SSD Storage

SSD Storage

Overcoming the Network Problems of High Capacity Flash in All-Flash Systems - Flash media is getting denser. There have been several announcements promising 50TB plus SSDs within the next six months. The distinct advantage for all-flash systems is they will be able to deliver Petabytes of capacity in just a few rack
Do All-Flash Arrays Have A Failure Domain Problem? - The capacity of all-flash arrays has been on the rise for several years. Many vendors are now claiming petabytes (PB) of capacity in just a few rack units. While these arrays promise to dramatically reduce the footprint of the data
More Than Just Drives – A Complete NVMe All-Flash Solution - All-Flash Arrays bring an unprecedented level of performance to applications in the data center. Most of this performance gain comes from the replacement of hard disk drives with flash as the media of choice. The gain in performance was largely
Will NVMe Over Fabrics Kill DAS? - Many advanced application architectures use Direct Attached Storage (DAS) instead of centralized shared storage for two reasons. First, in most cases sever drives are less expensive than drives found in shared storage systems. Second, storage that is internally accessed has
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
What’s Next in All-Flash? - All-Flash Arrays, once thought of as the storage system for certain high performance use cases, are now the mainstream primary storage system. The best proof point of all-flash dominance comes from vendors that sell hard disk, hybrid (flash and hard
Deep Dive XtremIO X2 – Dell EMC World 2017 - The press releases are out there but they only cover the XtremIO announcement at a high level. It’s time for a deeper dive. At Dell EMC World, Storage Switzerland spent quality time on the XtremIO X2 update. It promises increased
How to Tame Data and Storage Sprawl with a Cross-Cloud Data Fabric - Over the last decade, the modern data center has evolved into a complex, virtualized environment that hosts many different types of applications ranging from legacy applications to new next-gen applications, while also struggling to securely store, manage, and monetize the
Are We Using Windows File Servers for the Wrong Reason? - Windows file servers are primarily used to store unstructured data. The type of unstructured data varies from user-created documents to machine-generated audio and video. They even store analytics data machines and other servers generate. While the type of data a
The Storage Challenges that Cassandra and Couchbase Create - Traditionally databases are scale up, running on a single powerful but expensive server. Distributed databases like Cassandra and Couchbase are scale-out and run on commodity white box servers, each of which becomes a node in a cluster. Traditional databases are


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