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Micron SSDs Are the Only Certified Self-Encrypting Drives in the Microsoft Windows Server Catalog

Data breaches, theft, leaks, loss, and hacks—these are all scary from a personal/identity perspective, and they seem to be occurring with greater frequency. But what about data breaches, theft, leaks, loss, and hacks on a larger scale— in your business? Should you be concerned?

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  • Last Updated: 1/27/2015
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Doug’s IT Tech Tip: SSDs Really Can Simplify Microsoft SQL Deployments

Whether attending industry conferences or just roaming the halls at work, I get to meet a wide cross section of people involved in the technology business—in marketing, sales, IT, design, manufacturing, along with a host of other divisions. Within each of these, I’ve had the opportunity to...

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  • Last Updated: 4/29/2015
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A Little Historical Perspective on Virtualization

We often hear about old trends making a comeback—like stretch pants from the 80s or your favorite “oldies” tune remixed into a new “pop” song. Sometimes the new version is better—and sometimes, we wish it had never reemerged. I’ve seen a few welcome comebacks in the technology industry lately...

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  • Last Updated: 4/27/2015
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SilverDraft and Micron Make Movie Magic

Not that long ago, when I heard the term, supercomputer, I immediately formed a mental image: row after row of rack after rack of massive, hulking, loud machines crunching data that came from sources I dared not think about. “Super” for me was synonymous with “huge” and “unwieldy.”

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  • Last Updated: 4/13/2015
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Micron’s Commitment to Software

Micron is establishing a Storage Software Design Center (SSDC) in Austin, TX, to complement and build on the great work done by the Micron teams that develop our SSD firmware and management tools. As I type away at my keyboard, I am witnessing firsthand the SSDC build-out, and I am excited to unveil the formal opening...

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  • Last Updated: 4/15/2015
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See It for Yourself! High-Powered Computing From Silverdraft and Micron That Won’t Break the Bank

The folks at Silverdraft are making a name for themselves building supercomputers and workstations that they design with the needs of movie makers and animators in mind. And Micron’s memory and solid state drives (SSDs) are essential to making this magic happen.

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  • Last Updated: 4/14/2015
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SSD Management Made Easy (Part 2): Validated Data Sanitization

Last month, Ben Thiel discussed several ways that Micron can help you manage the SSDs in your enterprise. Today, I’d like to expand on one of his themes—and make an announcement about our M600 SSDs; actually, the announcement applies to all of our client SSDs...

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  • Last Updated: 4/7/2015
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Experiences in the Home Lab With Micron P420m PCIe SSD, Part 1

I’m an engineer at heart and believe strongly that, in this industry, we must keep our technical skills sharp by doing hands-on work. Those of you that know me well know that I’ve had a home lab since 1982—and for those of you that don’t, yes that date is accurate! I’ve had a home lab for 33 years now...

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  • Last Updated: 4/20/2015
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Get Faster Decision Support With Micron’s M510DC Enterprise SSD in Microsoft SQL Server

Enterprise-grade SSDs have become a mainstay of IT’s data centers. Because they have no moving parts, they excel with highly random workloads. No moving parts mean that there is no delay when reading randomly distributed data – no waiting for the head to swing back and forth in an SSD.

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  • Last Updated: 9/22/2015
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Doug’s IT Tech Tip: Why You Need to Use Flash for Virtualization

“Latency kills revenues.” If you had the pleasure of attending VMworld in San Francisco this week, you probably heard this in the keynote presentation. And it’s absolutely true. Let me explain...

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  • Last Updated: 9/3/2015