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Virident Systems

Virident Systems builds enterprise-class solutions based on Storage Class Memory (SCM), a class of disruptive technologies which includes flash memory, that can revolutionize the data center and cloud computing by redefining the memory-storage hierarchy. However, these technologies have traditionally presented significant performance, reliability, and serviceability problems. Virident Systems brings its substantial know-how and intellectual property in this area to create hardware and software solutions that solve these problems. The tachIOnâ„¢ solid-state disk eclipses competing storage products by enabling customers to tackle data-intensive applications with 4-10x predictable performance, sustained over the life of the product, and with enterprise-class reliability and serviceability.

Virident Systems was founded by notable Silicon Valley veterans from Google, Sun Microsystems, Cisco, SGI, and Intel. The company has built world-class expertise in flash and flash-like technologies and assembled a world-class team focused on the use of these technologies by modern applications. This expertise gives the company a unique view into how such disruptive technologies can be used to solve some of the most challenging problems in data centers and cloud computing deployments.

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tachIOn SSD
Launch DateJune 15, 2010

The tachIOn SSD from Virident Systems delivers high predictable performance as well as high reliability. It is a revolutionary solid-state disk product that utilizes the industry-standard PCI Express interface and employs an innovative hardware and software architecture for high performance and sustained random IOPS. tachIOn delivers best-in-class performance and enterprise reliability, low power, and plug-and-play ease-of-use for data-intensive workloads such as databases, business analytics, simulation, visualization and high-performance computing.

With a sustained 1.3 GB/s or 320K IOPS in Read performance and 0.8 GB/s or 200K IOPS in Read/Write performance, the tachIOn SSD leads the market in high performance. Its ability to sustain that performance over time is especially attractive for customers who have prior experience with Flash-based technologies and have seen wide fluctuations in performance over time or based on complex attributes such as the number of active threads in an application, the extent to which an application performs random I/O, or the amount of free space on a particular SSD.

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  1. Virident Acquired For $685M By Western Digital ( [edit]
  2. Virident draws $5.06M for secretive computer hardware co. ( [edit]
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  5. Virident Grabs $21 Million From Intel Capital, Cisco, Sequoia And More For Enterprise Storage Solutions ( [edit]
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  8. Enterprise Flash Storage Company Virident Systems Raises $26M From Sequoia, Mitsui And Others ( [edit]
  9. Seagate dumps $40M into Flash-storage startup Virident ( [edit]
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