How NAND-based Technology is Transforming the Data Center

Abstract: The rate at which data is being generated across the globe has increased exponentially, triggering a phenomenal level of demand for storage and related services. NAND flash is replacing traditional hard drives/hybrid arrays in taking on an ever-greater role in increasingly interconnected computing markets where access to data is critical. As a result, vertically integrated and TCO-optimized NAND solutions, including 3-bit technology, will have greater impact in hyperscale data centers. In addition, enterprise SSDs, such as Samsung's environmentally friendly PCIe NVMe SSDs with 3D NAND technology, offer compelling benefits for cloud and big data applications, due to their performance, responsiveness, power efficiency, endurance and improved value proposition. Furthermore, recent advances in NAND architecture and market solutions, in collaboration with universities such as UCSD, will play an important role in propelling the cloud to new horizons.

Bio: Bob Brennan, a Samsung Senior Vice President, is leading Samsung's Memory Solutions Lab or MSL. MSL is chartered with leading the industry through the introduction of system and platform architectures that are aligned to the growth of Samsung's memory business. MSL also develops and enables world class products such as NVMe and PCIe Flash Drives. Prior to joining Samsung, Bob was the Lead Architect of Intel's Datacenter System on Chip products, with his most recent focus on Intel's Storage and "Microserver" line of products. Over the course of 22 years at Intel, Bob also led numerous design teams, including Notebook System Architecture, Mobile SoC Architecture, and Communication Architecture. Bob's educational background is mostly in computer architecture with a BSEE from Duke University and an MSEE from the University of Virginia.