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
When NexGen Storage was acquired by Fusion-io, industry analysts scratched their heads and tried to figure out why the PCIe flash darling wanted them. But when flash maker SanDisk acquired Fusion-io, most assumed that was the end of ioControl (neÃ© NexGen). Then something odd happened last week: SanDisk announced a spin-out of the surviving, thriving NexGen Storage. John Spiers … [Read more...] about NexGen Storage is Back!
On reading my thoughts about the evolution of enterprise storage, culminating in what I called “The Rack Endgame” where a rack of storage, networking, and compute becomes a the basic entity of the datacenter, many pointed out that this looks an awful lot like the Facebook-led Open Compute Project (OCP). This is entirely intentional. But OCP is simply one expression of this new … [Read more...] about The Rack Endgame: Open Compute Project
The storage industry was abuzz yesterday with news that SanDisk will buy Fusion-io for $1.1 billion. Lots of folks seem confused by this, but I think that's because they don't know who SanDisk really are. After having been exposed to both companies' management, products, and strategy, I think this is a great fit and excellent news for the storage industry. SanDisk Is More … [Read more...] about Why SanDisk + Fusion-io = Awesome
This week I'm off to San Francisco to attend two events: Fusion-io promises to "change the way you look at flash storage" on Wednesday, and I'll be presenting on Microsoft Windows storage technologies at PacITPros TechDays SF on Thursday! I don't actually know much about the Fusion-io event. It's not secret, and I'm sure I'll be tweeting and blogging about what they say, … [Read more...] about PacITPros TechDays SF