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SSD utility and application tools News
June 19, 2017
All-flash array vendor Pure Storage added multisite replication between FlashArray and FlashBlade systems with ActiveCluster stretch clustering, which is included in the Purity 5 OS.
February 28, 2017
Datrium's Blanket Encryption software encrypts deduplicated and compressed data from servers to storage, but doesn't yet support third-party key management products.
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.
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George Crump of Storage Switzerland discusses pros and cons of file and block flash caching and how they can be implemented in this Expert Answer. Continue Reading
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