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The Future is High Capacity Hard Drives – Seagate Briefing Note

Flash Storage dominates the headlines. But as a storage medium its availability is, at a minimum, constrained and more than likely the industry will see a shortfall of available flash for the foreseeable future. The problem is it takes billions

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Optimized Performance for Oracle and MS-SQL – Vexata Briefing Note

In most cases CPU utilization is a direct result of how quickly can the storage architecture can respond to the IO request. Generally speaking, the lower the CPU utilization is the more time the CPU is waiting for the storage

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Does All-Flash Really Eliminate VMware Performance Tuning?

VMware, as it became the standard in the data center, created a huge storage problem, often called the IO blender. Fortunately, as the IO blender problem was about to reach its peak, hybrid and all-flash arrays came to market reducing

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What is Hybrid Flash 2.0?

Originally, hybrid flash arrays solved a price problem. Hybrid Flash 2.0 solves a performance problem. In their first iteration, these systems were designed to bridge the gap between expensive flash storage and more affordable hard disk drive storage. But as

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Flash Portfolio’s Matter – Seagate Flash Memory Summit Briefing Note

Flash storage is evolving on three vectors. Performance continues to be the key vector. Most data centers buy flash because of its performance attributes; high IOPS and low latency. The second vector is density. Flash has the ability to provide

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Move Compute Closer to Storage – NGD Systems Briefing Note

Modern applications like big data analytics, facial recognition, IoT and video streaming, as well as next generation applications like artificial intelligence and machine learning, place unique demands on both the compute and storage infrastructures. Most of the modern and next

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How To Get More Performance From Today’s Flash? – Smart IOPS Briefing Note

In recent years, most of the advances in flash performance are the result of better engineering more so than faster flash NAND. For example, NVMe makes the interface between the CPU and flash storage more efficient. NVMe over Fabrics makes

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