Flash Storage

Flash Storage

Overcoming the DRaaS Time Compromise - Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) looks great on paper. DRaaS vendors tell organizations that they can eliminate their disaster recovery site and recover on-demand, in the cloud. The potential for cost savings abounds. Organizations have the potential to reduce
Complexity is Killing Secondary Storage - Most organizations only use their secondary storage infrastructure as protection storage. In some cases, this is because the secondary storage hardware only supports the backup use case. Even if the organization selects more flexible secondary storage hardware, it still primarily
Is Your Storage Ready for the Data-Driven Economy? – SwiftStack Briefing Note - Organizations need to re-think their storage architectures for the data-driven economy. How an organization captures, stores, and analyzes data, can dictate how successful it might be in this new economic model where data drives organizations. The data-driven economy is not
In Search of True DRaaS – Datrium Delivers the DRaaS We Expected - Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) burst on the scene about four years ago. However, most DRaaS solutions don’t exactly live up to expectations. Frequently built on backup, these are solutions that try to make recovery act like high availability.
Solving the Billion Files Problem - Most file system management tools – whether they are for reporting, governance, backup, archiving, migration, cloud bursting, or content classification – start developing performance problems when the total number of files and directories exceeds a hundred million. The performance challenges
How to Manage All Your Flash Options - Today’s data center storage infrastructure has to support an unprecedented number of workloads, ranging from virtualized workloads to artificial intelligence and machine learning. Each of these workloads can benefit from all-flash storage systems and it seems like there is a
Flash Memory Summit 2019 – Day 1 - Storage Switzerland is at the 2019 edition of the Flash Memory Summit (FMS). Each day of the summit, we will be providing a quick summary of our meetings. Day 1 was a busy day for StorageSwiss as we raced from
The Value of Fine Tuned Flash Drives – Burlywood Briefing Note - What differentiates one flash drive from another? For the most part, the NAND is very similar. The key differentiator is the controller. The problem is each vendor does its unique optimizations and then releases the combined (controller and NAND) product.
Democratizing In-Memory Computing - The speed and low latency of dynamic access memory (DRAM) are why so many organizations are looking at developing new applications to take advantage of the in-memory computing concept. The problem is that rewriting and migrating to a new application
You Need a Multi-Flash Storage Strategy - The two big trends in flash technology are Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) flash and QLC (quad-level cell) but they are at opposite ends of the spectrum from a use case perspective. NVMe flash is designed for extremely high performance and

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