EMC hikes power of VNX line

EMC Corp. is putting more muscle into its top-selling storage line in Canada. The company said Wednesday that new versions of the mid-range VNX series have been optimized for solid-state hard drives with

Published on: September 4th, 2013 Howard Solomon

EMC launches ‘Project Lightning’ PCIe

FRAMINGHAM, Mass -- EMC today launched its long-awaited "Project Lightning," now called the VFCache product line, an initiative to sell PCIe-based NAND flash cards for servers as a caching element to increase I/O performance

Published on: February 6th, 2012 Lucas Mearian

Intel, Toshiba, Samsung aim to halve chip circuitry size

Three unlikely bedfellows have joined forces to halve the size of the technology used to make NAND flash chips and microprocessors in an effort to vastly increase the density and capacity of solid-state

Published on: November 1st, 2010 Lucas Mearian

Data warehousing vendors bicker over flash memory

Scalability has been the buzzword for data warehousing vendors over the past several years, with the standout questions being, how many petabytes of data can I store? And how many servers and nodes? In

Published on: February 1st, 2010 Eric Lai

MySpace dumps server hard disks for flash drives

Social networking site MySpace.com announced today that it has switched from using hard disk drives in its servers to using PCI Express (PCIe) cards loaded with solid state chips as primary storage for

Published on: October 19th, 2009 Lucas Mearian

Which operating system is best for SSDs?

Solid-state disk (SSD) drive architecture can play a big role in how fast a computer boots up and performs. But how big a role the SSDs play -- and how much faster an

Published on: December 11th, 2008 Lucas Mearian

16 new world changing technologies

The Next Big thing? The memristor, a microscopic component that can "remember" electrical states even when turned off. It's expected to be far cheaper and faster than flash storage. A theoretical concept since

Published on: November 25th, 2008 Christopher Null

Intel releases solid-state flash for servers and storage

Intel has started shipping new solid-state flash drives designed for servers, workstations and storage devices. Intel announced the move Wednesday with Sun, which pledged to deliver storage products using Intel's flash technology. Earlier

Published on: October 19th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

German, Taiwanese firms team on memory chips

German memory chip giant Qimonda AG late last week announced a five-year pact to develop several types of non-volatile memory technologies with Macronix International, known for the memory chips it supplies to Nintendo's

Published on: January 3rd, 2008 Dan Nystedt