by Adam Armstrong

Atlantis Announces ILIO for virtual SAN

Atlantis Computing announced today their new software, Atlantis ILIO for Virtual SAN. ILIO for Virtual SAN software delivers enterprise-class data services to VMware Virtual SAN, increasing the performance of VMs, and allows existing storage to support 10 times more desktops. The software will increase deployment flexibility with off-the-shelf servers, local storage components, and networks all while lowering the cost per desktop for VSAN capacity.

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by Lyle Smith

PLX Announces Industry’s First USB-to-PCI Express Solution

PLX Technology has announced the industry’s first USB-to-PCI Express solution, bridging the external connectivity gap laptop computers face when using PCIe-based SSDs. The recently completed reference design platform is based on the PLX PCIe 2.0-to-USB 3.0 SuperSpeed controller technology inside an external dongle enclosure. This allows laptop and storage vendors to leverage both USB 3.0’s 5bps speeds as well as PCIe 2.0’s 5 Gbps performance. This combination of two of the industry’s most powerful and widely used interconnect technologies into a unified solution gives end users the ability to avoid the connectivity limitations they've had with their internal SSDs.

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by Lyle Smith

LaCie Rugged Portable Hard Drive Released

LaCie has announced the newest version of its Rugged external hard drive, featuring faster speeds, a tougher design, integrated interface cable, and fast Thunderbolt speeds. The latest Rugged is also more resilient than previous models with improved shock, dust, and water resistance. Additionally, the integrated Thunderbolt cable stows neatly when not in use to ensure that it will never get lost or left behind.

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by Lyle Smith

Echostreams FlacheStreams SSD Flash Servers Now Available

Echostreams Innovative Solutions has announced the availability of its line of patented ultra-high performance SSD flash servers, FlacheStreams, which are capable of sustaining 11GB/s in Sequential Read in 1U with 20x SSDs - FlacheSAN1L, and 22GB/s in a 2U server with 48x SSDs - FlacheSAN2. We are currently using a FlacheSAN2 2u 48 bay model in our lab for long-term testing.

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by Brian Beeler

Fusion-io Atomic Series PCIe Flash Drives Announced

Fusion-io has launched their third-generation ioMemory platform. Collectively referred to as the Atomic Series, the family is comprised of two core products, the ioMemory PX600 and SX300. With the PX600 and SX300, Fusion-io has gone to a simple universal design that features a programmable FPGA and Fusion-io’s VSL (virtual storage layer) to manage the card and host integration respectively. The cards are then paired with 20nm MLC NAND to deliver high endurance for mixed workloads in the case of the PX600, or high performance and capacity for more read-centric workloads for the SX300. Previously Fusion-io has offered a variety of products with MLC and SLC NAND flavors and single or multiple controllers. With the new Atomic Series, Fusion-io is trying to make the decision tree easier to work through by offering two branches that are MLC-only with just a single controller and overall simplified design.

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by Adam Armstrong

Kingston HyperX FURY SSD Announced

Today at COMPUTEX TAIPEI, HyperX, a division of Kingston, announced the addition of the FURY SSD to its HyperX FURY family. The FURY SSD is a 2.5" form factor SSD with SATA (6GB/s) interface, comes in either 120GB or 240GB capacities, and has a 3-year warranty with free technical support. The FURY SSD features locked synchronous NAND and is powered by the LSI SandForce SF-2281 controller. With read/write speeds both at 500MB/s, the FURY SSD is perfect for gamers or enthusiasts that want faster load times, boot times, and file execution on a budget.

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by Lyle Smith

Intel PCIe with NMVe SSDs Announced

Intel has announced a new line of powerful SSD that combine PCI Express with NVM Express (NVMe) technology for substantial performance gains over SATA SSDs and traditional hard disk drives. The Intel SSD Data Center Family for PCIe are designed to meet the increasing needs for high-performance, consistent, and reliable storage solutions in the data center, all the while helping to lower total cost of ownership. The new line includes the Intel SSD DC P3700 Series for write-intensive applications, the Intel SSD DC P3600 Series for mixed workloads, and the Intel SSD DC P3500 Series for read-heavy uses.

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by Lyle Smith

OCZ Unveils Enterprise Vector 180 SSD

OCZ Storage Solutions is showcasing its storage portfolio including both enterprise and client applications, and is unveiling a new Vector 180 Series drive at Computex 2014 in Taiwan. The latest addition to the Vector family takes an enterprise slant, including an advanced feature-set specifically designed for entry-enterprise server workloads and enterprise client use cases. 

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by Lyle Smith

Tegile T3400 Hybrid Storage and T3800 All-Flash Array Now Available

Tegile Systems has introduced the two latest entries into their Hybrid Storage and All Flash Array lines, designed to balance data management, performance and economics: the T3400, which provides a flexible amount of high-density flash SSDs and metadata-accelerated high-density HDD storage; and the T3800, the company’s newest flagship all-flash array that eliminates the top three customer challenges associated with offerings from other all-flash vendors.

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by Adam Armstrong

SanDisk SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD Released

SanDisk announced today the availability of its new SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD. The SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD is an enthusiast class SSD with sequential speeds up to 550MB/s read and 520MB/s write and having an upper capacity around 1TB. Using SanDisk's two-tiered caching architecture, nCache, the SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD can optimize its speed and endurance for heavy workloads, multi-tasking, and fast responsiveness from desktops, laptops, and gaming consoles. nCache enables 24/7 consistant high performance. To top it all off, the SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD comes with a 10-year warranty. That's not a typo, the warranty covers ten years and is the longest in the industry.

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