SolidFire Introduces Element OS 7 for Consolidating, Automating and Scaling Multi-tenant Cloud InfrastructuresNovember 18, 2014 | BOULDER, Colo., November 18, 2014 - SolidFire, ranked the storage industry’s #1 Solid-State Array, today introduced Version 7 of its Element OS, named Nitrogen, as it continues to broaden its footprint within enterprise-class data centers. Building upon six previous versions of Element OS’s full enterprise feature set, Version 7 Nitrogen continues to deliver completely non-disruptive upgrades. Nitrogen introduces significant new functionality including multi-tenant networking and snapshot consistency groups, along with a series of usability features that deliver industry-leading flexibility for consolidating a broad mix of application workloads.
Latin America’s #1 Online Marketplace, MercadoLibre, Powered by SolidFire’s All-Flash Scale-Out Storage PlatformNovember 5, 2014 | SolidFire, ranked the storage industry’s #1 Solid-State Array, today announced that MercadoLibre, Latin America’s leading e-commerce technology company, has selected SolidFire to power its OpenStack-based private cloud and serve its online community of over 550 million buyers and sellers.
SolidFire Teams with SYNNEX to Deliver Agile Infrastructure Solutions to the EnterpriseOctober 30, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced an agreement with SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX), a leading provider of IT products and services, to provide distribution and integration services for its Agile Infrastructure (AI) family of converged infrastructure designs. The modularly scalable AI platform is designed for the efficient consolidation of mixed workloads. Under this agreement, SYNNEX delivers fully integrated AI designs to its reseller channel to help customers accelerate the transition to a more dynamic IT infrastructure. SolidFire’s AI solutions are available through SYNNEX’ network of resellers in Q1 2015.
SolidFire Extends Reach of Scale-Out All-Flash Storage platform to KoreaOctober 23, 2014 | SolidFire, ranked the storage industry’s #1 Solid-State Array, today announced further expansion into the Asia-Pacific region with the establishment of an office in Seoul, South Korea to support growing demand for its scale-out, all-flash storage systems built specifically for large-scale data center infrastructure. In addition, the company has significantly grown its international teams in Australia, Japan, Korea and Singapore to address demand for the most agile and predictable storage infrastructure available.
SolidFire All-Flash Arrays Fuel Australia’s Only White-Label Desktop-as-a-Service ProviderOctober 16, 2014 | SolidFire, ranked the storage industry’s #1 Solid-State Array, today announced that Sydney-based cloud provider Hosted Network selected SolidFire’s scale-out all-flash storage platform to power its cost-effective, enterprise-class virtual cloud-based Desktop as a Service (DaaS) offering to customers in Australia and New Zealand. Hosted Network chose SolidFire based on its unique scale-out architectural design, Guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) technology, and deep system automation.
SolidFire Launches SSA Native Integration with VMware vCenter Site Recovery ManagerOctober 16, 2014 | SolidFire, ranked the storage industry’s #1 Solid-State Array, today announced integration with VMware’s Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and the general availability of SolidFire’s Storage Replication Adapter (SRA). With this announcement, SolidFire offers VMware customers full integration to perform site-to-site failover, failback, migration and testing. The SRA exposes and highlights SolidFire’s unique ability to replicate from one or two storage clusters at the protected site to one or two storage clusters at the recovery site - all in the same protection group.
SolidFire Named One of Outside Magazine’s Best Places to Work 2014October 10, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, has been recognized as one of Outside’s Best Places to Work 2014. SolidFire was ranked #36 out of 100 companies selected nationwide for encouraging employees to lead active lifestyles, being eco-conscious and prioritizing giving back to the community.
SolidFire Broadens Market Reach Delivering New Scale-out Storage Platforms with Guaranteed Performance Below $100kOctober 7, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced the expansion of its flagship SF Series product line, unveiling two new storage nodes: the SF2405 and SF4805, which dramatically decrease the cost of entry for the industry’s only cloud-scale All-Flash Array.
SolidFire Secures $82 Million in Series D Funding RoundOctober 7, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced it has closed an $82 million Series D round of funding, bringing its total funding to $150 million. New investor Greenspring Associates led the round along with a major sovereign wealth fund, with participation from current investors NEA, Novak Biddle, Samsung Ventures and Valhalla Partners. SolidFire will use the additional funds to extend its global reach and further advance its leading all-flash storage architecture.
SolidFire Announces Support for Oracle OpenStack for Oracle LinuxSeptember 24, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced production support of SolidFire’s storage platforms with Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux. This collaboration extends the enterprise-grade Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux offering to customers using SolidFire.
SolidFire All-Flash Arrays Fuel Cloud Hosting Provider ServInt’s Revolutionary Site Performance GuaranteeSeptember 23, 2014 | SolidFire, ranked as the storage industry’s #1 Solid-State Array, today announced that its cloud storage technology is at the core of pioneering VPS cloud hosting provider ServInt’s radical new SolidFire Site Performance Guarantee. ServInt’s new service level agreement (SLA) guarantees that no customer web site will ever slow down due to the host server not providing 100 percent of the CPU, RAM, disk and IOPS purchased.
SolidFire Receives Highest Score for Overall Use Case in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Solid-State Arrays, 3.43 out of 5September 16, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced that Gartner, Inc., a leading IT research and advisory firm, has given SolidFire the highest scores for Overall Use Case, an average of all use cases matching common client scenarios, as well as for the report’s High-Performance Computing and Analytics use cases, in Gartner’s 2014 Critical Capabilities for Solid-State Arrays Report1, 3.43, 3.44 and 3.49 out of 5 respectively. SolidFire also received the second highest scores in the remaining three use cases: Online Transaction Processing, Server Virtualization and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, 3.4, 3.42 and 3.41 out of 5 respectively.
SolidFire Confirms APAC Distributor Agreement with Nissho ElectronicsSeptember 4, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced a distribution agreement with Nissho Electronics Corporation, a leading Japanese distributor of virtualization, cloud computing and data center solutions. The agreement represents a continuation of SolidFire’s rapid global expansion and follows the opening of a regional HQ in Singapore in April 2014, and significant growth of SolidFire’s Europe, Middle East and Africa teams.
SolidFire Recognized as a Visionary in Gartner’s First Magic Quadrant for Solid-State ArraysSeptember 2, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced that Gartner, Inc., a leading IT research and advisory firm, has recognized SolidFire as a Visionary in the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays.¹ According to Gartner, Visionaries understand where the industry is headed and have a vision for changing market rules. This first-of-its-kind Magic Quadrant evaluated 12 All-Flash Array providers specifically on their innovation, strength of implementation, and understanding of market direction.
SolidFire Announces AI for Virtual Infrastructure at VMworldAugust 26, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today introduced the latest addition to its Agile Infrastructure (AI) family of converged infrastructure offerings. Built with SolidFire’s all-flash storage system at the foundation, AI incorporates industry-leading technology from VMware and Cisco into a pre-validated reference design. The combined solution enables accelerated deployment of a dynamic IT infrastructure that allows for unprecedented consolidation of mixed application workloads onto a single platform.
SolidFire: Calling all Control Freaks to San FranciscoAugust 21, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today unveiled details of their VMware Virtual Volumes (VVOLs) integration that will be demonstrated at VMworld next week in San Francisco. SolidFire’s VVOLs integration is the first to enable a complete suite of fine-grain Quality of Service (QoS) controls and make them accessible natively within the VMware ESX hypervisor. This functionality increases the agility and flexibility of VMware storage stacks running on SolidFire's All-Flash Storage Arrays, making enterprise infrastructure more adaptive and responsive to the needs of enterprise IT delivery.
SolidFire Introduces Advanced Storage System Monitoring ServiceJuly 24, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced the release of Active IQ, a system monitoring and reporting tool that provides real-time health diagnostics and historical trending data for SolidFire storage systems. With Active IQ, SolidFire’s customers now have visibility to all key metrics across their entire SolidFire storage infrastructure, including all individual and geographically disperse clusters, through a single pane of glass.
SolidFire Delivers 2X More Performance to Virtualized MongoDB DeploymentsJuly 8, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced that it delivers over twice the operations per second to MongoDB deployments compared to any previously published Yahoo Cloud Serving Benchmark (YCSB) result. For MongoDB workloads, SolidFire enables unmatched performance predictability, management simplicity and scale, helping speed the adoption and optimization of MongoDB deployments in enterprises worldwide.
SolidFire Delivers Predictable Storage Performance to VMware ApplicationsJune 25, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced interoperability with VMware vSphere® Storage I/O Control. This will enable IT managers to deliver predictable storage performance to each individual virtual machine within their infrastructure, while enabling applications and end user experiences to be more predictable and easier to manage.
Enterprise Strategy Group Strongly Recommends SolidFire for Enterprise-Class Data CentersJune 12, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced that Enterprise Strategy Group’s (ESG) hands-on lab testing of SolidFire’s all-flash array technology validates the agility, scale and automation of its scale-out storage architecture and says it is “ideally suited to meet the current and ever-changing demands of the next-generation data center.”
SolidFire Hires James Whitemore as First Chief Marketing OfficerJune 3, 2014 | BOULDER, Colo., June 3, 2014 - SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced that James Whitemore will serve as the company’s first chief marketing officer (CMO). In this role, James will lead SolidFire’s worldwide marketing efforts, including corporate, product and field marketing as the company continues its aggressive growth trajectory.
SolidFire Announces Agile InfrastructureMay 13, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced the release of its first Agile Infrastructure (AI) reference architecture for OpenStack. SolidFire AI is a pre-validated, converged infrastructure design which enables start-to-finish deployment of an OpenStack cloud infrastructure in less than one hour, through the combination of industry-leading compute, networking, orchestration and all-flash storage technologies.
SolidFire Opens Singapore Office, Expands Global TeamApril 22, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced international expansion into the Asia-Pacific region with a new regional HQ in Singapore and the growth of its Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) team to support a growing number of international customers whose computing needs demand the most agile and predictable storage structure possible. SolidFire’s global expansion follows a year of major company growth, including strategic partnerships with VMware, OpenStack and Citrix, along with customer wins that continue to demonstrate broad adoption and application of its all-flash arrays.
SolidFire is Now Verified for Citrix Ready VDI Capacity ProgramApril 17, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced that its scale-out storage platform has been verified as part of the Citrix Ready® VDI Capacity Program Verified for Citrix XenDesktop®. With this announcement, customers can select SolidFire for their XenDesktop VDI deployment with the assurance their implementation will meet their current and future needs.
SolidFire Named a Top Workplace by The Denver PostApril 14, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, was today named the top technology company in The Denver Post’s third annual Top Workplaces ranking. Based solely on employee responses, SolidFire ranks #8 in the “Small Employers” category.
SolidFire Widens Reach In Enterprise Database Market with Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server Solutions, Oracle Gold PartnershipApril 8, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced their Oracle Gold Partner status and new solution best practices for Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. The newly announced database storage solutions, and a growing partnership with Oracle, highlight SolidFire’s deep commitment to the enterprise database market.
SolidFire Releases New Enterprise Features That Deliver True Storage Agility to the Next Generation Data CenterMarch 13, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today introduced Version 6 of its Element OS, named Carbon, and a new set of enterprise class features into its industry leading all-flash array. Building on tremendous success as the benchmark storage architecture for large-scale cloud service providers, SolidFire is rolling out new features that pave the way for enterprises striving to deliver a more agile, automated, and scalable storage infrastructure.
SolidFire Extends VDI Market Reach with Citrix Ready VerificationFebruary 13, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the next generation data center, today announced that their products have been verified as Citrix Ready® for Citrix XenDesktop®. This verification with the industry-leading solution for virtual desktop delivery ensures customers that SolidFire has successfully passed a series of tests established by Citrix, and can be trusted to work effectively with XenDesktop in order to keep pace with the unpredictable storage demands of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments.
Industry-Leading Forum to Highlight the Opportunity and Acceleration of OpenStack Adoption in the EnterpriseJanuary 7, 2014 | SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems for the next generation data center, will join leaders in OpenStack, storage and hosting services in a cutting-edge forum, “OpenStack: Breaking into the Enterprise” on January 29 in Mountain View, Calif. The event will be moderated by Research VP Lydia Leong of Gartner, Inc. and feature prominent industry experts from the OpenStack Foundation, Nebula, eBay, Internap, Solinea and SolidFire.
Nine leading Hosting Service Providers partner with SolidFire to deliver Next Generation Data Center Benefits to Enterprise CustomersDecember 10, 2013 | SolidFire announced that nine leading cloud service providers have recently launched new services Fueled by SolidFire storage. Clearview International, Codero Hosting, DRFortress, GetCloudServices, OnRamp, QuoVadis, ServInt and Webhuset have launched brand new cloud and managed hosting offerings with SolidFire as their primary block storage solution.
Internap Selects SolidFire to Fuel High-Performance Cloud Block StorageDecember 5, 2013 | Internap Cloud Infrastructure Combined with SolidFire’s All-Flash Storage System – Both Powered by OpenStack – Offers Customers Guaranteed QoS, Tunable Performance and Interoperability
SolidFire & ShapeBlue Align to Tackle Storage Challenges In Cloud InfrastructuresNovember 19, 2013 | CloudStack ecosystem thought leaders come together at Collaboration Conference to prove operational benefits of deploying SolidFire’s scale-out block storage architecture in a multi-tenant infrastructure
SolidFire Expands Reach In Virtualization Market With VMware Horizon View™ Reference Architecture and vCenter™ Web Client Plug-InNovember 7, 2013 | VMware Horizon View 5.2 Reference Architecture Demonstrates Leading Storage Density, Lowest Cost Per Desktop & Operational Efficiency for Large-Scale VDI Environments
SolidFire Deepens Block Storage Support Ahead of OpenStack Summit Hong KongNovember 4, 2013 | OpenStack Block Storage leader adds support for latest Havana storage features along with deeper Nebula integration, Red Hat certification and Mirantis interoperability
SolidFire Launches Cloud Builders Channel Partner ProgramOctober 29, 2013 | Cloud Builders Program creates strong alignment with channel partners to help solve customers most pressing storage infrastructure challenges
SolidFire Announces Partnership with MongoDBOctober 24, 2013 | SolidFire’s Storage Architecture Complements MongoDB’s Scale Out Architecture; Live Webinar “Tuning MongoDB For Next Generation Storage Systems” on November 6th
SolidFire to Discuss Shift to Flash Storage and OpenStack in the Enterprise at Samsung Memory Solutions ForumOctober 16, 2013 |
SolidFire Lounge showcases VMware allocation, management and enforcement of storage Quality of Service (QoS) during VMworldAugust 15, 2013 |
SolidFire Delivers Largest and Fastest All-SSD Storage System to Market, Locks in additional $31 Million in FundingJuly 25, 2013 | New Product and Funding Supports Growing Enterprise and Service Provider Demand
Colt Deploys SolidFire All-SSD Storage System across Europe; Guaranteed Storage Performance Drives New Service OfferingsJuly 11, 2013 | Leading Enterprise Cloud Provider Sees Opportunity to Grow Cloud Services, Delight Customers with SolidFire
SolidFire Announces Early Availability of CloudStack Storage Plug-InJune 19, 2013 | Cloud Storage Leader Enables More Dynamic and Granular Provisioning of SolidFire’s All-SSD Storage within CloudStack
SolidFire Joins Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner NetworkJune 12, 2013 | OpenStack Storage Leader To Deliver Certified Block Storage Solution for Red Hat’s OpenStack Distribution
SolidFire, ScienceLogic, Structure Research Host Quality of Service (QoS) Summit For Cloud Providers at HostingConJune 3, 2013 |
SolidFire Launches Fueled by SolidFire™, an Unprecedented Go-to-Market Program Designed for Cloud ProvidersMay 22, 2013 | Cloud Storage Leader Ensures Customer Success With Comprehensive Product Marketing, SLA, Lead Generation Support
SolidFire to deliver Quality-of-Service on Citrix CloudPlatformMay 21, 2013 | All-Flash Storage Leader to Demonstrate Unparalleled Storage QoS Capability Under CloudPlatform
SolidFire Achieves Rackspace Private Cloud Product CertificationApril 16, 2013 | SolidFire, a leader in all-solid-state (SSD) storage systems designed for the cloud infrastructure, today announced that its SF3010 and SF6010 storage systems have achieved certification for Rackspace Private Cloud Software powered by OpenStack.
SolidFire Advances Block Storage Leadership With OpenStack ‘Grizzly’ ReleaseApril 15, 2013 | Announces support for QoS within OpenStack, Increases Momentum with New Ecosystem Partnerships & Customer Deployments
SolidFire Unveils Benchmark to Guarantee Quality of Service in the Cloud; Challenges Storage Industry to DeliverMarch 21, 2013 | Three New Customers Adopt SolidFire and Guaranteed Quality of Service
SolidFire Releases Infographic Illustrating the Impact of Noisy Neighbors in the CloudFebruary 27, 2013 |
Flexiant and SolidFire Integrate to Help Customers Build Differentiated Cloud ServicesJanuary 22, 2013 | Integration of SolidFire’s all-SSD storage and Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator combines high performance storage technologies with cloud management software to deliver better value and improved experience for service providers’ customers
SolidFire Jolts Storage Industry With Addition of New President, CFO, and Vice President, InternationalDecember 10, 2012 | RJ Weigel, John Hillyard, Tim Pitcher Join CEO Dave Wright and the SolidFire Executive Team to Accelerate Momentum
SolidFire Delivers New All-SSD Storage System for Cloud Providers; Enables Next Evolution of Enterprise Cloud AdoptionNovember 13, 2012 | First Customers ViaWest, Databarracks, Calligo, And CloudSigma Smash The Status Quo With Guaranteed Performance SLAs In The Cloud
SolidFire Delivers Production-Ready Deployment of OpenStack Compute “Nova” and OpenStack Block Storage “Cinder” with CanonicalOctober 10, 2012 | Company Demonstrates SSD-Based Reference Architecture at the OpenStack Summit San Diego 2012
SolidFire Sets Bar for Cloud Ecosystem IntegrationsSeptember 12, 2012 | Company delivers integration with key cloud building blocks, including Arista Networks, Canonical, Citrix, OnApp, OpenStack, Tier 3 and VMware
SolidFire Founder and CEO to Speak at the Flash Memory SummitAugust 15, 2012 | Dave Wright to Talk about All-SSD Systems in the Cloud
SolidFire Helps Calligo Bring the Cloud to the Channel IslandsAugust 6, 2012 | Cloud Provider Guarantees Quality of Service and Reduces Carbon Footprint with SolidFire All-SSD Systems
SolidFire to Demonstrate Flash-Based Quality-of-Service Technology at HostingCon 2012July 11, 2012 | SolidFire Executive to Present a Session on Application Storage Alternatives in the Cloud
High-Performance Storage in the Cloud Gets Better with Latest SolidFire SystemJune 19, 2012 | High-Density All-SSD System Doubles Capacity, Allowing Cloud Providers to Host More Applications
SolidFire Selected as a Red Herring Top 100 North America Tech StartupJune 5, 2012 | Company Also Wins Local Recognition as a Colorado Company to Watch
SolidFire Hires Former Skype Executive as Vice President of EngineeringMay 15, 2012 | Industry Veteran Daniel Berg to Lead SolidFire’s Engineering Efforts
SolidFire Executive to Speak at the Interop Enterprise Cloud Summit – Big Data DayMay 1, 2012 | "The Many Faces of Big Data Storage" Session to Cover Real-Time Big Data Applications: Requirements and Execution in the Cloud"
SolidFire Announces Integration with OpenStack®April 9, 2012 | Company Founder to Participate in Block Storage Panel at the OpenStack Conference and Design Summit
SolidFire to Host “Fueling Predictable and Profitable Primary Storage in the Cloud” WebinarMarch 16, 2012 | DeepStorage and SolidFire to Show How SSDs Can Enable Performance-Based Storage Services in the Cloud
SolidFire Founder Dave Wright to Speak on “Increasing Storage Performance in a Multi-Tenant Cloud” at Cloud Connect 2012February 8, 2012 | Wright is Also a Speaker at Credit Suisse Solid State Conference and Pacific Crest Emerging Tech Summit
SolidFire Expands Board of Directors and Executive TeamDecember 19, 2011 | Ron Bernal Joins SolidFire Board of Directors
SolidFire Announces Mark Glasgow as Vice President of SalesNovember 16, 2011 | Technology Veteran Joins SolidFire to Help Build and Grow Its Customer Base
SolidFire to Participate in Cloud Expo ConferenceNovember 3, 2011 | SolidFire Executive to Present a Session on the Benefits of All-SSD Architectures in the Cloud - CLOUD EXPO, SANTA CLARA, BOOTH 830
SolidFire Raises $25 Million to Bring SSDs to the CloudOctober 31, 2011 | Early-Access Program Delivers All-Flash Storage System to the World’s Largest Cloud Service Providers
SolidFire to Participate in OpenStack™ ConferenceOctober 3, 2011 | SolidFire Exec to Speak in OpenStack Storage Panel
SolidFire Announces eScanner Efficiency Sizing ToolAugust 25, 2011 | The SolidFire eScanner removes the guesswork and time it takes to evaluate a dataset for duplicate data, compressibility, and thin provisioned space savings.
SolidFire Executives to Participate in Flash Memory Summit SessionsAugust 2, 2011 | CEO to Present “Leveraging SSDs within Cloud Storage Infrastructures” and VP of Marketing to Explain “Cloud Block Storage as a Service in the Cloud”
SolidFire Announces Early Access Program for Cloud Service ProvidersJune 21, 2011 | All-SSD Systems Provide Scalable, Reliable Primary Storage to Thousands of Servers
SolidFire Founder to Participate in Cloud Storage Panel at GigaOM Structure ConferenceJune 15, 2011 | Solidfire at GigaOM Structure Conference