Pure Storage fleshes out flash pitch

If you wanted to use Pure Storage’s FlashArrays but weren’t a Fibre Channel shop, you were out of luck. Untill now. The startup has added 10GbE and iSCSi support — as well as snapshotting capabilities — to its solid state storage arrays.

Nimbus Data feeds flash storage frenzy

The Gemini flash array is the first of what will probably be many solid-state storage products announced this week. Nimbus Data says the new array will cut all-in storage cost to $8 per GB from $10 per GB for its previous model.

Dedupe Heats Up the Green Storage Market

For established players in the storage industry, the message is clear: Dedupe or risk losing those big enterprise contracts to rivals. For storage startups and smaller outfits, recent history indicates that having data deduplication in your IP portfolio makes you an attractive acquisition target.

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Nimbus wants to reset the expectations of enterprises that think SSD-based networked storage is too spendy for their IT budgets. The firm has just rolled out its very Mercedes-Benz-sounding S-class system, which carries a price tag that’s competitive with disk-based Fibre Channel systems. Factor in some generous energy savings, and the bean counters should be very pleased indeed. Not as pleased as racking up the savings by attending our Green:Net conference tomorrow and applying some bleeding-edge Green IT strategies, mind you…