Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

October 2013 – This year Samsung’s Memory Solution Forum focused on the global issues of the enterprise and data center rather than the component features. This event, which was formally the CIO Forum, is in it third year, and is a mixed presentation and open discussion / Q&A event for technologist and executives to discuss, [...]

September 19, 2013, SNIA Analytics and Big Data Summit, Santa Clara, CA—Addison Snell from Intersect360 Research presented the topic “Why big data changes how to think about enterprise storage”. The fundamental drivers for acquisition, architecture, and administration have to change. The nature of data is changing, and a look at the differences between high-performance computing [...]

September 2013, At IDF in San Francisco, PMC was discussing their Series 8 RAID controller for the 12G SAS interface. This is the continuation of the Adaptec product line targeted at the enterprise marketplace. For the definitions of PMC, enterprise storage includes Hadoop in addition to traditional multi-tiered (hot-warm-cold-archive) architectures. These storage networks are changing [...]

February 20, 2013, Tablet Strategy Conference, Burlingame, CA—Ben Bajarin from Creative Strategies looked at the state of tablets in the enterprise. The number of tablets appearing in the workplace is tracking the total sales of tablets. Some are company issued, and others are BYOD. Tablets are reshaping the face of computing in business, enterprises, and [...]

February 5, 2013 – At the Linley Data Center Conference held in San Jose earlier this month, we had a chance to meeting the Ryan Baxter of Micron to discuss their new NVDIMM module that is targeted at enterprise servers. To bring higher reliability to the enterprise marketplace, the NVDIMM product looks like an RDIMM [...]

November 2012, At this year’s Samsung CIO Conference, held in San Jose, the focus was on the global issues of ubiquitous connectivity through data centers and service providers in an environment that is constrained by the universal resources of power and pollution. The event open with an intro from SJ mayor Chuck Reed who was [...]

 July 2012 – We had a chance to meet with the folks from Smart Storage and tour their domestic prototype and special products manufacturing facility in Newak, CA that they share with parent company Smart Modular. The enterprise storage supplier recently split from the parent company to a new facility due to their high growth [...]

 May 9, 2012 – San Francisco, CA – At the All About the Cloud Conference, Chris Baker from Oracle spoke about ISVs and applications being in the cloud for the enterprise. Their surveys show that 37% of companies have a private cloud in place and 21% ae using public clouds. The main observation was that, [...]

 March 2012 – We recently had a chance to test the Micron 200GB P400e Enterprise class SSD. This MLC drive is optimized and designed for the enterprise marketplace. The drive features a high performance read channel that is about double the throughput of the write channel. In most enterprise applications, the SSD is part of [...]

 October 2011 – Viking Technologies, part of Sanmina SCI, has introduced a next generation storage class enterprise memory called ArxCis-NV. The product is module that has DDR3 components and technology as well as a SSD solution that is large enough to cover data that may be in the DDR3 portion. This module is a battery-less [...]