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Skyera Reveals RAID 5 Hinders Reliability Of SSD Arrays

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RAID-5 is a well-proven technique for creating hard disk arrays that can withstand the failure of a single disk drive with no data loss. But applying the same RAID-5 concepts to SSD arrays can have the opposite effect and contribute to decreased data reliability, according to Skyera Inc., founded by an executive and engineering team with unsurpassed backgrounds in the …

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SMART Storage Systems And Diablo Technologies Partner Up On Ultra-Low Latency Enterprise SSDs

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SMART Storage Systems, Inc., a creative provider of solid-state drive (SSD) technology for enterprise applications, and Diablo Technologies, Inc., an innovative provider of memory system interface solutions, are announcing an exclusive agreement.  This agreement will combine SMART Storage Systems’ Guardian Technology Platform with Diablo’s Memory Channel Storage (MCS).  The partnership will result in a new tier of enterprise SSDs that …

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HGST Releases Industry’s First 12GB/s SAS Solid State Drives For Enterprise Applications

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HGST, formerly known as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (now part of Western Digital), is announcing the industry’s fastest and most advanced enterprise muti-level cell (MLC) SAS SSD family. The Ultrastar SSD800MH, Ultrastar SSD800MM, and the Ultrastar SSD1000MR are the first drives to double today’s standard SAS interface of 6 GB/s to now achieve an amazing 12 GB/s interface. HGST’s new …

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VeloBit Offers vBoost For Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Acceleration And Expansion

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VeloBit is now offering vBoost — virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) optimization software for Windows.  vBoost accelerates popular Citrix XenDesktop deployments by improving how system storage interacts with Microsoft Hyper-V hypervisors.  Hypervisors are groups of virtual desktops that allow multiple users  to access the same commonly used data and applications simultaneously. VeloBit vBoost dramatically reduces the I/O workload on storage systems …

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LSI Nytro MegaRAID Technology Selected By Intel for Intel RAID Solutions

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LSI Corporation is announcing an expanded original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Intel.  This expanded agreement will see LSI Nytro MegaRAID technology available as part of Intel’s RAID product family.  Intel will offer LSI’s Nytro MegaRAID technology in their Intel RAID SSD Cache Controllers, models RCS25ZB040 and RCS25ZB040LX.  Intel’s RCS25ZB040 includes 256GB of embedded flash memory, while the RCS25ZB040LX includes …

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QLogic Releases FabricCache — Shared Resource SAN Caching

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QLogic is announcing release of their QLogic FabricCache QLE10000 adapter, the first product released based on QLogic’s innovative Mt.Ranier technology.  FabricCache is a combination of QLogic’s market-leading FibreChannel adapter, intelligent caching and I/O management in a server-based PCIe flash card form factor.  FabricCache transforms single-server, captive cache into a shared resource for a wide variety of enterprise applications that utilize …

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SMART Storage Systems CloudSpeed 500 6Gbps Server Grade SSD Review

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Many organizations implement a “rip and replace” model using cheaper consumer-grade SSDs, and when they inevitably meet their demise under intensive workloads, they’re simply removed and replaced with new drives, increasing the cost of storage. Instead of moving up to much pricier solid state storage options, simply burning though cheaper drives makes more financial sense. SMART Storage Systems’s new CloudSpeed …

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