SANTA CLARA, CA – August 8, 2011 – Alacritech, the pioneer in NFS storage acceleration today announced that Doug Rainbolt, V.P. of Marketing will speak at the 6th Annual Flash Memory Summit at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. on August 10th at 3:10 p.m. Rainbolt’s presentation “What Does Tiered Storage Really Do to Performance?” will shed light on the variety of NAS storage options that exist today, their pros and cons, and how enterprise storage practitioners can ultimately decide which option is best for them.
“Recently there’s been a great deal of attention paid to flash memory as the cure for storage issues,” said Rainbolt. “But simply spending large amounts of money on flash can actually be the less desirable alternative. They key is buying technology that will net the performance you want and not break the bank. Whether it’s more flash, acceleration appliances, traditional drives or a combination of several options, the key is careful evaluation and cutting through the clutter. On August 10th we’ll talk about evaluating substance and protecting yourself from hype.”

Rainbolt’s presentation is part of the Tiered Storage tutorial and is scheduled for 3:10 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10th. Fellow presenters include David Nellans, Fusion-io Senior Software Engineer, Denis Vilfort, EMC Senior Direct of Product Marketing, and George Symons, Xiotech COO.

The 6th Annual Flash Memory Summit is the only conference dedicated entirely to flash memory and its applications. The Summit features half-day tutorials, workshops, paper and panel sessions, keynotes, roundtables, special sessions, and exhibits. Subjects include hardware, software, design methods, consumer applications, embedded applications, computer and communications applications, alternative technologies, programming methods, testing, standards, and market research. For more information, visit

About Alacritech

Founded in 1997 by network storage pioneer Larry Boucher and group of respected storage executives, Alacritech sets new records for the delivery of increasing amounts of enterprise cloud, video and other rich application data. The company’s first NFS Acceleration appliance, the ANX 1500, mitigates Network Attached Storage (NAS) sprawl and dramatically improves the performance of NFS infrastructures, and does so without requiring the replacement of existing ecosystems or the surrender of ownership of mission-critical data. The ANX 1500 pays for itself faster than any other storage infrastructure solution and provides by far the lowest cost per operations per second (OPS). The company holds 54 patents and has received $34 million in funding from Alloy Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Berkeley International Capital Corporation, Munder Capital Management, Needham Capital Partners, and Quantum Technology Ventures. Learn more at