IBM recently announced two new all-flash enterprise storage solutions: the IBM FlashSystem V9000 and the IBM FlashSystem 900. Micron was invited to participate in a worldwide series of IBM events called “Flash realized: It’s about time,” which introduced their...
Recently, some tech sites on the web reported on a phenomenon affecting SSDs which could purportedly result in loss of data, particularly on devices which are stored in an unpowered state for periods of time.
In our industry, the ability to keep data for specified periods of time is referred to as data retention.
Microsoft is preparing one of the biggest product launches in their history—the latest version of the most widespread operating system in the world: Windows 10. Probably the most talked about feature in the new OS is the return of the Start menu. While this is a very high-profile change and very welcome in many quarters, there are a lot of “under-the-hood” improvements that will also be welcomed.
There’s no denying it. The data center/cloud market is breaking into segments differentiated by specific demands for endurance, performance, and competitive price.
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Summer at Micron’s Storage Software Design Center (SSDC) in Austin, Texas means 90 degrees is a cool day, shade is at a premium, and your best friend is the one with a lake house. That, and there are now only two months left until college football season.
In my last blog I made some references to the BORG as it related to data center development. This time around, in keeping with my Trekkie theme, I thought I would look at the furrier side of things.
Data centers continue to grow and, if left to their own devices, will overtake space that should be used for other resourcing (for example, taking a corn field and pouring concrete for servers).
If you work in any aspect of the enterprise storage market, it should come as no surprise when you hear about how much faster solid state drives (SSDs) are compared to even the highest-performance enterprise hard disk drive (HDD) arrays, or about how SSDs provide much quicker application response times. Depending on what you hear...
Here's a puzzler. While storage architects and data center managers are focused on the many benefits of enterprise flash and solid state drives (SSDs), legacy hard disk drives (HDDs) are still much more prevalent. Why? A Forrester survey of U.S. storage managers in January 2017 indicated acquisition cost is still a barrier in moving from HDD to SSD. Yet prices have reached a tipping point and purchase price is only half the picture.
The latest version of Ceph recently hit GA status with a ton of new features. Ceph 12.2, Luminous, is the long term stable release of Ceph and adds full GA support of BlueStore, checksum for data, improved tuning, and a lot more.
Good news! It’s about to get easier to maximize data center efficiency for much better total cost of ownership (TCO). The evolution of solid-state storage technologies has taken a sharp up-turn in enabling capacity, speed and simplicity. Especially for organizations with high-capacity and high-performance data requirements, flash storage innovations like 3D NAND and NVM Express™ point the way to next-generation IT.