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The storage systems market is broken — here’s why

Storage systems companies are feeling serious pain. Shares of Tintri (NASDAQ: TNTR) traded under $3 today, accelerating a slide that began when the company missed revenue expectations. Tintri’s recent IPO is a cautionary tale, having been forced to cut its IPO price by nearly 40%. As a result, Tintri has less than a year of […]

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WD Expands its Graveyard with Tegile Acquisition

WD is increasingly becoming the place where storage products go to die. Tegile is the latest company to submit to the undertaker. Let’s have a look at WD’s acquisition history: Skyera: WD invested in and later acquired this all-flash array startup that failed to ship a functional product. Less than 6 months later, Skyera vanished. […]

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The Path to the Petabyte SSD

Nimbus Data's ExaDrive technology brings two powerful concepts -- "software-defined" and "scale-out" -- to the individual SSD. The first real-world implementations of ExaDrive come from Viking Technology and SMART Modular Technologies with their 50 TB SAS SSDs.

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Capacity flash: the new frontier

With data center power, space, cooling, and performance issues more challenging than ever, flash will penetrate tier 2 workloads rapidly. Here, ease of migration and data center OpEx are the priorities. That’s why SAS/SATA and 3.5” are ideal – that’s what nearline HDDs use, making it easy to switch to SSDs. On OpEx, Nimbus Data […]

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