November 23, 2009
Violin Memory just snagged Bill Pappas for their Technical Advisory Panel. Pappas is the CIO of Alliance One International — more about them here: http://www.aointl.com/
This is getting to be a bit of acrowded space but Violin CEO Don Basile has done a fantastic job getting Violin back on its feet along with COO Dixon Doll, Jr. I am expecting major win updates as well as product announcements in 1Q10.
November 19, 2009
The market for SSD-based or at least SSD-inclusive storage appliances is broadening from purpose-built devices in support of specific applications to a more generic layer some call TierZero supporting basic compute operations that require low latency, fast throughput, higher bandwidth. Below is a list of manufacturers; I’m pulling together some notes and will publish a brief chart in a future post.
- Data Direct Networks
- Hitachi Data Systems
- Schooner Information Technology
- Solid Access
- Texas Memory Systems
- Violin Memory
I’m interested in published specifications, use-cases, and sales strategy. Hopefully this will help you cut through some of the clutter.