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Flash Memory Summit 2018

Demartek Discusses Real-World Performance of Flash-Based Storage Systems at the Flash Memory Summit 2018

Dennis Martin at the Flash Memory Summit 2018

May 2018

, President of Demartek, will participate at the Flash Memory Summit 2018 discussing various aspects of real-world performance involving flash technology and other data center technologies. The Flash Memory Summit 2018 will be held in Santa Clara, California, August 7-9, 2018.

Flash memory is a key technology enabling new designs for many products in the consumer, computer and enterprise markets. The Flash Memory Summit provides attendees with practical information on the current state of solid state memory and its applications. Summit themes include: Solid State Drives (SSDs), Flash Memory Based Architectures, Enterprise Storage, Controllers, Enterprise Applications, PCIe/NVMe SSDs, new non-volatile memory technologies, persistent memory, standards, testing, and applications.

The Real Story on Flash Storage Performance

Session TEST-101B-1, Tuesday, August 7, 9:45-10:50 a.m.

Intended Audience

Everyone (designers, marketers, salespeople, executives and customers) who wants to know how flash storage really performs in real-world scenarios.


Often, the only performance statistics one has for a storage device come from tests run by a vendor using standard benchmarks. Demartek, an independent test lab, offers performance tests run on database and virtualization workloads typical of today’s data centers. You will learn how your products (and your competitors’ products) stack up in the real world, so you will know what to advertise and what to improve. Tests also cover recent advances such as NVDIMM, NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF), and high speed interfaces such as 100 Gb Ethernet and 32 Gb Fibre Channel. Dennis will discuss his rules-of-thumb for NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) devices in a storage target.

About the Instructor:

Dennis Martin is the founder and President of Demartek, an analyst firm focused on validation and performance testing of data center products. Demartek has its own fully equipped, modern test lab with the servers, networking and storage gear found in today’s data centers. Its widely recognized reports cover products and technologies from both well-known vendors and startups, including Broadcom, Cavium, Cisco, Dell EMC, HPE, IBM, Intel, Microsemi, NetApp, Nimbus Data, Pure Storage, Samsung, Seagate, Toshiba, Western Digital and others. Demartek also produces popular industry references, including its “Storage Interface Comparison” covering every interface used by storage systems and its “SSD Deployment Guide” that explains everything you need to know to deploy flash-based storage systems in the datacenter. Dennis’ commentary “Horses, Buggies and SSDs” is a must-read for getting the long-term view of flash and other non-volatile storage technologies. Dennis is frequently quoted in the press (in such outlets as TechTarget, Market Watch, and Street Insider) on such topics as best practices for deploying SSD technologies and analyzing performance claims for all-flash arrays. A 38-year veteran of the technology industry, Dennis was previously a Senior Analyst with Evaluator Group and a marketing and engineering executive with StorageTek. He has been a Microsoft storage MVP since 2005.

When he is not deploying, testing, or speaking about SSD technologies, Dennis enjoys playing racquetball.

The Flash Memory Summit will be held at:

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy.
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Click the link to get the complete agenda and registration information for Flash Memory Summit.

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