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 [...]

March 2016 – In a briefing with Samsung SSI’s Michael Smullen, we discussed the newest high density SSD drive for the enterprise marketplace. The 2.5” SAS SSD uses the new 3D NAND Flash technology from Samsung and sports a industry leading 15.36TB capacity. For a 2.5” product, this surpasses even HDD density. The drive, which [...]

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. [...]

August 18. 2015, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—Dan Froelich from Intel described the storage transition to PCI-e interfaces. The change is facilitated by new form factors and products. The availability of storage in SSD and PCI-e configurations is approaching 10 percent of the total storage market and growing faster than rotating disks. Forecasts indicate a [...]

August 2015 – At SIGGRAPH 2015, the focus on mobile devices and computers were workstation class machines that are the core of the content creation industry. Unlike consumer applications where data can all be sent up to the cloud for processing and restarting a task due to a crash or bad data is just annoying, [...]

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—Page Tagizad from SanDisk talked about alternate uses and form factors for memory and storage. He also looked at new use cases for flash-type devices. First, the NVDIMM markets are growing. NVDIMM-N is a mix of DDR3 and NAND to have a persistent memory via writes if [...]

September 9, 2014, Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco—One issue for systems performance is constrained by the SSD actual versus specified parameters. The operating conditions can dramatically affect IOPS and latency, which are the drivers for changing a storage tier to SSDs in the first place. The first challenge is the concurrency effects of multiple die [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]