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Solving the Flash Density Pipes Problem

The density of flash storage is increasing every year, 64TB solid state drives (SSD) are arriving next year, and within a year the data center may see 100TB+ SSDs become commonplace. Another significant change is that the data center, thanks

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SlideShare: The Top 4 Requirements of a Docker Storage Architecture

Like virtualization before it, container technology will evolve from a DevOps initiative to an enterprise requirement. Docker is leading that evolution as it promises to bring greater efficiency to the data center than we ever thought possible with the virtual

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Is your Storage ready for Production Docker Containers?

In a recent StorageSwiss survey, 40% of respondents indicated that they were interested in deploying Docker into production, as a compliment or potentially as an alternative to VMware. Docker containers are resource efficient and extremely flexible, which have lead to its

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Docker and Storage – Understanding Docker I/O

Designing a Docker Storage Infrastructure A recent Storage Switzerland report covered the basics of Docker and Storage; what Docker is and how it impacts storage. Container technology and Docker specifically places unique demands on the storage infrastructure that most legacy

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Webinar: The Top 4 Requirements of a Docker Storage Architecture

Like virtualization before it, container technology will evolve from a DevOps initiative to an enterprise requirement. Docker is leading that evolution as it promises to bring greater efficiency to the data center than we ever thought possible with the virtual

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Flash as RAM not Storage

Briefing Note: Diablo Delivers Flash As Memory Since its introduction to the enterprise, flash has been viewed as an expensive but fast alternative to the hard disk drive, but not as inexpensive as RAM. Flash implementation options like PCIe SSDs

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Docker: What do Storage Pros need to know?

Docker was created to solve the problems that organizations face when they implement server virtualization on a wide scale; overhead and inefficiency. These challenges occur because virtualization is a sledgehammer to the problem it was designed to solve; allow multiple

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Briefing Note: Why buy a Backup Appliance from a Disk Drive Vendor?

Seagate CSS (Cloud Systems and Solutions), a division of this long-time disk drive manufacturer, was put together to develop storage infrastructure solutions for the hyper-scale cloud provider and OEM markets, among others. More than just a component manufacturer ‘moving up

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Briefing Note: OCZ Intrepid 3700 – 2TB Enterprise SSD priced for Hyper-scale Data Centers

Last November OCZ introduced a new type of high-capacity SSD, the Saber 1000, designed to provide enterprise-like performance and reliability for hyper-scale data centers, at a price point closer to consumer SSDs. But many data centers still needed more, so

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SlideShare – Hyper-scale Nightmare -The Potential Consequences of using Consumer-grade Flash in the Data Center

Hyper-scale data centers (and many enterprises as well) face relentless pressure to contain costs. One way to lower those costs is to use consumer-grade solid-state drives in their scale-out server architectures, instead of the enterprise-class SSDs that are routinely used

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