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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 J. Preimesberger

Chris J. Preimesberger is Editor of Features & Analysis at eWEEK, responsible in large part for the publication's coverage areas. In his 13 years and more than 4,000 articles at eWEEK, he...