Lightboard Video: Optimizing NVMe with Intelligent Management

Getting the most out of premium-priced NVMe and SSD storage implementations in terms of utilization and supporting mixed workloads is challenging against a backdrop of continually fluctuating business requirements. Storage Switzerland’s Lead Analyst, George Crump, and Western Digital Product Manager, Veena Joshi recently discussed how storage managers can apply proactive monitoring and predictive support to optimize their investments and their IT service delivery.

As Storage Switzerland previously blogged, solid-state drive (SSD) storage media and non-volatile memory express (NVMe) promise to bring new levels of performance and capacity density to mission-critical workloads. This is true for up-and-coming modern workloads such as artificial intelligence and more traditional Tier One applications such as Microsoft SQL Server alike.

For its part, Western Digital collects telemetry data-based machine learning across its customer set, and applies cloud-delivered analytics capacity to detect, resolve and, ultimately, predict potential failures and issues across storage infrastructure resources. In addition to empowering enterprises to avoid business-threatening downtime, this centralized and intelligent management approach stands to help enterprises to mitigate costly investments in tools and staff as they introduce the new tier of NVMe and SSDs into their storage infrastructure. Meanwhile, Western Digital is adhering to industry-accepted data privacy best practices when it works with customers’ data, to ensure security and regulatory compliance.

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Senior Analyst, Krista Macomber produces analyst commentary and contributes to a range of client deliverables including white papers, webinars and videos for Storage Switzerland. She has a decade of experience covering all things storage, data center and cloud infrastructure, including: technology and vendor portfolio developments; customer buying behavior trends; and vendor ecosystems, go-to-market positioning, and business models. Her previous experience includes leading the IT infrastructure practice of analyst firm Technology Business Research, and leading market intelligence initiatives for media company TechTarget.

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