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Rethinking the SAN for the NVMe Era

Non-volatile memory express (NVMe) flash drives promise new levels of ultra-low latency and fast performance. The media is beginning to find its way into the enterprise storage environments, on the back of the need to serve the growing number of

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Lightboard Video: Overcoming the Challenges of Deploying NVMe Flash at Scale

The main advantages of NVMe flash drives are the low latency and high performance per drive. Those advantages are also the biggest challenges: each drive can generate hundreds of thousands of IOPS but if those drives are installed in a

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Consolidation: The Key to Early NVMe Success

As Storage Switzerland previously blogged, non-volatile memory express (NVMe) access protocols stand to add value to a host of applications, ranging from the performance-intensive newer workload set (e.g. artificial intelligence) to more traditional Tier 1 applications (e.g. Microsoft SQL Server).

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SlideShare: Myth Busting – The Four NVMe Myths

NVMe enables storage system vendors to once again raise expectations on the performance capabilities of all-flash arrays. NVMe provides a higher command count, greater queue depth and leverages the PCIe interface to deliver a significant increase in IOPS potential with

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The Future of HCI: 2019 Edition

The hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) market has entered a new phase of maturity, as evidenced by recent technology developments as well as vendor consolidation. For IT professionals, this maturity has two significant takeaways. From a technology perspective, HCI brings a compelling

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Using Workload Simulation to Justify the Shift to NVMe

The introduction of the non-volatile memory express (NVMe) storage protocol brings with it a new storage performance tier. Whereas older Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) and Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA) standards were designed for slower-performing hard disk drive (HDDs) and

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Do Deduplication and Compression Impact All-Flash Performance?

For most IT shops, flash storage has become an established component of the storage architecture. The conversation has become less about whether or not the performance acceleration that flash technologies provide is needed; it has become more about which workloads

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Designing Storage for Multi-Million IOPS Performance – Apeiron Briefing Note

There is no doubt specific applications have an ever growing need for more IOPS, millions in fact, and the number of organizations implementing these applications is on the rise. The traditional bottlenecks to achieving millions of IOPS are gone. Networks,

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Webinar: Myth Busting – The Four NVMe Myths

NVMe enables storage system vendors to once again raise expectations on the performance capabilities of all-flash arrays. NVMe provides a higher command count, greater queue depth and leverages the PCIe interface to deliver a significant increase in IOPS potential with

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Dashboarding Diverse Storage Infrastructures

The previous blog in this series outlined the advantages of a diverse storage infrastructure; flexibility, workload specific performance, and hard-cost savings. The challenge with a diverse storage infrastructure is how to manage it. In prior blogs, we’ve looked at several

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