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House Intelligence Committee Announces Cybersecurity Legislation

On November 30, 2011, U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and ranking member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), introduced the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (“CISPA”) to assist companies in sharing information with the government regarding cyber threats and attacks. On December 1, the Committee voted 17-1 to advance the bill (H.R. 3523). Continue reading House Intelligence Committee Announces Cybersecurity Legislation

Flash in the Data Center

Flash is coming to the data center. Contrary to perception 18 months ago, now this seems to be accepted as ‘common knowledge.’ There is still much discussion around what that flash will look like and in what form it will be consumed. I plan to write a series of blogs describing the unique challenges involved in building large flash Memory Arrays and some of the decisions made along the road. A good place to start with is the “let’s build it myself” group of folks and the challenges they will encounter. Continue reading Flash in the Data Center

Violin speeds up Cloud Applications

As a company that leverages our expertise of Virtualization in order to help our customers achieve efficiencies in mission centric applications and accelerate their path towards cloud computing, it made sense for us to dive deep into Flash Memory Arrays. We think the following information from a company who we continue to be impressed with is something our customers and followers need to know about. Continue reading Violin speeds up Cloud Applications

Violin Memory — benefits of Big Data Analytics

Analysis based on timely, relevant, and high quality data unlocks the business value of big data. Businesses know that analyzing more data in a shorter amount of time results in a competitive advantage. Violin Memory Arrays provide the combination of consistent low latency and scalability to ensure that storage performance accelerates the process of extracting information from vast volumes of data. Continue reading Violin Memory — benefits of Big Data Analytics

Increase Oracle Database performance with EMC Enterprise Flash drives

Enterprise Flash drives are up to 30x faster than hard disk drives

EMC® Enterprise Flash drives (EFDs) store data using Flash memory and contain no moving parts. As a result, retrieving Oracle application data from EFDs is dramatically faster as seek times associated with traditional, spinning Fibre Channel disk are drastically reduced. Continue reading Increase Oracle Database performance with EMC Enterprise Flash drives

CloudSigma

CloudSigma has become the first established cloud provider to add solid-state-drive storage to its public cloud computing service. SSDs (aka flash memory) are well known for their ability to significantly increase storage I/O performance and decrease power consumption when...