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Are You an Edge-Now Data Center?

We often think of edge data centers as a remote data center that an organization deploys to process a local data set in order to subsequently send that data set, or not, to a larger, primary data center. An example

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Flash Memory Summit 2019 – Day 2 Wrap Up

The second day of Flash Memory Summit (FMS) was another busy one for Storage Switzerland, including presenting with Jay Kramer, an FMS founder and CEO of Network Storage Advisors. (Briefing 1 and 2 are available in our post “Flash Memory

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How to Manage All Your Flash Options

Today’s data center storage infrastructure has to support an unprecedented number of workloads, ranging from virtualized workloads to artificial intelligence and machine learning. Each of these workloads can benefit from all-flash storage systems and it seems like there is a

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Flash Memory Summit 2019 – Day 1

Storage Switzerland is at the 2019 edition of the Flash Memory Summit (FMS). Each day of the summit, we will be providing a quick summary of our meetings. Day 1 was a busy day for StorageSwiss as we raced from

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The Value of Fine Tuned Flash Drives – Burlywood Briefing Note

What differentiates one flash drive from another? For the most part, the NAND is very similar. The key differentiator is the controller. The problem is each vendor does its unique optimizations and then releases the combined (controller and NAND) product.

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Democratizing In-Memory Computing

The speed and low latency of dynamic access memory (DRAM) are why so many organizations are looking at developing new applications to take advantage of the in-memory computing concept. The problem is that rewriting and migrating to a new application

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For All-Flash Performance, Hardware vs. Media

In recent years the industry has seen the evolution of flash media from Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) based interconnects to Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) based interconnects. And now, PCIe interconnect is standardized around

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SlideShare: Is Computational Storage a Better Path to Extreme Performance?

Vendors are re-writing software and adding custom hardware in an attempt to not bottleneck extremely low latency NVMe Flash and Storage Class Memory technologies. Eventually, they all are at the mercy of physics. Data has to traverse an internal and

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You Need a Multi-Flash Storage Strategy

The two big trends in flash technology are Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) flash and QLC (quad-level cell) but they are at opposite ends of the spectrum from a use case perspective. NVMe flash is designed for extremely high performance and

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