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By George Crump ,Brien Posey Manage Aug 29, 2016

Flash storage caching, tiering or both? Consider the workload

If you're using a flash-based storage system, you're familiar with caching and tiering to accelerate data. Storage tiering is used in hybrid flash storage systems to separate active and inactive data. Active data ... Continue Reading

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The Benefits of Deduplication for Tier-1 Applications

Databases like SQL Server and Oracle are very dependent on disk storage, and database performance is tightly coupled to storage performance. There is often blanket guidance about storage array features to enable or... Continue Reading


By Antony Adshead Aug 30, 2016

Cloud firm Backbone relegates X-IO SAN with Atlantis tiered storage

London-based Backbone uses Atlantis USX as storage virtualisation layer on top of PCIe flash and X-IO and as a stepping stone to hyper-converged infrastructures Continue Reading


By Chris Evans May 23, 2016

PCIe SSD: Cache vs storage tier

Adding PCIe flash is a popular way of speeding up application response times, with more rapid I/O guaranteed, but should PCIe SSD be added as cache or as a tier of storage? Continue Reading


By David Linthicum Evaluate Apr 26, 2016

Implementing a tiered storage architecture with hybrid cloud

By offering lower costs, higher performance and reduced data loss, hybrid cloud helps some organizations optimize their tiered storage systems. Continue Reading


By Sonia Lelii News Jul 08, 2016

StorMagic SvSAN gets new caching, tiering features

StorMagic's hyper-converged, software-defined storage gets upgraded with SSD and memory-based read cache. The software also has new auto-tiering capabilities. Continue Reading


By Brien Posey Evaluate Feb 29, 2016

A closer look at SSD caching vs. tiering technologies

Brien Posey looks at popular ways of using SSD as cache, including write-around, write-through and write-back, as well as how the technology compares with SSD tiering. Continue Reading


By George Crump ,Jon Toigo ,Arun Taneja Manage Feb 22, 2016

Improve storage I/O with caching, tiering technology

Storage systems are often perceived as performance bottlenecks, with virtualized environments contributing to higher I/O demands and with high-end apps that cannot tolerate latency. To a great degree, solid-state ... Continue Reading


By Christine Parizo Manage May 27, 2016

Two-tier ERP for SAP depends on integration, corporate standards

Whether you stick with SAP or go with outside vendors like NetSuite and Microsoft, experts say just a few key factors will drive the choice of the second-tier ERP. Continue Reading


By George Crump Get Started Oct 28, 2015

The three tiers of hyper-converged architectures

Hyper-converged architecture delivers storage in a bundle, but there are several components involved. George Crump discusses the three pieces of hyper-converged systems. Continue Reading