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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

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Does All-Flash Really Eliminate VMware Performance Tuning?

VMware, as it became the standard in the data center, created a huge storage problem, often called the IO blender. Fortunately, as the IO blender problem was about to reach its peak, hybrid and all-flash arrays came to market reducing

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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

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Primary Storage’s Missing Cloud Link

Panzura Delivers Panzura Inside As the time comes to upgrade the storage infrastructure, organizations typically consider two options; an all-flash array or a hyperconverged architecture. While both designs solve many of the challenges data centers face, both are missing a

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StorageShort: Flash and Big Data?

To keep costs down, hard disk drive was the storage of choice for the data that drives a big data analytics project inside the server that is doing the processing. Internal storage keeps costs down and reduces network latency but

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Hardware Matters More Than Ever

Violin Briefing Note The storage industry is going through growing pains. Especially over the last two and a half years as it tries to adapt to flash storage, cloud storage and software-defined storage. Pillars of the industry struggle to meet

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Product Analysis: Data Center Systems’ Structured Connectivity keeps the Agile Data Center Agile

Often overlooked, the cabling infrastructure is the circulatory system of the data center. An organization can invest in the most powerful servers, the fastest storage and the most advanced switches, but if data cannot flow smoothly between them these investments

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