FlashSoft CEO to Present at Flash Memory Summit


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FlashSoft™ Corporation, the Flash Virtualization™ Company, today announced that the company’s Founder and CEO Ted Sanford will speak on “Flash as a Cache: Challenges and Opportunities” in a tutorial on Software for Flash-Based Systems at the Flash Memory Summit. The event is being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California, on August 9-11.

Launched in June with available product and customers in full production, FlashSoft has focused the past two years on the development of software to cache hot data on enterprise flash devices attached directly in the server in order to eliminate the IO latency that typically constrains the scalability and performance of enterprise applications, databases, and virtualization environments. Today, as interest is growing in server-tier flash, also called “Tier Minus One” flash, Ted will share real-world experiences that the FlashSoft technology team has gained in providing this capability. Highlights of questions that the tutorial will address include:

• What are the technical challenges for flash memory as a cache in a server?
• What are the benefits one should expect from server-tier caching?
• What might prevent those benefits from being fully realized?
• What are likely future directions for server-tier flash-based caching?

“The Flash Memory Summit is one of the best opportunities to connect with people at the leading edge of innovation in non-volatile memory,” said Sanford of FlashSoft. “I’m glad to participate and share with our colleagues both an overview of server-tier caching approaches and some specific lessons learned in delivering server-tier flash-based caching for our customers and partners.”

Flash Memory Summit attendees are invited to join Ted and his fellow presenters at the following tutorial:

• Title: Software for Flash-Based Systems

• Speakers:
o Ted Sanford, CEO, FlashSoft
? “Flash as a Cache: Challenges and Opportunities”
o Sean Stead, Director, NTI
? “You Should Not Have to Be a Scientist to Clone”
o Thom Denholm, Technical Product Manager, Datalight
? “Benefits and Pitfalls of Flash Memory on Linux”
o Lee Prewitt, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
? “exFAT – A File System for Flash Memory”
o John Busch, CEO, Schooner Information Technology
? “Flash Databased: High Performance and High Availability”

• Date/Time: Thursday, August 11, 8:30-10:50 a.m. Pacific time

Attendees at the Flash Memory Summit are also invited to meet members of the FlashSoft team at the “Beer, Pizza and Chat with the Experts” open session on Tuesday evening, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Members of the FlashSoft technology team will be at the “Database Applications” discussion table to meet attendees interested in applying enterprise flash to improve performance and scalability of business-critical database applications, including CRM systems, business intelligence systems, and others.

For more information, please visit www.flashsoft.com, e-mail [email protected], get an RSS feed on the blog http://www.flashsoft.com/blog, and follow the company on twitter @FlashSoftCorp. The FlashSoft Technical Community site is available at http://tech.flashsoft.com.

About FlashSoft

FlashSoft™ Corporation provides software solutions for Flash Virtualization™ that eliminate IO latency to increase application performance, increase VM capability and relieve overhead on storage systems. Its Active Data Management technology uses sophisticated algorithms to observe IO and cache hot data on server-tier SSD. FlashSoft delivers its solutions directly to customers and in partnership with leading providers of flash memory technology, computing infrastructure and IT solutions. For more information, visit www.flashsoft.com.

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