Flash Storage

Flash Storage

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
Solving the Hybrid-Cloud Data Management Problem – Elastifile Briefing Note - Executive leadership wants IT to move the organization to the cloud but does not realize that from a data management perspective, the cloud is akin to the wild, Wild West. To move applications requires refactoring them, and meeting the performance
What is IO Acceleration? – JetStream Software Briefing Note - Flash’s first deployment in the data center was often as a cache implementation. A cache is a staging area that holds a small amount of the most recently accessed data. Caching software enables active data to be accessed from flash
Making the Composable Data Center a Reality – Liqid Briefing Note - For the Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) to deliver its full potential it is necessary to bring together resources like CPUs, GPUs, storage and network into a dynamic pool from which applications or services pull those resources as needed. Then

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