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Storage Visions 2014 - Tarun Loomba, the Vice President of Marketing for Client Storage Solutions at SanDisk, stops by the booth to discuss SanDisk's success in the SSD market over the last year.
Tarun also discusses SanDisks future and their path forward. I also have to apologize, in the video I incorrectly recalled that SanDisk's Shanghai facility punches out over 1 million flash products per day. After double checking, it is actually over 2 million devices per day from their Shanghai facilities. Tarun also mentioned the whitepaper which can be found at this link.
Storage Visions 2014 - Randy Martineau provided us with insight into Oracles latest archival programs, and also does a bit of explaining the state of tape in the datacenter. Tape has been used since the early days of computing, and is alive and kicking over a half century later.
Unbeknownst to many, tape density is actually progressing faster than today's cutting edge hard disk drives. Randy really does a great job of giving a fascinating and thorough explanation of the technology in layman's terms.
Storage Visions 2014 - Everspin continues their lead in the ST-MRAM market with a total of 32million total units already successfully deployed.
Phillip LoPresti, the President and CEO of Everspin, stopped by the booth to give us an update on their progress, and also speaks about the future of the MRAM market.
Storage Visions 2014 - Tasia Smith explains the benefits of the Axel media management software.
Axel software allows for media management from a centralized server, and is OS agnostic for remote clients.
Storage Visions 2014 - Jeffrey Stansfield stopped by the booth at Storage Visions 2014 and brought along the first publicly showcased Mac Pro that wasn't locked behind a glass case.
Advantage Video Systems is a member of Apples Consultant Network and helps their clients develop efficient workflows.
Storage Visions 2014 - Ben Masek from Sony Media Cloud Services discusses their product, which is a media platform that allows users to manage their content in a cloud-based management portal.
Sony Media Cloud Services provides numerous advantages for content creators by managing and simplifying their workload.
Storage Visions 2014 - Huawei's Mohammed Moshref discusses the Tecal ES3000 PCIe SSD and the flexible architecture that allows for easy customization.
Huawei's IC knowledge comes from years in the networking market, and they have expanded to providing flash-based products with tremendous density points up to 2.4TB in a FHHL form factor. The experience shines through in the impressive specifications and great latency of their Tecal ES3000.
Storage Visions 2014 - Samsung's Ryan Smith, the manager of SSD manufacturing, stopped by the booth to speak about their latest SSD and NAND developments.
Ryan's projections of 2TB SSDs used in the datacenter falls in track with recent SSD releases and roadmaps we have observed from the major SSD manufacturers. Ryan also speaks about Samsung's deployment of 3D V-NAND into the datacenter, and their current use of TLC products as well.
Storage Visions 2014 - Radoslav Danilak stopped by the booth to discuss their SkyEagle products.
With 16 x 16Gb/s fibre channel ports the SkyEagle can deliver up to 5 million IOPS in a very slim form factor.
Storage Visions 2014 - John Scaramuzzo stopped by the booth to discuss the increasing proliferation of flash in the datacenter. Continuing innovation from SanDisk is paving the way towards an all-flash datacenter architecture.
We also touch on a few other topics, including the possibility of TLC NAND in the datacenter. We have posted a recent product evaluation of SanDisk's latest datacenter-class SSD, the Optimus Eco, so feel free to hit the link and take a look at the latest SAS SSD on the market.