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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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Impact of Computational Storage on Data Center Design

Previously, Storage Switzerland defined computational storage as an architecture that enables data to be processed within the storage device in lieu of being transported to the host server’s central processing unit (CPU). Computational storage reduces the input/output (I/O) transaction load

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Lightboard Video: Solving for Flash Read Latency Outliers

The advent of disaggregated and distributed cloud-based applications along with inconsistent read latencies inherent in solid-state drive (SSD) storage media, create a new application performance bottleneck. George Crump, Lead Analyst for Storage Switzerland, recently spoke with Joe Dedrick, Vice President

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Getting Hands-on NVMe Experience Without the Cost or the Risk

Non-volatile memory express (NVMe) is among the most hyped storage technologies of 2019 – and for good reason. As previously covered by Storage Switzerland, NVMe’s ability to increase queue depths and command counts and to connect directly to storage memory,

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Rethinking the SAN for the NVMe Era

Non-volatile memory express (NVMe) flash drives promise new levels of ultra-low latency and fast performance. The media is beginning to find its way into the enterprise storage environments, on the back of the need to serve the growing number of

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What is Computational Storage?

Modern workloads such as analytics of data generated at the edge require vast amounts of data to be processed in parallel. As discussed in our previous blog, the advent of solid-state drive (SSD) storage media has caused the interface between

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Why Production Workload Modeling for NVMe?

Enterprises are relying on a growing number of applications to run their business. At the same time, these applications carry requirements including performance levels that are simultaneously more divergent and dynamic than ever before. New applications are being spun up

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What is Workload Modeling?

Workload modeling is the process of capturing the IO patterns of a workload so that it can be played back later in a different environment. The goal is to provide a very close simulation of how that workload will respond

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