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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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How Flash Storage Changes Everything
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses a flash storage solution that helps you overcome the typical barriers associated with this technology.
Posted: 23 Dec 2013 | Published: 23 Dec 2013

Pure Storage

Flash-optimized Data Progression
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource showcases how a flash-optimized storage solution has changed the economics of flash storage and opens up the use of flash to a broader set of deployments at a more accessible prince point.
Posted: 17 Dec 2013 | Published: 17 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc.

Mixed All-Flash Array Delivers Safer High Performance
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper showcases a sale-out all-flash storage array that redefines the economics of enterprise storage be deploying a single platform for block and file with built-in efficiency, resiliency and intelligence to optimize your IT budget.
Posted: 17 Dec 2013 | Published: 08 Aug 2013

Dell, Inc.

SSG Report: Dell #1 Vendor of Choice for SSDs
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report delves into the use cases where solid state storage has tremendous performance advantages and can produce reduced costs due to performance or enable applications that have been near to impossible using HDD technology.
Posted: 17 Dec 2013 | Published: 16 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc.

5 Top Reasons to Consider Flash Storage for the Enterprise
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will gain insight into the top five reasons why you should consider flash technology for your enterprise.
Posted: 16 Dec 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

Dell, Inc.

SSG Report: Enterprise Use Cases for Solid State Storage/Flash Memory
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This analyst report outlines enterprise solid state storage and why it matters to customers. It also highlights findings from a study of more than 550 IT professionals on their plans for SSD deployment. Read on to find out what your peers chose as the #1 vendor of choice to deploy flash and solid state storage technologies.
Posted: 04 Dec 2013 | Published: 17 Sep 2013

Dell and VMware

Flash Gains Ground as Enterprise Storage Option
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper explores the benefits and limitations of flash and how IT can develop an enterprise-level storage strategy that leverages—but doesn't rely exclusively—on flash. Read on now to learn more.
Posted: 04 Dec 2013 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

Dell and VMware

Flash-optimized Data Progression
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This resource showcases how a flash-optimized storage solution has changed the economics of flash storage and opens up the use of flash to a broader set of deployments at a more accessible prince point.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 19 Nov 2013

Dell and VMware

SSG Report: Dell #1 Vendor of Choice for SSDs
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This report outlines enterprise solid state storage and why it matters to customers. It also highlights findings from a study of more than 550 IT professionals on their plans for SSD deployment. Find out what your peers chose as the #1 vendor of choice to deploy flash/SSDs.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 19 Nov 2013

Dell and VMware

Mixed All-Flash Array Delivers Safer High Performance
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This resource details how automated tiering technologies have been enabled to move data between different types of flash based storage using a flash-optimized storage solution.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 08 Aug 2013

Dell and VMware

Designing Flash Optimized Storage Systems
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This resource focuses on the Dell architecture as a reference example of the application of flash tiering within a storage array, together with integration of magnetic drives.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 08 Nov 2013

Dell and VMware

6 Ways Compellent Changes the Economics of Flash Storage
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how you can get flash storage at the price of disk and details the capabilities and benefits of a technology that makes it possible.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Dell and VMware

Flash: Changing the Economics of Storage
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: IT managers today are looking for a lot in a storage technology. They need high I/O performance and low latency, as well as capacity-optimized storage. Is there a tool that can handle these opposite, yet escalating, requirements? Access this resource to find out why flash storage might be the answer.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 19 Sep 2013

Dell and VMware

ESG Lab Report: Dell Compellent, Breakthrough Savings with Flash Optimized SSD Tiering
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This ESG white paper explores a flash-optimized storage strategy architected for IT organizations to automate the movement and protection of data at the block level by using capacity residing on different tiers of storage media. Find out how this technology allows you to get the most out of the latest innovations in storage media technology.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Dell and VMware

Embracing Tiered Storage: Needs, Benefits and Considerations
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the benefits of tiered storage and how it can help you deal with booming data demands.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 19 Nov 2013

Dell and VMware

Embracing Flash Storage: Caveats and Considerations
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper explores the performance gap between CPUs and hard disk storage over the past 25 years and showcases comprehensive flash storage technology designed to bridge this widening gap by delivering immense performance and economic benefits.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 19 Nov 2013

Dell and VMware

Dell Data Protection Point of View: Recover Everything. Every time. On time.
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper examines a data protection solution that's built for today's IT and can help you get back up and running after system downtime ASAP. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Dell, Inc.

Enterprise Use Cases for Solid State Storage/Flash Memory
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The more complex software and hardware strategies are that need to be deployed, the more money you wind up spending on such products. Fortunately, a new solid state storage technology is currently available, and it won't break the bank.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Published: 17 Sep 2013

Dell, Inc.

Fidelity Information Services and IBM Storwize V7000 with IBM System Storage Easy Tier
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: 14 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2012

IBM

Flash Ahead: Leveraging IBM FlashSystem to Dramatically Improve Application Performance and Data Center Economics
sponsored by CDW and IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides deeper insight into all-flash storage systems that are designed to solve to problem of I/O wait time. Find out the benefits of deploying all-flash storage systems and getting started with flash.
Posted: 13 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

CDW and IBM

Flash Ahead: Leveraging IBM® FlashSystem™ to Dramatically Improve Application Performance and Data Centre Economics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource explores how you can leverage groundbreaking flash technology to dramatically improve application performance and data center economics. Learn more about flash storage systems, how to use and implement this technology, its economic benefits, and more.
Posted: 09 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

IBM

ESG Report - Dell Compellent: Breakthrough Savings with Flash Optimized SSD Tiering
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive ESG white paper showcases innovative data progression technology that allows organizations to cost-effectively take advantage of new media types. Find out how data progression architecture enables you to implement flash storage at an appealing price point.
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Dell, Inc.

Optimizing an Oracle® Database with Dell™ Compellent™ Automated Tiered Storage
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to gain insight on automated tiered storage solution, and Data Progression offered by Dell Compellent storage systems. Learn about recommended best practices to implement Oracle databases with Dell Compellent Data Progression and learn how users can leverage Data Progression to optimize Oracle database performance.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Dell, Inc.

Blog Post: Changing the Economics of the Data Center
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to gain insight on Dell's new introduction to its storage portfolio. Read on to learn about the new features and capabilities and find out how this technology enables you to leverage SSD technology and offer high performing hosted exchange service and cloud servers.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Published: 06 Aug 2013

Dell, Inc.

Solution Brief: Changing the economics of storage with Dell Compellent Flash-optimized solutions
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover how the economics of storage have changed with deployment of flash-optimized storage strategies designed to enable IT administrators to target specific applications with optimized high-performance, low-latency storage.
Posted: 13 Nov 2013 | Published: 19 Sep 2013

Dell, Inc.
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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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