Editor’s Note: This article refers to a video interview shot at Interop (News - Alert) 2010. To view TMCnet’s entire library of videos from Interop and other industry shows, demonstrations and interviews in our in-house studio, visit our Video News home page.
TMCnet had the opportunity to speak with a number of key industry players at Interop this year, including Netlist. Christopher Lopes Co-Founder Netlist visited the TMCnet media booth for an interview captured in this video.
Lopes noted how exciting Interop is for Netlist as it is the first time the company has attended the event. Generally, Netlist does not cater to the Interop crowd as attendees tend to be their customers’ customer.
Netlist is a provider of high density DRAM-based modules and targets products primarily to large OEM manufacturers. The company brought to Interop a hypercloud memory to demonstrate for the audience. This data center in a box can run 40 different virtual machines in one box.
The end user of such a memory would be an SMB, for instance, as they would be able to create their own cloud with very little money and hardware. It gives them the ability to compete on a larger scale without significant investments.
As for the company’s advantage in the market? “It is really a matter of convenience for them,” said Lopes. ‘We really are showing how simple it is to take an industry-standard platform, properly configure it.” The company enables people to get to the right speed by putting the right memory size in place.
Netlist caters to the server-end in particular, delivering Raid cache memory products that help to deliver the necessary memory to drive performance and eliminate the need for a battery. The EDA market is showing a strong interest, but the product line is appropriate for anyone doing secure data transactions.
As for evolution in memory space that allows for the build of these new products, Lopes noted that the migration to higher density is the evolution, although it has slowed down considerably. The typically growth used to be a doubling of memory every two years; now it is about 4.
For more on Netlist and what they brought to Interop 2010, check out this video in full.
Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Alice Straight