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Flash Showdown – Which Flash is best for MS-SQL, Server or Shared?

In our on-demand webinar “Which Flash is Best for MS-SQL?” one of the polling questions delivered a surprising result; 67% of respondents that were using flash to accelerate MS-SQL, were using flash inside of the server, instead of shared flash on the

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Flash Strategies for MS-SQL

Applications based on Microsoft SQL (MS-SQL) seem like obvious candidates for some type of flash performance boost. The high IOPS and low latency of flash storage is almost a perfect match for the high transaction MS-SQL environments. While almost any

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Micron: Server-side Flash Solutions make the Enterprise run better

According to Micron, bacon makes everything taste better and Micron SSDs make everything in the enterprise run better. Their line of server-side flash solutions includes client SATA drives, enterprise SATA drives like the M500DC, which was covered on StorageSwiss.com, to PCIe flash

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Overcoming the challenges of Server Side Network Storage

Server side network storage (SSNS) is attracting the attention of many data center planners. It aggregates internal server storage and presents that storage as a sharable virtual volume. Virtual machines access this shared volume no matter what host they are

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BitMicro’s 6TB PCIe provides high-capacity Server-side Flash option

BitMicro is announcing a new line of PCIe flash cards to address a need in the market for higher capacity server-side SSDs. Historically focused on military and industrial applications, the MaxIO SSD line should give BitMicro a solution that also

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Application Centric Caching

At Flash Memory Summit, we sat down with the team from CacheBox, an emerging provider of server-side caching software. Their software CacheAdvance is a software-only, hardware agnostic, server-side caching solution. What makes the CacheBox solution unique is that it does

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SNIA’s Storage Developer Conference – For Storage Engineers by Storage Engineers

Keeping up with all the changes taking place in the storage industry is a major challenge for today’s storage architect. From high performance flash storage and cloud oriented object storage systems to software defined storage and big data analytics platforms,

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Making Storage Software better – The Storage Developer Conference

Most storage start-ups today are software focused. They create a storage solution out of software and then either leverage off the shelf storage hardware or allow the customers to build the rest of the solution themselves. The software first approach

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OCZ Z-Drive 4500 Enterprise PCIe SSD

OCZ recently released the latest generation of their Z-Drive PCIe flash SSD. This product builds on the Z-Drive R4’s performance and virtualization technology by adding new form factors and improving drive management. OCZ has also improved drive robustness and stability

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Server-Side, Converged Storage vs. Shared Storage

As I discussed at a recent event and covered in one of our top-read articles, “How Will Storage Controller Technology Evolve in 2014?“, this may be a year of significant change in the way we architect storage. There are three

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