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Next Generation Networks Need to be More than Fast

The data center network is on the verge of one of its most dramatic upgrades in bandwidth in decades. Virtualized data centers, as well as hyperscale and rack scale environments, are driving the need for higher bandwidth networks. These environments

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Simpler is Better – Solving Rack Scale Storage Problems – DriveScale Briefing Note

The storage infrastructure for multi-rack scale applications like Hadoop Spark, Cassandra, and CouchBase, are typically built using directly attached flash-based storage instead of a shared flash array. The motivation for using direct-attached storage (DAS) is simple. Media inside a server

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Flash to Flash to Cloud – Solving the Data Protection Problem

The primary objective of a data protection strategy is to protect data frequently and consistently. The ever growing size of data, the diversity of systems that store that data and the high expectations of the creators and consumers of that

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Why Data Movement Breaks Data Management and How to Fix It

The primary goal of a data management strategy is to reduce storage costs. Achieving that goal requires that at some point data will have to move from primary storage to a less expensive secondary storage. The movement of data between

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NVMe Details & Capabilities

The next step in all-flash performance is NVMe. Systems equipped with NVMe support promise to increase performance and lower latency. But, IT professionals want to know if their data centers can take advantage of NVMe and how they should plan

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How Will All-Flash Need to Change to Support NVMe?

There are three points within the storage infrastructure that will use NVMe; internal to the storage system, intra-connectivity between storage systems and inter-connectivity to physical servers. The first point of adoption will be in the storage system itself. As vendors

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SlideShare: All-Flash For Databases: 5 Reasons Why Current Systems Are Off Target

Database applications like Oracle and MS-SQL make up most of the active data set. Making sure these applications respond almost instantly to user requests is a critical function for IT. The problem is meeting the instant response expectation is expensive,

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