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Using Server-Side Caching As A Single Point of Performance Management

Register for Our Live webinar event “Stopping Storage Performance Sprawl” Deploying server-side cache is an effective way to accelerate application workloads; whether they are hosted on bare metal servers or virtualized infrastructure. But with so many flash and SSD options

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Webinar – Stopping Performance Sprawl – How To Develop A Single Point of Performance Management

Watch Our On Demand Webinar “Stopping Performance Sprawl – Develop A Single Point of Performance Management” Flash is the performance go to option for an increasing number of data centers. Flash first took hold in server-side implementations like caching. This

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The Right Way To Write Cache

Using flash based solid state disk drives (SSDs) installed in a server as cache is probably the most popular way for IT professionals to address performance problems. Most caching solutions are read-only caches, however, meaning that the other half of

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Analyzing Flash Adoption

In a recent webinar focused on reducing latency of the flash interconnect, we asked a polling question “Where do you primarily use flash today?”.  As you can see from the results users are still trying to figure out how and

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Application Defined Cache Acceleration

Maintaining consistent application performance has become increasingly challenging. While there are fewer physical servers to support in the data center, in many environments there are dozens, hundreds or even thousands of virtual machines (VMs) accessing the same shared storage resources.

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The Democratization of FCoE

Let’s face it, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) has not been the roaring success that vendors hoped it would be. Why? Probably the number one reason is that it was too expensive. Users expected FCoE to be cheaper, much cheaper,

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The Million IOPS Data Center

Storage Switzerland recently completed a lab audit of a test performed by Brocade, Emulex and Violin Memory that achieved over two million IOPS. The report is available now and you can get a copy of it by attending our webinar,

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Webinar – Comparing VMware Caching Techniques – Guest vs. Hypervisor

Caching has become the primary way way to integrate SSD into VMware Environments. Solutions have appeared that implement at the hypervisor layer and inside the VM at the guest OS layer but which caching technique is best? In this webinar,

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EMC’s Backup Journey to the Future

The recent EMC Backup Recovery Systems (BRS) product launch covered a dizzying array of interesting BRS product announcements. Amongst these announcements was the unveiling of the final phase of the total hardware and software integration of their market leading Avamar

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Server Side Caching vs. Raid Controller Caching

Caching is an ideal way to maximize an investment in solid state disk (SSD), especially in virtual environments where massively random I/O patterns are the norm. Caching provides an automated way to make sure that the most active data is

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