SSD Storage

SSD Storage

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
The Commercial HPC Storage Checklist – Item 3 – Protection at Scale - Most storage systems provide several layers of protection. At a minimum, there is protection from media failure, typically delivered by some form of parity based protection scheme. In enterprise systems, it is also common to have built-in redundancy in both
The Commercial HPC Storage Checklist – Item 2 – Start Small, Scale Large - Scaling is a capability that almost every vendor claims but few execute well. Most vendors claim to provide scalability via a scale-out storage system, but scale-out by itself is not enough to address all the scaling demands of a Commercial
Three Steps to Architecting Storage for Commercial HPC - The storage architecture requirements for Commercial HPC are different from those for traditional enterprise storage architecture. They are also different from the traditional HPC requirements. Most enterprise IT professionals try to either extend their current storage architectures, which are supporting
Commercial HPC vs. Enterprise Storage - High-Performance Computing (HPC) is no longer a workload for academia, now organizations of all types and sizes have HPC like workloads that require scalable, sequential access to vast amounts of unstructured data. These initiatives need rapid access and need to
How to Design Storage for Commercial HPC - High-Performance Compute (HPC) and commercial data centers used to be two distinctly separate entities, but now businesses of all types are conducting HPC-like operations. These organizations have large amounts of unstructured data that they need rapid sequential access to for
Is Your All-Flash Array Leaking? - An all-flash array is supposed to be the pinnacle of storage performance but these systems have a secret; they are leaking performance. Proof of this is simple, take the raw IOPS of the drives inside the typical all-flash array and
Why Can’t SDS Be More Like VMware? - VMware fundamentally changed server deployment. Prior to VMware the best practice was “one-server, one-app” which, as Intel processors continued to increase in power, led to a massive waste of compute resources. VMware allowed applications to be safely stacked on those
Where Would We Be Without NVMe? - The purpose of the NVMe standard is to replace SCSI-based protocols, like SAS, so memory-based storage systems, like all-flash arrays, can live up to their full potential. Data centers may not need the performance potential of NVMe all-flash systems. But
What is Scale-Out NVMe? - The first step for NVMe flash is to use them internally in servers and storage systems. However, there is another aspect of NVMe, NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-F) that promises high-speed communication between devices and also promises a new way to


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