Dude, Here’s Your 100TB Flash Drive!

Nimbus Data released a 100TB 3.5″ SATA SSD, and Chris Evans gives it a look here. The device falls within their existing Exadrive DC series, but features imporved performance at 500MB/s throughput and 100,000 IOPS read and write. All of this fits within a low thermal envelope, which Chris speculates is due to their patent-pending multi-controller architecture. Add in a claim of “unlimited endurance” over the drives 5-year warranty, and standard SSD functions like garbage collection and wear levelling, and Chris sees this as an interesting option.


Kaminario Goes Software-Defined

Kaminario, a presenter at the first Storage Field Day in 2012, recently announced they were getting out of providing hardware for their AFA solution. Instead they will provide the software to run on top of certified storage from Tech Data. Chris Evans looks at the implications for the greater trend of the software-defined data center. He particularly focuses comments from Kaminario’s CEO on trying to undercut AWS storage on pricing per gigabyte.


Flash Diversity: High Capacity Drives from Nimbus and Micron

Chris Evans runs down some new high capacity drives from both Micron and Nimbus Data. Chris first got a look at some very different drives from Nimbus all the way back at the first Storage Field Day. The difference is rather stark, back then he saw some 800GB drives developed by Nimbus themselves. Today, Chris is looking at something more in the 50TB range. Micron’s 9200 series is no slouch either, topping off at 11TB in capacity and offering 270,000 random write IOPS.


Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Kaminario

Storage Field Day 10 Preview: Kaminario


Pure Storage: Show Me the Money!!

Pure Storage: Show Me the Money!!


To all vendors sponsoring the influencers

To all vendors sponsoring the influencers


Storage IPO Season – Violin Memory and Pure Storage

Storage IPO Season – Violin Memory and Pure Storage


NimbusData at VMworld 2013 in SFO

NimbusData at VMworld 2013 in SFO


Travel in April: Storage Field Day

Travel in April: Storage Field Day


Coraid, first thoughts…

Coraid, first thoughts…


Simplicity and transparency are becoming standard features in storage

Simplicity and transparency are becoming standard features in storage


Kaminario – a Solid State startup worth following

Kaminario – a Solid State startup worth following


Using Pure Flash or Cache for VDI

Using Pure Flash or Cache for VDI


Does Backup and Recovery work with SLA? Maybe it should.

Does Backup and Recovery work with SLA? Maybe it should.


How Drobo brings big storage to Small and Medium Business

How Drobo brings big storage to Small and Medium Business


All-Flash solutions ready for commercial value?

All-Flash solutions ready for commercial value?


Pure Storage FlashArray: Ooooooh yeh!

Pure Storage FlashArray: Ooooooh yeh!


Storage Old, New and Past Due? (Updated)

Storage Old, New and Past Due? (Updated)


Sustainable Storage made by Nimbus Data Systems

Sustainable Storage made by Nimbus Data Systems


Pure Storage goes GA with All Flash Array

Pure Storage goes GA with All Flash Array