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Recently, a blog post appeared on the www.techopsguys.com talking about our technology and our position on SSDs. It’s a good post, and I’m very glad to hear our field team was engaged with the author of the post, but it contains some misperceptions that I’d like to clear up. First, the blog makes several points about our view of SSD that are based on some recent articles in the trade press. The articles were originally triggered as a result of my speaking at Flash Memory Summit back in July, and they drew the conclusion that Xiotech was integrating SSD into the Emprise line for imminent release. The first part of that is certainly true – we are indeed working on integrating SSD into the Emprise line, but the second part is not. We are not going to release SSD in any imminent fashion, and the news that we have completed integration is premature. Our take on SSD – SLC... (more)

The Era of Application-Based Storage Begins Today

For far too long, data storage has been the single biggest bottleneck in the organizational IT environment.  For far too long, the world of technology has evolved as fast as Usain Bolt runs the 100 meters, while storage has been stuck in the cloud of smoke and dust back at the starting line.  Worst yet, for far too long storage consumers have accepted both of these cases as the status quo and have been content to slog along with systems that offer mediocre performance, do not keep pace with the needs of their applications, rack up sizable maintenance costs over time and often cre... (more)

Xiotech in 2010 (BD Event Recap)

Virtualization Magazine on Ulitzer Last week, several members of the Xiotech executive team discussed the company’s strategy and unveiled a new identity at TheBDEvent in Palo Alto.  Of course, was anyone in the Valley paying attention to anything other than Steve Jobs in the Moscone Center?  In case you were thawed from a cryogenic chamber this week, the iPad is now the coolest must-have gadget in the world and is on my toy wishlist. Back to work. Greg and VaNessa Duplessie put on a great show, with A-list content and a storage who’s-who present over the two days.  Of course, co... (more)

Snowmageddon…and Desktop Virtualization

Virtualization Track at Cloud Expo After a long and unseasonably snowy winter in the Southeastern U.S., my thoughts have now turned to Red Sox spring training, golfing with the kids and desktop virtualization.  Having spent most of my adult life in the Northeast, snow is a part of life and barely considered beyond the sidewalk shoveling and traffic delays.  Case in point: in Boston, it seems that you need two feet of snow before schools are canceled. Not so in the Southeast.  Twice in the past three years, schools have been canceled on the threat of snow – with barely a flake mat... (more)

Xiotech and Datastor Team Up

Today we announced a partnership with Datastor (NZ) Ltd., a subsidiary of Westcon Group, Inc. and a leading virtualization, storage, security, data protection and convergence distributor. Under the terms of the agreement, Datastor will be the exclusive Xiotech distributor in New Zealand. To read more, please visit: http://xiotech.com/press-release.php?id=179. ... (more)