Solid-State storage media News
March 04, 2016
Survey data tells us that data storage vendors promise capacity and performance in their storage systems, but reliability remains an issue.
August 24, 2015
A big data appliance should be chosen carefully to ensure its value to the business warrants the expenditure
October 03, 2014
Red Hat's new Storage Server 3 software update adds support for snapshots and hot-button capabilities such as petabyte-scale capacity, SSDs and Hadoop.
July 02, 2014
Solid-state technology deployments continue to climb. However, the favorite implementation method has switched from hybrid arrays to all-flash arrays.
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VMware vSAN (formerly Virtual SAN) is a hyper-converged, software-defined storage (SDS) product developed by VMware that pools together direct-attached storage devices across a VMware vSphere cluster to create a distributed, shared data store. Continue Reading
A hybrid flash array is a solid-state storage system that contains a mix of flash memory drives and hard disk drives. Continue Reading
Solid-state storage is becoming more affordable and, as a result, more popular. Find out how to improve SSD storage performance by keeping operations close to the hardware. Continue Reading
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Even though vendors refer to flash memory and conventional RAM -- the main memory of your PC or server -- as solid-state memory, these two memory types are very different. Continue Reading
Nutanix and SimpliVity are chief competitors in the hyper-converged infrastructure market. The former has a longer track record, but SimpliVity is turning heads with its resource efficiency. Continue Reading
Hybrid flash storage arrays are currently the most popular way to deploy solid-state storage in enterprises today. An organization might have one or two applications that require the performance that flash offers, such as a database or virtual desktop infrastructure. In those cases, an all-flash array may be overkill. However, hybrid arrays may not satisfy the performance demands of every organization. Because of this, interest in all-flash arrays is growing.
Today's all-flash arrays offer the functionality that storage managers have come to expect of enterprise storage products, such as deduplication, replication and thin provisioning. As the price of all-flash arrays continues to drop, it is likely that many shops will consider them a valid option. This Drill Down can help you decide whether a hybrid or all-flash array is right for your needs.Continue Reading
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Mobile workers are now accessing, creating and modifying data on ultra-portable devices such as smartphones, tablets and phablets. Most companies are still deciding on tools and strategies to back up these endpoint devices, so the risk of losing important information is real and rising. We tell you what endpoint backup alternatives you now have to avoid a devastating loss.
There’s more awareness than ever that it’s necessary to have a viable disaster recovery (DR) plan in place. But keeping a DR scenario up to date and ensuring that all key systems remain adequately protected is difficult without using specialized tools that keep tabs on DR readiness.
Moving data from one array to another or even to the cloud has traditionally been a difficult, time-consuming and costly process. But new tools, technologies and processes make the job easier and get it done faster without costing a fortune.Continue Reading
Facebook's plans to use Blu-ray discs for cold storage, 'netbook-class' M.2 SSD for booting Web servers draw mixed reviews from analysts, IT pros. Continue Reading
In this segment of his Storage Decisions presentation, Dennis Martin of Demartek discusses future nonvolatile memory technologies. Continue Reading
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Taking advantage of SSD technologies for database applications can be challenging. Here are a few tips for dealing with AWS applications. Continue Reading
How can hybrid flash tiering decrease reliance on expensive tier one storage and improve performance? Independent storage expert Phil Goodwin shows us how in this tip. Continue Reading
George Crump offers criteria to help IT pros decide whether performance or function is most important when choosing all-flash storage arrays. Continue Reading