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Making All-Flash 3D TLC SSD Arrays Enterprise Ready

All-Flash Array Vendors are now releasing systems with 3D TLC SSDs. They claim that they have reached price parity, without data efficiency, to mainstream data center hard disk arrays. 3D TLC NAND does bring the price per GB of flash

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The Future of Flash Storage – Part 1 – The Future of Hybrid Storage

Flash storage is making an enormous impact on the data center. Armed with a flash storage system, IT professionals are creating virtual environments with much higher VM to host ratios and are designing databases to support many more users and

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The Top 3 Deduplication Trends

When combined with compression and thin provisioning, deduplication makes a backup disk a cost effective strategy and now makes considering a primary storage tier consisting only of flash reasonable. In our upcoming webinar Permabit CEO, Tom Cook and I will

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Briefing Note: Dell Introduces TLC–3D NAND All-Flash Array

An ongoing concern about flash storage is its endurance. In other words, IT professionals are concerned that these systems will wear out due to heavy write activity prior to being fully amortized. All-flash arrays may be an exception. These systems

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Briefing Note: Micron goes ‘All in’ with 3D NAND

Traditional “planar” NAND flash won’t be able to keep up the capacity increases that are required for SSDs to continue to thrive as a storage technology. This is because they must increase areal density to increase capacity, which means shrinking

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Briefing Note: What is 3D NAND and why should the Data Center care?

Moore’s Law has fundamentally changed the data center. Plentiful processing power has driven the success of technologies like high performance computing, highly scaled database environments and of course virtualization and cloud computing. But to take advantage of all that CPU

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Developing your 2015 Flash Strategy

As we approach the last quarter of 2014, IT professionals are reaching out to me about what their flash strategy should be in 2015. Many are looking to move beyond the adoption phase that addresses point solutions and into a

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