Category: SSD Flash High performance

Hybrid Storage Hits the Sweet Spot as SSDs are No Silver Bullet; Interview with iXsystems CTO Jordan Hubbard, Part III

Some claim that all-flash memory and/or solid state drive (SSD) storage arrays will become the silver bullets that solve all of today’s challenges with enterprise storage arrays. Those closer to the manufacturing of storage arrays have a much different viewpoint as they see a long and healthy life ahead for traditional spinning media. In this third installment in DCIG’s interview series with iXsystem’s CTO Jordan Hubbard, he discusses how hybrid storage arrays hit the sweet spot for the storage needs of most organizations.

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Customized Storage Solutions Trump the Cookie Cutter Approach Every Time; Interview with iXsystems CTO Jordan Hubbard Part II

One of the most common requests that DCIG gets from its readers is to include the actual cost of storage systems in its Buyer’s Guides. The reason DCIG continues to decline that request and only includes starting list prices is that most storage systems may be configured in multiple different ways. This makes it impossible to arrive at a definitive price point. The second part in DCIG’s interview series with iXsystem’s Jordan Hubbard illustrates this point as he discusses how the availability of multiple different storage configurations and services trumps a cookie cutter approach to buying storage every time.

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SATADIMM SSD Breathes New Life into Old Servers

Many IT departments would welcome an opportunity to deliver more performance from their existing servers, especially if it could be done without being forced to rework existing storage setups. SATADIMM from Viking Technology provides exactly this opportunity by packaging an SSD in a useful DDR3 form factor. Since most servers have open DIMM slots and unused SATA headers, SATADIMM provides a simple, inexpensive, and non-disruptive way to add SSDs to an existing server.

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Fusion-io Laughing at Other SSD Vendors’ Claims; Interview with Fusion-io CMO Rick White Part IV

Fusion-io’s ability to put 10 – 20 TBs of flash in a single 1U server is turning the world of high performance storage upside down. But the other half of Fusion-io’s game plan is to open up its Virtual Storage Layer (VSL) APIs so that developers can leverage flash – and potentially anybody’s flash – in new and unique ways. Today in part IV of my interview series with Fusion-io’s CMO Rick White, we talk about what competitive advantages organizations can realize by using Fusion-io’s VSL.

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