All Aboard the NVM Express

Posted on April 4, 2018 by Rachel Bromage
All aboard the NVM Express

Flash memory technology continues to evolve. We are transitioning away from spinning platters, as we move toward an all-flash future. It has been apparent for some time that solid state storage devices have been bottlenecked by the interface through which they connect to the rest of the system. Interfaces such as SCSI, SATA, and SAS have been terrific for…

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NVMe – moving beyond the dark ages of storage

Posted on October 10, 2016 by admin
Configure your Pogo Linux NVMe Server

For maximum IOPS and minimum latency without a ridiculous power bill, it’s time for a better host controller interface to your flash storage! Thanks to the NVMe™ (Non-Volatile Memory express) specification, flash devices can now use the speed and bandwidth of a PCIe connection, without incurring the overhead of emulating a SAS interface. The I/O…

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The Current State of Solid State

Posted on June 6, 2015 by Rachel Bromage

An update on the state of the SSD Last summer, we brought you “A Brief History of Solid State Drives,” which outlined the evolution of the SSD through the ages. Now that it’s a year later, we thought it fitting to revisit changes over the last year and give an updated look at the future…

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5 technologies to watch in 2015

Posted on January 1, 2015 by Rachel Bromage

2014 brought us a lot of interesting hardware technologies, including the continued growth of SSDs, the launch of 12GB SAS, and a big platform refresh from Intel® with the new Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v3 product family. So, now that the New Year’s confetti has been swept up and the hangover has faded into memory, it’s time…

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