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Making the case for an all-flash data center

Companies should ditch hard disk drives and outfit their data centers entirely with flash storage; vendors have solved old solid-state problems, such as wear time and cost.

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  • RRAM or ReRAM (resistive RAM)

    RRAM or ReRAM (resistive random access memory) is a form of nonvolatile storage that operates by changing the resistance of a specially formulated solid dielectric material.

  • JEDEC

    JEDEC is a global industry group that develops open standards for microelectronics.

  • M.2 SSD

    An M.2 SSD is a solid-state drive (SSD) that conforms to a computer industry specification written for internally mounted storage expansion cards of a small form factor.

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SSD implementation

This solid state storage implementation topic section will cover the variety of ways that solid-state storage is showing up in data centers and endpoint devices. Find information about solid-state cache appliances, server-based solid-state storage, SSD arrays, and SSDs for workstations, desktops and laptops. Discover solid state storage implementation information to help with choosing and deploying solid-state devices, offer solid-state storage troubleshooting advice, and find the latest news about the solid-state storage market.

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  • NVDIMM (Non-Volatile Dual In-line Memory Module)

    An NVDIMM (non-volatile dual in-line memory module) is hybrid computer memory that retains data during a service outage.

  • mSATA SSD (mSATA solid-state drive)

    An mSATA SSD is a small-form-factor solid-state drive designed for portable devices such as laptops and tablets. Advantages include low power and vibration resistance.

  • SolidFire

    SolidFire is a Boulder, Colorado-based vendor of all-flash storage arrays that was acquired by NetApp on Dec. 21, 2015.

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SSD technology

The SSD technology topic section offers comprehensive resources for readers who want a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of solid state storage, right down to the chip level. This section covers solid state techology including single-level cell (SLC) SSDs, multi-level cell (MLC) SSDs, enterprise multi-level cell (eMLC) SSDs, and triple-level cell (TLC) SSDs; dynamic random-access memory (DRAM); non-volatile random-access memory (NVRAM); flash controller technologies; and emerging solid state technologies. Readers will have access to the latest news and technical tips covering SSD technology.

Recent Definitions

  • RRAM or ReRAM (resistive RAM)

    RRAM or ReRAM (resistive random access memory) is a form of nonvolatile storage that operates by changing the resistance of a specially formulated solid dielectric material.

  • JEDEC

    JEDEC is a global industry group that develops open standards for microelectronics.

  • M.2 SSD

    An M.2 SSD is a solid-state drive (SSD) that conforms to a computer industry specification written for internally mounted storage expansion cards of a small form factor.

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SSD applications

This topic section on SSD utility and application tools offers the latest on solid state cashing applications, solid state acceleration applications; automated storage tiering; solid state storage in virtual desktop and virtual server environments; solid state monitoring and configuration applications; and business applications designed or adapted for solid-state storage. This topic will cover SSD applications, including the emerging ecosphere of applications that are being developed around solid state storage that take advantage of solid state's fast performance.

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  • solid-state storage

    Solid-state storage refers to non-volatile storage based on flash memory. This type of storage is used in solid-state drives.

  • SSD purge (solid state drive purge)

    SSD purge is the process of returning a flash memory device to its original state at the time of manufacturing and effectively erasing any data that has been written to the device. A purge is sometimes called a hard reset or digital sanitization. 

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  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

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    An audit program, also called an audit plan, is an action plan that documents what procedures an auditor will follow to validate ...

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    A computer worm is a type of malicious software program whose primary function is to infect other computers while remaining ...

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  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

  • mass notification system (MNS)

    A mass notification system is a platform that sends one-way messages to inform employees and the public of an emergency.

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  • non-volatile memory (NVM)

    Non-volatile memory (NVMe) is a semiconductor technology that does not require a continuous power supply to retain the data or ...

  • hybrid hard drive (HHD)

    A hybrid hard drive (HHD), sometimes known as a solid-state hybrid drive (SSHD), is a mass storage device that combines a ...

  • USB flash drive

    A USB flash drive -- also known as a stick, thumb or pen drive -- is a plug-and-play portable storage device that uses flash ...

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  • RRAM or ReRAM (resistive RAM)

    RRAM or ReRAM (resistive random access memory) is a form of nonvolatile storage that operates by changing the resistance of a ...

  • JEDEC

    JEDEC is a global industry group that develops open standards for microelectronics.

  • M.2 SSD

    An M.2 SSD is a solid-state drive (SSD) that conforms to a computer industry specification written for internally mounted storage...

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  • Google Cloud Storage

    Google Cloud Storage is an enterprise public cloud storage platform that can house large unstructured data sets.

  • RESTful API

    A RESTful application program interface breaks down a transaction to create a series of small modules, each of which addresses an...

  • cloud storage infrastructure

    Cloud storage infrastructure is the hardware and software framework that supports the computing requirements of a private or ...

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