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Intel Launch Optane SSD

by Chris Swan Follow 56 Followers on  Apr 08, 2017

Intel recently launched their 3D XPoint non-volatile memory (NVM) under the brand name of Optane. The SSD label in some of the branding might imply that it’s a different type of durable storage, but the technology is aimed at applications that would normally use RAM. This marks the beginning of the end of the compromise between in memory and persistent.

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Collision: How Flash Storage Will Transform IT

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Apr 28, 2016

Massive reductions in cost for flash storage along with new technologies promise to dramatically change how well IT shops can satisfy what's expected of them in the cloud era. John Roese, CTO of EMC lays out a case for why companies need to adopt new technologies in order to out-perform their competitors.

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Google Announces General Availability of Local SSD on Compute Engine

by Janakiram MSV Follow 0 Followers on  Jan 27, 2015

Announced at Google I/O in June 2014, Local SSD moved from beta into general availability mode.

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Microsoft Azure Joins SSD Storage Bandwagon

by Janakiram MSV Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 24, 2014

Microsoft has announced a new family of virtual machines called D-Series that offers better memory, CPU and faster I/O. With this Azure joins the club of elite IaaS providers with SSD backed storage.

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Learning to Scale Websites at Mozilla

by Aslan Brooke Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 08, 2013

Mozilla is scaling websites from thousands to hundreds of millions of users through simple scaling patterns they have learned internally according to Brandon Burton, web operations engineer at Mozilla. The lessons learned include caching, scaling out web servers, asynchronous jobs, and databases.

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MySpace Replaces Storage with Solid-State Drive Technology in 150 Standard Load Servers

by Carlos Armas Follow 0 Followers on  Dec 14, 2009

MySpace and Fusion-io recently announced they are working together to reduce datacenter operations costs. Using Fusion-io's ioDrive SSDs, MySpace replaced 150 standard load servers, and reduced their number of heavy load servers from 80 to 30. Overall a reduction of 51% in server footprint was achieved, and MySpace will replace over 1700 of their remaining 2U servers as they reach end-of-life.

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