Violin Memory launches all-flash storage for the enterprise

Headlines: Violin Memory looks to take on high-end enterprise primary storage vendors with its new all-flash storage array, available with MLC or SLC.

Storage channel news roundup for Sept. 22 to Sept. 28, 2011

Violin Memory launches all-flash storage for the enterprise 

Violin Memory Inc. this week expanded its solid-state portfolio with its 6000 Series Memory Arrays -- two new high-end all-flash storage arrays for primary data -- and doubled the capacity of its 3220 Series Memory Array.

The Violin 6000 Series includes single-level cell (SLC) and multi-level cell (MLC) versions using flash from the startup’s largest investor, Toshiba. The Violin 6616 holds 16 TB (12 usable) of SLC flash while the Violin 6632 scales to 32 TB (22 usable) of MLC. Both models are 3U devices. Violin claims the SLC version supports 100,000 IOPS and throughput of 4 GBps while the MLC version handles 500,000 IOPS and 2 GBps. Both models include eight 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) or 8 Gbps Fibre Channel (FC) ports.

See how to use MLC flash memory in enterprise arrays in this tip.

D-Link, Iomega, Pivot3 add surveillance storage

D-Link, EMC’s Iomega Corp. and Pivot3 launched video surveillance storage systems for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) last week. D-Link, which sells video surveillance cameras, upgraded its iSCSI storage platform with its DSN 4000 Series xStack Storage arrays. Iomega integrated its SMB NAS boxes with network camera vendor Axis Communications' Axis Video Hosting Systems, and Pivot3 added a vSTAC Watch appliance to store and manage surveillance video.

Read the full story on D-Link, Iomega and Pivot3’s launch of video surveillance storage.

FalconStor founder Huai found dead

FalconStor founder ReiJane Huai, who stepped down as CEO last year after disclosing accusations of improper payments to a customer, was found dead from a gunshot Monday outside his Old Brookville, N.Y., home. Police have told New York newspapers his death was an apparent suicide.

Huai, 52, also served as CEO of Cheyenne Software before leading FalconStor for a decade. He resigned and was replaced as CEO by Jim McNiel when government agencies began investigating the vendor’s accounting practices.

Read the full story on FalconStor’s late founder.

Addonics says new removable drive disk arrays “easy as using a VHS cassette”

Addonics Technologies Inc. announced a pair of new removable disk arrays last week that accommodate 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch SATA drives for desktop and other uses.

The company’s 2.5-inch Snap-In Disk Array can hold up to four SATA HHDs or SSDs and is intended to help increase storage for small computers, mini ATX systems or for applications that require a large number of drives, according to Addonics.

Check out more of the story on Addonics’ removable disk arrays.

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