The StorageSwiss Top 25 for 2015

In terms of visitors, 2015 was a record year for, and at the end of each year we take a look at the top 25 read articles as indicated by our analytics. Our top 25 list is taken from a library of content with almost 1,400 articles. While the list represents the wide range of storage subjects we cover at Storage Switzerland, there are a few categories that stand out more than others including flash, software defined storage and data protection. We’ll provide a complete analysis of these categories in our next column but for now let’s announce the top 25.

StorageSwiss Top 25 most read Articles for 2015

25. The Hard Disk Autopsy

24. Why Storage vMotion hurts and how to stop the pain

23. Defining Software-Defined Storage – what benefits does it deliver?

22. How Storage Vendors Integrate VVols

21. What is Software Defined Storage 2.0?

20. OpenStack Swift – Should Enterprise Customers DIY or use SwiftStack?

19. Analyst Opinion: Analyzing the Gartner Magic Quadrant

18. Conventional Storage QoS falls short on VMware and Virtualized Workloads

17. It’s time to “VMware” Storage

16. What is Hadoop and can Object Storage make it better?

15. Hyper-Converged Architecture vs. Software Defined Storage

14. What is NVMe? And what does it mean for PCIe-SSD?

13. What are VVols?

12. How to safely use 8TB Drives in the Enterprise

11. You can do better than ioMeter and Vdbench

10. The Three Problems with Software Defined Storage

9. Docker and Storage – Understanding Docker I/O

8. What are IOPS and should you care?

7. Analyst Blog: Which RAID Level should you use for your SSD Tier?

6. Is it Time to Stop Worrying about Flash Wear Out?

5. SLC vs MLC – does it matter any more?

4. Backup Basics: What do SLO, RPO, RTO, VRO and GRO Mean?

3. Docker: What do Storage Pros need to know?

2. Fibre Channel vs. Ethernet – Should You Switch?

1. What is Latency? And How is it Different from IOPS?

Twelve years ago George Crump founded Storage Switzerland with one simple goal; to educate IT professionals about all aspects of data center storage. He is the primary contributor to Storage Switzerland and is a heavily sought after public speaker. With over 25 years of experience designing storage solutions for data centers across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS and SAN, Virtualization, Cloud and Enterprise Flash. Prior to founding Storage Switzerland he was CTO at one of the nation's largest storage integrators where he was in charge of technology testing, integration and product selection.

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