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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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Solving the New Storage Performance Problem

NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) flash drives thrust storage media from the position of the worst performing component of the data center to the best. The technology’s low latency however, exposes other bottlenecks that went previously undetected. The new storage performance

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Is NVMe Enough for Efficient Hyperscale Data Centers?

Hyperscale architectures typically sacrifice resource efficiency for performance by using direct attached storage instead of a shared storage solution. That lost efficiency though, means the organization is spending money on excess compute, graphics processing units (GPUs) and storage capacity that

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Infinidat Introduces Elastic Data Fabric

More Efficient NVMe-oF at Enterprise Scale For large enterprises, data stores continue to grow into the petabytes (PB), and increasingly need to operate across on-premises infrastructure and cloud services in order to balance cost, control and performance needs. Meanwhile, the

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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 TensorFlow. 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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