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A terabyte on a postage stamp: RRAM heads into commercialization

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A terabyte on a postage stamp: RRAM heads into commercialization
The makers of a new non-volatile RAM said the memory is ready to move from a prototype to a fabrication facility, where 1TB chips the size of a postage stamp will be produced and tested.Silicon Valley start-up Crossbar expects some of its 3D Restive RAM (3D RRAM) products to be out in 2016 as memory in wearable devices, with high-density storage devices like solid-state drives arriving within 18 months after that.RRAM starts out with an advantage over NAND flash, which has been approaching a density dead-end. RRAM is natively denser than NAND, with higher performance and endurance. The best NAND products today have 100,000 erase-write cycles. Crossbar's 3D RRAM can sustain 100 million write cycles, according to Sylvain Dubois, Crossbar's vice president of marketing and business development.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Cisco: See No EVO, Hear No EVO, Speak New Partnerships
It hasn't been lost on the IT vendor community and IT professionals that Cisco is absent from the VMware EVO:RAIL partner program. With all of the powerhouses participating in the program, you'd think that Cisco would jump right into the mix. Considering Cisco's growth in the server market and the fact that it doesn't currently have its own storage play, this opportunity appears to be ideal for Cisco.EVO:RAIL with VSAN would make perfect sense -- or would it.Cisco already participates with converged infrastructure with enterprise-focused partners EMC/VCE and NetApp. Both companies are significant contributors to the Cisco UCS businesses. Cisco jumped in with IBM to offer the VersaStack Integrated Solution– seems like a customer control play on Cisco's part -- but a good one to potentially hedge against EMC/VCE and NetApp. Cisco also certified the Maxta software stack, and placed an investment in Stratoscale. Both of these attention-grabbing approaches are intended to turn UCS servers into a virtualization platform with their own storage fabric.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Microsoft announces features and performance improvements for many Azure services
Microsoft announced updates to many Azure services this week, previewing new services and moving others from preview to general availability as full working versions.For those running virtual machines (VM) in the Azure cloud, there are now two ways of using SSDs to improve performance. In addition to the D series virtual machines that use SSD for a temporary disk that caches only data the VM is currently using, to speed up things like NoSQL database workloads or SQL Server caching, Microsoft is previewing Premium Storage using SSDs on its new DS series VMs.With Premium Storage, users permanently attach one or more SSDs to their VM to get up to 32TB of fast, low-latency storage for running workloads like SQL Server, Oracle Database, MySQL, SAP Business Suite, Dynamics and other applications that need such high I/O speeds that they couldn't normally be run in the cloud.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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Microsoft to open-source cloud framework behind Halo 4 services
Microsoft plans to open-source the framework that helps developers of cloud services like those behind the popular Halo 4 game.Building cloud services for millions of users means connecting and coordinating thousands of servers, and handling tasks and information across all of them. Project Orleans is a framework built by the eXtreme Computing Group at Microsoft Research using .NET, designed so developers who aren't distributed systems experts can build cloud services that scale to cope with high demand and still keep high performance.The Orleans framework was used to build several services on Azure, including services that are part of Halo 4, and Microsoft had an enthusiastic response when it released a public preview of the technology in April this year. Now Sergey Bykov of the eXtreme Computing Group says (http://orleans.codeplex.com/) they will open-source the project.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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When management meddles with passwords
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