Flash Storage

Flash Storage

Will There Be Another Great Storage System Company? - For a new storage company to stand above the rest it has to, within its category, provide better performance, better cost or simplify management. Over the past two and a half decades we’ve seen many companies deliver these requirements. Is
Scaling Unstructured Data in the Cloud Era - Unstructured data presents two scaling challenges to the data center. The first is capacity. It comes as no surprise to any IT professional that unstructured data is growing at an alarming rate. The second is performance, which may take some
Real-time Storage Requires Real-time Analysis - All-Flash arrays enable applications to deliver real-time, instantaneous results to the applications using them. But to make sure those applications are getting the full benefit of the all-flash array requires an infrastructure that is also performing optimally. Real-time analysis is
Storage Testing as Part of Your Storage Refresh Process – Rent or Buy? - An organization tends to review its storage testing capabilities as it starts its next round of storage refresh. Typically they will either do the hard work of assembling a lab that provides a small representation of their production environment, leverage
What’s Next after NVMe? - NVMe is a protocol designed specifically for memory based storage technologies like flash drives. The new industry standard protocol is seeing rapid adoption among vendors meaning the data center may see these solutions become mainstream before the end of the
How DRaaS Can Help Data Center Modernization - Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions are an ideal way for organizations to address their need to recover from a disaster. But DRaaS solutions can also help organizations with data center modernization – efforts like storage refreshes, server upgrades,
What is Hybrid Flash 2.0? - Originally, hybrid flash arrays solved a price problem. Hybrid Flash 2.0 solves a performance problem. In their first iteration, these systems were designed to bridge the gap between expensive flash storage and more affordable hard disk drive storage. But as
Flash Portfolio’s Matter – Seagate Flash Memory Summit Briefing Note - Flash storage is evolving on three vectors. Performance continues to be the key vector. Most data centers buy flash because of its performance attributes; high IOPS and low latency. The second vector is density. Flash has the ability to provide
NVMe and NVMe Over Fabrics Critical To Next Generation Storage Architectures - The storage media used to be the slowest component within the storage architecture. Now, thanks to flash, it is the fastest. While the performance and low latency of flash allows data centers to make significant steps forward in application scale
The Problems with Storage Performance Benchmarks - There are a number of storage performance benchmarks that provide a standardized way to compare storage systems from various vendors. The problem is there are few, if any, data centers that have a workload that is exactly like those benchmarks.

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