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Guardian Technology Platform Now Supports 19nm MLC Flash

What’s more exciting than attending SNW Europe to showcase SMART Storage Systems’ enterprise SSDs? Announcing at the show that our award-winning Guardian Technology Platform has enabled the use of 19nm MLC NAND Flash for enterprise applications! With a smaller and more cost-effective 19nm process node, we can provide data centers and cloud environments with the … Continue reading »

Response to SearchSolidStateStorage’s “Prolonging SSD Life”

In a recent article on SearchSolidStateStorage, Phil Goodwin discussed the benefits of prolonging the life of SSDs. One might see how this caught our attention as prolonging SSD life is what we excel at. After all, what is the value of performance and capacity if SSDs aren’t built for the future of the enterprise? For … Continue reading »

Will Data Center Storage Infrastructure Ever Become 100% Solid-State Based?

We recently came across an interesting article by our good friend, George Crump of Storage Switzerland, which appeared in Storage Newsletter earlier this month. The article, “SSD Can Now Achieve HDD Price Parity” discusses the ability for SSDs to achieve price parity with HDDs today by abandoning HDD form factors in favor of less-expensive, proprietary … Continue reading »

Crossing the Pond

Following a successful week overseas, we’re happy to announce our presence in Europe! Now that we have expanded our reach to another continent, it should be known that we are targeting the European market in our next stage of growth. Our goal is to bring enterprise class SSDs to the European market and deliver solutions … Continue reading »

Demartek SSD Deployment Guide Release Gets SMART

Good news for technical professionals! Due to the enthusiasm for solid-state storage in the data center, the analyst firm, Demartek, has recently released an SSD Deployment Guide. As you will see in the video below, we were one of the companies included in this edition of Demartek’s series of technology deployment guides. Within the report, … Continue reading »

Wrap-up of Day Two at Flash Memory Summit

Last week, at Flash Memory Summit, the fun continued with a successful second day! Our Principal Engineer, Jim Fitzpatrick, started the morning off with a compelling session on “The Impact of Dwell on Flash Reliability.” After Jim’s talk, our President, John Scaramuzzo, delivered an outstanding keynote on “Flash Storage Meets the Content Challenge” to an … Continue reading »

All Hands on Deck at Flash Memory Summit

Tuesday, August 21 marks the first day of the solid state storage industry’s biggest event, Flash Memory Summit, which is held in Santa Clara, CA at the Santa Clara Convention Center from August 21 – 23. The annual Flash Memory Summit brings together industry experts to discuss the latest developments in flash memory and the … Continue reading »

Are we finally approaching the dawn of the SSD?

One of the industry’s most visible analysts, Jim Handy, recently posted an article on his Forbes blog titled, “SSD Growth is Demand, not Supply, Limited as CEOs Claim.” In the article, he disputes the opinions of the CEOs of Seagate, Western Digital, and SanDisk, all of whom believe that the SSD will never replace the … Continue reading »

“SMART” Updates

There have been many exciting announcements coming out of SMART Storage Systems in the past month. Along with opening a new office in Colorado and launching Optimus Ultra+, we have also been busy at events, such as the Cloud Leadership Forum and IBM System X Technical University. It’s been quite the month!

“SMART” Tips on SSD Selection: Endurance

The second post in our “SMART” tips series discusses one of the most important features you should consider when looking for SSDs: endurance. In case you missed the first “SMART” tips post in May, I began offering tips on selecting the best enterprise SSD for your organization. In our last post, we talked about the … Continue reading »


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