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What Makes SSDs Different?

It is easy to assume that all SSDs are created equal. The reality is there are two distinct types of SSDs. One set is created for the client market and the other for the data center. The use cases between

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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 respond to the IO request. Generally speaking, the lower the CPU utilization, the more time the CPU is waiting for the storage architecture to

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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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