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Micron and the Drive Trust Alliance

Micron is proud to be a charter member of the Drive Trust Alliance, or DTA, which is announcing its launch this month (October 2015), which also happens to be National Cyber Security Awareness Month in the United States. In this post I’ll discuss the DTA, its purpose, goals, and why Micron decided to join this industry effort.

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  • Last Updated: 10/21/2015
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Fast Storage and Live Music

Right up front, you’re probably asking, “What in the world do disaster recovery and secure data erase have to do with each other?” Well, I’m glad you asked.

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  • Last Updated: 10/14/2015
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Optimizing Database Workloads – an SSD I/O Perspective

As follow-on to my June post about Understanding Effective Workloads, I wanted to spend some time focusing on the critical design and operational characteristics specific to database workload activities. When I/O workload characteristics are well understood, it is easier to choose the right solution for delivering outstanding overall database performance.

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  • Last Updated: 10/6/2015
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Enterprise SSD Encryption Shouldn’t Be Spooky!

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is winding down here in the United States, and we are gearing up for our Halloween celebrations. As the spooks and specters float about here at the end of October, I am wondering if this is why October was chosen to highlight this important issue. Data security can be spooky.

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  • Last Updated: 10/28/2015
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Unlikely Pair: Disaster Recovery and Secure Erase

Right up front, you’re probably asking, “What in the world do disaster recovery and secure data erase have to do with each other?” Well, I’m glad you asked.

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  • Last Updated: 10/8/2015
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Which Flash Wave Are You Surfing?

At the Flash Memory Summit (FMS) this past August, Darren Thomas, VP of Micron’s Storage Business Unit, gave a presentation about the state of flash usage in the storage market — issuing a call-to-action to the industry. Darren stated that in order to “cross the chasm” to greater user adoption, flash vendors have to bring more value beyond performance to the customer.

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  • Last Updated: 10/15/2015
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Resistance is Futile: Terraforming the Data Center

The greatest threat ever to Starfleet was the BORG, a collective that adapted and evolved using technology that wasn’t their own. Through this process, the BORG became a “super villain” in the world of Star Trek. So why does it matter? So why does it matter? In my last blog post, I talked about reaching for the clouds in 2015. I thought I would continue down that path...

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  • Last Updated: 6/17/2015
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Understanding Effective Workloads

In April 2015 Steve Moyer, Vice President of Storage Software Engineering for Micron, announced the establishment of Micron’s new Storage Software Design Center (SSDC) in Austin, Texas. With the goal of accelerating real-world business applications for Micron enterprise-class SSDs, the focus is on more deeply characterizing workloads so that design engineering teams can develop firmware...

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  • Last Updated: 6/30/2015
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Join Us Online to Explore Big Data, Advanced Storage & Other Fun Stuff!

The saying goes: To understand where you are going, you have to know where you have been. The same holds true for data processing. Big data is fundamentally different, and with accelerating processing speeds—thanks to in-memory computing and super-fast storage—the possibilities seem endless. Join us for...

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  • Last Updated: 6/5/2015
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Exec Tech Talk: A Glimpse at the Future of NAND Flash

My last few posts have looked at how we’re solidly driving—not spinning (pun intended)—the Storage business here at Micron. We have an amazing team of storage visionaries and flash experts, we have the world’s best flash storage technology, and our future is bright. This enthusiasm extends beyond our Storage Business Unit; I had the opportunity to interview...

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  • Last Updated: 6/1/2015