Watch out Samsung: SK hynix confirms buy of Intel’s NAND fab and SSD business

South Korean memory semiconductor supplier  SK hynix will pay $9bn to buy Intel's NAND foundry and SSD business, it has been confirmed. SK...

ESG validates WekaIO’s file system with benchmark trio: NetApp and Intel have individual wins

Analyst and consultancy firm ESG has validated WekaIO’s scale-out, parallel file system performance in three benchmarks - SPEC SFS 2014, IO-500, and STAC-M3 - finding it generally...
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Optane in the membrane: How Intel’s memory-storage technology faces two ways

Analysis Like the Roman god Janus, Intel’s Optane technology faces two ways, to memory and to storage, and that has made adoption harder, because it is neither...

Flash Memory Summit 2020: Tech hints on computational storage, ruler drives and Smart...

The annual Flash Memory Summit has gone virtual and a freshly unveiled agenda provides tantalising hints about what’s coming and what may not be coming down the...

3D XPoint patent suit against Micron and Intel is allowed to proceed

A US lawsuit filed two years ago by the liquidator of a bankrupt patent company against Intel and Micron has been allowed to proceed. The ruling issued...

Intel tech and Lightbits Labs make NVMe/TCP faster

Lightbits Labs is working with Intel to make its NVMe/TCP all-flash arrays almost as fast as RoCe and InfiniBand options, which require much more expensive cabling.

Is Intel making a profit (at last) from Optane?

Intel may have reached breakeven point or better with Optane storage-class memory products. So says the tech analyst Jim Handy, of Objective Analysis, who basing this observation...

NetApp posts strong Q1, plots big re-organisation

NetApp has pulled off a strong first quarter, posting revenues up five per cent y/y to $1.3bn and net income of $77m. CEO George...

Intel Alder Stream Optane SSDs deliver ‘multiple millions of IOPS’

Intel has teased out some more details for the upcoming Barlow Pass PMEM 200 Optane DIMMs and Alder Stream Optane SSDs. These are the second generation versions...

Spin Memory spins benefits of Universal Selector

Spin Memory has designed a 'Universal Selector' transistor that improves DRAM array density by 20 to 35 per cent, according to the company. It says the...

Intel regains IO500 HPC bragging rights from WekaIO

Intel has leapfrogged WekaIO to claim the IO500 fastest HPC file system. WekaIO supplanted Intel to take top place in the previous IO500 league table, which was...

How does HPE Storage see the world? Let’s find out

We asked HPE to summarise its data storage product positioning to help us prep a recent interview with HPE Storage boss Tom Black. In...

Spin Memory raises $8.5m for MRAM push to market

Spin Memory, a developer of Magnetic RAM, has raised $8.5m in addition series B funding. This is valued at "the same terms as the last closing...

SmartX produces Optane DIMM DAX cached hyperconverged system

SmartX has announced what is probably the fastest hyperconverged infrastructure appliance in the world, if the speeds it has reported are verified. The Chinese...

Intel launches gen 2 Optane DIMMs

Intel has announced second generation Optane Persistent Memory DIMMs with the same capacity as gen 1 but faster IO. The company has also launched new SSDs.

Your occasional storage digest with Samsung, Dell EMC, Nutanix and more

Tom’s Hardware has published a scoop-ette on an 8TB Samsung QVO 870 SSD using QLC (4bits/cell) NAND and produced in the U.2 format. The entry level...

StorONE touts Optane Flash Array

StorONE, the data storage startup, has crafted a super all-flash array by twinning Optane and QLC Flash SSDs in a 2-tier, 40TB, dual Xeon SP server chassis.

Pure Storage delivers Purity six appeal

Pure Storage today launched the sixth generation of the Purity FlashArray OS. The upgrade includes extended disaster recovery, integrated file support and NVMe-over-Fabrics with RoCE for Cisco...