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Allyn Malventano
Storage Editor
Florence, KY

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IDF 2016: ScaleMP Merges Software-Defined Memory With Storage-Class Memory, Makes Optane Work Like RAM

08/16/2016 - 16:05

ScaleMP has an exciting announcement at IDF today, but before we get into it, I need to do some explaining. Most IT specialists know how to employ virtualization to run multiple virtual environments within the same server, but what happens when you want...

IDF 2016: Intel To Demo Optane XPoint, Announces Optane Testbed for Enterprise Customers

08/16/2016 - 14:00

IDF 2016 is up and running, and Intel will no doubt be announcing and presenting on a few items of interest. Of note for this Storage Editor are multiple announcements pertaining to upcoming Intel Optane technology products. [inline:files/news/2016-08-16...

FMS 2016: Phison E8 Controller - NVMe Speed at SATA Cost

08/11/2016 - 12:27

I visited Phison to check out their new E8 controller: [inline:files/news/2016-08-11/DSC02725.jpg] Phsion opted to take a step back from the higher performance PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe controllers out there, offering a solution with half the lanes. PCIe 3.0...

FMS 2016: Micron QuantX XPoint Prototype SSD Spotted

08/11/2016 - 12:06

Earlier this week, Micron launched their QuantX branding for XPoint devices, as well as giving us some good detail on expected IOPS performance of solutions containing these new parts: [inline:files/news/2016-08-11/U.2.jpg] Thanks to the very low latency...

FMS 2016: Liqid Combines Quad M.2 in to Powerful Packages

08/11/2016 - 11:18

A relative newcomer this year at Flash Memory Summit was Liqid. These guys are essentially creating an ecosystem from a subset of parts. Let's start with Toshiba: [inline:files/news/2016-08-11/DSC02652.jpg] At Toshiba's booth, we spotted their...

FMS 2016: Supermicro All-Flash NVMe Systems - Switching PCIe up to 48 SSDs!

08/11/2016 - 10:59

Supermicro was at FMS 2016, showing off some of their NVMe chassis: [inline:files/news/2016-08-11/DSC02290.jpg] The first model is the SYS-1028U-TN10RT+. This 1U chassis lets you hot swap 10 2.5" U.2 SSDs, connecting all lanes directly to the...

FMS 2016: Samsung To Announce 64-Layer 4th Gen V-NAND, 32TB 2.5" SSD

08/10/2016 - 14:00

At a huge press event like Flash Memory Summit, being in the right place at the right time (and with the right camera), matters greatly. I'll just let a picture say a thousand words for me here: [inline:files/news/2016-08-09/64-Layer V-NAND.jpg] .....

FMS 2016: Seagate Demos Facebook Lightning, 60TB 3.5" SSD!

08/10/2016 - 13:59

Seagate showed off some impressive Solid State Storage at Flash Memory Summit 2016. [inline:files/news/2016-08-10/DSC02135.jpg] First up is the Nytro XM1440. This is a 2TB M.2 22110 SSD complete with enterprise firmware and power loss protection. Nice...

FMS 2016: Facebook Talks WORM QLC NAND Flash, Benchmarks XPoint

08/09/2016 - 17:59

At their FMS 2016 Keynote, Facebook gave us some details on the various storage technologies that fuel their massive operation: [inline:files/news/2016-08-09/DSC02009.jpg] In the four corners above, they covered the full spectrum of storing bits. From...

FMS 2016: Micron Keynote Teases XPoint (QuantX) Real-World Performance

08/09/2016 - 15:33

Micron just completed their keynote address at Flash Memory Summit, and as part of the presentation, we saw our first look at some raw scaled Queue Depth IOPS performance figures from devices utilizing XPoint memory: [inline:files/news/2016-08-09/U.2.jpg...