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SlideShare: How NVMe Will Change Flash Storage

The bottleneck in flash storage is often the interface. SAS/SATA interfaces were designed specifically for hard disk drives not for flash media. For example, flash storage can support many more simultaneous I/O operations. The resolution to the problem is to

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What’s next for Flash? Lower Latency and reduced costs

As we discussed in a recent entry “The Flash Performance Euphoria is OVER” the next generation of flash solutions will be compared to the performance of the first generation of flash solutions not hard disk drives. Users have learned that

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Analyst Blog: The Flash Performance Euphoria is OVER

At Storage Switzerland we have written up more than a few case studies about all-flash arrays. As IT professionals have successfully moved from hard disk based arrays to all-flash arrays, the results are predictable; there is euphoria over the improvement in

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Webinar: How NVMe Will Change Flash Storage

The bottleneck in flash storage is often the interface. SAS/SATA interfaces were designed specifically for hard disk drives not for flash media. For example, flash storage can support many more simultaneous I/O operations. The resolution to the problem is to

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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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Briefing Note: Software can now Define the SSD

Briefing Note – OCZ Announces Host Managed SSDs Software Defined Storage (SDS) is becoming the prevailing way to deliver storage solutions. Whether it is customers trying to implement a software-only solution to manage disparate hardware or a storage system vendor

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OCZ’s NVMe SSDs provide Lower Latency and Faster, more Consistent Performance

When non-volatile flash memory-based solid-state drives (SSDs) were introduced, the protocol support included SAS/SATA. These interfaces were designed for hard disk drives (HDDs) and had more latency than was ideal for flash, but it made for easier integration of SSDs

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Briefing Note: OCZ’s new Enterprise-class SSDs deliver on advantages of NVMe

SSDs are about to get a lot faster, thanks to NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) the new industry standard interface for solid-state storage products. It was developed to replace SAS/SATA and fully exploit the advantages of non-volatile memory technologies like NAND

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Storage News and Insight for the week of 3-28 – Podcast

George Crump and Eric Slack join me on this week’s News and Insights podcast from Storage Switzerland. Links to items we discussed in this week’s news and insights podcast: Hedvig brings software defined storage into focus OCZ Intrepid 3700 2

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Briefing Note: OCZ Intrepid 3700 – 2TB Enterprise SSD priced for Hyper-scale Data Centers

Last November OCZ introduced a new type of high-capacity SSD, the Saber 1000, designed to provide enterprise-like performance and reliability for hyper-scale data centers, at a price point closer to consumer SSDs. But many data centers still needed more, so

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