Storage Unpacked 250 – Infinidat announces SSA Express and higher capacity SSA II (Sponsored)

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In this episode Chris gets an update on new announcements from Infinidat, including SSA Express and higher-capacity SSA II systems. SSA Express is a new feature of the InfiniBox “classic” platform that allows customers to implement what looks like a virtual SSA (all-flash array) within a hybrid InfiniBox. The solution effectively pins volumes in SSD rather than allowing the data to cascade to the HDD layer, with the benefit of SSA performance for no additional cost on 95% of hardware in the field. Infinidat has also introduced a new SSA II, the F4316T with up …

Storage Unpacked 240 – Predicting the HDD to SSD Transition Timeline

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In this episode, Chris is joined by Phison CTO Sebastien Jean to discuss the transition from HDD to SSD. As pricing for the two media types comes close to reaching parity, this conversation looks at how the two media are evolving and how NAND flash SSDs are set to become the de facto choice for the enterprise data centre. The transition to an all-flash data centre has been predicted for some time, however end game could be on the horizon as soon as 2025 or 2026. The Phison blog discussed by Sebastien can be found …

#237 – Flash Memory Summit 2022 in Review with Chris Mellor

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In this episode, Chris chats to friend of the show Chris Mellor from Blocks and Files. Both Chris’s attended Flash Memory Summit this year, held annually in San Jose and in person for the first time since 2019. Two big technology developments stand out from this year’s event. Firstly CXL, which is current flavour of the month with all vendors. The second is the diversity of SSD products, from computational storage to Ethernet drives. Chris walks through some of his observations, including MemVerge, NeuroBlade, Intel, Micron, Neo Semiconductor and Solidigm. There’s a lot to unpack …