Flash Storage

Flash Storage

Making Storage for AI and DL Turnkey – DDN – NVIDIA Briefing Note - When an organization moves Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning (DL) projects from the test and design phase to production, the responsibility for maintaining that project often lands in IT’s lap. IT then has to put together an architecture that
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
Solving the Software Defined Storage Bottleneck – Mellanox Briefing Note - Software Defined Storage (SDS) abstracts commodity storage hardware so that it can be used in a scale-out architecture, but this can create a bottleneck between the CPU and the storage media. In many cases, the latency of hard disk drives
Simpler is Better – Solving Rack Scale Storage Problems – DriveScale Briefing Note - The storage infrastructure for multi-rack scale applications like Hadoop Spark, Cassandra, and CouchBase, are typically built using directly attached flash-based storage instead of a shared flash array. The motivation for using direct-attached storage (DAS) is simple. Media inside a server
Dealing with the AI and Analytics Data Explosion – MapR Briefing Note - Accuracy and response time defines the success or failure of an AI or analytics project. The faster and more accurate the response the more trusted the system is. The more data provided to the project the more accurate it becomes.
Designing Storage for MongoDB, Spark, MySQL, and Cassandra – Pavilion Data Briefing Note - Modern applications like MongoDB, Spark, MySQL, and Cassandra are disrupting traditional storage architectures. To keep storage costs down and performance high these applications use direct attached PCIe flash storage. Many organizations are rapidly integrating NVMe. The problem is that direct-attached
Solving the Storage Problem of Data Center Modernization – Datera Briefing Note - A decade ago when cloud providers like Amazon entered the market, they redefined how to provision IT services. These services provided self-service capability that raised the bar for how users and application owners wanted to interact with IT. The mission
Hardware Defined All-Flash Arrays for a Software Defined World – Storbyte Briefing Note - While software-defined storage (SDS) captures the attention of the market, enterprise IT professionals know that the hardware still matters. The problem is that while a multitude of SDS solutions have come to market the hardware selection pool is essentially limited
Dealing with the Storage Challenges Containers Create – Storidge Briefing Note - Containers have improved an organization’s ability to rapidly develop, test and deliver applications. In many cases however, storage is a boat anchor slowing the whole process down. As enterprises increase their use of container technology and begin using the technology
Understanding All-Flash Costs – X-IO Briefing Note - All-flash arrays are quickly becoming the production storage system of choice. Organizations like that all-flash arrays eliminate the need to constantly fine tune the environment to wring out that last little bit of performance. The problem is that flash arrays

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