Cascade Lake AP, Optane persistent memory and endurance

Intel's new Cascade Lake AP processor supports Optane memory but the company is not revealing details about endurance. This raises doubts about its real world use.

Your occasional storage digest featuring Crossbar, CTERA, Snowflake and Pavilion Data

Some bits and bobs for your perusal. Let's go. Short items ReRAM developer Crossbar Inc. is setting up a consortium...

Hyperconverged infrastructure heads closer to the edge

Interview: Get hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) product development and marketing wrong and your business becomes a turkey. Witness Maxta, which crashed into the buffers this week, as an example...

Exploring the memory-flash gap through an Optane lens

Semiconductor consultant Mark Webb thinks XPoint will dominate the memory-flash performance gap and could be a $2.7bn business for Intel and Micron in 2023, with DIMM sales...

3D XPoint needs to be bigger and cheaper. But how will it get there?

Compared to NAND flash, Intel’s Optane DIMM product is low on capacity and high on price. Increasing its capacity should lower the cost/GB and so help address...

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...

Unlucky for some: Chris Mellor’s 13 predictions for storage tech in 2019

Here are my personal predictions for IT this year and how they will affect enterprise storage. Multi-cloud adoption will (a) encourage enterprises to adopt...

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...

Datera goes Churchward

Startup Datera has a new CEO - exec chairman Guy Churchward who joined the board just four months ago. Guy Churchward

Intel confirms Optane DIMM and SSD speed

Intel has revealed Optane DIMM and SSD read latency numbers. Optane DIMMs and SSDs use 3D XPoint memory, which is non-volatile, faster than NAND...

HPE’s Neri hails storage market share gains

After growing faster than the storage market in its latest quarter, HPE expects to keep on doing that in 2019, buoyed by its InfoSight management tool and...

B&Ffled by the storage news flood? Get unbaffled here

Here is a snapshot of press and conference announcements to go with your morning's coffee, tea, smoothie or some other beverage. Cohesity goes...

Escaping the DRAM price trap: Storage Class Memory, what it is and why it...

In this article we explore Storage-Class-Memory (SCM) and explain why it is ready for enterprise IT big time in 2019.  Setting the scene

HPE stuffs Optane into 3PAR arrays to speed Oracle workloads

HPE has announced Optane caching for its 3PAR arrays and this makes them chew through Oracle database workloads faster. According to HPE, "92%...

Intel bakes Optane DIMM support into Cascade Lake AP

Intel today announced its Cascade Lake Advanced Performance AP Xeon processor with Optane memory support. The high-end server chip ships at the end of...
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Micron ejects Intel from flash JV. What will Intel do next?

Micron last week said it would exercise its right to buy out Intel's  share of IM Flash Technologies, a joint venture between the two to fabricate NAND and 3D...

Together we can build a better SSD controller – CNEX bags $23m funding

CNEX Labs, a startup that enables big cloud computing vendors to customise SSDs, has picked up $23m in Series D funding. Typically, SSD controllers...