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What Is Storage Caching?

A cache in a manufacturing environment is an intermediate store of components or partially assembled products, often referred to as “in-process inventory”, that serves to make the overall production process more efficient. In a computer system, caches, also called “buffers”,

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The Unknown Risk of SSD Mapping Tables

Solid State Disks (SSD) and Flash Appliances use mapping tables to track where data is stored on the flash device. These tables play a similar role to iNode or File Allocation Tables (FAT) and if they get corrupted or lost,

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Boosting Server Performance

SSD Performance Accelerated A typical flash implementation constitutes less than 1% of the overall storage provisioned in a typical production environment. Consequently, systems planners have to exercise extreme prudence when deciding how to best utilize flash storage. They have to

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What Is Hybrid Storage?

Hybrid Storage is a term used to describe storage systems that are designed with a blend of flash-based solid state disk and hard disk drives to provide high performance at an affordable price. They try to address the dollar-per-IOPS vs

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Cutting The Price On 1 Million IOPS

Marvell is a leader in the development of storage, communications and consumer silicon solutions, basically they provide vendors with key components so they can deliver complete solutions to end users. Recently Marvell announced the 88N9145 native PCIe SSD controller which

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What To Look For in Server Based SSD

As Storage Switzerland discussed in the article “What is Server Based Solid State Caching” there is much to be gained by moving solid state disk (SSD) closer to the application and its processor. The substantial reduction of network I/O and

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