SOURCE: Virident Systems

Virident Systems

August 16, 2012 11:00 ET

Virident Systems Discusses Best Practices for Accessing Flash Storage at Sixth Annual Flash Memory Summit

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2012) - Virident Systems, a performance leader in flash-based storage class memory (SCM) solutions, today announced solution architect Tony Roug will participate in two sessions at the upcoming Flash Memory Summit, being held Aug. 20-23 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. The Flash Memory Summit is the only conference focused entirely on flash memory and its applications, an industry that is expected to surpass $29 billion in 2014.

The first session Roug will participate in will be a panel on Thursday, Aug. 23 from 9:50 to 10:50 a.m. PT. His presentation, "Flash Drives: Block Storage or Memory?" will examine how applications have been accessing flash storage with legacy block storage access methods and discuss more direct access approaches. Roug will explain how with the introduction of multi-core CPUs in 2006, the gap has been widening between the performance of CPUs and hard disk drives. Roug will also address how server-attached flash storage has emerged as a promising solution to this gap.

On the same day, Roug will also participate in a roundtable discussion from 3:10 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. PT, examining cache interfacing, testing and methods for addressing SSDs. This session will focus on the rapidly growing popularity of PCI Express (PCIe) as a storage interface, particularly for SSDs, as a viable alternative to standard disk interfaces.

Tony Roug is a solution architect, planner, and manager with extensive experience establishing technology in Fortune 1000 corporate data centers. To learn more about Virident's industry-leading PCIe solid-state drives for enterprise environments and its new FlashMAX II, visit

About Virident Systems
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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