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.