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SSD Storage

Hyperconverged 101 – The Importance of SDN in HCI - An often overlooked yet crucial component of an HCI environment is the network, especially as the environment scales. Each additional node consumes network ports and needs IT to logically connect it to the HCI cluster. In many HCI environments, the
Why Metadata Might be Impeding Your Flash Performance - Metadata is an often overlooked but leading storage performance bottleneck. Metadata maps how files are stored on disks, and it summarizes characteristics of file attributes such as author and last date of access. As such, it is crucial to data
Hyperconverged 101 – Understanding the Components of HCI – Server Nodes - A hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) is made up of servers, storage media, storage software as well as networking software and hardware. Of these components, the servers are often the most overlooked. The assumption is that a server is a server. In
Artificial Intelligence: Where Does Storage Fit In? - Artificial intelligence (AI) stands to dramatically impact business and IT operations alike, but in these early days, it is difficult for IT professionals to distinguish vendor buzz from reality. This is especially true when it comes to the storage market.
How to Make Storage Consolidation Work in the Modern Data Center - Most data centers give up on their storage consolidation projects. The storage mainframe approach described in blog 2 is too costly and too restrictive, and the traditional software-defined storage approach described in blog 3 doesn’t support broad enough use cases.
Will Your Workload Really Benefit from NVMe? - Non-volatile memory express (NVMe) is arguably one of the most important new technologies to make its way into the data center, because it is capable of delivering the ultra-fast levels of performance that are required by a growing number of
Not Achieving the SSD Performance You Expected? Latency Outliers May Be the Issue - Delivering new levels of application performance at massive scale is a requirement for modern enterprises and cloud service providers. These organizations are frequently employing hyperscale architectures and solid-state disks (SSDs) to meet modern applications’ aggressive performance requirements. However, performance degradation
What is Data Management? - A smart and holistic data management platform is the linchpin to enterprise competitiveness, but at this point in time, it remains largely a nirvana that storage managers are chasing. In this article, Storage Switzerland explains what constitutes data management, how
How to Avoid the Storage Refresh - IT professionals look forward to storage refreshes as much as they look forward to a trip to the dentist. In fact, the dentist may be preferable. There are certainly times where storage needs to be upgraded but IT should do
WekaIO for AI and High-Velocity Analytics - Storage Switzerland has previously discussed the problems that legacy storage file systems have when it comes to serving modern workloads such as artificial intelligence (AI) and high-velocity analytics. We have also explored the qualities that a modern file system requires.


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