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How CXL Can Right-Size Server Memory with Ryan Baxter of Micron | Utilizing Tech 4×3

Although x86 servers have some configuration and expansion options, they are increasingly monolithic, putting customers at the whim of the system vendor. CXL promises to change this, allowing customers to configure, and reconfigure, servers according to their needs. On this episode of Utilizing CXL, Ryan Baxter of Micron Technology joins Stephen Foskett and Nathan Bennett to talk about the options that CXL brings to the table. One of the first benefits of CXL technology is memory expansion, allowing servers to be created with exactly the right amount of memory instead of over-populating memory to fill channels and meet needs. But it will soon allow truly modular servers with exactly the right combination of CPU, memory, storage, and I/O.


  • Stephen Foskett, Publisher of Gestalt IT and Organizer of Tech Field Day. Find Stephen’s writing at and on Twitter at @SFoskett
  • Nathan Bennett, Cloud Architect, vExpert Pro, and Tech Evangelist. Connect with Nathan on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter at vNathanBennett.
  • Ryan Baxter, Senior Director of Marketing, Micron Technology. Connect with Ryan on LinkedIn.

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About the author

Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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