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Formulus Black formulates in-memory speed-up servers

Formulus Black has developed a way to make X86 servers run faster through a data reduction method that effectively enlarges server memory. Its software...

Dell blabs mid-range storage box details – but not to us

Earlier this month we asked Dell EMC to discuss the features of its upcoming unified mid-range storage server. The company declined our request, saying it was...

Intel builds 4-socket servers with 12TB Optane DIMMs to aid virtual machine expansion

Intel thinks servers will require greater Optane DIMM memory capacity to enable them to run more virtual machines. And it expects systems with this capacity to enter...

WD keeps fast flash Optane substitute in the wings

Western Digital is developing lower latency flash drives that are faster and more expensive than ordinary 3D NAND but slower and cheaper than DRAM.

The Optane Persistent Memory mystery. Can it last the course?

When Intel announced Optane memory technology in July 2015 it claimed endurance was 1,000 times greater than NAND, At the time this was taken to mean NAND endurance limitations...

What will Dell EMC’s unified mid-range storage box look like? Let’s not find out…

Blocks & Files tested out some ideas about Dell EMC’s upcoming unified mid-range storage box, the PowerTo-be-decided, with Dell EMC and got precisely nowhere.

Mid-range confusion crimps Dell EMC storage revenues

Dell EMC this week posted its fourth consecutive quarter of storage growth and anticipates a revenue boost from the upcoming unified mid-range array. Revenues...

Infinidat girds up loins for NVMe fabrics and storage-class memory

Infinidat's performance-boosting software upgrade, announced this week, will help the company add NVMe fabric links and storage-class memory to iInfinibox arrays. InfiniBox 4.0.40 adds...

VAST Data: The first thing we do, let’s kill all the hard drives

VAST Data wants to direct an extinction event for hard drives. This is a bold ambition but VAST Data is a remarkable startup, certainly...
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VAST striping and data protection

The way data is written and erasure coded is crucial to VAST’s data protection capabilities and centres on striping. Suppose a QLC drive fails....