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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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Microseconds Crush Milliseconds: Flash Storage with MicroLatency
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: In this brief video, you will learn that with microsecond response, your organization can handle up to 10x the customers with the same quality of service. See how MicroLatency with this flash storage system can help your organization get real-time access to business insights and improve customer experience.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 15 Apr 2014

IBM

Handle Massive Amounts of Data with High-Performing Flash Storage
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Take 1 minute out of your day to see how a flash storage system has allowed one organization to accelerate database intensive processing by 3 times and reduce operational costs.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Premiered: 15 Jan 2014

IBM

Harness Flash Storage to Stay Up to Speed
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This concise infographic offers real-life perspectives of the benefits that flash storage has had on companies. Read on to learn why extreme performance, macro efficiency, micro latency, and enterprise reliability are all possible to achieve by deploying one flash storage system.
Posted: 24 Apr 2014 | Published: 24 Apr 2014

IBM

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

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

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

How to Find the Best Spot for Solid-State Storage Devices
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Experts help hash out what solid-state storage solution is right for your organization's needs, including 4 use cases when SSD arrays are the right solution, when using SSD is a bad idea, and more.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc.

Two Storage Experts Analyze Convergence and Flash Cache
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide goes behind the scenes at the Dell Enterprise Forum as two storage experts explain the roadmap plans of the vendor for their upcoming solutions.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

Accelerate the Performance of Virtual Machines with Flash Technology
sponsored by Coho Data
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the best practices to optimize your VM performance with flash storage. Read on to get an exclusive look at how managing write I/O performance and creating a new shared storage system will help accelerate the  performance of your VMs.
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Published: 07 Mar 2014

Coho Data

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
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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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