Virtium Introduces New Line of StorFly SATA SSDs Designed for the Unique Capacity, Workload Requirements of Embedded Systems
Supporting its SSD product expansion, Virtium opens new SSD design center for firmware development and storage characterization
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif., Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtium, a leading provider of storage and memory solutions for embedded systems, today introduced its new line of StorFly™ solid-state storage products. The Virtium StorFly SSD portfolio includes 1.8 and 2.5-inch SATA, Slim SATA, mSATA and CFast form factors that are specifically designed for embedded systems that have unique capacity and workload requirements. StorFly SSDs are also optimized to meet the storage needs of a diverse range of embedded application form factors and usage models, which differ substantially from storage requirements of client or enterprise applications.
Eliminating the need for costly product qualifications, StorFly SSDs deliver stable configurations and are engineered for the long-life needs of networking, industrial automation, medical, military and gaming systems. Virtium's new StorFly SSDs also provide the ruggedness and flexibility today's embedded systems demand by offering extended temperature operation, low power at peak performance and wide range of capacity points.
Supporting the company's further storage product innovation and expansion, Virtium has opened a state-of-the-art SSD design center. Virtium's team of firmware, hardware and test engineers is actively focused on solid-state storage development and in-depth characterization of Virtium SSDs applied to varying embedded workloads. "Firmware expertise is key in ensuring diverse application needs are met with the most cost-effective solid-state technology," said Gary Drossel, vice president of product strategy at Virtium. "We are leveraging the design center to develop significant IP for the embedded SSD space that allows us to offer customers the longest possible product life cycles enabling them to take advantage of long term cost reductions."
"The introduction of our StorFly products demonstrates Virtium's deepening commitment to the embedded systems market and complements our memory module product portfolio. StorFly SSDs match non-volatile storage technology with embedded systems' unique usage models," said Phu Hoang, CEO at Virtium. "Over the last several years, we have expanded our technology relationships and broadened our access to talented engineers for the SSD design center. This new center further strengthens Virtium's next-generation storage technology development, and puts us at the forefront in offering future storage product advancements for embedded system OEMs."
"This is the first of multiple StorFly SSD family announcements. Virtium has made a conscious effort to align our StorFly roadmap to match embedded systems' requirements for specific storage capacities and use cases," explained Drossel. "StorFly gives our customers a truly embedded SSD, which eliminates the design trade-offs required when using SSDs designed for client or enterprise workloads. StorFly hits the sweet spot compared to low-end client SSDs where performance and reliability may vary. Enterprise SSDs, on the other hand, are engineered to handle thousands of virtual users and are therefore overkill for most embedded applications."
Virtium's low power StorFly 1.8 and 2.5-inch SATA, Slim SATA, mSATA and CFast products are available now in capacities ranging from 8 to 256 gigabytes (GB). Enhanced performance and capacity additions to the StorFly product line will be announced later in 2012.
For detailed product specifications on Virtium's StorFly products, please go to: www.virtium.com/StorFly
Virtium is a solutions-driven provider of memory and storage products for OEMs in the networking, industrial, medical and military markets. Virtium combines first-to-market solutions with continuity of support for legacy products that meet the performance, workload and product deployment requirements of its customers.
Virtium is known as a memory and storage technology innovator. The company is a driving force in the continuous development of memory module and SSD advancements that deliver density, form factor, extended temperature, ruggedization and configuration improvements.
For more information on Virtium and its other memory and storage products, please visit www.virtium.com.
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