Storage caching systems News
June 14, 2017
DataDirect Networks focused on performance and resilience in updates to its Infinite Memory Engine flash cache and Storage Fusion Architecture operating system.
May 31, 2017
"They may be turned off by availability of flash right now. It's hard to get, and the prices are high." -- Barbara Craig, Seagate senior product marketing manager of enterprise HDDs,.
May 09, 2017
Nexsan eliminated the need to run its E-Series arrays as Unity back-end storage. JBODs with RAID allow FASTier flash cache SSDs to run on 12 Gbps storage shelves.
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.
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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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Convergence takes the emphasis from complexity and expense of enterprise-class storage by making it simple, agile and reducing total cost of ownership. Continue Reading
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
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As more organizations adopt SSDs, practices for storage optimization need to evolve. Learn how tactics, such as disabling defragmentation and using the write cache, can play a role. Continue Reading
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
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Researchers recently proved that it's possible to steal cloud data from a CPU cache. Expert Rob Shapland discusses how this works and what it means for multi-tenant cloud security. Continue Reading
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