Sunday, March 26th, 2017

January 2016 – In a briefing at CES, we had a chance to discuss the directions and current state of the DRAM and SSD marketplace from Samsung SSI. The rise in mobile device use and migration to the cloud has pushed the memory and storage requirements of the servers used to connect to these devices. [...]

September 22, 2015, SNIA Storage Developer Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Jeff Chang from AgigA Tech and Arthur Sainio from Smart Modular presented a cookbook for NV DIMM use. The learning objectives are to understand what an NVDIMM is, how they can improve system performance, and how to integrate them into your system. The modifications to hardware, [...]

September 22, 2015, SNIA Storage Developer Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Jim Handy from Objective Analysis talked about the future of solid state storage and the changing nature of both memory and storage. new technologies will enable architectures better suited for the data needs of he future. In the early days of computers, the industry established a [...]

April 8, 2015, Data Storage Innovation Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Eric Burgener from IDC talked about the directions and changes in the flash markets, with emphasis on flash-based arrays. The constant drivers are for bigger, faster, and cheaper for all devices. The all flash market is becoming the third compute platform. Many systems are changing into [...]

March 2015 – In a briefing with the Samsung Semiconductor group, we received an update on its mobile memory and SSD products. Mueez Deen, Senior Director of Marketing for Mobile Memory was discussing the new capacities for LPDDR4 DRAM. The product is now available in 4GB in a single package which will enable new higher [...]

September 15, 2014, Storage Developer Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Rajagopal Vaideeswaran from Symantec looked into the future and saw flash being displaced by phase change memories. The technology offers higher speeds and IOPS, yet can be configured to be a plug in replacement for flash devices. The NOR and NAND architectures for non-volatile memories provide users [...]

June 24, 2014, Creative Storage Conference, Culver City, CA—Tom Coughlin from Coughlin Associates opened the conference with some observations and general trends in content storage. From CES, some hot topics included: object-based workflows, digital storage needs for cameras, active archives and archive technology (Tape, HDDs, Optical Storage), flash memory in M&E, fast direct storage connections—Thunderbolt [...]

April 24, 2014, Data Storage Innovation Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Marty Stogsdill from Discover described the steps that the financial services company has taken to backup their databases over high-speed networks. He explained the changes and efforts to improve overall system performance. Discover is a multiple business unit company providing financial services to a wide range [...]

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, [...]

August 13, 2013, Flash Memory Summit, Santa Clara, CA—Zahid Hussain from EMC talked about the datacenter moving to more solid-state storage. The evolution to hyperscale datacenters is driving changes in architecture and equipment. Adding flash into the storage mix is not the same as adding another tier of memory and storage. The hyper-scale datacenter requires [...]