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Flash Memory Summit 2019 – Day 3 Wrap Up

The third and final day of the Flash Memory Summit was as busy as the previous two. Most conferences fizzle out the last day; FMS day 3 was still abuzz with interesting sessions and quality briefings. Briefing 1 – Fibre

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The State of Fibre Channel

Potentially the only technology pronounced dead more often than Fibre Channel is tape, yet both are alive and well. In 2018, the Fibre Channel (FC) market saw a return to growth. According to Dell’Oro Group, FC SAN port shipments were

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Infinidat Introduces Elastic Data Fabric

More Efficient NVMe-oF at Enterprise Scale For large enterprises, data stores continue to grow into the petabytes (PB), and increasingly need to operate across on-premises infrastructure and cloud services in order to balance cost, control and performance needs. Meanwhile, the

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A Consolidation-Driven Approach to Storage Modernization – INFINIDAT Briefing Note

Enterprises’ storage capacity requirements continue to grow, with many approaching petabyte (PB) scale. At the same time, a greater diversity of workloads is being served, creating the need for multiple storage protocols to address a range of performance, retention and

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Does NVMe Flash Have to Mean Featureless Flash?

The primary goal of the NVMe standard is to reduce latency. It accomplishes this by leveraging the PCIe interface and increasing both command counts and queue depth. NVMe Flash Systems however, are more than just the flash media. Vendors create

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Will the Operating System Kill SDS? – LINBIT Briefing Note

Software defined storage (SDS) continues to struggle for relevance in a crowded storage marketplace. While a few products are gaining a following, many more have either failed or been sold to other vendors. Additionally, now operating systems also pose a

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NVMe Details & Capabilities

The next step in all-flash performance is NVMe. Systems equipped with NVMe support promise to increase performance and lower latency. But, IT professionals want to know if their data centers can take advantage of NVMe and how they should plan

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What is Scale-Out NVMe?

The first step for NVMe flash is to use them internally in servers and storage systems. However, there is another aspect of NVMe, NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-F) that promises high-speed communication between devices and also promises a new way to

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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

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Putting the Wheels Back on Your Data Center Modernization Project

Most Global 2000 IT Infrastructure and Operations Managers feel like the wheels have come off their data center modernization project. The goal was to create an environment that can respond to the needs of thousands of applications simultaneously and automatically.

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