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The Problems with Hyperscale Storage

Direct attached storage (DAS) is the default storage “infrastructure” for data intensive workloads like Elastic, Hadoop, Kafka and Splunk. The problem, as we detailed in the last blog, is using DAS creates a brittle, siloed environment. Compute nodes can’t be

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Validating the Developing Standards of NVMe – University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory Briefing Note

The non-volatile memory express (NVMe) storage controller interface continues extending into the data center, on the back of growing requirements for new levels of application performance acceleration. NVMe is typically deployed as direct-attach storage via a Peripheral Component Interconnect Express

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A Strategy for NVMe All-Flash in 2019

Hybrid Flash Arrays and All-Flash Arrays are fundamentally changing the way IT designs storage architectures. IT can create virtual environments with much higher virtual machine to physical server ratios, scale-up databases to support exponentially more users and add new workloads

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NVMe-oF At Scale for Performance-Intensive Applications – E8 Storage Briefing Note

One of the most significant challenges facing the storage industry today is minimizing application latency without breaking the bank, during the shift to premium-priced non-volatile memory express (NVMe) flash storage systems. The lightning-fast levels of solid-state drive (SSDs) performance and

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Will Your Workload Really Benefit from NVMe?

Non-volatile memory express (NVMe) is arguably one of the most important new technologies to make its way into the data center, because it is capable of delivering the ultra-fast levels of performance that are required by a growing number of

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Not Achieving the SSD Performance You Expected? Latency Outliers May Be the Issue

Delivering new levels of application performance at massive scale is a requirement for modern enterprises and cloud service providers. These organizations are frequently employing hyperscale architectures and solid-state disks (SSDs) to meet modern applications’ aggressive performance requirements. However, performance degradation

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Are Storage Infrastructures Fixing the Wrong Problem? – Formulus Black Briefing Note

When the CPU needs data, the role of the storage system is to transfer information into main memory so the CPU can process it. The memory channels between the CPU and main memory is very fast and the number of

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Enabling Intel Optane for Modern Applications – MemVerge Briefing Note

Workloads, from a performance perspective, are polarizing. Many workloads have all their performance demands met by the typical all-flash array. At the other pole however is a group of applications that need more performance that what even NVMe based storage

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Is SAS All-Flash Good Enough?

Almost every storage vendor that used to just make SAS-based all-flash arrays is now shipping an NVMe Flash Array. New storage vendors are emerging that are skipping SAS-flash altogether and are starting with NVMe systems. The question facing IT planners

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15 Minute Friday Webinar: Rethinking Storage Performance for Modern Applications

Modern applications process large segments of data, often in parallel. These applications need to match patterns across a multitude of object and vectors or regularly update multiple indices as they change over time. Storage IO and network latency quickly become

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