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Everspinning IBM U.2 flash drives use MRAM write caching

IBM is using embedded Everspin MRAM to increase the capacity of its proprietary flash drives used in its Storwize and FlashSystem arrays. Everspin CEO...

StorPool, an Intel customer, runs slide rule over Optane DIMMs

Optane DIMM performance looks good for large databases and virtual machines (VMs) in memory mode and could be useful for metadata storage and write-back caching in app-direct...

Our SSD storage is for life

Optiarc, an optical archiving disk maker, has released three SSD products that ensure “storage for life a user will be able to maintain their content indefinitely.”...

Western Digital wants to be the Everything Storage Company. How does its ambition stack...

Western Digital is undertaking a huge project - to own and integrate the entire stack from silicon, glass and sand to arrays and composable systems software.

IBM thinks analog chips to accelerate machine learning

IBM says machine learning could be accelerated by up to a thousand times by using analog chips based on Phase-Change Memory. Phase-Change Memory is...

Hybrid vigour: Intel adds Optane to flash mini-SSD

Intel has announced a combined Optane and flash H10 drive designed for memory expansion into thin and light notebooks, All-in-One and Mini PCs. Dell,...

Intel’s Cascade Lake could break Optane DIMM dam

Intel has started revenue shipments of Cascade Lake Xeon SP processors - these support Optane DC Persistent Memory DIMM devices.  Optane is Intel’s 3D...

How does NetApp’s MAX Data use Storage-Class Memory? Let’s find out

In this article we explore NetApp's MAX Data use of server-based Storage Class Memory to slay the data access latency dragon? But first, a...

Self-driving cars! The Quantum of some solace for ailing tape vendor

CEO Jamie Lerner is taking Quantum into vertical markets with a front and central focus on StorNext, its scale out filesystem manager. The first example is a...

Flash and trash. What’s the big idea about two-tier storage?

The storage analyst Enrico Signoretti popularised the term 'flash and trash' in 2015, to "describe a trend of  two-tier storage built on latency-sensitive, flash-based arrays on one...