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NVMe over Fabrics Needs NVMe Storage Systems

E8 Flash Memory Summit Briefing Note When selecting a storage system users have to choose between reliability, performance and cost. Vendors try a variety of methods to deliver on all three. But as the old adage goes, you can only

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Flash Memory Summit Video – What is NVMe and NVMe over Fabrics with Mangstor

The SATA and SAS protocols were designed in an era where hard disk drives were the dominate technology that data was stored on. Now we live in an era of flash storage and soon non-volatile RAM storage. We need a

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Flash Memory Summit Video – Understanding Your Workload Before Flash

While flash can solve a lot of performance problems, storage is not the only reason that applications fail to meet the expectations of their users. Throwing flash at the problem will almost always help to some extent, but there are

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Flash Memory Summit Video – Which Flash is Right for Your Workload?

There are two key inflection points for the all-flash data center; when the all-flash array is purchased and during day-to-day operations. The first is before the flash array is purchased. There are a multitude of flash choices available to IT

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Flash Memory Summit Video – Overcoming Flash Confusion

At the Flash Memory Summit IT professionals have no shortage of options when it comes to implementing flash. There are all-flash arrays, hybrid arrays, server side flash, and memory. The challenge is understanding which type of flash should be used

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Flash Memory Summit Video – Not All Flash Has To Be A Drive

When IT professionals think of flash storage they often think of something that looks like a hard drive but inside has flash modules instead of platters. The reality is flash can come in a variety of form factors and is

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Flash Memory Summit Video – Using Software To Achieve Full Flash Potential

It is no longer “good enough” to have flash in the server. Where it is in the server is also of vital importance. Moving flash from the SAS interface to the PCI interface to the memory bus has significantly lowered

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Flash Memory Summit Video – Flash and the Cloud

Most major cloud providers now offer a flash storage option as part of their compute service. A high performance option enables in-cloud databases and applications the same benefits as if they were running flash in an on-premises data center. The

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Flash Memory Summit Video – How Can Flash and DRAM Work Together?

Flash storage is of course a major theme at the Flash Memory Summit, but also is server memory. The need to increase the amount of memory per server is critical to making applications like MySQL, Splunk, Cassandra and Couchbase live

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Flash Memory Summit Video – Software Defined Storage and Flash

Software Defined Storage (SDS) is nothing new, vendors have been presenting it under different names for years. But SDS really had not taken off, it was hindered by a lack of CPU power and highly latent hard disk performance. The

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