Archive for March, 2009

SSDs for HSPs

We’re announcing a couple of new things in the flash SSD space. First, support the Intel X25-E SSD in a bunch of our servers. This can be used to create a Hybrid Storage Pool like in the Sun Storage 7000 series, or as just a little flash for high performance / low power / tough [...]





Posted on March 10, 2009 at 5:00 pm by ahl · Permalink · 9 Comments
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Presentation: Hybrid Storage Pools and SSDs

Today at The First Workshop on Integrating Solid-state Memory into the Storage Hierarchy (WISH 2009) I gave a short talk about our experience integrating flash into the storage hierarchy and the interaction with SSDs. In the talk I discussed the recent history of flash SSDs as well as some key areas for future improvements. You [...]





Posted on March 7, 2009 at 12:40 pm by ahl · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Fishworks VM: the 7000 series on your laptop

In May of 2007 I was lined up to give my first customer presentation of what would become the Sun Storage 7000 series. I inherited a well-worn slide deck describing the product, but we had seen the reactions of prospective customers who saw the software live and had a chance to interact with features such [...]





Posted on March 6, 2009 at 3:49 pm by ahl · Permalink · 9 Comments
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More from the storage anarchist

In my last blog post I responded to Barry Burke author of the Storage Anarchist blog. I was under the perhaps naive impression that Barry was an independent voice in the blogosphere. In fact, he’s merely Storage Anarchist by night; by day he’s the mild-mannered chief strategy officer for EMC’s Symmetrix Products Group — a [...]





Posted on March 2, 2009 at 8:16 am by ahl · Permalink · 6 Comments
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