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By Dave Raffo News May 25, 2016

Violin Memory's struggles continue

Violin Memory had little to show for its turnaround efforts last quarter. The all-flash vendor’s revenue declined and it continue to lose money, prompting the CEO to tell investors he feels their ... Continue Reading


By Carol Sliwa News May 19, 2016

IBM claims breakthrough with TLC phase-change memory

IBM Research claims memory milestone with new three-bits-per-cell phase-change technology, seeks to collaborate with memory maker to bring TLC PCM to market for servers, storage. Continue Reading


By Stephen J. Bigelow Evaluate Mar 16, 2016

What is the difference between memory sharing and overcommitment?

Both memory management techniques can help improve consolidation, but before enabling either, administrators should understand the nuances to each approach. Continue Reading


By Stephen J. Bigelow Get Started Apr 27, 2016

Two server memory types shaking up performance expectations

Memory manufacturers are getting creative for high performance. High Bandwidth Memory and Hybrid Memory Cube modules could appear in the next generation of servers. Continue Reading


By Brian Kirsch Manage Apr 04, 2016

Strategies to balance memory overcommitment and mitigate risk

Memory management techniques that allow VMs to share resources are common, but you should follow these tips and strategies to reduce risk. Continue Reading


By Garry Kranz News Mar 31, 2016

HPE launches NVDIMM, NVMe Persistent Memory products

Gen9 ProLiant storage servers are the focus of HPE's Persistent Memory product launch, including an 8 GB NVDIMM module and a family of PCIe NVMe flash drives. Continue Reading


By Dave Raffo News Mar 24, 2016

Violin Memory fuses with Stream, creates FlashSync

Violin Memory is trying to push its all-flash arrays into the financial services market through a partnership with U.K. software vendor Stream Financial. The vendors have combined to launch what ... Continue Reading


By Stephen J. Bigelow Problem Solve Mar 21, 2016

How should I address memory errors in a virtualized system?

Many hypervisors have features that can prevent memory-related problems from escalating into devastating server crashes. Continue Reading


By Stephen J. Bigelow Evaluate Mar 16, 2016

How does memory compression compare to page swapping?

Memory compression can help improve performance by reducing the time needed for swap file access. Continue Reading


By Garry Kranz News May 26, 2016

Symbolic IO's IRIS makes eyes at in-memory storage

Symbolic IO emerges from stealth, with a claim that its IRIS product can shrink memory-based storage, rehydrate it quickly in RAM and preserve it intact. Continue Reading