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DEFINITION: Flash memory (sometimes called "flash RAM") is a type of constantly-powered nonvolatile memory that can be erased and reprogrammed in units of memory called blocks. It is a variation of electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM) which, unlike flash memory, is erased and rewritten at the byte level, which is slower than flash memory updating. Flash memory is often used to hold control  … 
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XtremIO and XenDesktop for the Best User Experience
sponsored by Citrix and EMC XtremIO
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the top 10 mistakes organizations make when it comes to preparing for VDI and explains how an all-flash storage system can help overcome those directly related to storage provisioning.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

Citrix and EMC XtremIO

Best Practices for Optimizing Flash Media Performance in Embedded Applications
sponsored by HGST
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the need for optimizations to take place during the system design process, and highlights best practices for embedded system designers.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

HGST

Technical Computing Benefits with IBM FlashSystem
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why high performance computing (HPC) systems generate and consume massive amounts of data that are hungry for high storage performance, and explores the technical computing benefits offered from a major vendor's comprehensive flash portfolio.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Analysis of IBM XIV Storage: Customer Performance Experiences
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper summarizes real user insights from 9 users of IBM's XIV storage system. Research focused on the system performance and flash-caching ability through a series of interviews with these users.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

IBM

Hitachi Unified Storage VM All Flash System: Comparative Guide
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an in-depth comparative guide to 9 different all-flash storage models as they are compared between 25 features.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hitachi Data Systems

Top Five Reasons Why Customers Deploy a Flash 1st Strategy on EMC VMX Storage
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This brief guide gives the top 5 reasons why customers deploy a Flash 1st strategy on EMC VNX storage and explains the benefits of this innovative approach to storage.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

EMC & Arrow

Saving Time and Money with Savvy use of Flash in Automated Storage Tiering
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This resource talks about EM's FLASH 1st strategy, which is designed to leverage SSDs and flash technologies and combine them with storage optimization in order to drive greater ROI and efficiency from storage.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

EMC & Arrow

Unlocking the Power of Flash with the MCx- Enabled Next- Generation VNX
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines the reasons that organizations are moving from HDDs to higher-performance media and adopting MCx technology to manage the higher I/O intensity. It also examines the evolution of storage controllers, from traditional HDD controllers to "hybrid array"controllers capable of optimizing flash media and multi-core CPUs.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Aug 2013

EMC & Arrow

EMC XtremIO Executive Overview
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a solution that provides a 100 percent flash-based scale-out storage array that will help control the cost, deliver scalability and optimize efficiency  of flash storage.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

EMC & Arrow

EMC’s Flash Strategy
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores why one industry leader is doubling down on its investment in flash in order to drive dramatic and necessary change by developing a comprehensive flash portfolio built to fit a wide array of situations.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

EMC & Arrow

Is Your SAN Architecture Ready for Flash?
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at the performance gap caused by aging storage architectures, and the solutions that have brought both benefits and obstacles along the way.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Brocade

Altering IT Capabilities with Solid-State Storage
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper identifies 4 major challenges with solid-state storage implementation, and Taneja Group offers recommendations for tackling these challenges.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 27 Mar 2014

Symantec Corporation

Maximize the Benefits of Flash with HP's All Flash Array – 3PAR StoreServ 7450
sponsored by HP India
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive white paper and uncover all the key features of HP's latest flash-based storage array.
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

HP India

Flash: Lighting a Path to Success. 10 Ways to Transform Your Business in a Digital Economy
sponsored by Fusion-io
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the value of flash technology by analyzing 10 important questions you should be asking.
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 10 Mar 2014

Fusion-io

VMware Server Side Caching - Flash SSD or DRAM
sponsored by Infinio
WHITE PAPER: This study from Storage Switzerland provides a comparison of flash-based caching to DRAM-based caching, focusing on the challenges associated with each, their relative reliability, the volatility of each, and more.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

Infinio

Running Highly Available, High Performance Databases in a SAN-Free Environment
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights an in-server solid-state solution that will provide you with 4 times the performance of traditional SAN at an 80% cost reduction.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Symantec Corporation

Unlock In-Server Flash with InfiniBand and Symantec Cluster File System powered by Veritas
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This resource delivers a solution to maximize the performance of in-server flash in a redundant configuration by incorporating a faster interconnect that moves data between systems.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Symantec Corporation

Hitachi Accelerated Flash: An Innovative Approach to Solid-State Storage
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features a purpose-built flash controller that exploits the attractively priced MLC NAND technology.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hitachi Data Systems

IBM_Flash_Storage_in_OLAP_Database_Environments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper showcases a comprehensive flash storage solution that allows your business to use data driven applications that operate at high availability and peak performance.
Posted: 30 Dec 2013 | Published: 16 Apr 2013

IBM

IBM Storwize V7000 performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the benchmark results of a leading server/storage configuration. Obtain detailed information on the unique configuration that was tested as well as the specific architectural components of each.
Posted: 30 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2012

IBM

Report from Storage Switzerland - Using All-Flash Arrays to Solve Tier-1 Database Problems
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will help you choose the right all-flash array and also provide tips that can help you configure your storage effectively.
Posted: 24 Dec 2013 | Published: 24 Dec 2013

Pure Storage

eBook - Flash Buyers Guide
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This guide provides the questions that can help prospective all-flash storage systems buyers to compare and contrast the various solutions available.
Posted: 24 Dec 2013 | Published: 24 Dec 2013

Pure Storage

Flash Storage for All: Improve Efficiency, Deliver Better Experiences and More
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how flash storage can preserve existing IT investments while boosting the performance and usability of your virtualization technologies.
Posted: 24 Dec 2013 | Published: 24 Dec 2013

Pure Storage

F5 Networks Removes VM Storage Bottlenecks and Reduces Waste with Tintri Vmstore
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This concise white paper dives deep into a case study that answers your need for a VM storage solution that provides the performance you need with a small footprint.
Posted: 23 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Tintri

Lab Evaluation of NetApp Flash Accel and Flash Cache Technology
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover innovative flash technology designed to significantly improve storage efficiency.
Posted: 31 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

NetApp
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FLASH MEMORY DEFINITION (continued): …  code such as the basic input/output system (BIOS) in a personal computer. When BIOS needs to be changed (rewritten), the flash memory can be written to in block (rather than byte) sizes, making it easy to update. On the other hand, flash memory is not useful as random access memory (RAM) because RAM needs to be addressable at the byte (not the block) level.Flash memory gets its name because the microchip is organized so that a section of memory cells are erased in a single action or "flash." The erasure is caused by Fowler-Nordheim tunneling in which electrons pierce through a thin dielectric … 
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