Fusion-io, NetApp Team on Server-Side Flash

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Flash storage specialist Fusion-io announced that it is working closely with storage industry leader NetApp to provide solutions using server-side flash and caching software products for NetApp Virtual Storage Tier. The two companies are collaborating on low-latency, high-performance solutions for compatibility between the Fusion ioMemory platform and NetApp’s Data ONTAP operating system.

“Our collaboration with Fusion-io will help customers implement a more dynamic and cost-effective infrastructure,” said Tim Russell, vice president of Data Lifecycle Ecosystem Group, NetApp. “Fusion-io provides leading data acceleration technology that, in combination with technologies in our Virtual Storage Tier, such as Flash Cache and Flash Pool, will enable rapid, low-latency assessment of workload priorities, resulting in low-cost high performance solutions to the exponential data growth our customers face today.”

“NetApp is a visionary company that understands that today’s data centers need to go beyond yesterday’s storage to power the applications driving business today,” said Neil Carson, Fusion-io Chief Technology Officer. “With powerful technology from Fusion-io and NetApp, we believe software-defined solutions will be able to deliver much greater efficiency for customers, enabling them to do more than ever before at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems. This is what real innovation is all about, and it’s exciting to work with NetApp on advanced solutions.”

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