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The Business Case for NVMe PCIe SSDs

Data-intensive businesses that thrive in today’s environment move quickly, and data centers must move with them. To that end, technologies—such as 40-gigabit (and faster) Ethernet and multicore servers—are chasing latency out of the data center. One of the easiest targets for latency removal is the spinning platters of a server’s direct attached storage, its hard disk drives (HDDs).

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  • Last Updated: 7/13/2017
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The Business of Data – Lots of Data.

Are you a storage infrastructure decision maker or someone who is driving an IT related business outcome dependent on critical storage solutions? If so, this recent report should be on your “must read” list. It’s authored by leading industry analyst firm IDC, and is titled Data Growth Driving the Need for Higher Storage Performance. The report will provide you with valuable insight regarding ways to use innovative technology to respond to the challenges that come with ever-increasing data storage and management demands.

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  • Last Updated: 7/28/2017
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The top benefits of tunable storage in your data center

Imagine if you could adjust SSD capacity and write performance to match the exact applications, workloads and requirements where you’ll use it. What could it mean for the efficiency of your applications? What could it mean for the efficiency of inventory management in your data center?

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  • Last Updated: 1/31/2017
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New server architectures will speed NVMe adoption

NVMe is breaking the storage bottleneck. You’ve likely heard the tales of its huge bandwidth and latency measured in microseconds instead of milliseconds. It’s close to your computing power and lightning-fast. You’ve heard about how it’s dramatically changing applications and performance expectations. But you may have also caught whispers about needing something new to support NVMe – something about next-gen servers, or a kind of special slot for NVMe drives. Does this mean you can’t get the benefits of NVMe today?

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  • Last Updated: 1/10/2017
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“Collaboretition” – a new paradigm for sustainability

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) blogs and newswires in the tech sector have recently been abuzz with the news that Tim Mohin (formerly with AMD, Intel & Apple) has been named the new Chief Executive of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the leading global framework for sustainability reporting. Equally interesting is the attention given to his most recent comments around the term “collaboretition.”

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  • Last Updated: 1/12/2017
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Data Privacy: Protecting data at rest.

The National Cyber Security Alliance has declared January 28th, 2017 to be “Data Privacy Day.” You can follow the event with the hashtag, #PrivacyAware. Micron has joined in this effort as a Champion Organization. Our commitment to data security extends across our product lines, from SSDs to DRAM and our mobile and embedded products.

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  • Last Updated: 1/24/2017
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Need More From Your OLTP Platform?

An OLTP workload is one of the most demanding in the Enterprise. With OLTP, it seems that everything matters. Order processing rates matter. Average response time matters. Response consistency matters. Moreover, with changing datacenter economics and value metrics, the amount of space in the rack also matters. If OLTP matters to you, you probably know that SSDs can help.

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  • Last Updated: 1/17/2017
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You need a storage strategy. Here’s how to get started.

Having been around the IT block a few times in my career, it strikes me that the industry in general, and storage specifically, are cyclical in nature. From centralized mainframes, to distributed client/server implementations and back again, much of the forward motion depends on the technology available to support what are sometimes not new ideas, but better ways to innovate on their implementation. We’ve got to maximize the value of what we already have, while always keeping that watchful eye for what’s leading and bleeding, both technically and culturally.

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  • Last Updated: 5/17/2017
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How to give your big data the big performance it requires

We have a problem. A data problem. We have too much of it. Estimates are 163 zettabytes of data created by 2025. Zettabytes. Whoa. Data is not going anywhere, so now we are faced with the challenge of rethinking how we store it, manage it and deliver it.

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  • Last Updated: 5/22/2017
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Supercharging your Data Center – Introducing the New Micron SolidScale Architecture

In case you hadn’t heard, Micron announced our work on a new Micron SolidScale™ architecture during the Micron Summit event in New York City. With the introduction of SolidScale architecture, Micron is making a bold statement that we believe the data center of the future is going to be built around NVMe solid state devices and the interconnects that provide the performance these extremely fast devices require. As I discussed in my previous two blog entries (part 1 & part 2 for your reference), we believe NVMe over fabrics (NVMeoF) is the right solution for the data center of the future. In fact, Gartner believes that NVMeoF enables an entirely new category of data center storage which they call “Shared Accelerated Storage.” NVMeoF enables you to deploy NVMe in a variety of ways, while still providing you with the server-local performance your applications need. No longer do you need to physically put NVMe in each application server to get performance. With NVMeoF you can centralize and democratize these powerful storage devices across the entire data center. By doing so, you gain huge benefits from your investment in NVMe. No longer will you have to lock all of that unused capacity and performance into individual servers.

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  • Last Updated: 5/3/2017