Compression algorithms reduce the number of bits needed to represent a set of data—the higher the compression ratio, the more space this particular data reduction technique saves. During our OLTP test, the Unity array achieved a compression ratio of 3.2-to-1 on the database volumes, whereas the 3PAR array averaged a 1.3-to-1 ratio. In our data mart loading test, the 3PAR achieved a ratio of 1.4-to-1 on the database volumes, whereas the Unity array got 1.3 to 1.
When your company’s work demands a new storage array, you have the opportunity to invest in a solution that can support demanding workloads simultaneously—such as online transaction processing (OLTP) and data mart loading.
At Principled Technologies, we compared Dell EMC™ PowerEdge™ R930 servers1 with the Intel® Xeon® Processor Dell EMC Unity 400F All Flash storage array to HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen9 servers with the HPE 3PAR 8400 array in three hands-on tests to determine how well each solution could serve a company during these database-intensive tasks.
Intel Inside®. New Possibilities Outside.
Prevent unexpected downtime with reliable failover protection.
We interrupted access both local storage arrays - the Dell EMC database host seamlessly redirected all I/O to remote VMAX 250F with Intel® Xeon® Processor via SRDF/Metro with no interruption of service or downtime. The 3PAR solution crashed until the standby paths became active and we restarted the VM.
Pure Storage, a pioneer in block-based flash arrays, has developed a technology called FlashBlade, designed specifically for file and object storage environments. With FlashBlade, IT teams now have a simple-to-manage shared storage solution that delivers the performance and capacity needed to bring Spark deployments on premise.
To help gain a deeper understanding of the storage challenges related to Spark and how FlashBlade addresses them, Brian Gold of Pure Storage sat down with veteran technology journalist Al Perlman of TechTarget for a far-reaching discussion on Spark trends and opportunities.
Splunk® has become a mission critical application. Thousands of organizations are gaining insight from their machine data and transaction logs using Splunk, and many more are planning to deploy Splunk. No matter what stage you’re in, having guidelines to follow can help improve the Splunk experience. Since a mission critical data application deserves a mission critical data platform, Pure Storage® built the solution on the Pure FlashStack™ converged infrastructure solution. FlashStack is a joint offering from Cisco® and Pure Storage. This paper is intended to provide a framework for designing and sizing a high-performance, scalable, and resilient Splunk platform. Pure Storage is a leading all-flash array provider focused on reducing storage complexity while improving Splunk performance, resiliency, and efficiency.
Published By: PernixData
Published Date: Jun 01, 2015
Storage arrays are struggling to keep up with virtualized data centers. The traditional solution of buying more capacity to get more performance is an expensive answer – with inconsistent results. A new approach is required to more cost effectively provide the storage performance you need, when and where you need it most.
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.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 02, 2015
This Wikibon research shows that flash will become the lowest cost media for almost all storage from 2016 and beyond, and that a shared data philosophy is required to maximize the potential from both storage cost and application functionality perspectives.
All-flash arrays deliver faster, more predictable performance
than legacy systems, are simpler to operate, and provide
greater IT flexibility. Discover how these benefits translate
into business results.
Automation and gold have much in common. One of the most coveted materials in the world, gold isn’t just beautiful – it has a wide array of uses within industry.
’Au’ is of course the first two letters of automation! Automation is the gold of the software world. It’s the backbone of modern business, enabling communication and orchestration between components.
As the only company with a dedicated automation team, at CA Technologies, we set the Automation Gold Standard.
With that in mind, this is our Golden Book of Automation.
Published By: Kaminario
Published Date: Aug 16, 2016
With data center budgets under enormous pressure your investment decisions matter more than ever.
Download the at-a-glance guide and get insights into:
•How to de-risk storage buying decisions
•Why Kaminario all-flash is different
•What this means for customers like utility company COBB EMC.
Published By: Kaminario
Published Date: Aug 16, 2016
With plenty of All flash solutions to choose from it can be really tough to get to the bottom of exactly what vendors are selling. And that might result in you missing out on key capabilities that will transform data center performance.
Simply download our new eBook ‘Six uncomfortable questions to ask your All flash vendor’. It’s the easiest way to get back in control of your purchasing decisions.
Azure has been through many rounds of changes that have significantly affected the ways in which .NET and other developers interact with the platform.
The shift in strategy has been rocky at times. In 2011, technology reviewers described Microsoft Azure as a confusing platform with a difficult to use web-based interface and incomprehensible documentation. Since then, the teams working on the platform have gradually improved it, resulting in a much more user-friendly platform that offers a well-organized array of services.
Storage infrastructure performance monitoring and management is the key to business continuity and availability solutions. To ensure application performance, storage managers must manage the performance of the array and the SAN based on the array. HP Storage Essentials software delivers a solution for these scenarios. This solution brief addresses how current performance management challenges can be resolved with HP Storage Essentials software.
Published By: MarkLogic
Published Date: Aug 31, 2017
With MiFID II regulations demanding increased pre and post-trade transparency for consumers, investment banks are in a race against the clock to demonstrate compliance across a dizzying array of data sources, systems and schemas before January 2018.
This architecture comparison examines five essential criteria to consider when evaluating flash arrays. Find out the key design differences between the Dell EMC X2 and NetApp AFF flash storage systems and how they compare in terms of scalability, quality of service, application integration, future-proof architecture and cloud integration.
Not all flash storage architectures are created equal. Read this vendor comparison report and learn about the differences between solutions from NetApp® and Pure and how to find the best all-flash arrays to meet your business needs.
"Get performance rankings for all-flash storage arrays and a comparison of top vendors.
Read this report by an independent analyst and learn about:
• Top all-flash vendors and how they ranked in raw performance, best value, and performance consistency
• Recommendations for entry-level to enterprise-class storage solutions
• New storage software capabilities
Read this vendor assessment from IDC and find out about the suitability of 10 vendors' AFA platforms for dense mixed enterprise workload consolidation. Discover the areas where the most differentiation between vendors was noted, including their strategies around NVMe and cloud-based predictive analytics.
To keep pace with an increasingly digital world, enterprises are transforming their data infrastructures using all flash storage. As a leading all flash storage provider, NetApp simplifies your infrastructure to improve economics, while accelerating performance and increasing availability to enhance your company’s competitiveness. NetApp future-proofs your IT investments, allowing you to grow with confidence.
NetApp® all flash storage reduces your storage footprint, power, and cooling by up to 10x; doubles performance at half the latency of leading competitors; and lets you migrate confidently from your existing SAN with a pathway to the cloud.
With NetApp, all flash arrays, your business is prepared to take on anything and everything the future can throw at it: rapid growth, new technology, or a shift in the industry. Cut fear out of the equation. Be data ready to bring on the future.
Get practical advice from IT professionals on how to successfully deploy all-flash arrays for Oracle, SAP and SQL Server workloads in a SAN environment. You'll explore topics such as transaction processing speed, storage management, future requirements planning, workload migration and more.
Understanding, managing and containing risk has become a critical factor for many organizations
as they plot their hybrid architecture strategy. Access by an expanding array of privileged identities
looms large as a risk concern once organizations look beyond tactically using cloud services for cost
and agility efficiencies. Existing approaches developed for static infrastructure can address initial
risk concerns, but fall short in providing consistent policy enforcement and continuous visibility for
dynamic, distributed infrastructure.
Multiple elements factor into how effectively an enterprise can embrace automation and advance the maturity of their transformation. However, security tools are central to enabling a structured and measured approach to managing critical access risks at each stage of the maturity model journey. With the right privileged access platform and set of tools, enterprises can progressively automate and scale access management to align risk
Pure Storage has significant expertise creating scalable, enterprise-class, flash-optimized storage platforms, and with FlashBlade, Pure Storage has crafted a turnkey, purpose-built platform that is well suited to cost effectively handle the performance and capacity requirements of genomics workflows. Pure Storage has differentiated itself from more established enterprise storage providers by delivering an industry-leading customer experience, as shown by its extremely high NPS, indicating it knows how to meet and is committed to meeting customer requirements. Whether genomics practitioners plan an on-premises deployment or a cloud-based deployment for their genomics workflows, they should consider the performance, cost, and patient care advantages of the Pure Storage FlashBlade when choosing a platform, particularly if they plan to retain data for a long time and use it frequently.
Within the next 12 months, solid-state arrays will improve in performance by a factor of 10, and double in density and cost-effectiveness, therefore changing the dynamics of the storage market. This Magic Quadrant will help IT leaders better understand SSA vendors' positioning in the market.
Kim Komando, “America’s Digital Goddess,” is a leading radio host and web entrepreneur. Every month her video-taped three-hour weekly radio show adds 2.8 TB of video content to its extensive playback library. Switching from their current storage solution, a combination of NAS Arrays and Tape Drives, to Wasabi not only generated huge savings it was simpler and faster. Plus, since Cloudberry works seamlessly with Wasabi, the show also enjoys efficient and cost-effective remote data protection. In this Case Study read in detail how the ‘Kim Komando Show’ made the transition to next generation cloud storage.