Tag Archives: Enterprise

SMART Storage Systems CloudSpeed 500 6Gbps Server Grade SSD Review

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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SMART Storage Systems Optimus 400GB SAS SSD Review

The race to get the performance and longevity of expensive SLC flash at MLC prices has been going on for some time now. SMART Storage Systems believe that their unique blend of technologies has the potential to replace SLC-based drives in many applications, helping to tip the scales of price vs. performance in favor of high-endurance MLC products. SMART’s Optimus SAS …

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QLogic Releases Mt. Rainier Server Side SSD Caching Achieving A New Summit For SAN Storage

QLogic, known for their enterprise storage infrastructure solutions, has announced the release of their Mt. Rainier SSD caching technology. Mt. Rainier is a targeted solution meant to accelerate SAN performance while at the same time simplifying deployment of SSD caching in servers. Interestingly, the caching solution will not only be transparent to server side applications, but to the OS as …

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Kingston Focuses on New E100 SSD As Enterprise Embraces Cost Efficiency

Kingston Technology has announced the release of their new enterprise focused E100 SSD at VMWorld 2012 this week. This is actually the second enterprise class SSD from Kingston, the first being their KC100. Nevertheless, it should be interesting to see how it fares against the competition. According to Kingston, the new products will provide up to 10x the endurance of …

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Marvell Displays DragonFly Platform – FMS 2012 Update

Marvell already has a hand in just about everything. The silicon company makes practically everything, including some of the most popular SSD controllers around. We had a chance to get our eyes on another Marvell product, the DragonFly. The DragonFly platform should ship in a few slightly different flavors, but the one we saw was based around the idea of …

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Marvell Demonstrates New ARM-Based Microserver – FMS 2012 Update

Marvells new ARM-based microserver is a look at one possible future “ a super-scalable series of low-powered ARM processors harmoniously mated with flash. Leveraging several Marvell properties, including a series of quad-core ARM processors, the new tiny approach to servers could become a big thing in the future. Making all this possible is the Marvell Armada XP SoC. Geared toward …

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LSI Announces DataBolt Technology to Accelerate Datacenter Performance

LSI Corporation is announcing its new DataBolt technology for bandwidth optimization in datacenter applications.  This unique performance acceleration feature for LSI’s 12 GB/s SAS products is designed to allow users to take advantage of 12 GB/s speeds with their existing 6 GB/s drive infrastructure. This technology will deliver up to a 2X increase in throughput performance  for 6 GB/s systems.  It …

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