In response to the explosion of new solid-state storage offerings, NexGen Storage today announced an education campaign called Storage Election 2012, featuring a 35-city tour across America. The series of events launches August 1st in San Jose, CA and continues across the rest of the country during the second half of 2012.
Storage Election 2012 features three candidates, listed below, each representing a different approach for using solid-state in a shared storage system. Attendees listen to each position, weigh the pros and cons, and then vote for the best approach.
- Rusty Spindles III, backed by the Foundation for Traditional Storage Values and running on a platform based around investment protection and tried and true reliability/dependability. Rusty Spindles III represents conventional hybrid systems.
- Flash Made-off, backed by a wide array of venture capitalists, promoting flash storage for everyone and all applications. Flash Made-off represents all-SSD arrays.
- Fusion Powers, promoting a new solution designed from the ground up to manage and control performance, not just deliver more of it. Fusion Powers represents shared PCIe solid-state with Storage QoS.
“Storage systems leveraging solid-state have made great strides in offering more performance, however the key challenge faced by most organizations is how to manage performance so that each application consistently has the performance it needs,” said Arun Taneja, founder and president, Taneja Group. “NexGen provides Storage QoS and delivers the ability to provision performance, which makes it a more affordable storage approach.”
NexGen is committed to helping value-added resellers assist their customers with complex IT infrastructure choices, and is selecting one visionary reseller to host each event.