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Flash Aware Fibre Channel

The key objective for organizations investing in flash is to make sure that they are getting the maximum performance out of their premium investment. This means making sure that the application and storage infrastructures are optimized for the near zero

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Re-Thinking The Storage Architecture for Flash

One of the key discussion tracks at Powering The Cloud / SNW Europe is “Re-Thinking Your Data Center Architecture”. Storage is of course a part of the data center and its architecture also needs to be re-thought. There are two

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Are PCIe SSDs Breaking Your Storage Network? – and how to stop it

olid state drive (SSD) solutions using flash are becoming the ‘go to’ options for addressing storage performance bottlenecks. And within that technology category, PCIe based SSDs could represent the state of the art. By locating the flash in the server

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Good Migrations – Moving Data from SAN to SAN

Either as part of a normal storage refresh cycle or when consolidating storage assets after a merger, almost every data center will eventually need to migrate data from one storage system to another. The problem is that data migrations are

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Server Side VMware Caching Gets Smarter

Increasing virtual machine (VM) density is critical for organizations looking to continue to reap the ROI benefits of virtualization; the more VMs per server the more cost effective the virtualization project becomes. There is one primary roadblock to increased VM

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OnApp Scale Out SAN For The Cloud

Scale It As They Come Building a cloud infrastructure capable of meeting the varied performance, availability and resiliency demands of a vast customer base is daunting for even the most seasoned data center professionals. And yet, this is precisely what

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What Is GEN 5 Fibre?

Despite the best marketing efforts of various forms of IP based storage, Fibre Channel continues to gain momentum in the enterprise. The growth in large, real-time databases and the increasing VM density per physical host, as well as the proliferation

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How Legacy Storage Breaks The Cloud

As business data continues its relentless migration to the cloud, providers of cloud hosted environments and applications are creating the perfect storm for their legacy storage systems, a storm that will break the ‘cloud promise’. These environments require high scalability,

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OCZ’s VXL Solves the “DAS Problem” of PCIe Flash

Storage problems are ‘taking the fun’ out of virtualization. Legacy storage systems can’t keep up with the performance demands of highly random workloads that server virtualization environments generate. Because of this, companies are seeing these deployments make for much lower VM

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The Benefits of a Flash Only, SAN-less Virtual Architecture

Shared storage using either a storage area network (SAN) or network attached storage (NAS) device enables many key features of the virtual server environment, such as virtual machine (VM) migration, distributed resource management and site recovery management. As a result

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