Use Intel Optane NVMe U.2 SFF 8639 SSD drive in PCIe slot

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Use NVMe U.2 SFF 8639 disk drive form factor SSD in PCIe slotNeed to install or use an Intel Optane NVMe 900P or other Nonvolatile Memory (NVM) Express NVMe based U.2 SFF 8639 disk drive form factor Solid State Device (SSD) into PCIe a slot? For example, I needed ...

Cisco Next Gen 32Gb Fibre Channel NVMe SAN Updates

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Cisco Next Gen 32Gb Fibre Channel and NVMe SAN Updates Cisco announced today next generation MDS storage area networking (SAN) Fibre Channel (FC) switches with 32Gb, along with NVMe over FC support.Cisco Fibre Channel (FC) Directors (Left) and Switches (Right)Highlights of the Cisco announcement include:MDS 9700 48 port 32Gbps FC ...

March 2017 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Volume 17, Issue III Hello and welcome to the March 2017 issue of the Server StorageIO update newsletter. First a reminder world backup (and recovery) day is on March 31. Following up from the February Server StorageIO update newsletter that had a focus on data protection this edition includes some additional posts, ...

If NVMe is the answer, what are the questions?

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

If NVMe is the answer, what are the questions?Updated 5/31/2018If NVMe is the answer, then what are the various questions that should be asked? Some common questions that NVMe is the answer to include what is the difference between NVM and NVMe? Is NVMe only for servers, does NVMe require ...

SSD, flash, Non-volatile memory (NVM) storage Trends, Tips & Topics

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

SSD, flash, Non-volatile memory (NVM) storage Trends, Tips & Topics Updated 2/2/2018Will 2017 be there year of solid state device (SSD), all flash, or all Non-volatile memory (NVM) based storage data centers and data infrastructures? Recently I did a piece over at InfoStor looking at SSD trends, tips and related topics. SSDs ...

NVMe Place NVM Non Volatile Memory Express Resources

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Welcome to NVMe place NVM Non Volatile Memory Express Resources. NVMe place is about Non Volatile Memory (NVM) Express (NVMe) with Industry Trends Perspectives, Tips, Tools, Techniques, Technologies, News and other information. Updated 8/23/2018 Disclaimer Please note that this NVMe place resources site is independent of the industry trade and promoters group NVM ...

August Server StorageIO Update Newsletter – NVM and Flash SSD Focus

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015



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 ...

Enterprise SSHD and Flash SSD Part of an Enterprise Tiered Storage Strategy

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Enterprise SSHD and Flash SSD Part of an Enterprise Tiered Storage Strategy The question to ask yourself is not if flash Solid State Device (SSD) technologies are in your future. Instead the questions are when, where, using what, how to configure and related themes. SSD including traditional DRAM and NAND flash-based ...

Nand flash SSD NVM SCM server storage I/O memory conversations

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

Updated 1/10/2018 The SSD Place (NVM, SCM, PM, Flash, 3D XPoint, MRAM, NVMe Server, Storage, I/O Topics Now and then somebody asks me if I'm familiar with flash or nand flash Solid State Devices (SSD) along with other non-volatile memory (NVM) technologies and trends including NVM Express (NVMe). Having been involved with various ...

WD buys nand flash SSD storage I/O cache vendor Virident

Monday, September 9th, 2013

WD buys nand flash SSD storage I/O cache vendor Virident Congratulations to Virident for being bought today for $645 Million USD by Western Digital (WD). Virident a nand flash PCIe card startup vendor has been around for several years and in the last year or two has ...

Inaugural episode of the SSD Show podcast at Myce.com

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Inaugural episode of the SSD Show podcast at Myce.com The other day I was invited by Jeremy Reynolds and J.W. Aldershoff to be a guest on the Inaugural episode of their new SSD Show podcast (click here to learn more or listen in).Many different facets or faces of nand flash SSD ...

Part II: IBM Server Side Storage I/O SSD Flash Cache Software

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Part II IBM Server Flash Cache Storage I/O accelerator for SSD This is the second in a two-part post series on IBM's Flash Cache Storage Accelerator (FCSA) for Solid State Device (SSD) storage announced today. You can view part I of the IBM FCSA announcement synopsis here.Some FCSA ssd ...

Viking SATADIMM: Nand flash SATA SSD in DDR3 DIMM slot?

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Today computer and data storage memory vendor Viking announced that SSD vendor Solidfire has deployed their SATADIMM modules in DDR3 DIMM (e.g. Random Access Memory (RAM) main memory) slots of their SF SSD based storage solution.Solidfire SD solution with SATADIMM via VikingNand flash SATA SSD ...