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The next generation of storage disruption: storage-class memory

Scott Davis, chief technology officer, Infinio | Jan. 28, 2016
SCM is a new hybrid storage/memory tier that is slightly slower than DRAM but is persistent like traditional storage

As it reaches the mainstream, operating systems, software and hypervisor developers may choose to integrate SCM into legacy architectures at first, rather than re-writing applications to provide all the benefits of the new technology. This will, however, still provide a technology that is both significantly faster and more resilient than flash, as well as denser and less expensive than DRAM memory technology. In-memory computing, HPC and server-side caching may be some of the early adopters of SCM on the application side, which help bring this new technology broadly to the market.

Davis drives product and technology strategy at Infinio. Previously he spent seven years at VMware, where he was CTO for VMware’s End User Computing Business Unit.

 

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