A look at how flash storage and AI have impacted each other, and how flash prices are set to change
Flash memory was, without doubt, a groundbreaking technology when it first entered enterprise datacenters around two decades ago and immediately began transforming the performance of a wide range of applications. We wanted to understand the relationship between flash and the revolutionary developme... Read more
Samsung predicts a petabyte SSD in the next decade
At the recent China Flash Memory Market Summit, Samsung has boldly predicted that a single SSD capacity could reach 1 PB within the next decade. This comes after the company showcased a prototype 128TB SSD at last year's August Flash Memory Summit.
The device used QLC (4 bits/cell) NAND, boasted... Read more
Pure Storage unveils FlashBlade//E for unstructured data storage
The new offering promises to "makes the all-flash data center a reality"
This week Pure Storage announced the availability of FlashBlade//E, which the company touts as "a scale-out unstructured data repository built to handle exponential data growth with industry-leading energy efficiency".
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Western Digital reinvents (hybrid) HDD
Western Digital manufactures both "traditional" hard disk drives (HDD) and flash drives. Nobody else in the market does this. So it makes pretty good sense for it to bring a hybrid drive to market. However, it is a fundamentally different hybrid drive than we have seen before.
The concept of the... Read more
90% of pre-owned storage devices contain business and personal data
About 90% of resold storage media devices (mainly hard drives & USB sticks) contain private or business data, put there by former users. The conclusion comes from a new study conducted by the security firm Kaspersky.
The data could be anything from finance-related documents and work emails t... Read more
Dell makes all-flash ‘fast object storage’ appliance for mainstream
Dell has made its first all-flash object storage appliance, signaling the arrival of flash object storage in the mainstream. The performance jump between disk and flash is significant. Dell says that the new ECS EXF900 is fast enough to be used in AI applications.
In different terms, object stor... Read more
Pure Storage introduces all-QLC storage array
Pure Storage has introduced a new version of its FlashArray//C-. This storage system is based on QLC flash memory, which should eliminate the use of hybrid arrays in data centers. This offers possibilities, especially for so-called Tier 2 workloads.
With the introduction, the world's firs... Read more
Huawei releases new AI solutions
At Huawei Connect 2019, Huawei presented its new strategy for the development of solutions and applications in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The new solutions and applications include a new AI architecture for IP networks and a management & control system for self-driving vehicles.... Read more
Samsung launches fastest flash storage ever: 512GB eUFS 3.0
Samsung has started mass-producing what they say is the fastest flash storage ever. These are the 512 GB eUFS 3.0 chips, which must be twenty times faster than a typical microSD card. That's what ZDNet reports.
The chip will be the first 512 GB eUFS 3.0 chip for mobile devices, which is twice as fas... Read more