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How Do I Know My SQL Server Environment is Ready for SSD?

SQL Databases of almost any size should be a top consideration for SSD integration. Because of the granularity of the database structure small components of the database can be moved to SSD, reducing the overall SSD investment. In this article, Storage Switzerland’s Lead Analyst, George Crump discusses how to determine which of those componets should be on SSD. This report will show that a surprisingly small amount of SSD can provide a cost effective, more scaleable, higher performing database for the entire environment.

Learn:
Which Storage Statistics Can Help You Determine SQL SSD Readiness
Which component of your SQL environment should be on SSD
The ROI of SSD Investment for SQL Environments

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What’s The Difference Between Tiering And Caching?

Flash storage continues to be the “go to” option for IT professionals looking to solve performance problems, but these infrastructure designers are struggling with how to best implement flash. Automated tiering and caching are becoming common answers to that question.

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The 10 Year All-Flash Array – Will Your All-Flash Array Wear Out?

An All-Flash Array is a performance sledgehammer. It shatters the performance problems that most data centers face and will likely continue to do so for years. Unlike traditional hard disk systems, most data centers that purchase an All-Flash Array won’t

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Mixed All-Flash Array Delivers Safer High Performance

Almost two years ago, Storage Switzerland predicted that automated tiering technologies would be able to do more than just move data between hard disk and flash. It would begin to move data between different types of flash based storage as

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Webinar – Overcoming the Risks of MLC Based All-Flash Arrays

Storage Switzerland was recently commissioned by Dell Storage to audit a lab test of their new Compellent All-Flash Array. This storage system is the first to tier between types of flash just like legacy storage systems tier between types of

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Overcoming The All Flash Cost Challenge

If all storage were the same price, all storage would be solid state storage. We would end data tiering, there would be no performance tuning and the discussion of storage performance problems would be a thing of the past. Of course all

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SSD, Heal Thyself!

It is a well known fact that each write takes a toll on the longevity of flash-based solid state storage (SSS), and that each particular module will eventually fail after reaching its write limit. Depending on the memory type that,

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Pay Attention to Flash Controllers when Comparing SSD Systems

Solid State Disk (SSD) storage devices now commonly use flash memory as the media on which they record data. Flash has driven the SSD cost per capacity significantly below that of DRAM based SSD and flash is narrowing the lead

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