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Storage Short Take #50

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Out-of-Sequence Short TakeNext week is the 2022 SNIA Storage Developer Conference, and there’s a very strong possibility that I’ll not have much of a chance to update the Short Take items as I’ll be on-site and doing my Chair things. So, I figured I’d get this out in advance. This is the first time that I’ll be near an airport …

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Storage Short Take #49

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Miss me?I took a much-needed vacation and so this short take is about a week late. Of course, it just so happens to be the week where a lot of stuff happens, so I’ll try to catch up! As always, links were live at the time of publication.Storage Media and TechnologyWestern Digital has a blog on heatsinks and SSDs. For …

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In Defense of the Flash Memory Summit (FMS)

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On August 22, Storage Newsletter published an article written by Jean Jacques Maleval that accused the 2022 Flash Memory Summit as being “deceptive.” This is a very serious accusation. The Newsletter sent it out in its digest as the lead story. Obviously this warranted some immediate attention, particularly as I’ve been part of the Flash Memory Summit as a panelist and …

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Storage Short Take #48

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How’s Your Appetite for Controversy?As if the announcements of Flash Memory Summit weren’t enough (there’s a lot to consume!), the industry is full of drama over the past couple of weeks. Nutanix has stepped in it (again!), Infinidat has its own employee problems, and OpenCAPI was annexed by CXL. As always, links were live at publication time.Storage Media and TechnologyMan, …

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Storage Short Take #47

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A Minor Memo For LinkedIn RequestsLinkedIn spam has gotten pretty bad. But as this Short Take will be published  just before the 2022 Flash Memory Summit, I’ll say it here in case someone has a legitimate reason to contact me through that platform: Unfortunately, due to prior obligations, I will not be in attendance for this year’s FMS. I do …

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Storage Short Take #46

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So Much News, So Little Time!Sometimes the weeks go by uneventfully. Sometimes it’s packed with news and updates. It just so happens that this Short Take is more the latter than the former. As always, links were live at the time of publication.Storage Media and TechnologyLast time I mentioned that the DNA Storage Alliance has joined SNIA as a Technical …

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Storage Short Take #45

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Unintended Consequences of Good IntentionsWell, I made a little mistake this week. I put a post on LinkedIn saying that I was willing to promote independent bloggers by including them in my Storage Short Take. Unfortunately, I wasn’t clear enough, and people thought that I was trying to hire bloggers for this blog. Ooops. While I can’t hire anyone (I don’t …

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Storage Short Take #44

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Striving for Independence!A lengthy one today. I’m trying to find more independent sources of news, rather than just the press releases that many vendors put out. If you happen to know of anyone who is writing good storage material, please feel free to let me know either through the contact form or via twitter. As always, links were live at time …

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Storage Short Take #43

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A short one this time…As always, links were active at the time of publication.Storage Media and TechnologyHere’s another article on using liquid media for storage capacity. Interestingly, there’s no discussion about the effect of temperature on a liquid-based storage medium. Micron has announced that their 232-layer SSD technology could have chip-level controller functions. What this means, in plain English, is that …

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Storage Short Take #42

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Back With Another Short TakeAfter a much needed rest, we’re back with another Storage Short Take. But, first things first. In case you missed it, I’m very pleased to have been selected as a “Top 50 Tech Blog” winner by the voters of the 2021 Poll run by Cisco. Storage blogs don’t often get much of a mention, so I’m …

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Storage Short Take #41

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Ugh, too long, too long…Sadly, time has flown by while life got in the way. Nevertheless, here is the 41st installation of the Storage Short Take.Storage Media and TechnologyThis is a really good article on ransomware, particularly the long-term risks for victims. Containers are an interesting technology, and are the foundation for a huge number of evolutionary developments in data …