Episode 228

Inside Modern Flash Storage Technologies


November 8th, 2020

35 mins 7 secs

Season 2020

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About this Episode

Flash storage continues to evolve, with that evolution triggering changes in how we think about and deliver enterprise storage.

Andy Walls, IBM Fellow and IBM's CTO for its flash storage products, takes us through the big impactors affecting the flash storage industry, We hit on everything: QLC, NVMe-over-fabric, Server-Class Memory, and much more.

00:00 Introductions
02:07 The role of QLC flash in enterprise storage & overcoming its inherent limitations
12:55 Where does Server Class Memory fit?
17:44 NVMe-over-Fabric changes the interconnect game
21:21 Disaggregated storage: are the days of traditional block storage arrays numbered?
23:55 How is Storage for Mainfames different?, Steve asks from a position of ignorance
26:28 Impactful emerging technologies: CXL bus, Computational Storage,
32:00 Does storage need to change to support Quantum Computing?