Samsung Cracks Terabyte Threshold in Smartphone Storage

Today’s topics include Samsung making the first 1TB flash storage for phones, and Cisco extending its Application Centric Infrastructure.

Samsung announced Jan. 29 that it has begun mass producing the industry’s first 1TB embedded Universal Flash Storage 2.1, for use in next-generation mobile applications in smartphones.

Four years after introducing the first Universal Flash Storage solution, the 128-gigabyte eUFS, Samsung has cracked the much-anticipated terabyte threshold in smartphone storage. Smartphone users will soon be able to leverage storage capacity comparable to a premium notebook PC, without having to pair their phones with additional memory cards.

Within the same package size, the 1TB eUFS solution doubles the capacity of the previous 512GB version by combining 16 stacked layers of Samsung’s most advanced 512-gigabit V-NAND flash memory and a newly developed proprietary controller. The company claims the 1TB eUFS also is speedy, allowing users to transfer large amounts of multimedia content in reduced time.

At the Cisco Live event in Barcelona, Spain, last week, Cisco executives announced that they are pushing more of the company’s enterprise infrastructure and software into the cloud and out to the edge by extending the company’s Application Centric Infrastructure.

The ACI platform was first released in 2013 as a response to the growing network virtualization trend but has since become foundational to Cisco’s intent-based networking efforts into the public cloud, integrating it into Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

At the same time, Cisco is enabling enterprises to deploy the HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure offering into remote and branch offices as well as edge computing environments. Armed with Cisco’s Intersight cloud-based system-management platform, the latest HyperFlex systems will enable organizations to deploy in their remote locations the same levels of application performance and analytics found in their data centers.