Flash Storage

Flash Storage

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
Is the Data Center Ready for Flash Archives? – Nimbus Data Briefing Note - Archiving, as a concept, looks great on paper. It alleviates primary storage capacity, simplifies data protection and lowers overall storage cost. The problem is when it is necessary to search for and retrieve data in that archive, or worst case
How To Bring Tape Back to the Mid-Market Data Center – Spectra Logic Briefing Note - Tape is not dead. It has three valuable use cases. First, it is still a great backup of last resort. The copy of data an organization can count on when everything else has failed. Second, it is ideal for organizations
What is Next in Backup and Recovery? – NAKIVO Briefing Note - Data protection has changed. Most data centers are heavily virtualized, and are using more than just VMware as their hypervisor. Organizations are also well down the path of moving workloads to the cloud, most notably into Amazon EC2. Expectations of
Realizing the Full Potential of NVMe – E8 Storage Briefing Note - When flash storage first came to market it exposed the weakness in storage designs, hidden by the latency of hard disk media. Now, NVMe promises to expose weaknesses in the designs of the first generation of all-flash arrays. One of
Time for a Storage SOFTWARE Refresh – StorONE Briefing Note - When the storage software becomes more efficient, the hardware it runs on suddenly loses the significance it once did. In other words, storage can then truly become software-defined. The problem is so-called software-defined vendors have to pre-configure their software on
What is Cloud Adjacent Storage? – INFINIDAT Briefing Note - Cloud adjacent storage is storage positioned within close proximity to a data center owned by a cloud provider. It enables compute the cloud provider hosts to have high performance, low latent access to data across traditional storage protocols. The challenge
Hyperconverged for the Enterprise and the Cloud – Datrium Amazon Product Briefing - Converging compute, storage and networking into a single tier sounds good at first but as the architecture scales and tries to extend into the cloud, problems arise. Most hyperconverged infrastructures are “over-converged.” In most cases, the lowest common denominator is
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

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