SSD Storage

SSD Storage

Is All-Flash Deduplication a Must Have? - In the early days of All-Flash Arrays (AFA) deduplication was a key catalyst for adoption. Server and Desktop virtualization environments benefited greatly from the technology because of the similarity between virtual machine images. The environments also didn’t have the same
Can Storage Software Reduce the Cost of an All-Flash Array - Generally speaking, most All-Flash Arrays (AFA) increase performance by adding more processing power, more RAM and more drives. Adding more of any of these components also adds more cost. The only significant cost reduction method that most storage software solutions
Does All-Flash Array Software Improve Performance? - The raw performance of a single enterprise flash drive is often higher than 70,000 IOPS. Most all-flash arrays, even though vendors fill them with 12 to 24 flash drives, deliver only a few hundred thousand IOPS. The cause of the
How to Avoid the All-Flash Capacity Glut - Next generation all-flash arrays (AFA) face a serious problem; they will provide more capacity than most data centers need. While too much capacity doesn’t sound like a problem it will be because organizations are still going to pay for it.
Achieving Cloud Efficiency Without Cloud Scale - Our last blog, “Are Cloud Providers Really Efficient“, discussed how cloud providers, from a resources perspective, aren’t really any more efficient than the typical data center. The provider’s use of automation and their scale is what separates them from the
eBook: The Commercial HPC Storage Checklist - Businesses of all types are increasingly finding themselves in midst of a high performance computing (HPC) environment. This commercial HPC environment though is different from traditional HPC environments found in academia. The demand for business to manage their own HPC
How Object Storage Makes a Hybrid Array Better - In our last blog, Storage Switzerland discussed how a hybrid array, with a properly sized flash tier, could provide similar performance to an all-flash array while substantially reducing costs. The next step in storage architecture design is to use the
Solving the Flash Density Pipes Problem - The density of flash storage is increasing every year, 64TB solid state drives (SSD) are arriving next year, and within a year the data center may see 100TB+ SSDs become commonplace. Another significant change is that the data center, thanks
Commercial HPC Requirements Checklist – Item 4 – Transparent Operation - Commercial HPC makes products better, makes customers happier and improves organizational processes. The infrastructures that support commercial HPC need to accomplish those objectives transparently. The commercial HPC storage system, being one component of those systems, needs to remove the mundane
Making a Hybrid Array Work for the Enterprise - Hybrid storage systems create a performance concern for IT professionals. The system may respond too slowly to user or application requests for data. If the hybrid system places data on the wrong storage tier at the wrong time, it validates


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