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2012, 9:43 AM
NetApp (NTAP) has expanded its Virtual Storage Tier solution, which allocates storage based on...
NetApp (NTAP) has expanded its Virtual Storage Tier solution, which allocates storage based on performance needs, to include server-based flash memory. Central to the effort is Flash Accel, a caching software product that runs on servers, and the company's new partnership with server flash module leader Fusion-io (FIO). Rival EMC has opted for a go-it-alone approach. Unlike EMC or IBM (previous), NetApp still hasn't bought or developed standalone storage hardware specifically built for flash.