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How Do I Prepare for PCIe Gen 4?

2019 will be the year that new CPUs and motherboards supporting the fourth generation of the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) interface (PCIe 4.0) will come to market – meaning that new storage systems using the interface are also on

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The ROI of Extreme Performance

In our recent webinar, “Flash Storage – Deciding Between High Performance and EXTREME Performance”, Storage Switzerland and Violin Systems discussed the use cases that demand extreme performance over high performance. Extreme performance is for applications that can benefit from consistent

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Does the Storage Media Matter Anymore?

It used to be that the storage media was the determining factor of an application’s performance. However, with non-volatile memory express (NVMe) solid-state drives (SSDs) now having reached price parity with Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) SSDs, the potential to achieve hundreds

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Is Your Application Performance Too Slow? Consider Computational Storage

The modern workload set has fundamentally changed the nature of and also how we handle data sets. Previously, critical business applications were typically driven by the processing of large, monolithic databases that were comprised of large files. Today, more and

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New eBook: Taking The Load off Networks with Computational Storage

The data center is a series of networks. There are networks that connect servers to users and networks that connect storage to servers. Even within servers and storage there are networks to connect CPU to IO devices like flash drives

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The State of Fibre Channel

Potentially the only technology pronounced dead more often than Fibre Channel is tape, yet both are alive and well. In 2018, the Fibre Channel (FC) market saw a return to growth. According to Dell’Oro Group, FC SAN port shipments were

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Has NVMe Really Reached Price Parity with SAS?

Several NVMe flash vendors are claiming that NVMe Flash has reached price parity with Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) based flash. The claim is true or pretty close to true in most situations. Vendors are selling their NVMe flash drives for

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DriveScale Composable Infrastructure: Elastic and Efficient Resources for Modern Workloads

Modern workloads such as Hadoop, Kafka and machine learning are demanding in terms of the volume of data that must be processed, the speed at which that data much be processed, and the fact that their capacity and performance requirements

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Meet the President of the Fibre Channel Industry Association: Mark Jones

Against the backdrop of Moore’s Law and ultra-low latency non-volatile memory express (NVMe) solid state drives, network speed and total capacity are increasingly the levers that make or break an application’s performance. Fibre Channel (FC) storage networking may be frequently

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Why Workload Modeling and Monitoring for NVMe-oF?

When migrating to new technology, it is always important to conduct a careful cost/benefit analysis, to understand what the return on the new investment will be. It is also necessary to be sure that the investment will provide desired outcomes

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