Flash Storage

Flash Storage

Optimizing Storage Costs and Performance while Enhancing Planning with Resource Monitoring - Storage managers face the demanding task of maximizing storage infrastructure capacity, performance and availability, while also reducing or at least slowing the growth of storage-related capital and operating expenses. Storage array vendors are innovating to increase performance, uptime and utilization,
Cyber Attack on VFEmail Evaporates 18 Years of Data! - In what may be one of the most devastating attacks in recent history, email provider VFEmail is working through the aftermath of a massive cyberattack and is indicating that 18 years’ worth of its user’s email data is lost forever.
Storage Programmability: The Key to the Software-defined Data Center - The terms “software-defined data center” (SDDC) and “software-defined storage” (SDS) are commonly thrown around, typically being associated with the abstraction of core infrastructure functionality into a common software plane that can then be deployed on low-cost, commodity hardware. This definition
Do Deduplication and Compression Impact All-Flash Performance? - For most IT shops, flash storage has become an established component of the storage architecture. The conversation has become less about whether or not the performance acceleration that flash technologies provide is needed; it has become more about which workloads
Does Your Application Really Need NVMe Performance? - Most businesses’ workload ecosystems are in a state of transition. There is plenty of buzz about modern workloads such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), high-velocity analytics and NoSQL databases as new tools to drive competitive advantage. The reality,
Does NVMe Flash Mean the End of SAS Flash? - Before NVMe, most flash systems were either serial attached SCSI (SAS) or Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) based. In all-flash arrays, SAS was the preferred protocol because of its higher bandwidth and ability to support multi-port connections. NVMe is the
Does NVMe Flash Have to Mean Featureless Flash? - The primary goal of the NVMe standard is to reduce latency. It accomplishes this by leveraging the PCIe interface and increasing both command counts and queue depth. NVMe Flash Systems however, are more than just the flash media. Vendors create
Does NVMe Flash Have to Be End-to-End - One of the advantages of the NVMe Flash standard is that it is networkable. NVMe over Fabrics (NVMf) brings direct attach storage like latency to shared storage systems. NVMf eliminates the need for modern applications like Hadoop and others to
Potential NVMe Pitfalls and What to Look For in 2019 - As 2019 approaches, the storage industry is buzzing about non-volatile memory express (NVMe). This new protocol and interface for flash storage stands to bring substantial value to a range of applications and workloads. NVMe is emerging as a key tool
Is Your All-Flash Storage Software Block Only? - Accelerating database performance remains a top use case for all-flash arrays, so it makes sense that most all-flash array systems only support block storage. However, only supporting block means that the customer assigns the “raw” volume to a server and

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