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.
It’s been an exciting few months since my last post. There’s good reason for the recent wave of excitement around Micron, and it goes beyond the traditional, vendor-to-OEM nature of selling our flash technology. It’s really about how we’re taking Micron Flash to the market.
Many of us know that moving to a solid state drive dramatically improves your computing experience—it makes booting up your laptop faster, accessing files and applications quicker and, of course, it doesn’t drain your battery life. Yet, there are still some ardent folks out there who are committed to the “old and slow” spinning disks.
I’ve spent a large percentage of my time lately discussing emerging memory (EM) with a broad range of customers, operating system vendors (OSVs) and independent software vendors (ISVs). Because their questions are very similar, I think it’s a good idea to collect and answer them here for everyone to access...
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.
Join us for our new storage webinar called Moving Beyond Client-Class Storage: The Evolution of the Data Center SSD...
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...
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.