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Hardware Matters More Than Ever

Violin Briefing Note The storage industry is going through growing pains. Especially over the last two and a half years as it tries to adapt to flash storage, cloud storage and software-defined storage. Pillars of the industry struggle to meet

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Flash As Memory Instead of Storage

Diablo Technologies Memory1 Briefing Note Flash is typically thought of as a fast alternative to storage, the ultimate hard drive upgrade. But it is memory, so there is no reason IT can’t use it as an alternative to DRAM. The

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24 Million IOPS on a Single Device

Crossbar Briefing Note Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) is the nirvana of the memory and storage market. It provides most of the speed and durability of RAM but the persistence of flash. The combination should drive both in-memory computing initiatives and high

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Faster Flash with NVMe Over Fabrics

Broadcom Briefing Note No matter how fast the storage infrastructure is, IT professionals can count on users and application owners to want more. Flash storage goes a long way toward appeasing the appetite for performance. But it is the constant

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Podcast: Flash Memory Summit Day 2

George Crump and Charlie Hodges talk about a busy second day at the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, and then look ahead to George’s talk next week in Raleigh/Durham and then WMworld in San Francisco. Show Notes Diablo Briefing

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Podcast: Flash Memory Summit Day 1

George Crump is in Santa Clara for the Flash Memory Summit. We go over his first day’s worth of activities and preview two programs he’s giving on Day 2 of the event. Show Notes What are VVols? Flash Memory Summit

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A Platform for Software Defined Storage

Flash Memory Summit Briefing: SavageIO’s Open Storage Platform Software Defined Storage (SDS) has a problem, it still requires hardware. This hardware requirement is a problem because most of the storage systems that a customer would purchase to go with their

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Software-Defined Flash

Flash Memory Summit Briefing Note: Radian Eliminates Flash Translation Layer for Improved Performance, Endurance, and Cost The first generation of flash storage devices addressed backward compatibility by treating the devices as if they were hard drives through the use of

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Flash as RAM not Storage

Briefing Note: Diablo Delivers Flash As Memory Since its introduction to the enterprise, flash has been viewed as an expensive but fast alternative to the hard disk drive, but not as inexpensive as RAM. Flash implementation options like PCIe SSDs

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Weekly Storage Podcast: Previewing the Flash Memory Summit

Storage Switzerland Founder and Lead Analyst George Crump and Senior Analyst Joseph Ortiz sit down with Charlie Hodges to discuss the Flash Memory Summit that is coming up in Santa Clara, CA.   Show Notes Flash Memory Summit home page

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