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How Do I Prepare for PCIe Gen 4?

2019 will be the year that new CPUs and motherboards supporting the fourth generation of the Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) interface (PCIe 4.0) will come to market – meaning that new storage systems using the interface are also on

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StorMagic Encryption Key Manager and KVM Support Briefing Note

Cutting the Encryption and Hypervisor Taxes for the Edge and Small Data Centers Edge data centers are quickly becoming important hubs where mission-critical data is processed. Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) poses an attractive architecture to serve these environments, but there are

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Has NVMe Really Reached Price Parity with SAS?

Several NVMe flash vendors are claiming that NVMe Flash has reached price parity with Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) based flash. The claim is true or pretty close to true in most situations. Vendors are selling their NVMe flash drives for

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Why Workload Modeling and Monitoring for NVMe-oF?

When migrating to new technology, it is always important to conduct a careful cost/benefit analysis, to understand what the return on the new investment will be. It is also necessary to be sure that the investment will provide desired outcomes

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15 Minute Webinar: NVMe Readiness Assessment

Most All-Flash Arrays were bought in the last few years and have not come anywhere close to “end of life,” yet most vendors are now shipping NVMe All-Flash Arrays which offer better performance. As enticing as these new systems might

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Will Your Workload Really Benefit from NVMe?

Non-volatile memory express (NVMe) is arguably one of the most important new technologies to make its way into the data center, because it is capable of delivering the ultra-fast levels of performance that are required by a growing number of

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Is SAS All-Flash Good Enough?

Almost every storage vendor that used to just make SAS-based all-flash arrays is now shipping an NVMe Flash Array. New storage vendors are emerging that are skipping SAS-flash altogether and are starting with NVMe systems. The question facing IT planners

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Getting Hands-on NVMe Experience Without the Cost or the Risk

Non-volatile memory express (NVMe) is among the most hyped storage technologies of 2019 – and for good reason. As previously covered by Storage Switzerland, NVMe’s ability to increase queue depths and command counts and to connect directly to storage memory,

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SlideShare: Does Your Data Center Need NVMe?

NVMe storage systems and NVMe networks promise to reduce latency further and increase performance beyond what SAS based flash systems and current networking technology can deliver. To take advantage of that performance gain, however, the data center must have workloads

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Why Production Workload Modeling for NVMe?

Enterprises are relying on a growing number of applications to run their business. At the same time, these applications carry requirements including performance levels that are simultaneously more divergent and dynamic than ever before. New applications are being spun up

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