Week of 13 May 2013 STec CEO: Flash enables storage transformation (16 May 2013)
STec CEO Mark Moshayedi discusses why he thinks flash will prompt enterprises to move from refrigerator-box SANs to custom-built solid-state systems.
Week of 06 May 2013 Micron ships first MLC PCIe flash card (09 May 2013)
Micron unveiled its P420m MLC PCIe flash card in 2.5-inch (350 GB, 700 GB) and half-height, half-length (700 GB and 1.4 TB) form factors.
Week of 25 Mar 2013 Storage tiers: SAS interface, MLC flash rising (26 Mar 2013)
SAS vs. SATA battle in enterprise data storage shows hard drives with SAS interface trending up; cheaper MLC SSDs outnumber SLC in enterprise.
Nimbus Data upgrades HALO storage operating system for Gemini all-flash array, adding system analytics, open API and a mobile management application.
Week of 18 Mar 2013 Role of PCIe cards in enterprise data storage is up for debate (20 Mar 2013)
The role of PCIe cards in enterprise data storage is debated as major storage vendors such as EMC map out a strategy to take on Fusion-io.
The first product based on QLogic Mt. Rainier technology, the FabricCache QLE10000 HBA, shares cache from clustered server-side PCIe card flash cards.
Week of 11 Mar 2013 Enterprises still waiting for SSD prices to drop (15 Mar 2013)
Market research shows flash isn't denting hard drive sales yet, which is attributed mainly to still-high solid-state drive prices.
Riverview Hospital installed a Pure Storage FlashArray to lower latencies and improve performance for its most important EHR and VDI environments.
Week of 04 Mar 2013 EMC pushes out XtremIO flash array, more PCIe flash (05 Mar 2013)
EMC makes its XtremIO all-flash array available on a limited basis, also adds eMLC PCIe server-side flash cards and rebrands VFCache.
Startup Violin Memory expands from all-flash storage arrays into PCIe flash for servers; turns to investor Toshiba to supply its NAND.
Micron launched the 6 Gbps, 2.5-inch P140m SAS SSD this week, and expects SAS to overtake SATA as the most popular SSD interface by 2016.
Week of 25 Feb 2013 NVMe and SCSI Express emerge, defining specs for PCIe-connected SSDs (27 Feb 2013)
NVMe and SCSI Express are emerging, defining specs for SAS- and SATA-compatible PCIe SSDs. We spoke with Mike James of SanDisk to learn more.
Week of 18 Feb 2013 NetApp flash strategy unveiled, including FlashRay all-SSD system (19 Feb 2013)
NetApp flash strategy includes a FlashRay all-SSD system built from the ground up and another based on its E-Series platform.
Week of 11 Feb 2013 Intel re-brands, expands SSD caching software picked up from Nevex (12 Feb 2013)
Intel releases new SSD caching software application to improve performance on its SSD and PCIe flash cards.