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More SSD Partnerships Announced – LSI and Seagate

LSI and Seagate announced a partnership to enter the PCI express-based enterprise Solid-State Storage market. Go to PR Newswire for the press release. By combining LSI PCIe SAS host adapters and Seagate’s recently announced SSD Drive technology the collaboration should establish both companies in the SSD enterprise segment. Although the press release did not specifically […]

SATA SSD Product Announcements – Pre/Post CES 2010

So far 2010 has been an active year for SSD product announcements and early evaluation snapshots. Several products based on SandForce controllers were announced while Micron and Marvell announced a 6Gbps SATAII drive that appears to have the performance lead. The primary flash suppliers see an opportunity to add higher value to the product line. […]

Latency – How far have we come in a decade?

I’d like to bring your attention to Google Fellow Jeff Dean keynote talk at LADIS 2009 on “Designs, Lessons and Advice from Building Large Distributed Systems”. The slides (PDF) can be found here. In this study a single server has 16GB of DRAM and 2TB of storage. This is Google’s building block of a large […]

2010 Trends – IT Independence

IDC recently released their 2010 predictions for enterprise data storage. TechTarget covered it in a January 4, 2010 article titled:

Enterprise data storage outlook 2010: industry predictions for storage pros

I’d like to highlight a couple of points from the TechTarget article:

“……full recovery from the most recent downturn is still a ways […]

PCIe SSDs – innoDisk

InnoDisk, a provider of flash based storage devices for industrial applications and embedded systems, announced a ‘Matador II’ PCIe SSD on December 22, 2009. An EE Times Asia press release can be found here. Development began 3 years ago and offers PCIe x16, 2TB capacity and “internal RAID allocation functions”. The target market is stated […]

Morgan Stanley Mobile Internet Report

For those ready to digest A LOT of information, 424 pages worth of very good data, Morgan Stanley has posted their Mobile Internet Report. There is a condensed 92-page presentation that highlights the key themes from the report. As a minimum you should review the “Setup” material as it is a good overview of the […]