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Experiences in the Home Lab – Comparing Hybrid and All-Flash VSAN

Happy 2016 to all! I wish you all the best for the year. After enjoying some time off during the holidays with my family, during the ‘short week’ in-between Christmas and New Year’s Day, I spent...

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Why All-Flash VSAN Really Has a Better TCO

In 2013, when VMware first released Virtual SAN (VSAN), Micron saw a significant opportunity to leverage solid state drives (SSDs) to maximize VSAN’s performance and functionality while extending...

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Bring Crucial Home for the Holidays

Ho, ho, ho! Santa’s on his way with new computer software and games! But are your home desktops and laptops up to the task? Get them ready with a powerful memory upgrade and speedy new SSD from...

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CMOS Under the Array

CMOS Under the Array? That probably sounds like some new militaristic video game, but it is really an innovation in flash memory that enables lower cost solutions. Let me explain.

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How Fast Is Fast? Understanding Competitive Benchmarks for Flash Storage

Storage workload needs are evolving at an unprecedented rate. Workloads that were once satiated by the IOPS of spinning disks (HDDs)  now greedily hunger for the performance  flash-based devices...

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Choosing Storage Devices for VMware All Flash Virtual SAN (Without Overspending) — Part 1

Storage workload needs are evolving at an unprecedented rate. Workloads that were once satiated by the IOPS of spinning disks (HDDs)  now greedily hunger for the performance  flash-based devices...

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The Misrepresentation on the Value of Data

My recent travels have taken me to some customer meetings where I have had the chance to talk to some very forward-thinking CIOs and technologists. In our conversations it has become clear to me...

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How M510DC SSD + PostgreSQL Combo Brings High Performance and Easy Scale-Up to Business Intelligence Platforms

Variety is constant, change is constant and demands are constant when designing and deploying a new business intelligence/decision support system (BI/DSS) platform. Build too small and you won’t...

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Rethinking Your Database Storage Infrastructure

In this blog, I give a broad overview of a new category of storage infrastructure that is tightly coupled with database application features: PCIe SSDs on local servers with application-level data...

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Micron Storage: Oh, the Places We’ll Go!

With camera crew in tow, I was recently afforded the opportunity to interview some of Micron’s storage visionaries. My interviewees are all relatively new to Micron – each having spent a good...

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Enterprise SSD Encryption Shouldn’t Be Spooky!

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is winding down here in the United States, and we are gearing up for our Halloween celebrations. As the spooks and specters float about here at the end of...

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Mode 2 Infrastructure and Flash – a SOLID Approach

Recently, I was invited to speak at the Gartner Symposium in Orlando, Florida. The presentation I chose to deliver was on the importance of flash in mode 2 data center designs. What’s “mode 2”, you...

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