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Five Innovations in the Data Storage Landscape

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    NVDIMM

    NVDIMM refers to non-volatile, persistent storage technologies that connect directly to the memory bus or DIMM slot on a motherboard, instead of connecting like an I/O device via higher latency PCI-e. At the onset, NVDIMM will be backed by flash, and it will be fairly expensive for mainstream usage. The next step? Interfacing directly to a memory DIMM slot, with the memory interface being used to complete writes in fewer than 10 microseconds, an order of magnitude faster than current flash approaches.

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Five Innovations in the Data Storage Landscape

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    NVDIMM

    NVDIMM refers to non-volatile, persistent storage technologies that connect directly to the memory bus or DIMM slot on a motherboard, instead of connecting like an I/O device via higher latency PCI-e. At the onset, NVDIMM will be backed by flash, and it will be fairly expensive for mainstream usage. The next step? Interfacing directly to a memory DIMM slot, with the memory interface being used to complete writes in fewer than 10 microseconds, an order of magnitude faster than current flash approaches.

The global storage software market is rapidly expanding. According to industry analyst Markets and Markets, the global storage software market is expected to grow from $15.11 billion in 2014 to $23.33 billion by 2019. The firm identifies North America and Europe as having the highest adoption rates, with storage solutions increasingly playing a vital role across various industry verticals.

With market pressures on storage providers escalating, the entire ecosystem has been in need of a shake up. True improvement began in 2014, a year that proved to be significant for products, technologies and architectures. The coming months will see even further acceleration in modernization.  

In this slideshow, Scott Davis, chief technology officer of Infinio, a market leader in storage acceleration for virtualized data centers, presents the innovations of the new storage landscape and what these realities mean for industry promise.