Flash Storage (SSD)

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Why flash belongs on the server

Hyperconverged solutions deliver the benefits of centralized storage without the bottlenecks of traditional storage architecture

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Debunking SSD myths

Despite the huge gains that solid-state drives are making, some myths persist -- all unjustified

Temporary sales ban hits SanDisk's SSD server business

The ban could also have consequences for server vendors IBM, Huawei, Lenovo, and Supermicro

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Intel doubles capacity of its data center SSD

Intel's SSD DC S3500 Series jumps to 1.6TB, and the M.2 form factor flash expansion card is no longer just a boot drive

SSD storage is the future of the cloud

For many workloads, high-IOPS SSDs in the cloud will bring real performance benefits, with Google leading the charge

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Couchbase readies next-generation NoSQL storage engine

Couchbase 3.0 promises faster performance, plus sneak peeks at the new ForestDB database engine and N1QL query language

SanDisk announces the Ultra II series of SSDs

The SSDs are available in capacities ranging from 120GB to 960GB, with the 240GB model selling for $115

SSD controllers may run your applications someday

Applications should work more closely with storage, even turning over some CPU work, Samsung says

Samsung boosts flash density with 3-bit, 32-layer design

The new technology should help to drive down the cost per bit of NAND

Storage maker builds fast SSD to prepare for life after NAND flash

Western Digital's HGST subsidiary used phase change memory and developed its own low-latency interface software

Intel releases its most reliable pro SSD

But the Pro 2500 only has a 5-year warranty at a time when 10-year warranties are becoming common

Dell Storage branches out with midsize arrays, software-defined appliances

New arrays will be configurable as hybrid or all flash and will undercut competing solid-state arrays

Seagate to buy LSI's flash storage business from Avago for $450M

The deal is expected to broaden Seagate's offerings in the flash storage business

Samsung's new 1TB SSD is based on latest 3D technology

Samsung has also released 128GB, 256GB and 512GB SSDs based on new V-NAND technology

Buckle up -- SSDs are about to get up to four times faster

A Japanese research team uses a write algorithm that can be added to existing drives to get past performance bottlenecks

SanDisk ships its first self-encrypting SSDs

The drives includes management software with an administrative dashboard

Samsung readies shipments of SSDs pitched at data center

The PM853T uses 3-bit MLC technology to increase storage density and lower cost

Violin and Microsoft play all-flash storage duet to speed up applications

Storage vendor puts Windows Storage Server in its flash array for enterprises, speeding data delivery for use in Microsoft applications

Review: Netgear's ReadyData makes a splash with flash

Netgear's better, faster rack-mount NAS and iSCSI SAN makes the case for enterprise workloads with read and write caching and unlimited snapshots

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