Flash Storage

Flash Storage

Enterprises Need a Metadata First Strategy – Infinite io Briefing Note - Organizations looking to improve the storage performance of their data centers often turn to all-flash arrays. The problem is an all-flash array is hitting the performance problem with a sledgehammer when all that may be needed is a scalpel. The
The Future is High Capacity Hard Drives – Seagate Briefing Note - Flash Storage dominates the headlines. But as a storage medium its availability is, at a minimum, constrained and more than likely the industry will see a shortfall of available flash for the foreseeable future. The problem is it takes billions
Open Software Defined Storage Becomes Enterprise Ready – SUSE Enterprise Storage Update - Software Defined Storage vendors claim “no vendor lock-in” as one of their mantras. While these solutions do allow the intermixing of various vendor hardware, the organization adopting the SDS solution is hopelessly locked into the SDS vendor from a software
Building Smarter, Simpler Storage Networks – Cisco Storage Networking Briefing Note - Storage architectures are becoming increasingly more complicated. There is more data coming from more applications. There are more users and developers. And there are more operational challenges as IT tries to maximize flash performance across multiple protocols. The storage network
Real Time SAN Analytics, No TAPs – Virtual Instruments & Cisco Briefing Note - Capturing real time analytics from the storage area network is important to optimizing the network. However, the rapid adoption of flash technology makes it even more critical. The problem is capturing information in real time typically involves using TAPs. A
Look Before You Leap into DRaaS – Scale Computing Briefing Note - Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solves a lot of problems for IT professionals trying to prepare their organizations to survive a disaster. At the same time, though, it also creates new challenges that need to be resolved prior to
Not Every All-Flash Array is the Same – AccelStor Briefing Note - All-Flash arrays are more than just the go-to option for data centers looking to solve performance problems. For many organizations they are becoming the mainstream primary storage system. But not every all-flash array is the same, and their differences impact
Optimized Performance for Oracle and MS-SQL – Vexata Briefing Note - In most cases CPU utilization is a direct result of how quickly can the storage architecture can respond to the IO request. Generally speaking, the lower the CPU utilization is the more time the CPU is waiting for the storage
Distributed Storage Goes Mainstream - Distributed storage offers more capability than traditional scale-out solutions. They scale further, are more granular and have a better multi-site/multi-cloud model. But distributed systems are typically viewed as the storage system for the next generation data center, and while they
Move Compute Closer to Storage – NGD Systems Briefing Note - Modern applications like big data analytics, facial recognition, IoT and video streaming, as well as next generation applications like artificial intelligence and machine learning, place unique demands on both the compute and storage infrastructures. Most of the modern and next

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