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Published By: Hewlett Packard Enterprise     Published Date: Nov 06, 2017
Imagine the benefits that a VDI environment could realize during a boot storm. All the VMs are based on the same template, and therefore they all have the same set of files during initial boot. Normally, 100 VMs all booting at the same time would require a significant number of HDDs, but with this hyperconverged infrastructure platform, the first VM to boot reads the block off the HDD, which promotes that block into cache. Now the next 99 VMs can all access that same block from cache. That’s a 100:1 IOPS reduction on the IOPS-bound disks.
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Published By: Dell EMC     Published Date: Nov 03, 2016
Taking a look at data storage: SSD VS HDD.
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Dell EMC
Published By: Dell EMC     Published Date: Nov 04, 2016
According to recent ESG research, 70% of IT respondents indicated they plan to invest in HCI over the next 24 months. IT planners are increasingly turning toward HyperConverged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions to simplify and speed up infrastructure deployments, ease day-to-day operational management, reduce costs, and increase IT speed and agility. HCI consists of a nodal-based architecture whereby all the required virtualized compute, storage, and networking assets are self-contained inside individual nodes. These nodes are, in effect, discrete virtualized computing resources “in a box.” However, they are typically grouped together to provide resiliency, high performance, and flexible resource pooling. And since HCI appliances can scale out to large configurations over time, these systems can provide businesses with investment protection and a simpler, more agile, and cost-effective way to deploy virtualized computing infrastructure. Read this paper to learn more.
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data, software-defined, hyper-convergence, hdd, sddc, data security
    
Dell EMC
Published By: Dell EMC     Published Date: Nov 04, 2016
VCE VxRail Appliances enable organizations to create IT certainty by eliminating complexity and collapsing cost structures while leveraging their existing VMware investments. Based on VMware's market-leading Hyper-Converged Software, VxRail delivers a known and proven building block for the software defined data center. It provides IT organizations with a full range of options to create a flexible, optimized infrastructure that dramatically simplifies their IT operations while reducing costs.
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storage, vmware, protection, hyper-convergence, ssd, hdd, data security
    
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Published By: Dell EMC     Published Date: Nov 10, 2015
Download this infographic to learn more about how the Dell SC4020 all-flash, hybrid-flash and HDD solutions, supported by Intel® Xeon® processors, make enterprise-class data storage a reality for smaller deployments.
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Published By: Dell EMC     Published Date: Nov 10, 2015
From your most critical workloads to your cold data, a scale-out or scale-up storage solution — one that can automatically tier volumes or data to the most appropriate arrays or media (flash SSDs or HDDs) and offers advanced software features to help ensure availability and reliability — can help you efficiently manage your data center.
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Published By: Dell     Published Date: Jun 12, 2015
Small and mid-sized organizations face huge data storage pressures, but they lack the budget to buy enterprise-class storage. Download this infographic to learn more about how the Dell SC4020 all-flash, hybrid-flash and HDD solutions, supported by Intel® Xeon® processors, make enterprise-class data storage a reality for smaller deployments
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Published By: Dell EMC     Published Date: Feb 23, 2017
During the course of research efforts in the all-flash array (AFA) space, IDC is still encountering IT executives, particularly CIOs and CFOs, who have an outdated perspective on relevant cost metrics for comparing all-flash solutions with legacy hard disk drive (HDD)–based systems. In IDC's view, flash is an absolute requirement for performance reasons in any 3rd Platform computing environment. While most understand the need for flash performance, there is still a subset that does not view the broader use of flash in the enterprise as cost effective
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Published By: Dell EMC     Published Date: Feb 23, 2017
How do solid-state drives really match up to hard disk drives? This Infographic illustrates a side-by-side comparison that quantifies how the differences extend beyond cost per GB. See how SSD and HDDs stack up against each other with facts on reliability, capacity, latency, transfer rates, IOPS, and power consumption.
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Published By: NetApp     Published Date: Jun 03, 2016
Are solid-state arrays (SSAs) worth the extra cost? This independent survey of SSA users found that their deployments provided a positive ROI after only 5.4 months, significantly faster than hard-disk drive (HDD) storage systems. Discover why Gartner strongly advises that SSAs be considered whenever HDD-based storage systems need to be replaced. Read the report: Solid-State Array TCO Reality Check.
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netapp, database performance, flash storage, data management, cost challenges
    
NetApp
Published By: NetApp     Published Date: Aug 26, 2016
The technical and financial advantages of solid state drives are driving a rapid transition from hard disk-drive (HDD) and hybrid-flash array (HFA) storage systems to all-flash arrays (AFAs). The white paper identifies some of the key considerations for evaluating all-flash storage infrastructure for three major uses cases: standalone applications, virtualized applications, and next-generation cloud services.
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netapp, database performance, flash storage, data management, cost challenges
    
NetApp
Published By: Dell EMC     Published Date: Nov 02, 2015
This paper examines enterprise-class snapshot technologies, discussing use cases for snapshots as well as classic challenges associated with using snapshot technologies in pure hard disk drive (HDD)–based arrays.
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emc, afa, enterprise, hdd, array, storage, business technology, data center
    
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Published By: Micron     Published Date: Oct 14, 2016
Today’s IT professionals are well aware that users expect fast, reliable access to ever-growing amounts of data – from web content, to videos, to business intelligence data and more. Meeting the challenges of this exponential growth is nearly impossible with existing, spinning media storage technology. Hard disk drives (HDDs) have been the standard in data storage for decades, but they can no longer satisfy. They create bottlenecks in data access, they fail to meet the growing demands of higher user expectations, and they consume too much power. Download to learn how to solve this issue.
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Published By: Pure Storage Australia     Published Date: Jun 23, 2017
As flash costs continue to drop and new, flash-driven designs help to magnify the compelling economic advantages AFAs offer relative to HDD-based designs, mainstream adoption of AFAs —first for primary storage workloads and then ultimately for secondary storage workloads — will accelerate. Well-designed AFAs that still leverage legacy interfaces like SAS will be able to meet many performance requirements over the next year or two. Those IT organisations that aim to best position themselves to handle future growth will want to look at next-generation AFA offerings, as the future is no longer flash-optimised architectures (implying that HDD design tenets had to be optimised around) — it is flash-driven architectures.
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cloud data, online marketing, customer acquisition, mobile marketing, social marketing, data warehouse, data storage, data collection
    
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Published By: NetApp     Published Date: Dec 09, 2014
NetApp Flash Pool is a storage cache option within the NetApp Virtual Storage Tier product family, available for NetApp FAS storage systems. A Flash Pool configures solid state drives (SSDs) and hard disk drives (HDDs) into a single storage pool, known as an “aggregate” in NetApp parlance, with the SSDs providing a fast response time cache for volumes that are provisioned on the Flash Pool aggregate.
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netapp, hybrid, flash pool, ssd, hdd, iops, oltp, demartek
    
NetApp
Published By: Dell EMC     Published Date: Aug 03, 2015
This paper examines enterprise-class snapshot technologies, discussing use cases for snapshots as well as classic challenges associated with using snapshot technologies in pure hard disk drive (HDD)–based arrays.
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afa, snapshot technology, data protection, recovery strategies, cloud adoption, production data, emc, snapshot performance
    
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Published By: NetApp     Published Date: Feb 19, 2015
NetApp Flash Pool is a storage cache option within the NetApp Virtual Storage Tier product family, available for NetApp FAS storage systems. A Flash Pool configures solid state drives (SSDs) and hard disk drives (HDDs) into a single storage pool, known as an “aggregate” in NetApp parlance, with the SSDs providing a fast response time cache for volumes that are provisioned on the Flash Pool aggregate. In this lab evaluation, NetApp commissioned Demartek to evaluate the effectiveness of Flash Pool with different types and numbers of hard disk drives using an online transaction processing (OLTP) database workload, and to evaluate the performance of Flash Pool in a clustered Data ONTAP environment during a cluster storage node failover scenario. In the report, you’ll dis cover how Demartek test engineers documented a 283% gain in IOPS and a reduction in latency by a factor of 66x after incorporating NetApp Flash Pool technology.
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Published By: NetApp     Published Date: Sep 22, 2014
NetApp Flash Pool is a storage cache option within the NetApp Virtual Storage Tier product family, available for NetApp FAS storage systems. A Flash Pool configures solid state drives (SSDs) and hard disk drives (HDDs) into a single storage pool, known as an “aggregate” in NetApp parlance, with the SSDs providing a fast response time cache for volumes that are provisioned on the Flash Pool aggregate. In this lab evaluation, NetApp commissioned Demartek to evaluate the effectiveness of Flash Pool with different types and numbers of hard disk drives using an online transaction processing (OLTP) database workload, and to evaluate the performance of Flash Pool in a clustered Data ONTAP environment during a cluster storage node failover scenario. In the report, you’ll dis cover how Demartek test engineers documented a 283% gain in IOPS and a reduction in latency by a factor of 66x after incorporating NetApp Flash Pool technology.
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flash pool, fas storage systems, ssd, online transaction processing, cluster storage
    
NetApp
Published By: EMC     Published Date: Dec 15, 2014
In this White Paper, IDC examines the evolution of storage controllers, from traditional HDD controllers to "hybrid array" (i.e., traditional storage arrays that can accommodate flash drives) controllers capable of optimizing flash media and multi- core CPUs.
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flash, mcx, idc, emc, storage, data management
    
EMC
Published By: EMC     Published Date: Dec 16, 2014
In this White Paper, IDC examines the evolution of storage controllers, from traditional HDD controllers to "hybrid array" (i.e., traditional storage arrays that can accommodate flash drives) controllers capable of optimizing flash media and multi- core CPUs.
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flash, mcx, idc, emc, storage, data management
    
EMC
Published By: EMC     Published Date: Dec 16, 2014
In this White Paper, IDC examines the evolution of storage controllers, from traditional HDD controllers to "hybrid array" (i.e., traditional storage arrays that can accommodate flash drives) controllers capable of optimizing flash media and multi- core CPUs
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flash, mcx, idc, emc, storage, data management
    
EMC
Published By: EMC     Published Date: Dec 16, 2014
In this White Paper, IDC examines the evolution of storage controllers, from traditional HDD controllers to "hybrid array" (i.e., traditional storage arrays that can accommodate flash drives) controllers capable of optimizing flash media and multi- core CPUs.
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flash, mcx, idc, emc, storage, data management
    
EMC
Published By: EMC     Published Date: Dec 16, 2014
In this White Paper, IDC examines the evolution of storage controllers, from traditional HDD controllers to "hybrid array" (i.e., traditional storage arrays that can accommodate flash drives) controllers capable of optimizing flash media and multi- core CPUs
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flash, mcx, idc, emc, storage, data management
    
EMC
Published By: EMC     Published Date: Dec 16, 2014
In this White Paper, IDC examines the evolution of storage controllers, from traditional HDD controllers to "hybrid array" (i.e., traditional storage arrays that can accommodate flash drives) controllers capable of optimizing flash media and multi- core CPUs.
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flash, mcx, idc, emc, storage, data management
    
EMC
Published By: EMC     Published Date: Dec 16, 2014
In this White Paper, IDC examines the evolution of storage controllers, from traditional HDD controllers to "hybrid array" (i.e., traditional storage arrays that can accommodate flash drives) controllers capable of optimizing flash media and multi- core CPUs.
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flash, mcx, idc, emc, storage, data management
    
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