I'm really excited about the prospects of memory-addressable flash. Moving flash closer to the CPU and addressing it as memory rather than block storage brings tremendous performance benefits, and is a once-in-a-generation radical change to system architecture. But questions remain as to how it can be integrated with today's applications. Now Plexistor is here with a promising … [Read more...] about Plexistor Integrates NVDIMM for Every Application
I've been a storage revolutionary for quite a while, looking for new ways of data storage rather than technologies that perpetuate the same old approaches. That's why I'm excited about the implications of two very different API access methods announced by Dropbox at DBX and by Fusion-io today at OSCON. Dropbox App Storage On the consumer side, there's Dropbox, who … [Read more...] about Thinking About Storage In a New Way, From Cloud to Flash, with Dropbox and Fusion-io
No small storage company has had more press coverage and "buzz" than "ioMemory" maker, Fusion-io. I have long marveled at the company's ability to attract attention, but this has rubbed some analysts wrong. As component vendors enter their space, how can a premium company with proprietary products compete over the long term? The Facts of the Flash Market Fusion-io sells … [Read more...] about Can Fusion-io Survive Commoditization?
Fusion-io has cut a swath through the storage industry, accumulating mind share like a game of Katamari. Awareness seems impossibly high for such a small, young company: Nearly everyone I talk to would love to get their hands on one of their lightning fast ioMemory cards. But Fusion-io has an Achilles' heel: Their products cost more than an economy car! All that changes this … [Read more...] about Fusion-io Hits the Mass Market with the Affordable ioFX Card