Storage caching systems News
January 30, 2017
The new Panzura controller has a bigger cache and an improved operating system with enterprise features. Hybrid Cloud Controller model also offers new enterprise support options.
November 03, 2016
Open source in-memory data grid (IMDG) company Hazelcast has worked with Striim (sounds like 'stream', get it?), a provider of end-to-end real-time data integration and streaming analytics to ...
September 16, 2016
Content delivery firm Varnish Software has announced its Varnish Plus Cloud product -- essentially, a full version of the Varnish Plus software suite that can be accessed via the AWS (Amazon Web ...
September 01, 2016
Datrium this week released a software update that enables a doubling of the per-server capacity of the flash cache used with its DVX storage system for VMware virtual machines. Datrium’s ...
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Our enterprise wants to cache data to improve cloud and application performance. What options does Amazon ElastiCache have for cache node deployment? Continue Reading
Server-side caching, or flash storage installed in the server itself, is deployed to accelerate application performance. Placing the flash as close to the application as possible reduces latency and improves performance.
Over the past couple of years, there has been a lot of development in this area, and today, there are a number of ways that you can insert flash storage into a server. For example, you can use SATA form factor SSDs that install in place of traditional hard disk drives. Or you can use flash storage that connects directly to the PCIe bus. An emerging option is to attach flash storage directly to the server's memory channel via dual in-line memory module (DIMM) slots. Each, of course, comes with strengths and weaknesses.
There are also a variety of standards emerging for server-side caching that are important to understand when selecting a product.
This Drill Down on server-side flash will compare and contrast the variety of ways that you can deploy the technology today to help readers better understand the pros and cons to each approach. It will also explain when server-side caching is a better (or worse) alternative to an all-flash or hybrid-flash storage array. There's so much going on in this space today that it can be hard to stay on top of it all. This Drill Down will help.Continue Reading
These all-flash array and hybrid flash storage array performance factors will guide you in buying the right amount of flash. Continue Reading
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Amazon ElastiCache enables developers to choose between Memcached or Redis for a caching engine, depending on the complexity of the data structures. Continue Reading
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
Chris Evans discusses the benefits to caching flash storage, the trade-offs involved and flash cache models, as well as a handy cheat sheet. Continue Reading
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One of the most important parts of setting up and managing a XenDesktop deployment is choosing which provisioning tool to use. Citrix provides one streaming option and another that creates VM clones. Continue Reading
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 storage devices address many of these performance shortcomings, but in many cases, flash just pushes the bottleneck out into the storage network. While higher speed networks will help address those fabric-based performance obstacles, not all companies can easily upgrade their often extensive data and storage networks. The good news is that there are other, less disruptive ways of improving storage and storage network performance, including a revival of parallel I/O approaches, sophisticated caching methods and automated tiering functionality that matches applications with the appropriate media performance characteristics. Continue Reading
Explosive data growth has organizations looking at hybrid cloud storage to meet their capacity needs. But cloud costs and security issues need to be addressed. Continue Reading
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Though virtual server performance bottlenecks remain among data storage problems, there are fixes available, but beware, each fix has side effects. Continue Reading
Choosing the right RAID level for your Exchange 2013 setup can prevent disk failures and improve overall storage performance. Continue Reading
Enterprise architects don't have to leave SOA principles behind when they develop mobile applications. Granted, the way SOA is applied may change, but it remains useful.
In this handbook, contributor George Lawton and consultant Tom Nolle present mobile SOA success stories and further potential uses for SOA in mobile development. Lawton opens with an article on how SOA principles can be used to address mobile problems. Next, Lawton discovers how one company used caching services to improve mobile application performance. Nolle closes with an article on using SOA principles to design mobile contextual apps. Continue Reading