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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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Virident FlashMAX Storage Class Memory with Sustainable, Multi-dimensional Performance
sponsored by HGST
WHITE PAPER: This investigative report picks apart the benefits of solid-state storage, and the obstacles to avoid, as well as validating the usefulness of a next-generation PCI flash adapter.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

HGST

Nimble Storage Reduces Risk and Improves Business Continuity at M&C Saatchi
sponsored by Nimble Storage
CASE STUDY: Determined to solve their storage and recovery problems, one marketing firm needed a solution that provided high performance plus the capacity to work with large graphic files, rich media and videos typical in the ad industry. This brief case study highlights a storage system that increased system performance.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Nimble Storage

How Flash Storage Impacts Us Every Second
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This quick video describes how flash storage is changing the game and impacting users and organizations every second of every day. View now to learn more about one vendor's platform that offers 1 petabye per rack for 22 million IOPS, 38% lower licensing costs, and much more.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 09 Jun 2013

IBM

IBM FlashSystem with Brocade Gen5 SAN
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Take 2 minutes out of your day to watch this video and learn how coupling micro-latency technology with Fibre Channel technology will empower your apps to work faster and scale further.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 15 Jan 2014

IBM

A Hybrid Storage Pitch in an All-Flash Landscape
sponsored by Nimble Storage
WHITE PAPER: With Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL) architecture as a key differentiator for this vendor's storage systems, read on to discover what else sets them apart from incumbent vendors that offer midrange and entry-level storage systems.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Nimble Storage

Gain Extreme Performance in Data Storage
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This brief video depicts how a top flash system delivers extreme performance across servers, software, apps, and storage.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 07 Oct 2013

IBM

Intelligent Flash Performance for Proven Mission-critical Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how flash storage overcomes the limitations of traditional spinning disk drives, but is not the answer for every enterprise application. Read on to discover a flexible storage technology that can be an efficient and cost-effective solution for your critical workloads.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

IBM

FlashSystem—Driving Productivity and Efficiency in the Healthcare Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper describes how IT pros in the healthcare industry are adopting solid state disks (SSDs) instead of legacy hard disk drive systems that cannot deliver "hot" files fast enough for demanding customers.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

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

S4783 - Virtual is Better than Physical – Delivering a Delightful User Experience from a Virtual Desktop
sponsored by Nvidia
VIDEO: This webcast session focuses on technologies which allow delivery of stunning, responsive, rich user experiences from virtual desktops without breaking budgets.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 17 Apr 2014

Nvidia

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

Solid-State Storage Arrays and Flash SSD considerations
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide examines the implications that flash SSD will have on other storage solutions. Additionally, you will find a buyer's checklist on solid-state storage arrays that will address the benefits, and challenges, of SSD.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

Hitachi Data Systems

Unleash Your Applications
sponsored by EMC & Arrow
BROCHURE: This brochure talks about the benefits of XtremIO from EMC – an all-flash scale-out enterprise storage array that delivers unprecedented performance and efficiency in an affordable package.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

EMC & Arrow

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

Why IBM for Disk Storage
sponsored by CDW and IBM
RESOURCE: This resource puts a spotlight on a top vendor's storage efficiency solutions, including automated tiering, virtualization, and more. These solutions increase the data storage landscape for organizations of all sizes to boost system performance and slash IT costs.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

CDW and IBM

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
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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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