Another year of showcasing our latest technology innovations and partnerships at Flash Memory Summit has come and gone, but it’s far from forgotten. This was the first show featuring the SanDisk and HGST brands under the Western Digital umbrella and we had a great time.
We covered a lot during the course of the three-day event and here are a few highlights to catch you up.
64-layer 3D NAND REVEALED AT FLASH MEMORY SUMMIT
Unveiled during the keynote presentation by Dr. Siva Sivaram, Creating Storage Class Memory: Learning from 3D NAND, was the world’s first 3D NAND technology, BiCS3, with 64 layers of vertical storage capability. During Dr. Sivaram’s presentation, we learned the following:
Western Digital + SanDisk = A Leading Combination
There’s a data explosion enabled by edge devices
Storage Class Memory is building the bridge between DRAM and flash
These dazzling, interactive demos caught the eyes of attendees and kept our demo staff on their toes with questions about the benefits of SSD enabled devices for business.
VIRTUAL REALITY – AN EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER
The VR stations were a definite draw keeping our guests entertained whether they were in line to play or just spectating. The HTC Vive was a surefire hit allowing us to showcase the power of SSDs to enable a virtual experience as smooth and entertaining as any real-world one.
For being our first show as a unified Western Digital company, I’d call this Flash Memory Summit a success. Bring on the next event!