Fusion-io has added new hardware to its PCI Express based storage card lineup, giving servers a lot more high-performance solid-state storage to make short work of all those transactions. The company’s new ioMemory Module doubles the storage capacity of their existing PCIe card lineup, up to 1.28TB and boosting sustained IOPS to 285,000. Not too shabby!
Fusion-io has won fans for its energy-efficient method of implementing flash storage to add-on cards that give servers bleeding-edge performance. Apple’s legendary co-founder, Steve Wozniak, joined the startup as its chief scientist and an advisor. It’s tech is being used by Wine.com and MySpace, which are smitten by how it helps banish “loading” icons and screens, keeping their sites snappy, users engaged and energy costs low. The company also just added Dell to the list of top-tier server vendors — IBM and HP are the others — to offer Fusion-io cards as options in select configurations.
Not a bad time to be in the high-performance flash storage game, wouldn’t you say?
[…] Today’s funding news keeps alive the flash funding momentum that went into high gear a little over a year ago as data center operators turned their attention to energy efficiency. In late 2009, funding rounds, some spearheaded by big names in flash memory production like Samsung, poured millions into startups working on flash and SSD-based storage systems for data centers. Fusion-io, a maker of flash storage cards for servers, stands as a notable example of a firm that’s been riding that wave to broader market opportunities. […]
[…] Apart from the Facebook disclosure, the Fusion-io’s filing reveals that it has shipped 20 petabytes of storage to over 1,000 customers to date and that profitability eludes the firm, having posted a loss of $8.2 million on $58.2 million in revenue during the six months ending December 31, 2010. During that time, the company was busy updating its product slate and forging new partnerships like adding Dell to its OEM roster. […]