I'm really excited about the prospects of memory-addressable flash. Moving flash closer to the CPU and addressing it as memory rather than block storage brings tremendous performance benefits, and is a once-in-a-generation radical change to system architecture. But questions remain as to how it can be integrated with today's applications. Now Plexistor is here with a promising … [Read more...] about Plexistor Integrates NVDIMM for Every Application
Piling on to whatever new buzzword has the attention of the public is as old as marketing. But marketers that engage in these tactics are doing themselves and their companies a disservice. This is especially for major purchases that require deliberation and invite comparisons. Over time, the truth will come out and real buyers won't be fooled. Usage is Fluid Too often, when … [Read more...] about Marketers: Fudging the Meaning of Buzzwords Matters (To You!)
Yesterday, Visuality Systems released the beta of their new NQ Storage stack, which brings Microsoft's SMB protocol to OEM storage arrays. This established company has been the main supplier of SMB support in the embedded device market for over a decade, but NQ Storage brings their technology to the enterprise. Eight well-known storage array companies have already licensed the … [Read more...] about Every Device Can Speak SMB Protocol Thanks To Visuality Systems
A few years back, I wrote an immensely-popular series of blog posts outlining the four things that were holding storage system performance back, and the ways to fix them. At the time, I created some presentation content to go along with these posts, and even considered pulling them into a white paper, but nothing came of that. Now, however, I'm pleased to announce that my Four … [Read more...] about The Four Horsemen of Storage System Performance Are Coming To Life!
Dell and EMC announced today that they have reached a deal to combine, taking EMC private and retaining control of VMware. But this transaction is complicated by EMC's 80% stake in VMware. Let's consider the value of that substantial and important holding and what it means for the Dell offer. How Analysts Value EMC Stock According to TREFIS, EMC's value is split between … [Read more...] about Doodling on the Value of EMC, VMware, and Dell’s Offer