Sanbolic Intros Melio5 Software For Making High-End Storage from Entry Hardware

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Michailov compared Sanbolic's offering to the flash storage adapters offered by several vendors, including EMC and Fusion-io, and said such alternatives offer limited, if any, RAID protection and fail to offer scalability of the flash storage.

He also criticized the all-flash storage array strategies of companies such as EMC, NetApp and others because they leverage legacy storage infrastructures instead of taking advantage of commodity hardware.

"To create all-flash arrays using the same infrastructures they currently offer doesn't make sense," he said. "EMC and NetApp recently introduced all-flash arrays scheduled to ship in early 2014, and we're not even out of the first quarter of 2013 yet. And they promise only 300,000 IOPS."

Melio5 is currently available. The company uses a 100 percent indirect model via such North American distributors, including Tech Data and the Hyve Solutions division of Synnex.



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