Reprints from my posting to SAN-Tech Mailing List and ...


[san-tech][02186] Violin Memoryに東芝が出資

Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2010 21:07:50 +0900
[san-tech][03214] Re: Juniper QFX3500(Project Stratus) 発表 ------------------------------------------------
[san-tech][02658] Violin Memory: 40TB 3U MLC Flash Storage発表
[san-tech][02334] Violin Memory製品ラインナップを刷新

PCI I/Oベース半導体メモリシステムの先駆者の Violin Memory社に東芝が


  " 東芝は、エンタープライズ・クラスのフラッシュ・メモリを製造する
   米国Violin Memoryに数千万ドル規模の出資を行った。4月1日、両社が

    Violin Memoryの広報担当者は、具体的な出資金額は明かさなかったが、

"Toshiba takes Violin Memory stake", 1st April 2010

  "Toshiba has taken a strategic stake in flash memory product
   supplier Violin Memory and agreed a flash chip supply deal."

"Violin Memory Enters into a Strategic Relationship with Toshiba"
 April 01, 2010
Toshiba US/東芝どちらもプレスリリースは見つかりませんでした。

Violin Memory, Inc.
相変わらず黄色いマシンですが、Webページは以前 (半年位前?) よりは
[san-tech][02334] Violin Memory製品ラインナップを刷新
Thu, 27 May 2010 01:56:46 +0900

ちなみに Violin社の現 CEOは、元 Fusion-ioの CEOです。
"Violin Memory Names Industry Pioneer Donald Basile as CEO"
 September 15, 2009
"Violin Memory grabs Fusion-io's former chief"
 15th September

そうだ、PCIeベースの SSDだと、先日新規参入がありましたね。
"LSI Sampling PCI Express-based Solid-State Storage Solution for
 System and Application Acceleration", March 16, 2010
Solid State Storage, LSI
LSI SSS6200 product brief

"LSI and Seagate take on Fusion-io with flash", 16th March 2010
"LSI delivers Flash-based PCIe card with 6 Gbps SAS interface"
 16 Mar 2010,289142,sid5_gci1454240,00.html

"May the SandForce be with LSI and Seagate", 24th March 2010

"LSI's SAS DAS SAN", 16th March 2010

"Say hello to Seagate's Pulsar SSD", 8th December 2009
Pulsar Solid State Drives

[san-tech][03007] NetAppがLSI External Storage部門買収

エンタープライズ向け SSDメーカーのプレスリリースがも一つ
"OakGate Benchmark Tests Confirm Record I/O Performance of Pliant Enterprise
 Flash Drives", March 15, 2010

  "Based on the results of the OakGate benchmark testing, a configuration
   of 16 Lightning LS 300S EFDs achieved an unprecedented 1.1 million IOPS
   (Input/Output Per Second) performance in a real-world data center
   configuration, with a read/write ratio of 80 percent to 20 percent in
   4KB blocks.  The testing further revealed that the Lightning drive is
   capable of reaching 2.3 million IOPS and higher, based on 100-percent
   reads in 512B blocks."

  * Benchmark 1: Real-world Workload :
  * Benchmark 2: Maximum I/O Rate :
  * Benchmark 3: Maximum Bandwidth :
  * Benchmarks 1-3 (complete version) :
Plant Technology Channel
Pliant Lightning EFD
OakGate Technology, Inc

[san-tech][03097] SanDisk: Pliant Technology買収で合意


[san-tech][02973] Re: Juniper QFX3500(Project Stratus) 発表
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 13:29:20 +0900

本件とは関係無いですが、先日 Juniper関連で以下のプレスリリースがあり

"Violin Memory Attracts $35 Million in Series B Funding from Investors
 Including Juniper Networks and Toshiba"
 February 7, 2011

  ... "today announced a $35 Million Series B funding round which
   includes Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.," ...
  "Also joining this round is networking innovator Juniper Networks,
   along with other corporate partners, crossover investment funds,
   high net worth industry leaders and private equity general partners."
  ""Violin Memory is a true performance leader in high-end silicon
   storage," said R.K. Anand, Executive Vice President and General
   Manager, Data Center Business at Juniper Networks.  "We believe
   their innovative flash Memory Array will play an important role
   in delivering tiered and near-server storage capabilities to help
   advance the requirements of cloud computing and network-driven
   data center consolidation.""

"Juniper stuffs money into Violin"
 7th February 2011

Violin Memoryと言えば、
"Violin Memory社製 半導体ストレージシステム「V-3000シリーズ」の販売を
"Violin Memory Enlists New Global Strategic Partner: Sumisho Computer Systems"
 March 1, 2011


"Violin Memory Reaches Market Value of $440 Million with Latest
 $40 Million Series C Funding"
 June 7, 2011

"Violin scoops $40m, eyes global domination"
 9th June 2011

  "Comment Violin Memory, the flash array start-up, has snagged $40m
   in C-round funding, just three months after a $35m B-round, signalling
   an acceleration of its development activities: it's going to add more
   flash strings to its bow."
[san-tech][02382] "Violin Memory Acquires Gear6 Assets"
[san-tech][02811] "Violin Memory Accelerates Network Storage with First Multi-Terabyte NFS Cache", November 16, 2010

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