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Talking Flash and VDI At Interop

September 18, 2013 01:10 PM
At Interop New York I'll dive into the different roles flash can play in your storage architecture, and also delve into how to solve VDI-related storage problems.

SSDs And The Write Endurance Boogeyman

July 03, 2013 10:08 AM
How I learned to stop worrying and love the flash.

Dell, HP Erode Startups' Advantages in Flash Storage

June 13, 2013 05:25 PM
Startups with purpose-built flash arrays had an advantage over incumbent storage vendors that retrofit SSDs into systems designed for spinning disk. That advantage is disappearing.

Hot Flash: Researchers Use Heat to Counter NAND Flash Wear-n-Tear

December 10, 2012 11:40 AM
Engineers have announced a new technique using heat to extend flash write/erase cycles from 10,000 to 100 million or more. But while tech breakthroughs are great, prudent management may be a better solution to flash’s lack of endurance.

SSDs In the Data Center: SLC Out, MLC In

December 03, 2012 01:00 PM
A new generation of flash controllers means less-expensive MLC-based SSD drives are coming to the data center market.

More Changes in the SSD Market

June 27, 2012 11:04 AM
Acquisitions and integrations are making for an interesting time in the SSD market. Get some thoughts on PMC-Sierra, DensBits and other SSD controller makers in the news.

LSI Goes All Flashy

April 03, 2012 12:50 PM
LSI has made several moves in the past few months that make it clear the company wants to evolve with the storage market as it makes the transition from spinning disks to solid state. LSI's latest solid-state products, the Nytro line, concentrate on bringing flash into the server, a transition I'm especially interested in. The company has also announced the first tool I’ve seen to help you figure out how flash can speed up your applications.

FAST Paper Casts Doubt on SSD Future

February 21, 2012 11:00 AM
At last month's FAST (File and Storage Technologies) conference, researchers from UCSD and Microsoft Research presented a paper, titled "The Bleak Future of NAND Flash Memory" that's put the rosy all-flash-all-the-time future predicted by some in doubt for the long term. The gist of the paper's argument is that the physics of flash, and the researchers' testing, indicate that as flash density increases, the life and performance of flash will degrade to the point that by 2024 flash will no longer be a viable solution.

EMC VFCache: Project Lightning Strikes

February 13, 2012 09:00 AM
EMC's recent announcement of the culmination of the code-named Project Lightning resulted in the new VFCache solution, a server-based flash cache, which may be used as a complement or alternative to flash storage that appears as if it were a disk drive. This lightning strikes twice, though not in the same spot. The first is dramatically improved I/O performance for customers and the second is the challenge that VFCache brings to competitors trying to distinguish their own flash storage solutions.

SSD Failure Rates

July 26, 2010 01:00 PM
Ever since SSD drives began their slow march to mainstream storage, there has been a constant chorus over concerns about SSD failure rates and questions on if the technology was ready for the enterprise. Most of the concern lies around how many writes a SSD drive can sustain. Vendors of enterprise SSD drives have gone to great lengths to make sure that today's SSD drives used in the data center will not have premature write issues. With the improvements in the quality of the NAND and the capabilities of the Flash controller, if the right vendor is selected, Flash SSDs should outlive most mechanical drives.

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