SanDisk-PCIe-Technology

More and more consumers are moving towards PCIe technology as server virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure, in-memory computing applications, and the need for real-time analytics increases. Over 7,000 customers have already received more than a quarter million PCIe application accelerators from just SanDisk.


The next generation of SanDisk’s Fusion ioMemory PCIe application accelerators will deliver four times the performance improvement for the price, and up to 61 percent list price reduction over the previous Fusion ioDrive 2 products.


The Fusion ioMemory PCIe consist of SanDisk NAND flash and Virtual Storage Layer data access acceleration software. The cards are optimized for either mixed-use or read-intensive workloads. There are two times more database random read performance and two times more Petabytes written over the previous generations. The greatest benefit of the next-generation application accelerators is data center consolidation. The new cards speed up performance in SQL, NoSQL, Spark, and MongoDB database systems. In addition, they will reduce the amount of hardware needed, eliminating traditional hard drives resulting in data centers that can consolidate three times as much data.


Last summer, SanDisk acquired Fusion-io for $1.1 billion. The acquisition gave SanDisk traction in the fast growing market for enterprise flash storage solutions. The acquisition provided SanDisk 7,000 new customers the bought over 250,000 units. For read-intensive application like web hosting and data mining the SX350 and SX300 series cards are available with 1.3 TB to 6.4 TB of capacity. The top of the line 6.4 TB SX350 model has a random read and write speeds of 340,000 and 385,000 input/output operations per second. The next generation flash technology is expected to be available in systems from Dell, the Round Rock, and Texas-based server provider.


Via our proprietary website ASAP Memory, ASAP Semiconductor is a leading supplier of SanDisk products. Prospective customers can browse our inclusive inventory of hard-to-find obsolete and current SanDisk parts at www.asap-memory.com. If you are interested in a part, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable sales staff at sales@asap-memory.com or 1-714-705-4780 for a quote.


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Advanced-Micro-Devices

Advanced Micro Devices is looking into data centers and high-performance PCs for long-term profitability.


AMD is putting a good chunk of their chips on the table based on the theory that there will be a big spending spree in the near future for data center operators who will be demanding powerful new computer chips.


“We see strong long-term growth opportunities across a diverse set of markets for the kind of high-performance compute and visualization capabilities only AMD can provide,” said AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su.


“We are focusing our investments on our strongest opportunities to enable our customers to create great products that push the boundaries of what is possible and allow AMD to achieve profitable growth in the years to come.”


Intel has shown similar sentiments about this predicted boom in the market, which inspires AMD to take an even more aggressive stance. AMD missed out on mobile, and has been the little brother to Intel for years in the PC game. Their focus now turns to a new type of semiconductor, including graphics chips used in video game consoles and traditional X86 chips found inside computers.


AMD is now trying to win back all the things it missed out on in the past by doubling down on this latest idea. It’s a calculated risk, but some are doubting that it will be successful.


“This new approach using interposer technology could give them a time to market advantage, but it isn’t a sustainable one,” former AMD vice president Patrick Moorhead wrote. “Others will adopt this approach and therefore ADM’s CPU and GPU IP will still need to be stellar on their own.”


Via our proprietary website ASAP Memory, ASAP Semiconductor is a leading supplier of Advanced Micro Devices products. Prospective customers can browse our inclusive inventory of hard-to-find obsolete and current AMD parts at www.asap-memory.com. If you are interested in a part, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable sales staff at sales@asap-memory.com or 1-714-705-4780 for a quote.


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On March 10, 2015, the information technology corporation Hewlett-Packard announced that they will be creating a group of servers specifically targeting a system for cloud providers. As a joint venture with the electronics contract company Foxconn, the two firms have been working together on creating cloud optimized servers in which they have dubbed Cloudline.


The new Cloudline servers are designed for hyperscale applications built with thousands of servers. The systems use rack scale computing and are based on standards based principles. The innovative design of rack scale systems will provide functions such as cooing and power to be a part of the rack, rather than being located in the server itself.


Hewlett-Packard’s Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) will be utilized in the Cloudline and provide a uniform system to manage hardware. The Cloudline servers will be 10 percent to 25 percent less expensive than the currently offered standard servers. Current lineup of the Cloudline server family will be available on March 30 and will includes:

  • CL7300, a 2P server sled for memory and storage-rich compute applications.
  • CL7100, a 2P server sled for memory and storage-rich compute applications.
  • CL2200, a high-capacity, low-cost 2U 2P server for big data and storage intensive cloud applications.
  • CL2100, a multipurpose 1U 2P server for memory and storage-rich compute applications.
  • CL1100, a low-cost 1U 2P server made to deliver efficient front-end web performance.

Established in 1939, Hewlett Packard Company is one of the largest information technology corporations in the world. Founded by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, the company started off in a one-car garage and is now an employer of over 317,000 people. Having met over $111 billion USD in yearly revenue, Hewlett Packard is the world’s second-largest PC vendor and supplies products to consumers, business, and large enterprises alike. In addition to general consumers, customers include the government, health, and education sectors.


Via our proprietary website ASAP Memory, ASAP Semiconductor is a leading supplier of HP products. Prospective customers can browse our inclusive inventory of hard-to-find obsolete and current HP parts at www.asap-memory.com. If you are interested in a part, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable sales staff at sales@asap-memory.com or 1-714-705-4780 for a quote.


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Sandisk MicroSD Cards

SanDisk unveiled their latest microSD card this past weekend, one that sees a vast increase in storage capacity.The new card can hold up to a record 200 gigabytes of storage – an increase of over fifty percent from their last model. It was just about this time last year when SanDisk came out with a 128 GB card, also a record at the time. This sort of storage capability comes from the demand of the way most people use their phones nowadays. Instagram, Twitter, and other social media outlets have changed the way pictures and videos are shared, and has caused the necessary increase in how much storage is needed. “Mobile devices are completely changing the game. Seven out of ten images captured by consumers are now from smartphones and tablets. Consumers view mobile-first devices as their primary means for image capture and sharing, and by 2019, smartphones and tablets will account for nine out of ten images captured,” said Christopher Chute, Vice President of Worldwide Digital Imaging Practice at IDC.


“As the needs of mobile users continue to change, SanDisk is on the forefront of delivering solutions for these demands as is clearly illustrated through their growing portfolio of innovative products, including the new 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card.” As Snapchat stories continue to grow in length, SanDisk will continue to push the envelope. “We continue to push technology boundaries to deliver record-breaking solutions that transform the way consumers use their mobile devices,” said Dinesh Bahal, Vice President of Product Marketing for SanDisk. “By focusing on achieving new capacity and speed milestones, we are able to deliver trusted mobile memory solutions that give consumers the freedom to never stop capturing, saving, or sharing – with the benefit of fast speeds to transfer it all quickly.” Some details of the world’s highest capacity microSD card include:

  • Ideal for premium Android™-based smartphones and tablets
  • Transfer up to 1200 photos a minute with premium transfer speed of up to 90MB/s
  • Holds up to 20 hours of Full HD video
  • Class 10 for Full HD video recording and playback
  • Water proof, temperature proof, shock proof, X-ray proof and magnet proof
  • Comes with SD™ adapter for use in MIL cameras

Via our proprietary website ASAP Memory, ASAP Semiconductor is a leading supplier of SanDisk products. Prospective customers can browse our inclusive inventory of hard-to-find obsolete and current SanDisk parts at www.asap-memory.com . If you are interested in a part, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable sales staff at sales@asapmemory.com or 1-1-714-705-4780 for a quote.


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Lattice Semiconductor components

Project Ara’s use of Lattice Semiconductor components allows its users to customize their smartphones on an integrated circuit level, making for unique smartphone experiences for each individual user.


Lattice Semiconductor’s FPGAs help the engineers behind Google’s Project Ara deliver that sort of desired uniqueness. This project empowers its users to have a say in how the device is made, what it does, and how it looks. Never before could you make a choice about your phone’s exact functions and use it to tell a story specifically written by you.


Lattice Semiconductor uses an FPGA for Project Ara known as the LatticeECP3. An FPGA is a field-programmable gate array—an integrated circuit that is designed with the purpose of having a customer or designer configure it after it has been manufactured. This sort of technology is what allows someone other than the manufacturer decide how a device can work.


This specific FPGA was designed with high functionality in mind, while also keeping it at the smallest possible size. It consumes minimal power, is reliable, and lowers the cost of infrastructure equipment. It meets all of your connectivity and expansion needs.

Some of the specific features of LatticeECP3 FGPAs include:
  • Up to 16 channels at 3.125 Gbps
  • 800 MBps DDR3, 1Gbps LVDS
  • Up to 586 programmable sysIO buffers with support for PCI Express, Ethernet (GbE, XAUI, & SGMII), HDMI, SMPTE, Serial Rapid I/O, CPRI and JESD204A/B and more
  • Up to 150 k LUTs and 6.8 Mbits of SRAM
  • Wide array of packages as small as 10.0 mm x 10.0 mm with power consumption below 0.5 W

The ultimate goal of Project Ara—though it a lofty one—is to provide this sort of technology to every adult on earth. Future Modular Developers Kits plan to implement the Lattice ECP5 FPGA.


Via our proprietary website ASAP Memory, ASAP Semiconductor is a leading supplier of Lattice Semiconductor products. Prospective customers can browse our inclusive inventory of hard-to-find obsolete and current Lattice parts at www.asap-memory.com . If you are interested in a part, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable sales staff at sales@asap-memory.com or 1-714-705-4780 for a quote.


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Buffalo surveillance systems

The duo of Buffalo Technology and EOS Digital Services have been providing state-of-the-art video surveillance systems that are revolutionizing the way airports track all the happenings on their grounds.


This sort of technology is not exclusive to airports with everyday busy travelers—executive airports also have a high demand for the most modern way to monitor every action. Some of the areas that they need to keep tabs on at all times include: runways, hangars, terminals, and offices. An executive airport in Houston needed just that, so they contacted EOS to do the job, who turned to Buffalo Technology for support.


Eighteen high-definition IP surveillance cameras were installed in the airport, including two cameras that have dual day-and-night lenses in each hangar.


One of the specific uses for the high-tech surveillance system was to monitor all the activity that goes on in the hangars. This is crucial in determining liability should anything go wrong. The camera’s features include 180-degree high-resolution images and give the user the ability to pan and zoom from the console of a mobile device. This makes it easier to see who was working on the plane and who was near it.


The problem that EOS had to solve was finding a way to store such large amounts of video. They ended up choosing a 24-terabyte TeraStation 7120r Enterprise NAS solution. This system can go back as far as six months, is able to avoid problems with faulty discs, requires minimal updates, and is even able to function in the event of a power outage.


"The main thing we were looking for was a reliable piece of technology that could store video records. We'd looked at different storage solutions. In the end it was a function of cost-effectiveness, ease of use and reliability,” said EOS owner Ilan Saadia.


EOS has a history of success with their installations along with great customer service, so the choice was an easy one for the Houston airport. In fact, they were so satisfied that they immediately asked to have the same system set up at their Austin location. EOS and Buffalo Technologies are more than happy to give them a whole new way of seeing things.


Via our proprietary website ASAP Memory, ASAP Semiconductor is a leading supplier of Buffalo Technology products. Prospective customers can browse our inclusive inventory of hard-to-find obsolete and current Buffalo parts—ranging from switches and fans to antennas and more at www.asap-memory.com. If you are interested in a part, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable sales staff at sales@asap-memory.com or 714-705-4780 for a quote.


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HP Networking

As American Airlines campus switches approached their end of life, the demands being placed on the network continued to increase. To cope with the demand, American Airlines looked to restore all 550 global locations by reaching out to an industry leader for switch replacement.


The company selected was Hewlett-Packard—specifically, HP Networking and HP Enterprise Services. American Airlines’ choice of Hewlett-Packard was due to the company’s global influence along with their portfolio of reliable products.


Other deciding factors included HP’s open standards and network interoperability with American Airlines existing multiple vendor setup. The open standards that permit network interoperability and avoid any vendor lock-in to a proprietary network are designed to work in multiple vendor infrastructure situations. Additionally, the open standards provided American Airlines with a greater flexibility of different options to meet specific business requirements.


With the goal of a 24/7 LAN migration of a significant network, HP Networking replaced 3500 campus switches on all of American Airline’s worldwide campuses. American Airlines achieved an immediate benefit as user experience performance was improved. Another benefit of the switch update was a seamless experience of American Airlines business merger.


Throughout the duration of HP’s project, American Airlines completed its merger with US Airways. HP’s newly established platform of network interoperability allowed the staff of both American Airlines and US Airways to experience a smooth transition.Furthermore, the project permitted two companies with different systems to merge and network equipment to run flawlessly without the necessity of breaking and changing equipment.


Since the replacement of American Airlines switches, the company looks to continue business with HP. Currently, American Airlines and HP Networking have a project in the works on network enabled applications that will assist the behavior of network applications along with advanced capabilities for American Airlines to provide for its users.


Via our proprietary site ASAP Memory, ASAP Semiconductor is a leading distributor of Hewlett-Packard parts. We are ISO 9001-2008 certified, ASA 100 accredited, and a member of the Aviation Suppliers Association. Prospective customers can browse our inclusive catalogue of both obsolete and in-production HP parts ranging from cache processors to memory expansion boards and more at www.asap-memory.com. If you are interested in a part, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable sales staff at sales@asap-memory.com or 714-705-4780 for a quote.


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Avaya

As the first bank established in Australia, Westpac Bank has almost 12 million customers. Then in 2008, Westpac merged with St. George Bank. As a result, a major network consolidating program was needed. When it came time to consolidate its data center and network virtualization, the Westpac Banking Corporation turned to Avaya’s VENA Fabric Connect Technology.


First, the St. George disaster recover data center needed to be moved to a new location in Western Sydney. A high-speed Ethernet connection was also required between the centers to replicate the existing services before gradually relocating the physical servers. The traditional approach would be a complex and risky process that would provision virtual local area networks (VLAN) on every edge, distribution, and core switch between data centers. The existing vendor was asked to provide a new design after the original proposal failed. But the new plan wouldn’t meet the deadlines and required double the hardware.


Since St. George had previously used Avaya’s networking solutions, they turned to them for an alternative proposal. The proposed solution was to use Avaya’s Fabric Connect network virtualization utilizing their Shortest Path Bridging-based technology to span all their data centers. Fabric Connect simplifies network design, deployment and management by creating a “network fabric” within and between data centers. Switches automatically learn and adjust to the shortest paths through the Ethernet network. The solution involved deploying two new Avaya Ethernet Routing Switch 8800 systems. It took just 15 minutes to bridge the networks between all three data centers. The initial roll out of the system was completed in May 2013.


Using Avaya to virtualize your network eliminates cumbersome manual tasks and reduces overall IT operating expenses. Security features are integrated to safely segment data and create a unified solution that converges data, voice, video, and storage. The system allows for service changes to be implemented in real time, up to 27 times faster than historical networking.


Avaya is a global provider of communication solutions. Companies of all sizes around the world can utilize their unified communication contact centers, networking and related services. If you’re in the market for Avaya networking products, ASAP Memory (a proprietary website of ASAP Semiconductor) is a premier distributor of Avaya equipment. ASAP Memory stocks a variety of both obsolete and current equipment and specializes in procuring hard-to-find items. Browse our selection at www.asap-memory.com or email us at sales@asap-memory.com for more information or to request a quote.


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Alcatel-Lucent telecommunications equipment

French global telecommunications equipment company Alcatel-Lucent has teamed with British satellite company Inmarsat to develop Long-Term Evolution (LTE) air-to-ground technology.


This new, fully-integrated telecommunications network is set to deliver high-speed broadband services to commercial and business aviation passengers across the European Union. It is scheduled to be put in circulation by the end of 2016, and the one-of-a-kind network would give Europe the most modern passenger aviation connectivity.

The capabilities of the network will surpass those available in North America—offering in-flight broadband connectivity rates of 75 Mbps. The satellite communications teamed with the LTE ground infrastructure make it the first true hybrid aviation network, according to Inmarsat. Inmarsat Aviation's president, Leo Mondale, believes travelers will embrace the new technology, as it “[offers] their passengers access to online services for work or leisure using their own devices and with reliability and speeds previously only available on the ground."

With 4G-LTE, first responders can communicate, collaborate and operate with each other, no matter where they are or what device they are using—thus, improving and offering quicker and more precise communication.


The Alcatel-Lucent end-to-end Public Safety LTE solution is based on the lightRadio LTE RAN equipment and operates in:

  • The 380-470 MHz band: Evercor, the Integrated LTE 400 PMR solution developed in partnership with Airbus Defence and Space enables a smooth introduction of broadband services into existing TETRA /TETRAPOL networks
  • The 700 MHz (band 14) for North America: Mobile Broadband for FirstNet in US and for Canada
  • Any other commercial bands ranging from 700 MHz to 2,6 GHz in countries where such spectrum can be used by Public Safety

With so many different ways to connect, it’s no wonder why these two communication giants are trying to lead the way in connectivity during flights. Whether it be for an emergency, or someone who just wants to stay up to date, they are making it all the more possible with these advancements in air-to-ground technology.


ASAP Semiconductor is a leading supplier of Alcatel-Lucent. Prospective customers can browse our inclusive inventory of hard-to-find obsolete and current Alcatel-Lucent parts—ranging from switches to modules and more—at www.asap-memory.com. If you are interested in a part, please feel free to contact our knowledgeable sales staff at sales@asap-memory.com or 714-705-4780 for a quote.


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Gigabyte Technology Co

On January 13th, 2015, the computer hardware manufacturer, Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. announced their new high performance server hardware. Their new server products are two new models (H270-F4G and H270-H70) of high density rackmount servers which are based on the Intel C612 platform.


These 2U rackmounts feature four trays, each sporting a dual socket computing node. The nodes of the Onboard LAN solutions and storage connectors differentiate the trays. For the H270-F4G, the nodes are all equipped with Intel 82599ES network controller as well as a single QSFP+ fiber port. Each port is cabale of two separate 10GbE signals. On Gigabyte’s entry level high density server, the H2070-H70, the four nodes are not equipped with the LAN solution as they have two GbE LAN ports with an Intel I350 controller.


Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. is a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of hardware parts. Founded in 1986, the Taiwanese company has become one of the largest competitors in the computer hardware and electronics industry. Product profiles include air cooling, computer cases, computer peripherals, graphics cards, motherboards, notebooks, power supplies, server hardware, and smartphones. In addition to their own products, Gigabyte Technology also designs and manufactures motherboards for both AMD and Intel platforms as well as AMD and Nvidia GPUs. With over 7,100 employees, their success has led to a yearly revenue of over $1 Billion and over $78 Million in yearly profit.


ASAP Semiconductor is a leading distributor of both current and obsolete parts. Please browse our selection at ASAP Memory, the memory-related inventory of ASAP Semiconductor. We carry a wide range of memory products from companies like Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. that may not be sold anymore. For more information, check out our website at www.asap-memory.com or email us at sales@asap-memory.com for more information or to request a quote.


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