Tech Alert: How Software-defined memory will benefit businesses, IT, and developers

Jan 12, 2016, 08:30 ET from Plexistor

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Current large IT infrastructures are challenged to deliver the needed performance, scale, and capacity for the latest generation of applications such as in-memory databases, big data analytics, and complex data processing. 2015 saw the standardization of non-volatile DIMM (NVDIMM) components and upcoming storage-class memory devices such as Intel and Micron 3D XPoint, creating the opportunity to address the needs of these new applications.

Organizations are seeking both faster and better alternatives to processing an ever-increasing amount of data at high speed. Software-Defined Memory (SDM) has unique capabilities that enable organizations to achieve their performance requirements quickly and efficiently. 

SDM provides growing data centers the ability to run both in-memory and traditional enterprise applications on a single infrastructure, which simplifies an IT architecture for easier management and reduced cost. With SDM, IT managers won't require dedicated clusters for running Cassandra, MongoDB, or Kafka for example.

For developers, SDM unlocks and delivers huge benefits by eliminating the I/O bottlenecks architecturally endemic to traditional storage software. Developers have historically been forced to make tradeoffs to work around these limitations. Using SDM, they can now focus solely on the core application, resulting in a simplified software development process.

"As data loads grow, and applications become increasingly latency-sensitive, the problems SDM can address become more and more critical," said Dr. Amit Golander, Plexistor's chief technology officer and head of R&D. "Einstein is credited with saying 'Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them,' and well-designed SDM represents a different level of thinking about enterprise IT." 

Golander will be speaking at the upcoming Storage Networking Industry Association's NVM Summit about SDM in corporate environments, and its pros and cons on January 20, 2016 at the Westin San Jose. At the NVM Summit, industry leaders will discuss the state of persistent memory technologies, their increasing importance, and how IT ecosystems are evolving to deliver on their promise.

Plexistor Software-Defined Memory (SDM) platform will converge memory and storage, to deliver near-memory speed with the persistency and capacity of legacy storage. This platform has value for all three stakeholders – business, IT, and developers.

About Plexistor

Plexistor has built a new Software-Defined Memory (SDM) platform to leverage volatile DRAM and emerging persistent memory, such as NVDIMM-N and the forthcoming 3D XPoint™, delivering persistent high capacity storage at near-memory speed. Plexistor's solution upgrades infrastructure to ultra-low latency converged primary storage that enables in-memory applications to run large data sets at near-memory speeds. 100 times faster than flash SSD, Plexistor's SDM supports next-generation applications such as relational databases, in-memory databases, NoSQL, big data analytics, and complex event processing that challenge traditional compute and storage resources. The platform works across the data center to bring together in-memory and enterprise storage paradigms, so conventional and new applications can benefit from SDM performance.

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