Sunday, March 26th, 2017

August 2016 – At the Flash Memory Summit, Multi-core processor developer Kalray was showing their new application in the storage space. The new solution uses not only the majority of the CPU power for processing but, also allows for the implementation of storage interfaces, high speed NICs and crypto. The product features in path encryption [...]

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. [...]

April 7, 2015, Data Storage Innovations Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Rubin Mohan from HP and Craig Carlson from QLogic talked about the next-generation of low latency SAN. They described the various components and aspects of storage performance and how those factors affect latency. Everyone is at least vaguely familiar with the basic performance measurements. IOPS is [...]

April 7, 2015, Data Storage Innovation Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Dennis Martin from Demartek described the evolving storage networks. As data volumes grow, the underlying servers and storage have to grow to accommodate the larger data flows. In general, servers are improving to address the needs for higher bandwidth and more virtualization. The larger number of [...]

September 11, 2014, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Michael Hall talked about PCIe-based SSDs for datacenters, and the opportunities for growth in this area. The need for higher performance in the datacenter is driving managers to look at other interfaces and storage media to replace rotating disks. PCIe and NVMe SSDs have lower latency and scalable [...]

August 5, 2014, Sunnyvale, CA—PMC released a new family of FlashTech NVRAM drives to create a new level of storage devices. The PCIe-based card uses DRAM with a super cap for supply backup as the main storage medium, and backs up the data on flash. This combination provides the speed and endurance of DRAM and [...]

September 17, 2012, storage developer conference, Santa Clara, CA—Paul Luse from Intel explained how NVM express can deliver PCIe SSD performance and scalability. This new standard uses the PCIe electrical and mechanical specifications and layers on storage-based protocols. NVMe is a Windows driver-centric standard that takes pieces from previous standards and combines them into the [...]