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Flash Memory Summit 2019 – Day 2 Wrap Up

The second day of Flash Memory Summit (FMS) was another busy one for Storage Switzerland, including presenting with Jay Kramer, an FMS founder and CEO of Network Storage Advisors. (Briefing 1 and 2 are available in our post “Flash Memory

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Flash Memory Summit 2019 Day 2 – Western Digital

Our second day at Flash Memory Summit (FMS) 2019 was another jam-packed day. Western Digital’s activities before and at the event are so extensive that we’ve broken them out into a full detailed briefing note on their IntelliFlash products and

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Lightboard Video: The State of the File System Market

“Software-defined” is all the buzz, driven by the opportunity to cut costs and avoid vendor lock-in without impacting performance. The problem is that few file system vendors are able to truly deliver on this value proposition. In the following Lightboard

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The Value of Fine Tuned Flash Drives – Burlywood Briefing Note

What differentiates one flash drive from another? For the most part, the NAND is very similar. The key differentiator is the controller. The problem is each vendor does its unique optimizations and then releases the combined (controller and NAND) product.

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Democratizing In-Memory Computing

The speed and low latency of dynamic access memory (DRAM) are why so many organizations are looking at developing new applications to take advantage of the in-memory computing concept. The problem is that rewriting and migrating to a new application

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You Need a Multi-Flash Storage Strategy

The two big trends in flash technology are Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) flash and QLC (quad-level cell) but they are at opposite ends of the spectrum from a use case perspective. NVMe flash is designed for extremely high performance and

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Axellio’s FabricXpress All-NVMe Server for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI

A Validated Hybrid Strategy for the Most Demanding Environments The hybrid cloud is the nirvana that most enterprises are chasing. The problem is that most enterprises have not been able to standardize their infrastructure for centralized management. In a previous

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Is it Time for All-Flash Backups?

Businesses today are all about “agile.” For storage professionals, this means delivering ultra-low latency alongside high throughput and high input/output (I/O) operations per second (IOPS) to accelerate mission-critical application performance as much as possible. All-flash storage arrays have solidified their

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Meet Application Service Level Agreements (SLAs) Without Breaking Your Storage Budget

Effective application performance management (APM) is fundamental to business success. Businesses are relying on applications for differentiated end customer experiences, smoother internal collaboration, and for innovation. Fundamental to making sure that business critical applications are running smoothly (i.e. they are

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Is it Time for Application-Focused Storage?

Service level agreements (SLAs) for application availability for business continuity, and for performance, are more demanding than ever before. Each application often has specific SLA requirements, which results in multi-vendor, heterogeneous IT infrastructures that are challenging to manage. As a

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