Enterprise Storage

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Customer Highlight: X-IO Wins a Pair of Awards with SMART Storage Systems SSDs Inside

Last month we received some very exciting news from our customer X-IO. We have been working with X-IO for a couple years now and have developed a great partnership centered on solving enterprise storage needs. Well, that work has paid off! During last month’s Microsoft TechEd North America event, X-IO’s Hyper ISE was given both … Continue reading »

‘SMART’ take on SearchSolidStateStorage

Last week, I came across an article in SearchSolidStateStorage that truly caught my eye. How couldn’t it with a title like, “When using SSD is a bad idea!” While there certainly were some valid points, I kept thinking the proper response was “never!” I wanted to use this post to respond to, and provide added … Continue reading »

IBM eXFlash with XceedIOPS SATA Offers Alternative to PCIe SSDs

We partnered with IBM and Storage Switzerland on a four-part series of articles for this prominent storage news site. The series will highlight the advantages of IBM’s eXFlash solution, in combination with SMART Storage Systems’ XceedIOPS 1.8” SATA SSDs. Commencing the lineup is an article titled, “Alternatives To PCIe SSD In Servers” which discusses benefits … Continue reading »

“SMART” Tips on SSD Selection: Performance

While it may not be summer yet, we are kicking off the start of the season with a series of hot tips. In the next three months, I will discuss “SMART” tips on selecting the best enterprise SSD for your organization. When looking for an SSD that can meet the demanding requirements of a host … Continue reading »

The Key to Widespread SSD Adoption

I recently read an article from Chris Mellor at The Register on STEC’s CellCare announcement and came to the realization that Smart Storage Systems and STEC are the only SSD companies to make specific endurance claims, such as 14x or 13.3x to achieve 40k PE cycles or translated 10 random drive writes per day. We … Continue reading »

SMART Storage Systems’ SSDs “Xceed” Under Pressure with The SSD Review Team

With the excitement of releasing our new CloudSpeed 500 SSD on April 24, you may have missed the recent assessments of two more SMART Storage Systems SSDs from The SSD Review. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work with this leading industry review site on an evaluation of both the XceedIOPS 2 200GB … Continue reading »

Flash Back: The History and Evolution of the SSD

Last week, I took a look at the key trends coming up on the horizon for flash memory. This week, I’m taking a look back at the history of SSDs… With the storage industry’s attention shifting from traditional hard drives to solid-state storage devices in recent years, it is easy to forget SSD technology has … Continue reading »

Flash Forward: The Future of Flash Memory

“Big data” is a term being used more frequently by industry analysts, media, and enterprise organizations. According to IBM, “everyday, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data–so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone.” Now that’s big data. As it grows, storage vendors … Continue reading »

SMART SSDs “Xceed” Demartek’s Expectations

Last week, leading lab validator Demartek released a report titled, “SMART Storage Systems XceedStor SSD Evaluation,” which compared SMART’s XceedStor 500S SSD to an Intel 320 SSD in two separate comparisons: single-drive and four-drive tests. The conclusion did not surprise us – our XceedStor 500S SSD outperformed the Intel 320 SSD by a wide margin, … Continue reading »

SMART Storage Systems’ Online Makeover

With our recent announcement about becoming a separate entity under the SMART Family of Global Companies, we have undergone a few other changes, as well. First, we are pleased to announce our new website –! Visit our website to learn more about our products and technology through resources, such as white papers and videos; … Continue reading »


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