Spinning Disk Use Cases Are Getting Smaller

Jim Jones shares his perspective on the evolving landscape of data storage, noting the diminishing number of use cases for spinning disk technology in his latest blog post. As the performance gap between spinning disks and SSDs continues to widen, he explores the implications for enterprises and their storage strategies. Dive into his analysis to understand the current state of storage solutions and the direction in which the industry is headed.

Computational (DNA) Storage – End of Evolution Part 4

Ray Lucchesi explains the progression of DNA storage as presented by SNIA at the recent Storage Field Day event. The author explains the concept of computational storage in DNA strands and elaborates on the potential efficiency of this methodology in terms of data density and orchestration. The article implies that the technology is still in its nascent phase with accuracy rates around 70-80%, but suggests a promising future with the incorporation of innovative features like error-correcting codes (ECC).

Thinking About… Storage in 2023

Jim Jones discusses the ways storage has developed in 2023 and beyond. He predicts dramatic improvements in capacity and access speed due to developments in technologies like NVMe and CXL and also foresees advancements in how storage is managed and consumed, highlighting the emergence of hybrid-approaches involving on-premises, edge, and cloud deployments.

Solidigm Presents Optane Replacement

W. Curtis Preston reviews Solidigm’s solution to the gap left by Intel discontinuing its SSD offering Optane. Solidigm, created by SK Hynix after buying Intel’s NAND business, recently introduced the D7-P5810, a new ultra-fast SSD with impressive endurance and performance features. Solidigm is positioning this product in conjunction with their Cloud Storage Acceleration Layer as a viable replacement for Optane.

CTERA’s Proactive Solution to Ransomware

W. Curtis Preston evaluates CTERA’s proactive solution to malware, as presented at the last Storage Field Day. CTERA uses a hybrid storage system which monitors anomalies in user behavior as an early detection method while providing an immutable data copy stored in the cloud as a second layer of protection. If unusual behavior is detected, the system isolates the user and can recover any altered files swiftly from the ‘golden copy’ of the data.

The Truth Behind SaaS Data Recovery With W Curtis Preston

In this Gestalt IT Tech Talk, W. Curtis Preston and Stephen Foskett discuss the challenges of data backup in SaaS applications and the misconceptions about built-in data protection. Preston underlines that a provider’s backup capabilities often aren’t sufficient to meet necessary security standards, cautioning against confusing in-application rollback and other features with actual backup. The talk advocates for substantial investment in backup tools for important data, transforming this part of IT into a less cumbersome process and urging data control to be in user’s hands.

Why Tech Companies Are Faltering to Keep Their Sustainability Commitments

Sustainability is a continuous struggle in IT. Despite concerted efforts, sustainability goals remain unmet and out of reach for a lot of companies. In this Delegate Roundtable, the panelists drills into the reasons for that. Read about it at Gestalt IT or watch the full discussion from the recent Storage Field Day here.

Preserving Data Through Centuries Without Hard Drives – Meet DNA Data Storage

DNA data storage subverts the conventional technologies, and creates a new kind of hierarchy that breaks barriers of data overload. Watch SNIA present this new technology at the recent Storage Field Day event here on the site. For a quick read, check out the article on DNA Data Storage at Gestalt IT.

Storage Short Take #69

In J Metz’s latest “Storage Short Take,” he covers a wide variety of topics in the storage industry, from Ceramic Nano Memory to the Storage Developer Conference and new developments in storage media. The blog touches on important industry updates like NodeWeaver’s bare-metal operating system, No-Code configuration tool, and the evolving approach of Nyriad. Additionally, it highlights SNIA’s new technical white paper on Storage Security, Encryption, and Key Management, and preparatory updates for SuperComputing 23.

155: GreyBeards SDC23 Wrap Up Podcast With Dr. J Metz, Technical Dir. Of Systems Design AMD and Chair of SNIA BoD

Dr. J Metz, Technical Director of Systems Design at AMD and Chair of SNIA BoD, recently made a guest appearance on the GreyBeards on Storage podcast, detailing highlights from the Storage Developers Conference 2023 and Storage Field Day and charting the ongoing research directions of SNIA. The discussion touched on topics from DNA data storage and Smart Data Transfer Interfaces (SDXI) to challenges and future opportunities in storage and memory sectors. With a track record of deconstructing complex systems and technologies, Dr. Metz’s expertise in storage networking constitutes essential listening for professionals and enthusiasts in the IT industry.

Cracking Down on Ransomware With the New AI-Based CTERA Ransom Protect

The volume of ransomware attacks has touched new heights in 2023. Organizations need several lines of defense to protect themselves from reckless attackers trying to steal from private data. CTERA recently launched the new CTERA Ransom Protect, a solution designed to track and respond to threats within 30 seconds of attack. Read about it at Gestalt IT or watch the demo here on the site.

Solidigm Right-Sizes SSDs for Write-Intensive Workloads With the New D7-P5810

In this Gestalt IT article, Sulagna Saha delves into Solidigm’s Storage Field Day announcement of their new D7-P5810 SLC SSD. Recognizing the evolving demands for superior performance and cost-efficiency in storage solutions, Solidigm’s D7-P5810 strikes an impressive balance with ultra-high endurance and supreme cost efficiency, making it ideal for accelerating write-intensive workloads. Additionally, it outperforms several competitors in its league, delivering 2x the performance, and provides SCM performance at just 20% of the cost of existing technologies, presenting a compelling new offering in the storage tech landscape.

Storage Field Day 26 Is Headed to SNIA’s Storage Developer Conference

Stephen Foskett announces the upcoming Storage Field Day 26, set to take place on September 20th and 21st, in collaboration with SNIA’s Storage Developer Conference. In this highly-anticipated tech event, industry leaders and delegates will dive deep into the future of storage technology, exploring areas such as cybersecurity, data management, application performance, and artificial intelligence. With exciting presentations, roundtable discussions, live broadcasts and podcasts, Storage Field Day 26 promises a comprehensive exploration of the dynamic evolution and disruptive potential of storage technologies.