiba subsidiary, the flash data storage vendor teases a new PCIe server add-on card and software combo that speeds SQL workloads.
LSI's Latest Nytro MegaRAID Card Doubles Up on Flash
April 1, 2014 -- Targeting Web hosts and cloud companies, the company kicks off a new card with 1.6 TB of flash storage.
SolidFire Continues Its All-SSD Push into the Enterprise
March 13, 2014 -- The storage company upgrades its all-flash lineup with new data protection features and Fibre Channel support.
StoneFly Unveils DR365 Backup and Disaster Recovery Appliance
March 11, 2014 -- The storage systems maker melds its backup and recovery technologies into an all-in-one storage appliance.
Hybrid Flash Storage Arrays: When and Where?
March 3, 2014 -- Hybrid flash storage arrays are more expensive than other options, but in certain scenarios they are clearly the best choice.
CenturyLink's Cloud Enlists Flash to Boost App Performance
February 26, 2014 -- The company's new Hyperscale service targets web-scale apps and cloud-based Big Data workloads.
Toshiba Aims New HG6 SSDs at Servers and PCs
February 20, 2014 -- Featuring the company's latest 19nm MLC NAND innovations, the new SSDs can speed up read-intensive server applications.
Tintri Grabs $75M for Application-Aware Storage
February 13, 2014 -- On its path toward an IPO, the hybrid storage systems maker plans on taking its VM-centric tech to more markets.
Pure Storage Announces Forever Flash Maintenance Model
February 7, 2014 -- The all-SSD storage array provider combats "Maintenance Extortion" with a new business model.
SSD Shipments Skyrocketed 82% in 2013
February 6, 2014 -- Flash storage made big gains last year on strong enterprise and consumer demand, while HDD and optical drive makers lagged.
Tegile Targets SQL Server Performance with FlashVols
February 5, 2014 -- New feature "pins" SQL workloads to SSDs within the company's hybrid storage arrays.
What Will the SSD Industry Look Like?
February 5, 2014 -- The problems at Violin Memory suggest greater upheavals in the flash-based data storage market.
Amazon Launches Flash-based Cloud Data Warehousing Option
January 27, 2014 -- New Dense Compute nodes for Redshift help businesses speed up their cloud-based analytics.
SanDisk Begins Limited Shipments of Flash-based ULLtraDIMM SSDs
January 24, 2014 -- The flash storage provider teams with Diablo Technology to entice server makers to place ultra-fast storage in their DIMM slots.
Flash in the Cloud: Why or Why Not?
January 20, 2014 -- Sure, the union of flash data storage and cloud computing is inevitable -- yet in some cases it may not be an effective strategy.
IBM Aims FlashSystem 840 at the Cloud
January 17, 2014 -- With its new 2U all-flash array, Big Blue has cloud, analytics and massively virtualized workloads in its sights.
Winchester Systems Launches FlashNAS ZFS 3400
January 8, 2014 -- Company begins shipping new ZFS-based, flash-enabled NAS systems that can scale to 1 PB.
Snapshot Management Comes to CloudSigma
January 6, 2014 -- SSD-based cloud storage provider ushers in new enterprise-friendly data protection capabilities.
Toshiba Acquires OCZ for $35M
December 5, 2013 -- It's (nearly) a done deal. The electronics giant snaps up the struggling SSD maker's assets.
Toshiba Debuts Read Optimized, 19nm Enterprise SSDs
December 3, 2013 -- The flash storage provider debuts new solid-state drives for IT systems that need to fetch data faster for efficient access to "read intensive" workloads.
Toshiba Eyes Bankrupt Flash Storage Provider OCZ
December 2, 2013 -- Electronics giant and flash chip manufacturer Toshiba offers to buy up the assets of SSD maker during bankruptcy proceedings.
SSD Business: It's Getting Crazy Out There
December 2, 2013 -- The news in the storage business, and in SSD in particular, has been remarkably volatile as of late.
Western Digital Dual Drive Combines SSD, HDD
November 26, 2013 -- The WD Black2 gives consumers and service providers storage options for their desktop PCs, notebooks and all-in-ones.
DataDirect Networks Unveils Big Data Storage Appliances
November 20, 2013 -- Company touts its new SFA12KX series systems as big on IOPS but small in data center real estate.
NetApp Intros EF550 All-Flash Storage Array
November 19, 2013 -- NetApp hopes to lure businesses with new hardware that boosts application performance while slashing storage's impact on the data center.