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Flash Memory Summit Video – Not All Flash Has To Be A Drive

When IT professionals think of flash storage they often think of something that looks like a hard drive but inside has flash modules instead of platters. The reality is flash can come in a variety of form factors and is

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Flash Memory Summit Video – Using Software To Achieve Full Flash Potential

It is no longer “good enough” to have flash in the server. Where it is in the server is also of vital importance. Moving flash from the SAS interface to the PCI interface to the memory bus has significantly lowered

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Flash Memory Summit Video – Flash and the Cloud

Most major cloud providers now offer a flash storage option as part of their compute service. A high performance option enables in-cloud databases and applications the same benefits as if they were running flash in an on-premises data center. The

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Flash Memory Summit Video – How Can Flash and DRAM Work Together?

Flash storage is of course a major theme at the Flash Memory Summit, but also is server memory. The need to increase the amount of memory per server is critical to making applications like MySQL, Splunk, Cassandra and Couchbase live

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Flash Memory Summit Video – Software Defined Storage and Flash

Software Defined Storage (SDS) is nothing new, vendors have been presenting it under different names for years. But SDS really had not taken off, it was hindered by a lack of CPU power and highly latent hard disk performance. The

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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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