SSD utility and application tools News
May 05, 2016
EMC unveils three all-flash systems at EMC World 2016, including new midrange Unity platform that draws fire from smaller competitors.
April 04, 2016
Ferrellgas' switch from a hybrid array to a Violin flash storage array brought a boost in performance as well as surprising reductions in cost and management.
March 31, 2015
SanDisk upgrades FlashSoft server-side caching software to work better with VMware, Windows and Linux, and packages it on its Fusion ioMemory PCIe card and Ascend solid-state drives.
March 12, 2015
At this year’s Linux Vault storage conference, one speaker says the open source community needs to pay more attention to creating applications for flash storage.
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