EMC DSSD D5 Rack Scale Direct Attached Shared SSD All Flash Array Part I

Monday, February 29th, 2016

EMC DSSD D5 Rack Scale Direct Attached Shared SSD All Flash Array Part IThis is the first post in a two-part series pertaining to the EMC DSSD D5 announcement, you can read part two here. EMC announced today the general availability of their DSSD D5 Shared Direct Attached SSD (DAS) flash ...

Intel Micron 3D XPoint server storage NVM SCM PM SSD

Friday, July 31st, 2015

3D XPoint server storage class memory SCMUpdated 1/31/2018Intel Micron 3D XPoint server storage NVM SCM PM SSD. This is the second of a three-part series on the recent Intel and Micron 3D XPoint server storage memory announcement. Read Part I here and Part III here. Is this 3D XPoint marketing, ...

3D XPoint nvm pm scm storage class memory

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Part III - 3D XPoint server storage class memory SCMUpdated 1/31/20183D XPoint nvm pm scm storage class memory. This is the third of a three-part series on the recent Intel and Micron 3D XPoint server storage memory announcement. Read Part I here and Part II here. What is 3D XPoint and ...

May and June 2015 Server StorageIO Update Newsletter

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

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EMCworld 2015 How Do You Want Your Storage Wrapped?

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

EMCworld 2015 How Do You Want Your Storage Wrapped? Back in early May I was invited by EMC to attend EMCworld 2015 which included both the public sessions, as well as several NDA based discussions. Keep in mind that there is the known, there is the unknown (or assumed or ...

How to test your HDD SSD or all flash array (AFA) storage fundamentals

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

How to test your HDD SSD AFA Hybrid or cloud storageUpdated 2/14/2018Over at BizTech Magazine I have a new article 4 Ways to Performance Test Your New HDD or SSD that provides a quick guide to verifying or learning what the speed characteristic of your new storage device are capable ...

How many I/O iops can flash SSD or HDD do?

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

How many i/o iops can flash ssd or hdd do with vmware?Updated 2/10/2018A common question I run across is how many I/O iopsS can flash SSD or HDD storage device or system do or give. The answer is or should be it depends. This is the first of a two-part series looking ...

Two companies on parallel tracks moving like trains offset by time: EMC and NetApp

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

I see some similarities and parallels between two competing companies. Those companies happen to be in the same sector (e.g. IT data storage) however offset by time (about a decade or) subject to continued execution by both. Those two companies are EMC and NetApp. Some people might assert that these ...