Linode Founder and CEO Chris Aker has no illusions about challenging Amazon Web Services in the cloud, but that doesn’t mean he cant build a quality cloud. As he explains in this Structure Show interview, quality infrastructure and simple billing can go a long way.
Don’t like your cloud provider’s block storage options? Well, you’re in luck because it’s likely that Google or Amazon (or Microsoft?) will have a deal for you.
Google adds to its cloud repertoire with new persistent high IOPS solid state disk storage. The performance is nice, but customers may find the price model even more interesting.
Diablo Technologies has designed a system for packing flash into servers’ memory slots, so data can get written quickly. It’s a fresh approach that could pick up the way PCIe flash has in recent years.
SolidFire is taking on $31 million in new funding led by Samsung’s venture arm to turn on more cloud providers to high-performance all-flash storage arrays.
Data center operators want to bump up their computing capabilities to solve big-data problems, but energy efficiency is a major concern, according to a new survey.
Today’s SSD frenzy is being driven by data centers which are dealing with much heavier demands on the machines, and our need to access information quickly. That’s a key reason Western Digital is buying sTec.
The solution for better and faster storage may lie in DSSD, a stealthy chip startup backed by Andreas von Bechtolsheim, that counts several members of the Sun ZFS team as founders.
Startup founded by two VMware veterans aims to make server-side flash more scalable by pooling it into a shared resource and — wait for it — virtualizing it.
ScaleIO, a Palo Alto storage startup that wants to create pools of storage resources using SSDs and existing storage hardware, has raised $12 million in first-round funding from Norwest Venture Partners and Greylock Partners. It joins several other startups hoping to win big in storage.