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Fusion-io, Samsung Hook Up for Networked SSD Servers

Newcomer Fusion-io has come out of the gate only recently and is already making international partner-type news. The solid-state storage server maker announced May 20 that it is joining with old-timer Samsung Semiconductor to create a new generation of server-deployed, network-attached solid-state storage arrays using Samsung's NAND flash hardware.

Samsung's NAND chips feature large memory capacity and long lifespan, and Fusion-io's ioMemory controller adds high-performance enterprise-level features.

Fusion-io's ioSAN is a solid-state, enterprise-class flash device that places the performance of an entire storage area network (SAN) onto a single PCI Express card with dual integrated 10GB Ethernet or Quad Data Rate Infiniband network ports.

Fusion-io demonstrated the ioSAN with Samsung flash this week at Interop 2009 in Las Vegas. For more information, go here.

Chris Preimesberger

Chris Preimesberger

Chris Preimesberger is Editor of Features & Analysis at eWEEK, responsible in large part for the publication's coverage areas. In his 12 years and more than 3,900 stories at eWEEK, he has...