Kioxia announces Optane-class SSD

Kioxia has announced it’s sample shipping an FL6 storage-class memory SSD built with its XL-Flash NAND technology. Update: Kioxia supplied FL6 performance data. 15...

Weebit makes whopping big stride towards ReRAM production

ReRAM developer Weebit Nano has signed a deal with US-based Skywater to bring its technology into volume production. Weebit’s ReRAM is a silicon-oxide material...

XPoint capacity to surpass DRAM by 2030

Analysts are predicting Intel’s Optane 3D XPoint memory capacity ships could exceed those of DRAM in 2028. Update: Jim Handy points added. 7 September...

VAST picks up another $10M-plus customer: a US car-maker

High-end all-flash file storage startup VAST Data has picked up a second $10 million-plus sale in the same month it announced $10 million in US DoD orders,...

Samsung answers questions on DRAM, HBM and Storage-class Memory

We ran an email Q&A with Young-Soo Sohn, Corporate VP/Head of DRAM Memory Planning & Enabling Group, Samsung Electronics, concerning DRAM, High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) and Storage-class Memory...

Inspur goes world record SPC-1 benchmarking in the Optanical garden

A clustered 16-controller Inspur storage array system using Optane and NVMe SSDs has set an SPC-1 performance world record, overtaking Huawei. The Storage Performance...

Intel sees CXL as rack-level disaggregator with Optane connectivity

Intel foresees the CXL bus enabling rack-level disaggregation of compute, memory, accelerators storage and network processors, with persistent memory on the CXL bus as well.

HPE GreenLake Lightning Xeon core on/off switcheroo

HPE announced Silicon on-demand last week — the switching on and off of Xeon cores and Optane Persistent memory to make scaling up CPU power and Optane...

Your occasional storage digest with Veritas, Nasuni, NetApp, ArcServe and SUSE

There's a whole lot of data protection goodness this week, with new moves at Veritas, Arcserve and HYCU. We also have a NetApp ONTAP array telemetry...

Glory Days are over: The storage hardware startup era has ended

Opinion: The golden age of storage hardware startups is over and storage software rules the world. B&F is including hyper-converged infrastructure appliance vendors amongst...

MemVerge sees petabyte-size memory pools ahead with CXL bus

Interview: MemVerge co-founder and CEO Charles Fan believes we are transitioning  to an era of very big, petabyte-level CXL-connected memory pools. CPUs, GPUs and other accelerators will...

Intel teases short-ruler Optane drive with speed boost and NAND SSD to OCP

Intel is set to increase the speed of its Optane P5800X drive and label it the P5801X. And it's also working on the D7-P5520 NAND SSD.

Resistance is not futile, according to ReRAM startup Weebit Nano

Resistive RAM startup Weebit Nano has lifted the lid on its strategy to bring its ReRAM storage class memory to a fairly crowded market. B&F took a...

GridGain gets big speed boost from app-direct Optane

In-memory computing supplier GridGain is gaining 10x-100x speed boost by supporting Optane PMem and Intel’s AVX-512 instructions. GridGain provides an in-memory facility for running...

Ice Lake scales MemVerge in-memory SW to new heights

Updated Memory Machine software from MemVerge runs applications faster with support for Ice Lake CPUs and increased memory capacity. MemVerge CEO Charles Fan issued...

VAST Data exits hardware business, pivots to software subscriptions

VAST Data, the high performance storage startup, is to stop selling its own hardware. It will concentrate instead on selling software on a subscription basis, and...

We need to talk about Micron

Micron’s 3D XPoint withdrawal last week prompted much debate about the implications for Intel, the future of storage-class memory, the prospects for CXL, and the direction...