Editor's Pick Flash memory is getting cheaper and faster, and the companies that specialize in it are becoming major acquisition targets.
Will the solid-state drive, based on flash memory chips, replace the hard disk?
Fusion-io had just reported earnings earlier today, announcing $87.7 million in quarterly revenue with a net loss of $20 million, and a drop from last quarter of 27 percent and from the previous year’s quarter of seven percent.
Guest Post Business owners, chief information officers, and even chief executives are looking at storage with new eyes. They see that storage is a critical component of managing data, “internet-of-things,” Big Data, cloud services, and analytics. Smarter storage is necessary for businesses to stay ahead as data continues to explode. For example, research firm IDC estimates that online content will total 2.7 zettabytes in 2012, up 48 percent from 2011.
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SolidFire, a solid-state storage provider for cloud services, has raised a new $25 million round of funding to help improve performance and reliability for emerging cloud providers, the company revealed Monday.
With rivals Western Digital and Hitachi combining their storage businesses, Seagate is defending its turf in enterprise storage with the introduction of several new flash memory and hard drive products today.
Seagate and Samsung announced today they have teamed up to create control devices for flash memory chips.