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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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All Flash Storage Solutions for Getting From Now to Next
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn how businesses must address their storage architecture to cope with the rising expectation of enterprise applications. Inside, uncover how all-flash storage will play an exceeding important role in this scenario and see for yourself where you can turn for systems of your own.
Posted: 07 Mar 2016 | Published: 07 Mar 2016

Kaminario

Enterprise DBAs on Flash: Real Stories
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: The following series of real stories from IT dives into the DBA nightmare and reveals how flash storage helped these several businesses overcome their various challenges.
Posted: 07 Mar 2016 | Published: 07 Mar 2016

Pure Storage

The OLTP DBMS Market Becomes the Operational DBMS Market
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: View this exclusive white paper to learn how flash memory, DRAM, and other technology advances are changing the database management system marketing (DBMS) market. Learn how to readdress the way you handle your infrastructure to keep pace with and capitalize on these new advances.
Posted: 07 Mar 2016 | Published: 07 Mar 2016

Pure Storage

Business Impact of Rapid Application Response Time
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will examine the perception that flash storage costs are higher than the perceived benefit and will debunk that theory with actual costs, systems considerations, and more.
Posted: 03 Mar 2016 | Published: 03 Mar 2016

Tegile

Critical Capabilities for General-Purpose Midrange Storage Arrays
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: This Gartner report outlines the 16 best storage arrays and takes a closer look at their features. Read on to learn about the differences between these arrays so that you can make an informed purchasing decision.
Posted: 03 Mar 2016 | Published: 03 Mar 2016

Nimble Storage

Overcoming the Obstacles to the All Flash Data Center
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: The following eBook outlines the key steps to ensure that your organization's journey to an all-flash data center is the most cost-effective and non-disruptive option available. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 03 Mar 2016 | Published: 03 Mar 2016

Nimble Storage

2016 State of Storage in Virtualization
sponsored by Tegile
WHITE PAPER: In the following exclusive white paper, uncover the data center and storage virtualization trends taking place in 2016. View now and see how flash storage is playing a major part in influencing how virtualization evolves and discover how you must prepare your businesses for changes to come.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 02 Mar 2016

Tegile

SSDs for Big Data – Fast Processing Requires High-Performance Storage
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper dives into the influence of high-performing storage systems have on big data applications. Read on and discover why solid-state drives are leading the way for empowered big data initiatives.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Micron Technology

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide All-Flash Array
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: The following IDC MarketScape briefly examines several emerging leaders in the AFA market and hones in one vendor in particular. Read on to uncover the strengths, challenges, and buying guidance regarding this particular vendor, and discover why they have become an influential force in the AFA market.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Pure Storage

Flash Storage Buyer's Guide
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of the following exclusive guide is to provide a basis for evaluating and selecting all-flash storage for enterprise class environments.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Pure Storage

Five Considerations For Adopting Enterprise Flash Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: If you're in the market for or are simply considering flash storage for your business, this white paper will provide you with five things to consider when weighing your flash options.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

The Growing Need for Read-Heavy, Write-Light SSD Systems Explained
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: In the following resource, learn about read-heavy, write-light SSD storage technology and why it is becoming the go-to choice for many data centers around the world.
Posted: 26 Feb 2016 | Published: 26 Feb 2016

Micron Technology

The Evolution of Storage: What's Next for Flash
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: The following exclusive article examines the ever-pressing need for businesses to get more performance out of their storage environments and introduces Rack-Scale Flash—a new way forward in cost-effectively removing latency and greatly improving storage agility. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 22 Feb 2016

EMC

All-SSD Database VSAN Platform
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how implementing SSD for database applications can easily boost performance without added costs and complexities. Read on to learn how to get stable and reliable performance for virtual database backed applications.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2016

Micron Technology

Best Practices for SSD Performance Measurement
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the best practices for SSD performance measurement. Read on to learn about test mechanics, tools, and metrics for testing and how you can implement them at your organization.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2016

Micron Technology

Invest in the Right Flash Storage Solution: A Guide for the Savvy Tech Buyer
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In the following, easy-to-read guide, gain the insights you need to make the right buying decision regarding flash storage now and in the future.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Published: 25 Jan 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

2015 General-Purpose Disk Arrays Comparison
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This Gartner report makes your decision making easier by outlines the best of the best solid state storage arrays. Read on to learn about the strengths and drawbacks of top vendors, so that you can find the storage array that best fits your needs.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 21 Oct 2015

Tintri

Critical Capabilities for General-Purpose Midrange Storage Arrays
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: This Gartner report outlines the 16 best storage arrays and takes a closer look at their features. Read on to learn about the differences between these arrays so that you can make an informed purchasing decision.
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 | Published: 19 Jan 2016

Tintri

Comparing Storage Options for Virtualized and Cloud Environments
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Thankfully, new storage strategies have emerged that are designed to handle the demands of virtual environments. In this white paper, two of these storage strategies are compared side-by-side. Read it now to determine which option is right for you.
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 | Published: 19 Jan 2016

Tintri

NetApp All-Flash FAS - Performance of Flash
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Today's featured resource takes the guesswork out of all the pros, cons, costs and considerations when it comes to flash adoption and all-flash arrays. Plus, we share with you the results from a recent survey of 300 senior IT pros who reveal why they chose to adopt flash sooner rather than later.
Posted: 06 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

NetApp

Evaluator Group - Investing Strategically in All Flash Arrays
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: With more solid state storage options available than ever before, choosing the solution that's right for your organization is a big to do. And if you're like your peers, then you want to be sure that you're investing strategically and wisely.
Posted: 05 Jan 2016 | Published: 15 May 2015

NetApp

Why Flash Storage Needs to Be Your Next Business Solution
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines why companies should move to flash storage. Read on to learn about how you can overcome enterprise storage challenges, and review the requirements of flash storage so that you can implement the technology with ease.
Posted: 11 Dec 2015 | Published: 11 Dec 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

How to Make Oracle Databases Faster and More Efficient with Pure Storage
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: In the following white paper learn about the positive implications of implementing solid state storage and all-flash arrays for Oracle database initiatives. Read on to learn about the benefits all-flash can offer to Oracle projects including improved application performance, improved resource utilization, reduced power consumption, and more.
Posted: 10 Dec 2015 | Published: 10 Dec 2015

Pure Storage

VDI Storage Platform Meets Performance Demands of Thousands of VMs
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a storage system that provides a simple to manage, cost-effective VDI storage platform that meets the performance demands of thousands of VMs. Inside you'll explore the reference architecture for this platform and see how it performed.
Posted: 09 Dec 2015 | Published: 09 Dec 2015

Tintri

The Total Economic Impact of Pure Storage FlashArray FA-400 Series Storage Solutions
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper is designed to help businesses better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with an investment in Pure Storage FlashArray FA-400 Series Storage Solutions. View now and see for yourself if this all-flash array is right for your environment.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Pure Storage
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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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