Are Storage Infrastructures Fixing the Wrong Problem? – Formulus Black Briefing Note - When the CPU needs data, the role of the storage system is to transfer information into main memory so the CPU can process it. The memory channels between the CPU and main memory is very fast and the number of
Mastering Enterprise Data Management and Protection – FalconStor Briefing Note - The modern enterprise relies on data to differentiate itself from competitors, to innovate new products and services, to unlock new revenue opportunities, and to drive employee productivity. Consequently, IT organizations must deliver unprecedented levels of data agility and availability while
Making NVMe and NVMeoF Testing Accessible for the Enterprise – SANBlaze Briefing Note - Non-volatile memory express (NVMe) storage media and NVMe-over Fabrics (NVMeoF) storage network protocols open the door for new levels of performance and latency demanded by intensive, modern workloads such as big data analytics and artificial intelligence. However, the higher price
Designing Storage for Multi-Million IOPS Performance – Apeiron Briefing Note - There is no doubt specific applications have an ever growing need for more IOPS, millions in fact, and the number of organizations implementing these applications is on the rise. The traditional bottlenecks to achieving millions of IOPS are gone. Networks,
Bringing Tier 0 in From the Lunatic Fringe – Violin Systems Briefing Note - In most data centers, Tier 1 production storage has evolved from high-end hard disk-based systems to hybrid systems supported by flash to all-flash arrays. These Tier 1 systems are also typically well equipped with enterprise features like snapshots, replication and
Software Defining Secondary Storage – Quest QoreStor Briefing Note - Secondary storage systems primarily store backup and archive data. These systems often store ten to twenty times the capacity of primary storage systems. Vendors realize the opportunity and are now flooding into the market. Most of the solutions are turnkey
Creating Flow for Successful Disaster Recovery – NAKIVO Briefing Note - Nakivo 8 – Disaster Recovery Workflow Many backup and replication software solutions claim to help organizations recover from a disaster but just as backups are more than copying data from point A to point B, disaster recovery is more than
Will the Operating System Kill SDS? – LINBIT Briefing Note - Software defined storage (SDS) continues to struggle for relevance in a crowded storage marketplace. While a few products are gaining a following, many more have either failed or been sold to other vendors. Additionally, now operating systems also pose a
Backup Software Needs to Provide Freedom of Choice – Nakivo Backup and Replication 7.5 - Backup software used to be a conduit through which data moved from primary storage to some form of protected storage. Today though, backup software vendors are increasingly forcing customers down a pre-selected path. Vendors are now bundling their solutions with
True WAN Optimization is not Deduplication – Bridgeworks Briefing Note - The four walls of the data center no longer confine users, applications, and data. Organizations are multi-site, and users want to work from anywhere. Making “work from anywhere” a reality still requires data and data still has gravity. Data has

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