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Lightboard Video: Optimizing NVMe with Intelligent Management

Getting the most out of premium-priced NVMe and SSD storage implementations in terms of utilization and supporting mixed workloads is challenging against a backdrop of continually fluctuating business requirements. Storage Switzerland’s Lead Analyst, George Crump, and Western Digital Product Manager,

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Lightboard Video: Object Storage Isn’t Just For Cold Data Anymore

Object Storage, because of its ability to cost effectively store petabytes plus of data, is often thought of as a digital dumping ground. While object storage is an ideal location for inactive data, customers aren’t deriving the full benefit of

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Lightboard Video: Is Now the Time to Move to NVMe Flash?

A common question from IT professionals is when is the right time to start purchasing NVMe Arrays over SAS-based All-Flash Arrays. The answer as always is, it depends, but as George Crump, Lead Analyst with Storage Switzerland discusses in this

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Lightboard Video: The Importance of Flash Architectures in Real-Time Workloads

Data centers are adjusting to the flash performance opportunity and are scaling their traditional environments much larger, pushing the storage systems’ architecture much harder than when all-flash arrays were first introduced. These organizations are also introducing real-time applications, like artificial

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Consolidation: The Key to Early NVMe Success

As Storage Switzerland previously blogged, non-volatile memory express (NVMe) access protocols stand to add value to a host of applications, ranging from the performance-intensive newer workload set (e.g. artificial intelligence) to more traditional Tier 1 applications (e.g. Microsoft SQL Server).

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SlideShare: Myth Busting – The Four NVMe Myths

NVMe enables storage system vendors to once again raise expectations on the performance capabilities of all-flash arrays. NVMe provides a higher command count, greater queue depth and leverages the PCIe interface to deliver a significant increase in IOPS potential with

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Do Deduplication and Compression Impact All-Flash Performance?

For most IT shops, flash storage has become an established component of the storage architecture. The conversation has become less about whether or not the performance acceleration that flash technologies provide is needed; it has become more about which workloads

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Does Your Application Really Need NVMe Performance?

Most businesses’ workload ecosystems are in a state of transition. There is plenty of buzz about modern workloads such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), high-velocity analytics and NoSQL databases as new tools to drive competitive advantage. The reality,

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Does NVMe Flash Mean the End of SAS Flash?

Before NVMe, most flash systems were either serial attached SCSI (SAS) or Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) based. In all-flash arrays, SAS was the preferred protocol because of its higher bandwidth and ability to support multi-port connections. NVMe is the

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Does NVMe Flash Have to Mean Featureless Flash?

The primary goal of the NVMe standard is to reduce latency. It accomplishes this by leveraging the PCIe interface and increasing both command counts and queue depth. NVMe Flash Systems however, are more than just the flash media. Vendors create

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