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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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Non-Volatile RAM is Real – Everspin Briefing Note

The future is now. For years it seems like non-volatile RAM (NVRAM) has been a technology that is just over the horizon. While there have been some isolated use cases where the technology makes sense and is being used, we

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SlideShare: Where is the All-Flash Data Center?

Find it With Multi-tiered Flash! The all-flash data center was to solve all our problems. We’ve had all-flash arrays for ½ a decade. Where are the all-flash data centers? The problem is that performance and cost have been opposing forces

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StorageShort: The High Density Flash Performance Problem

Thanks to the ever increasing density of flash, petabytes of flash storage in a few rack units is now reality. Imagine fitting all of the data center capacity needs in a space smaller than half a rack. The problem, though,

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What Happened to the All-Flash Data Center?

About the same time all-flash arrays appeared on the market, pundits started to predict the coming all-flash data center. In the all-flash data center, IT would finally find storage nirvana. There will be no performance issues, the days of tuning

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Webinar: Where is the All-Flash Data Center?

Find it With Multi-tiered Flash! The all-flash data center was to solve all our problems. We’ve had all-flash arrays for ½ a decade. Where are the all-flash data centers? The problem is that performance and cost have been opposing forces

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How To Survive 2017’s Flash Drought

“IT we have a problem, we are out of flash.” On several occasions flash NAND manufacturers are telling Storage Switzerland they are nearly sold-out of flash for the rest of the year. A lack of supply means flash storage prices

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Overcoming the All-Flash Array Implementation Challenges

Eliminating “waits” allows customers, users, and applications to interact with the IT infrastructure more fluidly. As a result, IT professionals are focused on improving response times, and storage is getting much of the attention. The demand for performance is accelerating

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What is NVMe? And what does it mean for PCIe-SSD?

There are two constants in data center storage; the need for greater performance and the need for greater capacity. Flash based storage devices have become the go-to option to address the first challenge. But application owners and users quickly move

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ChalkTalk Video: Making 3D TLC NAND Ready for the Enterprise

3D TLC NAND promises to bring new levels of density to flash storage and with it new record low price points. The effective dollar per GB of a 3D TLC All-Flash Array could make hybrid arrays obsolete. The challenge is

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