Storage Class Memory goes mainstream – next year

The research firm DRAMeXchange expects memory prices to bounce in 2020, and this will open up an opportunity for next-gen memory technologies, also known as storage class...

Everspin samples 1Gbit STT-MRAM

Everspin, the non-volatile memory maker, has started pilot production of 1Gbit STT-MRAM components. EverSpin’s spin torque transfer magnetoresistive RAM (STT-MRAM) offers higher write and...

VAST Data guarantees no downtime, no data loss

VAST Data is making potential customers an offer it hopes they can’t refuse: guarantees on uptime and data loss, fixed price maintenance for a decade, and free...

Everspin fights to avoid MRAM tail spin

Everspin, the niche MRAM developer, will need to raise new funds fast - or risk going bust. The loss-making company can self-fund at its current cash...

Your occasional storage digest, featuring Micron, SK Hynix, Swiftstack and Dropbox

Some enterprise storage snippets for your delectation, filleted for ease of digestion. Let's start with Dropbox. Dropbox puts cold data in a Magic Pocket

No Dell, our storage array is faster than yours – Infinidat

Infinidat today boasted it makes the fastest SAN array with the lowest latency and can prove it - albeit with its own test results.

Infinidat arrays go faster, play nice in hybrid clouds

Infinidat, the high-end array maker, today launched subscription programs, software with enhanced performance, extended array connectivity, and cloud-delivered array monitoring and analysis. The...

Dell EMC PowerMax adopts dual-port Optane SSDs

Dell Technologies World Dell EMC's PowerMax arrays will incorporate Intel's dual-port Optane SSD memory. The technology is intended for applications that require 24x7 access...

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...

Intel launches Optane-accelerated QLC flash drive

Intel has made a dual non-volatile media drive that offers fast and slow access to a terabyte of data. The Optane-NAND gumstick format H10...

Is Optane DIMM endurance good enough? Quick answer…Yes, Intel has delivered

Update; April 9, 2019 - Intel statement added as final section. After the dust has settled from Intel’s monster gen 2 Xeon, Optane, Ethernet...

Intel announces Optane DIMM support with Gen 2 Xeon SP processors and QLC ruler

As expected Intel has updated its Xeon processor line and shone a bright light on Optane DIMM (DC Persistent Memory) general availability. It’s also...

MemVerge virtualizes DRAM and Optane DIMMs into single clustered memory pool

Startup MemVerge is developing software to combine DRAM and Optane DIMM persistent memory into a single clustered storage pool for existing applications to use with no code...

NetApp adds MAX Data supports for new Intel Xeons and Optane DIMMs

NetApp’s updated v1.3 MAX Data supports new Intel Xeon CPUs and Optane DC Persistent Memory in the host servers to which it feeds data from ONTAP arrays. 

AMD gets Western Digital Memory Extension tech for EPYC Optane battle

AMD has announced it’s using Western Digital’s Memory Extension technology to provide servers with greater effective memory capacity and so take on Optane DRAM extension technology.

MLC DRAM makes fully autonomous vehicle technology achievable

Dateline: April 1, 2019. Researchers at a secret Google facility have implemented multi-level cell DRAM, demonstrating 2 bits/cell (MLC) with a roadmap to 3 and 4 bits/cell,...

A potted history of all-flash arrays

Fourteen years ago Violin Memory began life as an all-flash array vendor, aiming to kick slower-performing disk drive arrays up their laggardly disk latency butt. Since then...

MemVerge harnesses Optane memory to make Apache Spark run faster

MemVerge a stealth-mode startup, based in Silicon Valley, is developing shared pools of external Optane DIMM memory to make Spark and similar applications run faster than servers with local drives.