SSD Virtual Summit

Kaminario Goes All-Flash

Kaminario K2Kaminario has introduced the 4th generation of its K2 enterprise-grade storage array.  Unlike the company’s earlier K2s, which supported DRAM, SSD, and HDD, the fourth generation K2 is all-flash, based on SAS SSDs alone.  The company says that its new approach reduces the cost of ownership by supporting a larger capacity within a smaller footprint while requiring less power and cooling.

The SSDs are MLC products, rather than the SLC ones used in earlier K2s, allowing Kaminario to reduce the cost.  Although the SSDs Kaminario uses come with a 5-year warranty, the K2’s SPEAR operating system  optimizes flash endurance allowing Kaminario to offer a 7-year warranty. (SPEAR is Kaminario’s scale-out performance storage architecture operating system software.)

The original K2 was built with a focus on Continue reading

Avnet’s SSD Virtual Summit

Avnet's SSD Virtual SummitOn April 3 & 4 Avnet Embedded will host an on-line conference called the SSD Virtual Summit.  This free on-demand seminar will feature a keynote by Yours Truly, The SSD Guy, and presentations by leading SSD makers and related firms including Adaptech, Crucial, Dell, HGST, Intel, Kingston, LSI, Micron, OCZ, Rorke Data, Seagate, SMART Storage, STEC, and Toshiba.

Come join in to learn the latest information on SSDs.