Tech giants form SSD working group to bolster enterprise adoption

Tech giants form SSD working group to bolster enterprise adoption

Summary: Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, IBM and Intel have formed a working group to create better form factors and faster connections for solid-state drives.

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Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, IBM and Intel have formed a working group to create better form factors and faster connections for solid-state drives.

The working group's aim is to take existing standards and add in PCIe, or Peripheral Component Interconnect Express). PCIe is a computer expansion card standard for standard PCs. "We're not looking to replace existing standards, but looking to improve end user benefits with PCIe," said Pappas. "We're not taking anything away. This is incremental improvements."

Gary Kotzur, technology strategist at Dell, outlined the group's charter, which revolves around enterprise SSD storage. The group just kicked off today and aims to have a standard some time in 2011.

Pappas added that the group aims to:

  • Increase performance with PCIe;
  • Improve availability and serviceability;
  • Be compatible with storage connections;
  • Improve power efficiency;
  • Reduce costs.

Pappas said the group is looking to make SSD drives hot-pluggable with improved latency.

Kotzur said that there are PCIe SSD cards today, but they aren't prevalent. The idea behind the working group is to develop products with direct PCIe connections to storage.

Overall, the working group is solid with most of the key SSD players contributing. "We feel we have a collection of companies we need to build compatible products," said Pappas. However, there are notable omissions such as Hewlett-Packard and NetApp. Pappas said "any company can join" the working group.

Topics: Hardware, Storage

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  • RE: Tech giants form SSD working group to bolster enterprise adoption

    It should be bootable and Mac OS X compatible.
    BradMacPro
    • RE: Tech giants form SSD working group to bolster enterprise adoption

      Of course boot-able and also compatible.
      raimu koyo asu
      • RE: Tech giants form SSD working group to bolster enterprise adoption

        And as for the appointment of L?o Apotheker, former CEO SAP to the CEO spot at H-P? ??short of burning an Oracle flag in
        Linux Love
      • RE: Tech giants form SSD working group to bolster enterprise adoption

        public, HP could not have done more to destroy any so-called ?partnership? with Oracle than it did
        Linux Love
      • RE: Tech giants form SSD working group to bolster enterprise adoption

        by hiring Le?o Apotheker.? And then of course the $1.3 billion jury settlement against SAP in Oracle
        Linux Love
      • RE: Tech giants form SSD working group to bolster enterprise adoption

        The only other place I have seen such invective is in divorce case papers.
        Linux Love
      • RE: Tech giants form SSD working group to bolster enterprise adoption

        It will be interesting to see what Bill Wohl, H-P?s communications chief has up his sleeve by way of
        Linux Love
      • RE: Tech giants form SSD working group to bolster enterprise adoption

        response. Whichever way this case goes, Oracle has made crystal clear that it sees itself in a bitter
        Linux Love
      • RE: Tech giants form SSD working group to bolster enterprise adoption

        fight with H-P the prize for which is obvious: Oracle Exadata.
        Linux Love
      • RE: Tech giants form SSD working group to bolster enterprise adoption

        These kinds of filing provide insights into a company?s psyche that are not lost on customers.
        Linux Love
      • RE: Tech giants form SSD working group to bolster enterprise adoption

        While I cannot comment on the merits of Oracle?s argument, its use of language leaves nothing
        Linux Love
      • RE: Tech giants form SSD working group to bolster enterprise adoption

        to the imagination. It sounds like a ferocious animal baying for blood.
        Linux Love
      • RE: Tech giants form SSD working group to bolster enterprise adoption

        Is that the image Oracle wants to portray? As someone said to me today: it isn?t what?s said but the way it is said.
        Linux Love
    • RE: Tech giants form SSD working group to bolster enterprise adoption

      @BradMacPro is why it's ok for Microsoft to sue other companies for patent infringement but not ok for other companies to sue Microsoft for the same types of patent infringement. Considering you didn't say that and Donnie didn't say what you asserted, I guess we should read into your post as much as you read into his.
      Arabalar
    • RE: Tech giants form SSD working group to bolster enterprise adoption

      @BradMacPro You ridicule MS for not "comming out with things people want" or make jokes about the products they do, and yet you turn around an claim that these people fired are "just victims"?
      So what you are comming straight out to say is that MS should keep the people that put out products that nobody wants to buy, right?
      I am basing this on all of your past, and recent posts, so tell us why MS should keep people around that you claim have failed the company?
      Arabalar
    • RE: Tech giants form SSD working group to bolster enterprise adoption

      @BradMacPro Yeah, people love to repeat that "competition is good for users" mantra but it's not true when half of the players in a given market are phoning it in (so to speak.) The half-baked crap being dumped into the market by most of these companies will actually hurt users when they get suckered into buying them. At this point, there are only one or two phones I'd want to own. If there were indeed true competition, with a batch of companies truly trying to compete, not just dumping beta products into the bargain bins in the hopes of snagging the profits of 2-year contracts, then the consumer would benefit. As it stands, not so much.
      Arabalar
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    favor was included
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