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What is Latency? And How is it Different from IOPS?

As we discuss in our on-demand webinar “Flash Roadblock: Latency!” the typical performance metrics used to categorize flash performance are throughput and IOPS. The most important metric may actually be latency. The elimination of latency has become a top concern for

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Are You Planning For Storage Performance?

How to be intelligent about flash storage deployments Storage performance has become a “hot button” issue in the server virtualization era. While there is a need for high performance storage, such as flash and hybrid storage solutions, there is a

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Overcoming the Storage Challenges of Non-Persistent Desktops

For many organizations the benefits of virtualizing user desktop systems is hard to ignore – improved data protection, enhanced data security and the opportunity to drive improved resource and operational efficiencies. The challenge is unless the virtual desktop experience is

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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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2 Million IOPS – It Takes A Flash Village

Storage Switzerland was recently commissioned by Brocade, Dell, Emulex and Violin Memory to audit a lab test in which we were able to design an environment that delivered over 2 million IOPS. As we went through the testing process I

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What Are IOPS? and why should you care?

In a recent article, “What is I/O and why should you care”, we discussed what input and output (I/O) operations are and how a storage system’s ability to support these I/Os is a finite resource, one that’s arguably as important

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What is I/O? – And Why Should You Care?

Recording data to a storage device requires two things, a place to put those bytes and a way to get them written to that device. Capacity is the first thing we think of when talking about a storage system, and

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