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During the first day of the third edition of Virtualization Field Day (#VFD3) one of the companies that we (as delegates) met was Pure Storage (in their cool office in Mountain View) that is a company in the storage world and of course also in the virtualization world. The realize storage both on the software and on the hardware part, although this second one is completely build by Pure Storage, expect the Lego version of their storage (that I suppose was the same used in this contest). Their solutions fits in the all flash enterprise […]

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During the recent VMworld Europe, I’ve got the opportunity to talk with Serge Shats, CTO FlashSoft a division of SanDisk about their storage cache product and their users cases in virtualization projects. I’ve already wrote a post about FlashSoft 3.2, and this was the opportunity to know the news about the new versions and the future plans. By talking about SanDisk, most people think about the “consumer” market of the flash cards, where it’s well know. But SanDisk it’s not only flash cards, considering that they also product Solid State Devices (SSDs) for desktops, laptops, and ultrabooks.

During the recent VMworld Europe, I’ve got the opportunity to talk with Mick Bradley, VP Technology Solutions & Service EMEA of Violin Memory about their storage products and their users cases in virtualization projects. I’ve already met them one year ago, during the past edition of Powering The Cloud and this was the opportunity to know the news about those months.

I’ve already write a post about Nimbus Data (during my last VMworld US I met the team and had a technical product overview) and describe their storage solution. The core of the solution is the HALO operating system, and now the new release HALO 2013 provides new features at management layer: powerful analytics to gauge the performance and efficiency of Nimbus Data flash memory arrays a new REST-based API gives administrators full access to all Nimbus features and statistics, facilitating storage management in large multi-vendor data centers a new mobile access with HALO Mobile that […]

My briefing with Violin Memory, during the last Powering the cloud event, was with Garry Veale (Managing Director, EMEA). The company was founded on 2005, but has started with first products released on 2009 (due to the long research and development and the high standard quality reached before goes to the market). The main focus is build Flash Memory Arrays for Enterprise Data Storage (note that the target is the Enterprise, and actually not the SMB). In the EMEA region they have offices in UK, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain with more than 50 people. […]

During the last VMworld US, I’ve spend some to to visit several booths to know more about some vendor that are not present in my Country (or in the entire region). One of them was Nimbus Data Systems, company founded on 2006 (at South San Francisco, and now with offices also in Netherlands and UK). It develops the award-winning Sustainable Storage® systems, an intelligent, efficient and fault-tolerant solid state storage platform engineered for server and desktop virtualization, databases, HPC, and next-generation cloud infrastructure. Their points for storage systems are: performance, efficency and simplicity! If the […]

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