NVM Trends: Phase Change Memory

By | November 24, 2016 in Learn

In the previous post, we learned how 3D NAND increased the areal density of Flash memory by employing geometrical, structural and material based innovations. As a result, it is 10x denser and 1000x faster than traditional NAND. However, it is uncertain if we can continue pushing the limits of NAND Flash. The obstacles are not…

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Non Volatile Memory Trends: 3D NAND

By | October 13, 2016 in Learn

This is the second post in a series on Non-Volatile Memory Trends. In the previous post, we prepared a foundation by explaining the basics of Non-Volatile Memory and asked an important question: will Moore’s law continue to hold true for Flash Memory areal densities for another decade? One cannot be sure, but certain innovations seem…

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Non-Volatile Memory Trends: Introduction

By | September 23, 2016 in Learn

Storage technology is a subject that is very close to my heart. I discussed Hard Disk Trends about a year ago and was fascinated by what I learned in my survey. This time, I’d like to share what I am learning about Non-Volatile Memory (NVM).  This is the first in a series of posts on…

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Leading Financial Institution Defers Storage System Upgrade

By | August 22, 2016 in Learn

At PrimaryIO, one of the many things we aspire to do is to help our customers realize the full value of their existing investment in storage systems. With technology often becoming obsolete even before it is introduced, and vendors touting All-Flash arrays as the the panacea for data storage performance problems, resisting the urge to…

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Decoupling storage capacity from performance

By | July 25, 2016 in Learn

ACME Widgets has a storage performance problem ACME Widget’s data center setup (2 EMC arrays – 800 x 24 10K SAS per array – RAID 6 – 600 GB Fast Cache per array) gives them 16K IOPS. But their requirements are rapidly growing and ACME’s sys admin is facing increasing pressure to deliver quality services…

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