SSD Storage

SSD Storage

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
How to Leverage AWS or Azure Object Storage For Cloud Hosted Applications - Many organizations are looking to move their applications to cloud providers like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. Part of the challenge is how to integrate the organization’s applications with native cloud storage protocols. Instead of re-writing existing applications from
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
Moving Beyond The Flash Status Quo – E8 Storage Briefing Note - There are an increasing number of environments where the flash status quo will not deliver enough performance to meet the demands of the organization. IT planners at these data centers need to deliver unprecedented levels of application response time by
How To Get More Performance From Today’s Flash? – Smart IOPS Briefing Note - In recent years, most of the advances in flash performance are the result of better engineering more so than faster flash NAND. For example, NVMe makes the interface between the CPU and flash storage more efficient. NVMe over Fabrics makes
Non-Volatile RAM is Real – Everspin Briefing Note - The future is now. For years it seems like non-volatile RAM (NVRAM) has been a technology that is just over the horizon. While there have been some isolated use cases where the technology makes sense and is being used, we
The Impact of Extremely High Density SSD Drives – Viking Technology Briefing Note - The next generation of solid state drives (SSD) are coming to market. Some are focused on performance and are leveraging NVMe connectivity to reduce latency. Others are focused on extremely high capacity (50TBs+) and are designed for dense data center
Beating Down The Local SSD Myth – E8 Storage Briefing Note - The All-Flash Array market is at a crossroads. The SSD drives they use are getting faster but the systems that hold those drives are not. Today a single NVMe SSD is capable of greater than 700k IOPS, but most AFA
What’s Wrong with a Cloud First Strategy – Velostrata Briefing Note - The problem with a cloud first strategy is organizations assume clouds are the ultimate data centers, that the organization can’t do it better themselves. The reality is that there are some functions where the cloud is more optimal. Then there

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