SSD Storage

SSD Storage

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
Reshaping the Storage Technology Landscape – Kaminario Briefing Note - The storage industry isn’t changing; it is reshaping. What is the difference? If the industry were changing, it would be its choice to change, driven by internal motivations. Instead, outside influences are reshaping the industry. What are the primary drivers
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
Can Software Defined Networking Bring Scale to HCI? – Big Switch HCI Briefing Note - Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) is one of those technologies that look great on the whiteboard. The idea of collapsing the compute, storage and networking tiers into one, and creating an infrastructure that automatically scales as each node is added to the
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
Ready for an All-Flash Comeback – Violin Systems Briefing Note - Violin Systems was one of the first storage vendors to bring an all-flash storage system to market. While the company had early success in the market, a combination of fierce competition and poor management decisions lead to the company filing
Storage for High-Performance Computing Gets Enterprise Ready – Panasas Briefing Note - High-Performance Computing (HPC) is the proving grounds to test a storage system’s ability to handle mixed workloads. While HPC is an important market it is relatively small, at least in comparison to the broader enterprise data center storage market. With
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
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 respond to the IO request. Generally speaking, the lower the CPU utilization, the more time the CPU is waiting for the storage architecture to

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