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Making Storage Class Memory DIMMs a Reality – Netlist Briefing Note

Storage Class Memory is a technology that places memory and storage on what looks like a standard DIMM board. The DIMM is installed in the memory channel similar to a DRAM DIMM. Supporting storage in the memory channel is challenging

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SlideShare – The Future of Enterprise Flash in 2015

TLC Flash, 3D NAND, NVM and Hybrid Memory Arrays are the four big changes coming to memory based storage in 2015 that enterprises need to be prepared for. The technologies promise to dramatically reduce the cost of flash storage while

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What impacts All-Flash Storage Performance

There are a number of factors that impact the performance of an All-Flash or Hybrid storage system. These systems are all based on the same basic foundation, flash memory acting as storage. In the hard drive era, inefficient software and

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The Future of Enterprise Flash in 2015

TLC Flash, 3D NAND, NVM and Hybrid Memory Arrays are the four big changes coming to memory based storage in 2015 that enterprises need to be prepared for. The technologies promise to dramatically reduce the cost of flash storage while

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IBM’s Storage Business Is Not Doomed

The news a couple of weeks ago that IBM had sold its server business to Lenovo set off a flurry of speculation about what IBM would do with the rest of its hardware offerings. While no one outside of IBM

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The Impact of NVM on Storage Architectures

Our first session note from Storage Visions 2014 comes from the session, “Please Don’t Go Away: Bringing Non-Volatile Memory to Tomorrow’s Storage Architectures”, sponsored by SNIA. As the title implies, the session discussed Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) and its potential impact

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How NVDIMM Can Protect Flash SSD Appliances

As Storage Switzerland discussed in two articles recently flash based appliances are particularly vulnerable to power failures. This vulnerability is related to the way these appliances use DRAM to buffer writes and to store meta data tables. DRAM is volatile,

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The Unknown Risk of SSD Mapping Tables

Solid State Disks (SSD) and Flash Appliances use mapping tables to track where data is stored on the flash device. These tables play a similar role to iNode or File Allocation Tables (FAT) and if they get corrupted or lost,

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Power Failure and Flash Storage

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the issue of power failures in flash based solid state storage systems. In various tests run by industry associations flash based solid state disk (SSD) devices, when subjected to a sudden power-loss,

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