SOURCE: Virident Systems

Virident Systems

October 10, 2012 09:00 ET

Virident Systems to Discuss Why PCIe SSDs Will Move From Block to Memory-Based Architectures at SNW Fall 2012

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 10, 2012) - Virident Systems, a performance leader in flash-based storage class memory (SCM) solutions, today announced that Tony Roug, datacenter storage solution architect, will make a presentation predicting PCIe SSD's move from block to memory-based architectures. Roug will give his presentation at the upcoming SNW Fall 2012, being held Oct. 16 - 19 at the Hyatt Regency and Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif.

SNW is the world's largest independently produced conference series focused on the evolution of architecture for a new world of mobility, Big Data and business agility. Attendees will discover the steps being taken by industry groups such as SNIA to determine a common set of capabilities to create a unified flash architecture. This new optimized architecture allows applications to access PCIe storage and provides numerous benefits.

Roug will present "Flash Drives: Block Storage or Memory?" on Friday, Oct. 19, from 10:20 to 11:05 a.m. PT, during the Solid State Track, located in the Santa Clara Convention Center. The gap has been widening between the performance of CPUs and hard disk drives. Server-attached flash storage, which is three orders of magnitude higher performing than disk drives, has emerged as a promising solution to fill the gap. Applications have been accessing flash with legacy block storage access methods; Roug's presentation will focus on how to use memory as a more efficient approach to directly access flash storage.

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Virident Systems enterprise-class Storage Class Memory (SCM) solutions deliver unconditional, consistent performance that supports the most data-intensive content and applications. The inherent advantage associated with this disruptive technology revolutionizes computing by speeding application response time and optimizing datacenter efficiency for new levels of ROI. Virident Systems is backed by strategic investors, Intel®, Cisco® Systems and a leading storage hardware and software solutions provider, as well as venture investors Globespan Capital Partners, Sequoia Capital, and Artiman Ventures. For more information, visit

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