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The founders of Fusion-io have raised $50 million for their stealthy startup. The company is planning to offer a product in the software-defined storage space.
Virident, a maker of server-side flash storage, like Stec before it, will become part of Western Digital’s HGST subsidiary.
Fusion-io missed analysts’ revenue estimates for the second quarter of 2013. But new CEO Shane Robison believes price cuts could entice more hyperscale customers to jump aboard.
MariaDB users can now take advantage of the “atomic writes” feature on Fusion-io drives, which aims to boost database performance while extending the life of the flash drive.
Privacy was the hot button in the cloud this week following news of more government surveillance, although hot flash storage startups and the potential for more Amazon cloud growth also captured attention.
Storage heavyweights EMC and NetApp trailed behind relative newcomers last year in the market for solid-state drives, and Google is sourcing its flash supply independently, too.
Fusion-io is taking steps to appeal to enterprises with virtualized servers. This should help the company expand its customer base. Right now, its top 10 customers account for $4 out of every $5 it makes.
The self-proclaimed VMware of server-side flash now has more money to build out enterprise-class sales and marketing staff and to add features to its software.
Some analysts are believe two Fusion-io founders might be leaving because they disagreed with the future direction of the company, which involves more software capability and more business from smaller companies.